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Mitsubishi Galant Recall 00V225001

Suspension & Steering, September 20, 2000

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
September 20, 2000
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
228,294
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
00V225001
Component
STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A NUT IN THE STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY WAS NOT PROPERLY TIGHTENED, RESULTING IN SYMPTOMS RANGING FROM STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION TO STIFF STEERING, AND IN THE WORST CASE, NO ABILITY TO TURN LEFT.
Consequence
A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THESE VEHICLES AND REPLACE THE STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY IF A LOOSE NUT CONNECTION IS FOUND.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 20, 2000. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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