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Mitsubishi Motors Recalls

Last update: August 27, 2004.


NHTSA Recall ID: 94V080000

Mitsubishi PRECIS 1994 (94)

Mitsubishi Recall Campaign No.:

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Recall Date (Y/M):1994/05

Defect: THE VEHICLES FAILED THE LATERAL MOVING BARRIER IMPACT TEST REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY." THE FUEL LEAKAGE FROM THE GAS TANK EXCEEDED THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE AMOUNT OF SPILLAGE.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT, THE FUEL SPILLAGE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE IF EXPOSED TO A SOURCE OF IGNITION.

Corrective Action: MITSUBISHI HAS DEVELOPED AN APPROPRIATE COUNTERMEASURE THAT WILL COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 301.


NHTSA Recall ID: 94V080000

Mitsubishi PRECIS 1993 (93)

Mitsubishi Recall Campaign No.:

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Recall Date (Y/M):1994/05

Defect: THE VEHICLES FAILED THE LATERAL MOVING BARRIER IMPACT TEST REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY." THE FUEL LEAKAGE FROM THE GAS TANK EXCEEDED THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE AMOUNT OF SPILLAGE.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT, THE FUEL SPILLAGE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE IF EXPOSED TO A SOURCE OF IGNITION.

Corrective Action: MITSUBISHI HAS DEVELOPED AN APPROPRIATE COUNTERMEASURE THAT WILL COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 301.


NHTSA Recall ID: 94V080000

Mitsubishi PRECIS 1992 (92)

Mitsubishi Recall Campaign No.:

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Recall Date (Y/M):1994/05

Defect: THE VEHICLES FAILED THE LATERAL MOVING BARRIER IMPACT TEST REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY." THE FUEL LEAKAGE FROM THE GAS TANK EXCEEDED THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE AMOUNT OF SPILLAGE.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT, THE FUEL SPILLAGE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE IF EXPOSED TO A SOURCE OF IGNITION.

Corrective Action: MITSUBISHI HAS DEVELOPED AN APPROPRIATE COUNTERMEASURE THAT WILL COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 301.


NHTSA Recall ID: 94V080000

Mitsubishi PRECIS 1991 (91)

Mitsubishi Recall Campaign No.:

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Recall Date (Y/M):1994/05

Defect: THE VEHICLES FAILED THE LATERAL MOVING BARRIER IMPACT TEST REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY." THE FUEL LEAKAGE FROM THE GAS TANK EXCEEDED THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE AMOUNT OF SPILLAGE.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT, THE FUEL SPILLAGE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE IF EXPOSED TO A SOURCE OF IGNITION.

Corrective Action: MITSUBISHI HAS DEVELOPED AN APPROPRIATE COUNTERMEASURE THAT WILL COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 301.


NHTSA Recall ID: 94V080000

Mitsubishi PRECIS 1990 (90)

Mitsubishi Recall Campaign No.:

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Recall Date (Y/M):1994/05

Defect: THE VEHICLES FAILED THE LATERAL MOVING BARRIER IMPACT TEST REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY." THE FUEL LEAKAGE FROM THE GAS TANK EXCEEDED THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE AMOUNT OF SPILLAGE.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT, THE FUEL SPILLAGE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE IF EXPOSED TO A SOURCE OF IGNITION.

Corrective Action: MITSUBISHI HAS DEVELOPED AN APPROPRIATE COUNTERMEASURE THAT WILL COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 301.


NHTSA Recall ID: 90V053000

Mitsubishi PRECIS 1990 (90)

Mitsubishi Recall Campaign No.:

Component: WHEELS:CENTER SECTION

Recall Date (Y/M):1990/03

Defect: LOCK WASHER LOCATED UNDER THE NUT THAT SECURES THE FRONT HUB TO THE DRIVE SHAFT MAY HAVE HAD IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT AND COULD CRACK.

Consequence: THIS COULD CAUSE WHEEL BEARING FREEPLAY AND COULD RESULT IN BEARING DAMAGE, AND POSSIBLE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL THROUGH WHEEL FAILURE.

Corrective Action: REPLACE LOCK WASHER ON EACH FRONT WHEEL AND REPAIR AREA AROUND LOCK WASHER AS NECESSARY.


NHTSA Recall ID: 95V059000

Mitsubishi PRECIS 1989 (89)

Mitsubishi Recall Campaign No.:

Component: VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:HEATER CORE

Recall Date (Y/M):1995/03

Defect: VEHICLES INVOLVED ARE THOSE THAT HAD THE HEATER VALVE STEMS REPLACED IN AN EARLIER MITSUBISHI RECALL (94V-103.001). CERTAIN VEHICLES HAD AN INCORRECT VALVE STEM INSTALLED WHICH COULD CAUSE THE INCORRECT STEM TO LEAK AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME.

Consequence: THIS CAN RESULT IN A BURN INJURY TO THE FRONT SEAT PASSENGER'S FEET AND LEGS.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE INCORRECT VALVE STEMS.


NHTSA Recall ID: 94V103001

Mitsubishi PRECIS 1989 (89)

Mitsubishi Recall Campaign No.:

Component: VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:HEATER CORE

Recall Date (Y/M):1994/10

Defect: THE HEATER CONTROL VALVE STEM DOES NOT MEET THE MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS. HIGH COOLANT TEMPERATURES CAN CAUSE THE STEM TO LEAK.

Consequence: THIS CAN RESULT IN A BURN INJURY TO THE FRONT SEAT PASSENGER'S FEET AND LEGS.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE DEFECTIVE VALVE STEMS.


NHTSA Recall ID: 91V225000

Mitsubishi PRECIS 1989 (89)

Mitsubishi Recall Campaign No.:

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

Recall Date (Y/M):1992/01

Defect: DETERIORATION OF THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY MAY LEAD TO A MALFUNCTION WITHIN THE SECONDARY AIR SUPPLY PORTION OF THE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM. THE SCREWS WHICH ATTACH THE REEDS TO THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY MAY RUST, AND IF THE RUSTING BECOMES SEVERE, THE SCREW HEADS WILL ERODE AND ALLOW THE REEDS TO SEPARATE FROM THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY. CORROSION MAY ALSO OCCUR ON THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY, DEFORMING THE REED SEATS AND PREVENTING THE REEDS FROM CLOSING PROPERLY. SEPARATION OF THE REEDS FROM THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY OR IMPROPER CLOSING OF THE REEDS ALLOW HOT EXHAUST GASES TO FLOW BACKWARD INTO THE PLASTIC SECONDARY AIR FILTER CASE WHEN THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN. THESE HOT EXHAUST GASES MAY MELT THE SECONDARY PLASTIC AIR FILTER CASE.

Consequence: THE MELTING PLASTIC AIR FILTER CASE MAY LEAD TO A FIREIN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.

Corrective Action: REPLACE THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY WITH ONE WHOSE METAL COMPONENTS ARE FABRICATED FROM CORROSION RESISTANT STAINLESS STEEL.


NHTSA Recall ID: 95V059000

Mitsubishi PRECIS 1988 (88)

Mitsubishi Recall Campaign No.:

Component: VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:HEATER CORE

Recall Date (Y/M):1995/03

Defect: VEHICLES INVOLVED ARE THOSE THAT HAD THE HEATER VALVE STEMS REPLACED IN AN EARLIER MITSUBISHI RECALL (94V-103.001). CERTAIN VEHICLES HAD AN INCORRECT VALVE STEM INSTALLED WHICH COULD CAUSE THE INCORRECT STEM TO LEAK AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME.

Consequence: THIS CAN RESULT IN A BURN INJURY TO THE FRONT SEAT PASSENGER'S FEET AND LEGS.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE INCORRECT VALVE STEMS.


NHTSA Recall ID: 94V103001

Mitsubishi PRECIS 1988 (88)

Mitsubishi Recall Campaign No.:

Component: VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:HEATER CORE

Recall Date (Y/M):1994/10

Defect: THE HEATER CONTROL VALVE STEM DOES NOT MEET THE MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS. HIGH COOLANT TEMPERATURES CAN CAUSE THE STEM TO LEAK.

Consequence: THIS CAN RESULT IN A BURN INJURY TO THE FRONT SEAT PASSENGER'S FEET AND LEGS.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE DEFECTIVE VALVE STEMS.


NHTSA Recall ID: 91V225000

Mitsubishi PRECIS 1988 (88)

Mitsubishi Recall Campaign No.:

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

Recall Date (Y/M):1992/01

Defect: DETERIORATION OF THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY MAY LEAD TO A MALFUNCTION WITHIN THE SECONDARY AIR SUPPLY PORTION OF THE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM. THE SCREWS WHICH ATTACH THE REEDS TO THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY MAY RUST, AND IF THE RUSTING BECOMES SEVERE, THE SCREW HEADS WILL ERODE AND ALLOW THE REEDS TO SEPARATE FROM THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY. CORROSION MAY ALSO OCCUR ON THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY, DEFORMING THE REED SEATS AND PREVENTING THE REEDS FROM CLOSING PROPERLY. SEPARATION OF THE REEDS FROM THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY OR IMPROPER CLOSING OF THE REEDS ALLOW HOT EXHAUST GASES TO FLOW BACKWARD INTO THE PLASTIC SECONDARY AIR FILTER CASE WHEN THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN. THESE HOT EXHAUST GASES MAY MELT THE SECONDARY PLASTIC AIR FILTER CASE.

Consequence: THE MELTING PLASTIC AIR FILTER CASE MAY LEAD TO A FIREIN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.

Corrective Action: REPLACE THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY WITH ONE WHOSE METAL COMPONENTS ARE FABRICATED FROM CORROSION RESISTANT STAINLESS STEEL.


NHTSA Recall ID: 91V225000

Mitsubishi PRECIS 1987 (87)

Mitsubishi Recall Campaign No.:

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

Recall Date (Y/M):1992/01

Defect: DETERIORATION OF THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY MAY LEAD TO A MALFUNCTION WITHIN THE SECONDARY AIR SUPPLY PORTION OF THE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM. THE SCREWS WHICH ATTACH THE REEDS TO THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY MAY RUST, AND IF THE RUSTING BECOMES SEVERE, THE SCREW HEADS WILL ERODE AND ALLOW THE REEDS TO SEPARATE FROM THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY. CORROSION MAY ALSO OCCUR ON THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY, DEFORMING THE REED SEATS AND PREVENTING THE REEDS FROM CLOSING PROPERLY. SEPARATION OF THE REEDS FROM THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY OR IMPROPER CLOSING OF THE REEDS ALLOW HOT EXHAUST GASES TO FLOW BACKWARD INTO THE PLASTIC SECONDARY AIR FILTER CASE WHEN THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN. THESE HOT EXHAUST GASES MAY MELT THE SECONDARY PLASTIC AIR FILTER CASE.

Consequence: THE MELTING PLASTIC AIR FILTER CASE MAY LEAD TO A FIREIN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.

Corrective Action: REPLACE THE REED VALVE SUBASSEMBLY WITH ONE WHOSE METAL COMPONENTS ARE FABRICATED FROM CORROSION RESISTANT STAINLESS STEEL.


NHTSA Recall ID: 87V180000

Mitsubishi PRECIS 1987 (87)

Mitsubishi Recall Campaign No.:

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS

Recall Date (Y/M):1987/12

Defect: VEHICLE MAY FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE BRAKE FADE AND RECOVERY PORTION OF FMVSS 105.

Consequence: THERE MAY BE A LOSS OF BRAKING EFFICIENCY DURINGREPEATED HARD APPLICATION OF BRAKES WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT PRIORWARNING.

Corrective Action: REPLACE FRONT BRAKE PADS WITH NEWLY DESIGNED SEMI METALLIC BRAKE PADS.


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