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January 22, 2000

1999-2000 Mitsubishi Galant and 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse Automobiles Recalled

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 - November 1999, because, on certain vehicles equipped with V6 engines and Federal emission equipment, the battery cable wiring harness can become heat damaged by the front exhaust manifold which could cause grounded circuits.

This circuit failure could cause any of the following to occur:
(1) the engine will not start because the main fuse will blow if the power lead is grounded.
(2) the low oil pressure warning lamp will illuminate if the signal wire is grounded.
(3) the air-conditioning system will become inoperative if the lead to the magnetic clutch is grounded.
(4) the turn signal/hazard lamps will become inoperative if the voltage monitor lead is grounded.

Approximately 20,000 vehicles are affected by this recall.  Dealers will remove and discard a metal manifold bracket (from Galant models only - Eclipse has no such bracket).

Dealers will also inspect the harness. If the harness wires show no damage, the dealer will install a heat insulator along with heat resistant harness clips. If the harness wires do show damage, the dealers will install a new harness with pre-installed integral heat protection.

Owner notification is expected to begin during January 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V333/Mitsubishi Recall No. 990GND0095]

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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