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1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT Recalls

Courtesy of the NHTSA
(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)



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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  93V033000
Component:  POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE (INDICATOR FORWARD OR REVERSE)
Manufacturer:  MITSUBISHI AMERICA

Year: 1991 Make: MITSUBISHI Model: 3000GT Recall Date: 03/29/1993
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3154
Manufactured: 04/1990 - 04/1991
Defect Summary:
A CONDITION EXISTS THAT ALLOWS OIL TO LEAK FROM THE ALL WHEEL DRIVE TRANSFER CASE. LOW OIL LEVELS IN THE TRANSFER CASE CAN CAUSE BEARING DAMAGE AND FAILURE.
Consequence Summary:
BEARING FAILURE IN THE TRANSFER CASE CAN RESULT INPOWER TRAIN LOCKUP WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING, WHILE THE VEHICLE IS AT HIGHWAY SPEED.THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.
Corrective Summary:
INSTALL A C-RING TO TRANSFER CASE TO PREVENT OIL LEAKAGE, OR REPLACE TRANSFER CASE TO MAINTAIN SUFFICIENT OIL LEVELS IN THE TRANSFER CASE.
System:
DRIVE TRAIN.
Vehicle Description:
PASSENGER CARS, VR-4.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  95V103003
Component:  INTERIOR SYSTEMS:ACTIVE RESTRAINTS:BELT BUCKLES
Manufacturer:  MITSUBISHI AMERICA

Year: 1991 Make: MITSUBISHI & DODGE Model: 3000GT & Stealth Recall Date: 05/24/1995
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 658000
Manufactured: 01/1986 - 12/1991
Vehicle Description:
PASSENGER, MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES AND LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SAFETY BELTS MADE BY THE TAKATA CORPORATION.
Description of Defect:
THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.
Consequence of Defect:
THE SAFETY BELTS WOULD NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION TO AN OCCUPANT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Corrective Action:
OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CHECK THE CONDITION AND OPERATION OF BOTH FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES AND CAREFULLY INSPECT THE RED RELEASE BUTTON FOR ANY BREAKS OR CRACKS. THEY SHOULD ENSURE THAT BOTH BUCKLES ARE OPERATING PROPERLY BY INSERTING EACH LATCH PLATE INTO ITS BUCKLE, TUGGING ON THE BELT TO MAKE SURE THE LATCH IS SECURELY LOCKED, AND THEN PRESSING THE RELEASE BUTTON. THE LATCH PLATE SHOULD POP OUT OF THE BUCKLE WHEN THE BUTTON IS PRESSED. IF EITHER RELEASE BUTTON SHOWS A SIGN OF BREAKING OR CRACKING OR IF EITHER BUCKLE FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY, OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CONTACT THEIR AUTHORIZED DEALER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE BUCKLE REPLACED OR REPAIRED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER IS DEVELOPING A REMEDY DESIGNED TO PREVENT FAILURE OF THE BUTTONS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY BROKEN.
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:

CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403 [STEALTH OWNERS]
MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037 [3000GT OWNERS]
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  95V103004
Component:  INTERIOR SYSTEMS:ACTIVE RESTRAINTS:BELT BUCKLES
Manufacturer:  MITSUBISHI AMERICA

Year: 1991 Make: MITSUBISHI Model: 3000GT Recall Date: 05/24/1995
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 658000
Manufactured: 01/1986 - 12/1991
Defect Summary:
THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.
Consequence Summary:
THE SAFETY BELTS WOULD NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION TO AN OCCUPANT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Corrective Summary:
OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CHECK THE CONDITION AND OPERATION OF BOTH FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES AND CAREFULLY INSPECT THE RED RELEASE BUTTON FOR ANY BREAKS OR CRACKS. THEY SHOULD ENSURE THAT BOTH BUCKLES ARE OPERATING PROPERLY BY INSERTING EACH LATCH PLATE INTO ITS BUCKLE, TUGGING ON THE BELT TO MAKE SURE THE LATCH IS SECURELY LOCKED, AND THEN PRESSING THE RELEASE BUTTON. THE LATCH PLATE SHOULD POP OUT OF THE BUCKLE WHEN THE BUTTON IS PRESSED. IF EITHER RELEASE BUTTON SHOWS A SIGN OF BREAKING OR CRACKING OR IF EITHER BUCKLE FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY, OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CONTACT THEIR AUTHORIZED DEALER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE BUCKLE REPLACED OR REPAIRED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER IS DEVELOPING A REMEDY DESIGNED TO PREVENT FAILURE OF THE BUTTONS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY BROKEN.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  96V143000
Component:  BRAKES:HYDRAULIC:LINES:HOSE:NON-METALLIC
Manufacturer:  MITSUBISHI AMERICA

Year: 1991 Make: MITSUBISHI Model: 3000GT Recall Date: 07/29/1996
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 126000
Manufactured: 07/1990 - 05/1995
Defect 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 Summary:
BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE WILL CAUSE ILLUMINATION OF THE BRAKE WARNING LAMP AND REDUCTION IN BRAKING EFFICIENCY INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT WHEEL-SIDE BRAKE HOSES WITH REVISED HOSE ASSEMBLIES.
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 MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037 OR MITSUBISHI OF CARRIBEAN AT 1-787-251-8715. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  96V143001
Component:  BRAKES:HYDRAULIC:LINES:HOSE:NON-METALLIC
Manufacturer:  MITSUBISHI AMERICA

Year: 1991 Make: MITSUBISHI Model: 3000GT Recall Date: 09/03/1996
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 93000
Manufactured: 08/1991 - 11/1993
Defect 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 Summary:
BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE WILL CAUSE ILLUMINATION OF THE BRAKE WARNING LAMP AND REDUCTION IN BRAKING EFFICIENCY INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT WHEEL-SIDE BRAKE HOSES WITH REVISED HOSE ASSEMBLIES.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  96V143002
Component:  BRAKES:HYDRAULIC:LINES:HOSE:NON-METALLIC
Manufacturer:  MITSUBISHI CARIBBEAN

Year: 1991 Make: MITSUBISHI Model: 3000GT Recall Date: 09/03/1996
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10000
Manufactured: 08/1990 - 11/1993
Defect 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 Summary:
BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE WILL CAUSE ILLUMINATION OF THE BRAKE WARNING LAMP AND REDUCTION IN BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT WHEEL-SIDE BRAKE HOSES WITH REVISED HOSE ASSEMBLIES.

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