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Recall 10V514000

Ventilation System Temperature Or Air Flow Direction Fluctuates

Recall Details

The air flow and temperature of the heating and air conditioning system may fluctuate, resulting in reduced visibility if windows fog up as a result. Dealers will inspect for damage and if necessary repair the mode door shaft free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The air flow from the heating and air conditioning system may fluctuate in direction or temperature. This can cause windows to fog and reduce visibility.

What Should You Do?

Mitsubishi notified owners of affected vehicles starting in December 2010. 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. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-10-03.

Heating & Air Conditioning, October 20, 2010

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 20, 2010
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
19,410
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
10V514000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
MITSUBISHI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2008 ENDEAVOR WITH MANUAL AIR CONDITIONING. DUE TO AN INCORRECT HEATER (HVAC) CONTROLLER SIGNAL, THE AIR FLOW FROM THE AIR VENTS MAY RANDOMLY CHANGE DIRECTION AND/OR THE TEMPERATURE MAY BRIEFLY CYCLE BETWEEN HOT AND COLD.
Consequence
THIS CONDITION COULD AFFECT DEFROSTER PERFORMANCE, RESULTING IN POOR WINDSHIELD VISIBILITY AND POTENTIALLY CAUSE A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR DAMAGE AND IF NECESSARY REPAIR THE MODE DOOR SHAFT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 7, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037.
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MITSUBISHI SAFETY RECALL NO. SR-10-03. OWNERS 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
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