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Report Date: April 24, 1999 02:13:38 AM







NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 94V149000


Component: BRAKES:HYDRAULIC:ANTI-SKID SYSTEM


Manufacturer: DIAMOND-STAR MOTORS


Year: 1995

Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: ECLIPSE

Manufactured From: FEB 1994 To: JUL 1994

Year of Recall: '94


Type of Report: Vehicle




Summary:




The headlamp support panel can develop a fatigue crack where the
anti-lock brake system (ABS) hydraulic unit is attached, allowing
the hydraulic unit to fall down.

Loss of braking can result if the ABS hydraulic unit falls. This can
result in a vehicle accident.

Dealers will connect the ABS hydraulic unit attachment point at a
rigid portion of the headlamp support panel with a bracket and
reinforce the headlamp support panel by adding a back plate.



Loss of braking can result if the ABS hydraulic unit falls.
This can result in a vehicle accident.

Dealers will connect the abs hydraulic unit attachment
point at a rigid portion of the headlamp support panel with a
bracket and reinforce the headlamp support panel by adding
a back plate.



SYSTEM: BRAKES; HYDRAULIC; ANTI-SKID.




VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: Passenger Cars.



NOTE: If your vehicle is presented to an authorized dealer on
an agreed upon service date and the remedy is not provided
free of charge within a reasonable time or the remedy does
not correct the defect, please contact Chrysler Eagle
Service Center at 1-800-853-1403 or Mitsubishi Service Center at
1-800-222-0037. Also, contact the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393.











NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 94V149002




Component: BRAKES:HYDRAULIC:ANTI-SKID SYSTEM


Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI MOT SALES, INC

Year: 1995

Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: ECLIPSE


Manufactured From: FEB 1994 To: JUL 1994

Year of Recall: '94

Type of Report: Vehicle



Summary:




The headlamp support panel can develop a fatigue crack
where the anti-lock brake system (abs) hydraulic unit is
attached, allowing the hydraulic unit to fall down.

Loss of braking can result if the abs hydraulic unit falls.
This can result in a vehicle accident.

Dealers will connect the abs hydraulic unit attachment
point at a rigid portion of the headlamp support panel with a
bracket and reinforce the headlamp support panel by adding
a back plate.



SYSTEM: BRAKES; HYDRAULIC; ANTI-SKID.




VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.



NOTE: If your vehicle is presented to an authorized dealer on
an agreed upon service date and the remedy is not provided
free of charge within a reasonable time or the remedy does
not correct the defect, please contact Chrysler Eagle
Service Center at 1-800-853-1403 or Mitsubishi Service Center at
1-800-222-0037. Also, contact the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393.









NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 96V158000



Component: FUEL:FUEL SYSTEMS


Manufacturer: CHRYSLER CORPORATION

Year: 1995

Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: ECLIPSE


Manufactured From: MAR 1994 To: JUL 1996

Year of Recall: '96

Type of Report: Vehicle



Summary:



The fuel tank gaskets for the fuel pump and/or gauge unit could have been
incorrectly installed allowing fuel or fumes to escape.



If an ignition source were present, the fuel leakage could result in a fire.



Dealers will inspect the fuel tank and if the gaskets are found to be leaking,
replace the fuel tank, caps and gaskets.



Owner notification: Mitsubishi and Chrysler will conduct the owner notification
and remedy campaign.










NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 96V158001



Component: FUEL:FUEL SYSTEMS


Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI MOT SALES, INC

Year: 1995

Make: MITSUBISHI


Model: ECLIPSE

Manufactured From: MAR 1994 To: JUL 1996

Year of Recall: '96


Type of Report: Vehicle



Summary:



The fuel tank gaskets for the fuel pump and/or gauge unit gasket could have
been incorrectly installed allowing fuel or fumes to escape.



If an ignition source were present, the fuel leakage could result in a fire.



Dealers will inspect the fuel tank and if the gaskets are found to be leaking,
replace the fuel tank, caps and gaskets.



Owner notification began August 21, 1996. Owners who take their vehicles to an
authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free
remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.
Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety
Hotline at 1-800-424-9393.










NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 99V066001




Component: SUSPENSION:INDEPENDENT FRONT CONTROL ARM:LOWER:BALL JOINT


Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI MANUFACTURING


Mfg. Campaign #: 99V066001



Year: 1995

Make: MITSUBISHI

Model: ECLIPSE

Manufactured From: JAN 1994 To: JUN 1996

Year of Recall: '99


Type of Report: Vehicle



Summary:



Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles. If the rubber boots on the lower
lateral arm ball joints of the front suspension were damaged during assembly,
dirt and water can intrude.


This condition could cause the lower lateral arm ball joint to separate,
increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.


Dealers will inspect the rubber boots, and if the boot is damaged, they will
replace the lower lateral arm ball joint on the affected vehicles.
Owner notification is expected to begin during May-June 1999. Owners who take
their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not
receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mitsubishi at
1-800-222-0037. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).











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