Mitsubishi Eclipse Recall 06V414000
Shifter Interlock May Allow Key to Be Removed Even if Shifter Is Not Securely in Park
Drive Train, November 20, 2006
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
The shifter of the vehicle has a mechanism called the interlock system that keeps the key from being able to be removed unless the shifter is in park. There is a cable that links the key lock and the floor shifter. This cable was improperly manufactured on some vehicles, which allows the key to be removed regardless of shifter position.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; if the vehicle is not in park when the key is removed, the vehicle may roll out of control without warning. Please contact your Mitsubishi dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The shifter interlock to key lock cable may be improperly manufactured. This may allow the key to come out with the vehicle not in park. This could allow the vehicle to roll out of control. Dealers will inspect the cable and replace it if necessary. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-06-005. This recall began on November 20, 2006.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2007
Manufacturer's Report Date: November 20, 2006
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V414000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,772
Summary: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS, THE KEY LOCK CABLE WAS IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED AND MAY NOT ALLOW THE CABLE END TO LOCK INTO THE FLOOR SHIFTER MECHANISM. THIS CAN RESULT IN THE INTERLOCK SYSTEM TO BECOME INOPERATIVE AND ALLOW THE IGNITION KEY TO BE REMOVED WITHOUT THE GEARSHIFT MECHANISM BEING PLACED IN THE PARK POSITION.
Consequence: IF THE DRIVER DOES NOT SHIFT TO PARK BEFORE REMOVING THE KEY AND FAILS TO ENGAGE THE PARKING BRAKE, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE IGNITION INTERLOCK CABLE AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 20, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-888-648-7820.
Notes: MITSUBISHI RECALL NO. SR-06-005. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration