October 30, 2001
Mitsubishi America Recalls 2001-2002 Mitsubishi
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
2001-2002 Mitsubishi Montero manufactured between December 1999 - June 2001.
Number Involved: 39,020
On certain sport utility vehicles, the accumulator that is installed on the
hydraulic brake booster may have been improperly manufactured. Over a period
of time, this could result in leakage of the pressurized nitrogen gas from
inside the accumulator. The loss of this gas pressure could result in an
abnormal noise from the left side of the dash panel when the brakes are
applied, and possibly a delayed first time brake boost assist after the
vehicle has been parked for a period of time.
Dealers will install an improved accumulator. The manufacturer reported that
owner notification would begin during October 2001. Owners who do not
receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mitsubishi
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V254]
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when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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