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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America

Models:

Mitsubishi Gallant Years: 1990-1992


Number Involved: 5,760
Dates of Manufacture: N/A
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V168
Vehicle Description:
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 crash.
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 1-800-222-0037.

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.