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July  7, 1999
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Mitsubishi Motors Sales, Caribbean

Mitsubishi Galant Years: 1994-1996
Mitsubishi Eclipse Years: 1995-1996

Number Involved: 3,789
Dates of Manufacture: June 1993 - June 1996
Defect: On certain passenger vehicles, the rubber boots on the lower lateral arm ball joint can become damaged, allowing dirt and water intrusion which can cause excessive wear of the ball joint. The ball joint could then separate.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the ball joint boots and, if cut or damaged, the lower lateral arm will be replaced. Owner notification was expected to begin during June 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mitsubishi Caribbean at 1-787-251-8715.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V066004]