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Mitsubishi Galant Recall 98V212000

Electrical & Lights, November 30, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
November 30, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
PE98032
Potential Number of Units Affected
17,079
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
98V212000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS:SWITCH

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. WHEN THE STOP LAMP SWITCH WAS ASSEMBLED, GREASE WAS INADVERTENTLY APPLIED TO THE CONTACT POINT. THIS CAN CAUSE THE CONTACT POINT TO HEAT UP CAUSING INTERNAL OPERATION ELEMENTS TO MELT ALLOWING THE SWTICH TO BECOME STUCK IN ON OR OFF POSITION.
Consequence
THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) WARNING LIGHT TO COME ON.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RELAY AND REPLACE THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 30, 1998.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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