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Recall 06V068000

Brake Caliper May Crack and Cause Loss of Brakes

Recall Details

On certain sport utility vehicles the front disk brake caliper may crack due to improper metallurgy. This will result in the loss of braking and a potential accident. The dealer will inspect and replace the caliper free of charge. The Mitsubishi recall # is SR-06-001

Our Quick Take

On certain vehicles the front disk brake caliper may crack and cause loss of brakes.

What Should You Do?

Mitsubishi will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning April 10, 2006. If you have not been contacted, have brake issues and feel your car falls under this recall. You should contact you local dealership. It is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.

Brakes, April 10, 2006

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 10, 2006
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,359
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
06V068000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE MATERIAL USED TO MANUFACTURE THE FRONT DISC BRAKE CALIPERS MAY BE BRITTLE DUE TO IMPROPER METALLURGY.
Consequence
THIS COULD CAUSE FRACTURE OF THE BRAKE CALIPER AND SUBSEQUENT UNEXPECTED PARTIAL LOSS OF BRAKING FORCE, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPER IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 10, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037.
Notify
MITSUBISHI RECALL NO. SR-06-001.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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