2GNT Logo



Member Login Username:
Password:

top
 






NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 
00V421001

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

Manufacturer: 
MITSUBISHI AMERICA


























Year: 1999 Make: MITSUBISHI
Model:




ECLIPSE


Recall Date: 12/18/2000



Type of Report: Vehicle




Potential Number of Units Affected: 567432


Manufactured: 03/1994 - 06/1999


Defect 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. ALSO, MMC HAS ADDED THE POTENTIAL OF LEAKING MOISTURE, WHICH CAN CAUSE THE BALL STUD TO CORRODE.



Consequence Summary:



THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINT TO SEPARATE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH. THIS CAMPAIGN SUPERCEDES MMC'S PREVIOUS SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN, SEE 99V-066.



Corrective Summary:




DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINT FOR WEAR. BALL JOINTS THAT EXHIBIT WEAR BEYOND THE ESTABLISHED TOLERANCE WILL BE REPLACED WITH NEWLY DESIGNED LATERAL ARM BALL JOINTS. BALL JOINTS THAT ARE WITHIN THE ESTABLISHED TOLERANCE WILL BE CLEANED AND A SPECIAL SEALANT WILL BE APPLIED TO PREVENT INTRUSION OF MOISTURE.





Factory_Service_Bulletins


Document statistics: Last modified on 2006-10-10 14:36:19 by DR1665


Back | Home

Wiki engine and all content (C) 1998-2021 2GNT.com unless otherwise noted