January 22, 2000
1999-2000 Mitsubishi Galant and 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 1999-2000 Mitsubishi
Galant and 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse automobiles, manufactured between May 1998 - October
1999, because the steering column multi-function switch levers can become loose or break
Loosening or cracking of the levers can cause
directional lamps that do not self-cancel or operate, head lamps that do not turn off,
windshield washers that operate continuously and/or windshield wipers that do not operate.
Approximately 101,400 vehicles are affected by
this recall. Dealers will install a redesigned switch.
Owner notification was expected to begin during
December 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should
contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V305/Mitsubishi
Recall No. 990WND0093]
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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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