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Mitsubishi Lancer Recall 05V335000

Turbo Charger Coolant Hose May Leak Causing a Fire

Engine, August 15, 2005

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

On certain vehicles the turbo charger may leak coolant due to a bad hose, which may spill onto hot parts, causing a fire.

What Should You Do?

Mitsubishi will contact owners of affected vehicles beginning August 15, 2005. If you have not been contacted, notice coolant leaking under hood and think your car falls under this recall. You should contact your local dealership. It is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.

Summary:

On certain vehicles the turbo charger coolant hose was incorrectly manufactured and may allow leakage of coolant. Coolant may run onto hot exhaust manifold and start on fire. Dealers will replace the affected hose free of charge.

The Mitsubishi recall # is SR-05-0004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2005

Manufacturer's Report Date: August 15, 2005

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V335000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,179

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE TURBO CHARGER COOLANT HOSE WAS INCORRECTLY MANUFACTURED, AND MAY ALLOW COOLANT LEAKAGE.

Consequence: IF A LEAK OCCURS, DURING VEHICLE OPERATION WHEN THE MANIFOLD IS HOT, COOLANT MAY IGNITE AND CAUSE A VEHICLE FIRE.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TURBO CHARGER COOLANT HOSE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 15, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 888-648-7820.

Notes: MITSUBISHI RECALL NO. SR-05-004.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.

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