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Mitsubishi Motors Sales of America
Mitsubishi Montero 1994
Mitsubishi Montero 1995
Mitsubishi Montero 1996
Mitsubishi Montero 1997
Mitsubishi Montero 1998
Number Potentially Involved: 36,000
Dates of Manufacture: N/A
Defect: The accessory cargo mats in the third-seat and cargo area interferes with the latching integrity of the folding third seats. In the event of a crash, an occupant of the third seat may be at risk of ejection or enhanced injury.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the third-seat latch and striker. A rectangle will be removed from the cargo mat around each striker to provide adequate striker clearance and proper latching. Owner notification is expected to begin during the fall of 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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"... an occupant of the third seat may be at risk of ejection or enhanced injury."
Montero 1994, Montero 1995, Montero 1996, Montero 1997, Montero 1998