More Recalls for GM and Mitsubishi

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V507000
GM Recall Campaign Number: 36110

2010 CHevrolet ImpalaVehicles Affected: Certain 2009-2010 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured from April 25, 2008 through February 16, 2010. Approximately 289,254 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.

Cause:

The wiring harness of the passenger presence sensor module may contact the front passenger seat frame; creating a short circuit that may blow the system fuse.

Concern:

If the wires are damaged, the passenger presence sensory system may fail to recognize that the passenger seat is occupied, disabling the air bag. Damage may also cause the air bag fuse to short resulting in a loss of all air bags and seat belt pretensions. Both conditions increase the risk of injury during a motor vehicle crash.

Correction:

GM will notify owners with specific instructions for contacting qualified dealers that will double wrap the wires with anti-abrasion tape and replace damaged wires as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-521-7300.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V458000
Mitsubishi Recall Campaign Number: SR-16-003

2006 Mitsubishi OutlanderVehicles Affected: Certain 2002-2007 Mitsubishi Lancer, 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Wagon, 2003-2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, 2003-2006 Mitsubishi Outlander and 2007-2013 Mitsubishi Outlander V-6 vehicles originally sold in, or ever registered in, 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 the District of Columbia. Approximately 174,382 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.

Cause:

2004 Mitsubishi Lancer WagonIn the affected vehicles, the front lower control arms may detach due to the front cross member corroding from salt water exposure.

Concern:

A detached front control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a motor vehicle crash.

Correction:

mitsubishi-lancerGLSMitsubishi will notify owners with detailed directions for contacting qualified dealers that will inspect the front cross members. Depending on the level of existing corrosion, either a sealing/anti-corrosion agent will be applied or the front cross member will be replaced with a new one that has a sealing/anti-corrosion agent applied to it. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820.

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S.M. Darby

S.M. Darby

I am a freelance author with over 25 years of experience as a professional, ASE certified automotive technician and shop owner, muscle car enthusiast, avid street racer, and classic car restoration specialist.