Mitsubishi Endeavor Recall Information – Recalls and Problems

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Mitsubishi Endeavor

Recall Information

OCTOBER 2010 — Mitsubishi is recalling certain model year 2006-2008 Endeavor with manual air conditioning. Due to an incorrect heater (HVAC) controller signal, the air flow from the air vents may randomly change direction and/or the temperature may briefly cycle between hot and cold. This condition could affect defroster performance, resulting in poor windshield visibility and potentially cause a crash. Dealers will inspect for damage and if necessary repair the mode door shaft free of charge.

The safety recall is expected to begin during December 2010. 10V-514

FEBRUARY 2010 — Mitsubishi is recalling certain model year 2004 Endeavor vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington D.C. Cold states include North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Utah.

Adjoining states include Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. In severe corrosive environments where road salts are frequently used in winter vehicles may be exposed to road debris (mud) mixed with road salt. This material can become trapped between a reinforcing bracket and the fuel filler pipe, potentially causing corrosion. Over time, corrosion could create a leak in the fuel filler pipe that could result in a fuel leakage when fueling the vehicle.

Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel filler pipe with a new improved part free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before July 5, 2010. 10V-065

SEPTEMBER 2008 — Mitsubishi is recalling 45,988 MY 2005-2007 Endeavor, Galant, Eclipse Coupe, and MY 2007 Eclipse Spyder vehicles. The bracket that is the attachment point for the left rear fuel tank mounting strap may have been improperly formed during a metal stamping process. The process may have caused the metal to have a split in the area where the bolt that holds one of the two fuel tank straps to the underside of the vehicle is located.

In the event the fuel tank is full and the vehicle is subject to a severe collision, the bracket may break and allow the fuel tank to drop down, possibly causing a fuel leak. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect to see if the left rear fuel tank strap mounting bracket has splitting beyond a specific limit.

Vehicles with moderate to severe splitting will be repaired using a reinforcement cap, a special structural adhesive, and a rivet to reinforce the fuel tank mounting bracket. The recall is expected to begin during October 2008. 08V454

MARCH 2008 — Mitsubishi is recalling 120,000 MY 2004-2006 Endeavor passenger vehicles. During vehicle use, the ignition key interlock cable (which is a component of the interlock system) may allow the interlocking cam to fall forward and allow the ignition key to be removed from the ignition switch when the gearshift mechanism is not in the park position.

If the driver does not shift to park before removing the key and fails to engage the parking brake, the vehicle could roll and a crash could occur. Dealers will inspect and correct these vehicles for the reported condition. The manufacturer has not yet provided a remedy or owner notification schedule.

Owners may contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE08-006, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V139

JANUARY 2008 — Mitsubishi is recalling 7,340 MY 2006-2007 Endeavor vehicles. The right side lower seat belt anchor may separate during a severe vehicle crash. A severe crash could allow the seat belt to not properly restrain the passenger and potentially result in injury or death. Dealers will replace the front passenger side seat belt and bracket assembly.

The recall is expected to begin during February 2008. 08V022

NEWS: Mitsubishi Recalls 120,000 Endeavors

ConsumerAffairs.com — April 3, 2008 — The National Highway Traffic Administration reports that Mitsubishi is recalling 120,00 Endeavors from the 2004 to 2006 model years because the ignition interlock system may fail.

“The ignition key interlock cable may allow the interlocking cam to fall forward and allow the ignition key to be removed from the ignition switch when the gearshift mechanism is not in the park position,” NHTSA warns on its Web site.

Should a driver of one of the recalled Mitsubishi Endeavors fail to shift the transmission into park before removing the key and at the same time fails to engaged the parking brake, “the vehicle could roll and a crash could occur,” the safety warning concludes.

The Japanese automaker has not provided NHTSA with a plan to remedy the ignition interlock problem nor has the company established a notification schedule. Mitsubishi dealers, however, will inspect and correct the problem when they receive repair details from Mitsubishi.

Consumers may contact NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://safercar.gov .

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ConsumerAffairs.com — January 30, 2008 — Mitsubishi is recalling 7,340 Endeavor SUVs because the right side lower seat belt anchor may break off during a severe crash.

“Breakage of the mounting bracket in a severe crash could allow the seat belt to not properly restrain the passenger and potentially result in injury or death,” according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall notice.

Mitsubishi dealers will replace the front passenger side seat belt and bracket assembly free of charge when the recall begins in February.

Endeavor owners may contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037 or NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY-1-800-424-9153).

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