USA Recall

Mitsubishi Motors

NHTSA Recall Campaign ID 98V168


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July 1998

Mitsubishi Motors Sales of America

Mitsubishi Galant 1990

Mitsubishi Galant 1991

Mitsubishi Galant 1992

Number Potentially Involved: 5,760

Dates of Manufacture: N/A

Defect: Lockup of the transfer case can occur due to insufficient lubrication. This condition can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the vehicles for adequacy of the transfer case oil volume, transfer case oil leakage, and operational degradation of the transfer case mechanism. If oil volume is insufficient, the appropriate amount of oil will be added. If there is transfer case oil leakage, the transfer case will be replaced. replace the wiring harness on these vehicles. Owner notification schedule has not yet bee determined. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.

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(Last Updated: February 15, 2004.)

"... insufficient lubrication ... cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash."

Galant 1990, Galant 1991, Galant 1992

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