MITSUBISHI GALANT 2005: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

Make : MITSUBISHI Model : GALANT Year : 2005
Build Dates : 2003-02-06 - 2005-06-24
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V276000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-09-02 Date Received by ODI: 2008-06-20 Date Added to Database: 2008-06-23
Manufacturers Involved: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SR-08-004
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 73000
Summary:
      MITSUBISHI IS RECALLING 73,000 MY 2004-2006 GALLANT PASSENGER VEHICLES. DURING VEHICLE USE, THE IGNITION KEY INTERLOCK CABLE "WHICH IS A COMPONENT OF THE INTERLOCK SYSTEM" MAY ALLOW THE INTERLOCKING CAM TO FALL FORWARD AND ALLOW THE IGNITION KEY TO BE REMOVED FROM THE IGNITION SWITCH WHEN THE GEARSHIFT MECHANISM IS NOT IN THE PARK POSITION.
Consequence:
      IF THE DRIVER DOES NOT SHIFT TO PARK BEFORE REMOVING THE KEY AND FAILS TO ENGAGE THE PARKING BRAKE, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND CORRECT THESE VEHICLES FOR THE REPORTED CONDITION. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-888-648-7820.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      MITSUBISHI RECALL NO. SR-08-004.CUSTOMERS 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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.