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Report Date: April 24, 1999 02:16:40 AM






NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 96V158000




Component: FUEL:FUEL SYSTEMS

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER CORPORATION


Year: 1996

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 bween
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: 1996

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: 1996

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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