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2000 Mitsubishi Galant
7 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 2000 Mitsubishi Galant
Official recall notices have been issued for the 2000 Mitsubishi Galant by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Mitsubishi service shop immediately!
2000 Mitsubishi Galant EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #09E025000
Summary: Dope, Inc. Is recalling 42,540 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.
Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.
Actions: Dope, Inc. Will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on July 28, 2009. Owners may contact dope, Inc. At 1-626-272-1798. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E025000 »
2000 Mitsubishi Galant EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #04V428000
Summary: Certain passenger vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 208, 'occupant crash protection.' The bilingual english/spanish removable air bag warning labels affixed to the dash and to the sunvisor do not meet the size requirements of the standard.
Consequence: This does not meet the requirements of the standard.
Actions: Mitsubishi caribbean will mail a customer notification letter containing a written description and a graphic of the bi-lingual dashboard air bag warning label. In addition, all current 2000-2004 nativa owners will also receive replacement air bag alert labels for the sun visors. This recall is expected to begin during March or April 2005. The notification to the nativa owners is expected to begin during April or May 2005. Owners should contact Mitsubishi caribbean at 1-787-251-8715. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V428000 »
2000 Mitsubishi Galant STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS NHTSA Campaign #01V295001
Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles built with V6 engines to federal emission standards. The power steering fluid feed tube can come in contact with an exhaust manifold mounted heat shield causing a hole to be worn through the power steering pipe allowing fluid leakage.
Consequence: Leaking power steering fluid can result in a fire and continued loss of fluid will result in a loss of power assist, increasing the risk of a crash.
Actions: Dealers will replace the power steering tube with one having a new routing. Owner notification began November 26, 2001. 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 America at 1-800-222-0037. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V295001 »
2000 Mitsubishi Galant POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES NHTSA Campaign #01V011001
Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. A hose was mis-manufactured and could weaken over time, which could result in leakage of the automatic transmission fluid.
Consequence: Fluid leakage from the cooler hoses can cause transaxle driveability problems and smoke if the oil contacts the front exhaust pipe.
Actions: Dealers will replace the hose assembly for the automatic transmission oil cooler. Owner notification mailing will be phased over a five-month period starting March 26, through July 23, 2001. 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. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V011001 »
2000 Mitsubishi Galant STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION) NHTSA Campaign #00V225001
Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. A nut in the steering gear assembly was not properly tightened, resulting in symptoms ranging from steering wheel vibration to stiff steering, and in the worst case, no ability to turn left.
Consequence: A loss of steering control could increase the risk of a crash.
Actions: Dealers will inspect these vehicles and replace the steering gear assembly if a loose nut connection is found. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V225001 »
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES NHTSA Campaign #99V333001
Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles equipped with V6 engines and federal emission equipment. The battery cable harness can become heat damaged by the front exhaust manifold which could cause grounded circuits.
Consequence: This circuit failure could cause any of the following to occur: (1) the engine will not start because the main fuse will blow if the power lead is grounded; (2) the low oil pressure warning lamp will illuminate if the signal wire is grounded; (3) the airconditioning system will become inoperative if the lead to the magnetic clutch is grounded; and (4) the turn signal/hazard lamps will become inoperative if the voltage monitor lead is grounded.
Actions: Dealers will remove and discard a metal manifold bracket (from Galant models only - eclipse has no such bracket). Dealers will also inspect the harness. If the harness wires show no damage, the dealer will install a heat insulator along with heat resistant harness clips. If the harness wires do show damage, the dealers will install a new harness with preinstalled integral heat protection. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V333001 »
2000 Mitsubishi Galant EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH, EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:SWITCH, VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:SWITCH/WIRING NHTSA Campaign #99V305001
Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. The column switch levers can become loose or break over time.
Consequence: Loosening or cracking of the levers can cause directional lamps that do not self-cancel or operate, head lamps that do not turn off, windshield washers that operate continuously and/or windshield wipers that do not operate.
Actions: Dealers will install a redesigned switch. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V305001 »
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