Bad Brake Master Cylinder May Cause Loss of Braking
Brakes, October 3, 2005
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Our Quick Take:
On certain vehicles a bad master cylinder may cause loss of braking thus causing increased stopping distances which may lead to an accident.
What Should You Do?
Mitsubishi will contact owners of affected vehicles beginning October 3, 2005. If you have not been contacted, feel loss of brakes and feel you car should fall under this recall. You should contact your local dealership.
On certain vehicles the brake master cylinder may allow internal pressure bypassing. Causing loss of pressure and braking. This may lead to an accident. The dealer will replace the master cylinder free of charge. The Mitsubishi campaign # is 05V409000
Mfr's Report Date:
October 3, 2005
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER, WHICH CONTROLS THE FLUID PRESSURE TO THE VEHICLE'S BRAKES, MAY ALLOW BRAKE FLUID TO BYPASS INTERNALLY DURING STOPPING.
THIS MAY RESULT IN A PARTIAL LOSS OF BRAKING, INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES, AND COULD LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 3, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037.
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