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Recall 03V429000

Caribbean Vehicles: Intermittent Wipers Malfunction

Recall Details

The intermittent mode of the windshield wiper system may allow too much time to pass between wiper sweeps. Dealers will replace the ETACS module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles located in the Caribbean, the intermittent mode of the windshield wiper system may delay wiper sweeps for too long. This can cause visibility issues.

What Should You Do?

Mitsubishi notified owners of affected vehicles starting in November 2003. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Electrical & Lights, November 3, 2003

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 3, 2003
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
394
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
03V429000
Component
VISIBILITY
Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES LOCATED IN THE CARIBBEAN, DUE TO A SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING ERROR IN THE ELECTRONIC TIMING AND CONTROL SYSTEM (ETACS), WHILE USING THE INTERMITTENT WIPER MODE, THE INTERMITTENT WIPER SWEEP TIME INTERVAL MAY INCREASE AS MUCH AS 6.8 SECOND BETWEEN WIPER SWEEPS.
Consequence
IF THIS OCCURS DURING SEVERE WEATHER AND DURING VEHICLE'S HIGH-SPEED OPERATION, THE DRIVER VISIBILITY WOULD BE REDUCED, WHICH COULD LEAD TO A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ETACS MODULE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 14, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MITSUBISHI CARIBBEAN AT 1-800-981-0452.
Notify
CUSTOMERS CAN 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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