MITSUBISHI GALANT 1994: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS:SWITCH

Make : MITSUBISHI Model : GALANT Year : 1994
Build Dates : 1993-07-01 - 1994-12-23
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 98V212000
Date Owner's Notified: 1998-11-30 Date Received by ODI: 1998-09-08 Date Added to Database: 1998-09-09
Manufacturers Involved: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS:SWITCH
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 17079
Summary:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. WHEN THE STOP LAMP SWITCH WAS ASSEMBLED, GREASE WAS INADVERTENTLY APPLIED TO THE CONTACT POINT. THIS CAN CAUSE THE CONTACT POINT TO HEAT UP CAUSING INTERNAL OPERATION ELEMENTS TO MELT ALLOWING THE SWTICH TO BECOME STUCK IN ON OR OFF POSITION.
Consequence:
      THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM "ABS" WARNING LIGHT TO COME ON.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RELAY AND REPLACE THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 30, 1998.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.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.