Front Frame Cross Member Metal May Be Weak
Body, Interior & Misc., September 21, 2006
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
The frame of the vehicle is supported by cross members that add structural stability to the vehicle. One such cross member is positioned between the front wheels in the front of the vehicle. This cross member supports the front suspension components. On some vehicles, the cross member in the front may be weak due to thin metal at the time of part manufacturing. If this member fractured, a loss of vehicle control may result.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the front cross member may fracture 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 front cross member may fracture after being made with weakened metal. This could result in a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will inspect and replace the cross member as necessary. This Mitsubishi recall number is SR-06-004. This recall began on September 21, 2006.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
September 21, 2006
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
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STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE METAL FORMING PART OF THE FRONT CROSSMEMBER MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY STAMPED RESULTING IN THE METAL BECOMING THINNER IN THE CROSS-SECTION THAN SPECIFIED. THIS COULD, OVER TIME, RESULT IN BREAKAGE OF THE CROSSMEMBER.
BREAKAGE OF THE CROSSMEMBER MAY ALLOW SEPARATION OF THE PASSENGER SIDE LOWER CONTROL ARM, WHICH MAY RESULT IN THE LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE CROSSMEMBER FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 888-648-7820.
MITSUBISHI RECALL NO. SR-06-004. 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.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration