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Mitsubishi Motors Sales, Inc.
Mitsubishi Spyder 1998
Mitsubishi Eclipse 1998
Number Potentially Involved: 20,974
Dates of Manufacture: July 1997 - January 1998
Defect: The dash panel pad can shift, interfering with the throttle cable control. When this occurs, the throttle will not return to idle, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy: Dealers will remove a portion of the dash panel pad to prevent contact with the throttle cable control. Owner Notification: Owner notification is expected to begin during April 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.
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"The dash panel pad can shift ... increasing the risk of a vehicle crash."
Spyder 1998, Eclipse 1998