2010 MITSUBISHI ENDEAVOR

Report Date:
February 25, 2010
Campaign Number:
10V065000
Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

Summary:
MITSUBISHI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2010 ENDEAVOR VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND WASHINGTON D.C. COLD STATES INCLUDE NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, NEBRASKA, KANSAS, OKLAHOMA, COLORADO, WYOMING, MONTANA, IDAHO, WASHINGTON, OREGON, AND UTAH. ADJOINING STATES INCLUDE ARKANSAS, TENNESSEE, AND NORTH CAROLINA. IN SEVERE CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENTS WHERE ROAD SALTS ARE FREQUENTLY USED IN WINTER VEHICLES MAY BE EXPOSED TO ROAD DEBRIS (MUD) MIXED WITH ROAD SALT. THIS MATERIAL CAN BECOME TRAPPED BETWEEN A REINFORCING BRACKET AND THE FUEL FILLER PIPE, POTENTIALLY CAUSING CORROSION. OVER TIME, CORROSION COULD CREATE A LEAK IN THE FUEL FILLER PIPE THAT COULD RESULT IN A FUEL LEAKAGE WHEN FUELING THE VEHICLE.

Consequence Summary:
FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FILLER PIPE WITH A NEW IMPROVED PART FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JULY 5, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037.

2010 MITSUBISHI ENDEAVOR

Report Date:
September 16, 2009
Campaign Number:
09V361000
Component:
AIR BAGS

Summary:
MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC. (MMNA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 ENDEAVOR MODEL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MAY 26 AND JULY 28, 2009. THE RETAINER BRACKET USED FOR THE SEAT-MOUNTED SIDE AIRBAG FRAMES ON BOTH THE DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER SEATS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY WELDED.

Consequence Summary:
IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, THE FRONT SEAT-MOUNTED AIRBAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY CORRECTLY IN A SIDE IMPACT CRASH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.

Corrective Summary:
MMNA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WELD CONDITION OF THE SIDE AIRBAG RETAINER BRACKET ON THE FRONT PASSENGER SEATS. IF THE WELD IS INSUFFICIENT, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE SEATBACK ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI CUSTOMER RELATIONS DEPARTMENT AT 1-888-648-7820.