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Recall 96V143002

Recall 96V143002

Brakes, December 3, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 3, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
10,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V143002
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Summary
UNDER CONDITIONS OF FULL LOCK STEERING AND FULL SUSPENSION TRAVEL, THE LEFT OR RIGHT FRONT WHEEL-SIDE BRAKE HOSE CAN CRACK, RESULTING IN BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE.
Consequence
BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE WILL CAUSE ILLUMINATION OF THE BRAKE WARNING LAMP AND REDUCTION IN BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT WHEEL-SIDE BRAKE HOSES WITH REVISED HOSE ASSEMBLIES.
Notify
SYSTEM: BRAKES; HYDRAULIC; LINES; HOSE; NON-METALLIC. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SEDAN AND WAGONS EQUIPPED WITH ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) AND MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OR WITHOUT ABS BRAKES. OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN AUGUST 1996. NOTE: 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 MITSUBISHICARIBBEAN AT 1-787-251-8715.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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