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Mitsubishi Eclipse Recall 05V247000

The Power Brake Booster May Fail

Recall Details

The power brake booster could fail due to improper crimp joints. This could result in total loss of braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and repair the brake booster assembly to correct this concern. Vehicle owners should have been notified by May 24, 2005. They were requested not to drive their vehicles and arrangements were made for a loaner car.

Our Quick Take

The power brake booster may fail, resulting in complete loss of braking ability and increasing the risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

This should be considered a high priority recall. The power brake booster could fail 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.

Brakes, June 1, 2005

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
June 1, 2005
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,151
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
05V247000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Summary
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN FITTED WITH A DEFECTIVE BRAKE BOOSTER ASSEMBLY.
Consequence
THE BOOSTER BODY COULD SEPARATE DUE TO IMPROPER CRIMP JOINTS, RESULTING IN A TOTAL LOSS OF BRAKE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPAIR THE BRAKE BOOSTER ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS WERE NOTIFIED BY TELEPHONE ON MAY 24, 2005, TO STOP DRIVING THEIR VEHICLES AND ARRANGEMENTS WERE MADE FOR A LOANER VEHICLE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037.
Notes
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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