|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America
Number Involved: 5,760
Dates of Manufacture: N/A
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V168
Description of Defect: Lockup of the transfer case can occur due to insufficient
lubrication. This condition can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the vehicles for adequacy of the transfer case oil
volume, transfer case oil leakage, and operational degradation of the transfer case
mechanism. If oil volume is insufficient, the appropriate amount of oil will be added. If
there is transfer case oil leakage, the transfer case will be replaced. replace the wiring
harness on these vehicles.
Owner Notification: Owner notification schedule has not yet bee determined. Owners
who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mitsubishi at
NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners
and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found.
The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer
before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a
particular make and model may be subject to the recall.