Park Brake May Not Hold the Vehicle
Brakes, February 24, 2005
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Our Quick Take:
The parking brake may not hold as expected. This could allow the vehicle to roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
What Should You Do?
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 parking brake pedal cable lock nut may not have been tightened to the proper torque specification. The lock nut may loosen and come off, reducing the effectiveness of the parking brake. This could allow the vehicle to roll if the transmission is not placed into the "park" position, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and tighten the parking brake cable lock nut. This recall began on February 24, 2005. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-05-001.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
February 24, 2005
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
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Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE PARKING BRAKE PEDAL CABLE LOCK NUT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATION. THE LOCK NUT MAY LOOSEN AND COME OFF, WHICH WILL REDUCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PARKING BRAKE.
THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL IF THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT PLACED INTO THE "PARK" POSITION AND THE VEHICLE IS PARKED ON A SLOPE, THUS RAISING THE POSSIBILITY OF A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND TIGHTEN THE PARKING BRAKE CABLE LOCK NUT, IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN FEBRUARY 24, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-5500.
MITSUBISHI RECALL NO. SR-05-001.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