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The condition can result in a loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash.

Engine And Engine Cooling — Engine

Summary
Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles: Mirage model vehicles equipped with 1.5L engines; montero sport models equipped with 3.0L engines; and montero models equipped with 3.0L engines. The bolt securing the crankshaft pulley can become loose and the pulley could fall off the vehicle.
Actions
On the Mirage vehicles, the dealers will install a new, improved crankshaft pulley bolt on the older engines. On new engines which already have the improved bolt, the dealer will tighten the crankshaft pulley bolt to the correct torque specification. On the montero models, dealers will tighten the crankshaft pulley bolt to the correct torque specifications. If the bolt is damaged, it will be replaced.
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Date Announced
OCT 02, 2000
Vehicles Affected
210,000
NHTSA Campaign #
00V311001
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