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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK320

  • Driver front airbag , passenger front airbag with occupant sensors
  • Front side airbag with occupant sensors
  • Two height adjustable head restraints on front seats
  • Fixed hoop convertible rollover protection
 
Crash Test Results for the 2002 Mercedes-Benz Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
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Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Not
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Not
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Not
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Not
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Not
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Not
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2002 Mercedes-Benz G500 Not
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class Not
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Not
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Not
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK Not
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Service Bulletins for 2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK SLK320
No service bulletins exist
 
Recalls for 2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK SLK320
No recalls exist.
 


1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2dr Conv Spyder GS-T Turbo Manual

  • Driver & front passenger air bags
  • Side-door impact beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 1997 Mitsubishi Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 44Not
Tested
Not
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Not
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1997 Mitsubishi Galant 4432Not
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1997 Mitsubishi Montero 33Not
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Service Bulletins for 1997 Mitsubishi Montero 2dr Conv Spyder GS-T Turbo Manual
1997 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE:

Bulletin Number: 0013005
THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS OBD-II DRIVE CYCLE PROCEDURES AND WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION FOR OBD-II DRIVE CYCLE ON AFFECTED VEHICLES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01
SUBJECT REGARDING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1390 PCM RELEARN. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0255002
SUBJECT REGARDING CORRECTED AIR CONDITIONER MAGNETIC CLUTCH SERVICE PROCEDURES. *JG

Bulletin Number: 0313005
OBD-II DRIVE CYCLE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 48
SUBJECT REGARDING CHRYSLER REPROGRAMMING CATRIDGE ROUND-UP. *TT

Bulletin Number: 48
INFORMATION REGARDING INTERMITTENT LOSS OF CRUISE CONTROL. *TT

Bulletin Number: 67
SUBJECT REGARDING POWER STEERING PUMP REPLACEMENT. *JB

Bulletin Number: 80
SUBJECT REGARDING REPLACEMENT CRANK ANGLE SENSOR WIRE COLORS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 83
VEHICLE TECHNICAL INFORMATION REGARDING MANUAL TRANSMISSION FLUID. *TT

Bulletin Number: 84
SUBJECT REGARDING MANUAL TRANSMISSION FLUID. *TT

Bulletin Number: 89
NO START. 1995-99 420A WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 97040100003
DESCRIBING HOW TO REPROGRAM THE HOMELINK TRANSMITTER. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97040117001
CONTAINING THE CORRECT VACUUM HOSE ROUTING ILLUSTRATIONS FOR AFFECTED VEHICLES. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97090152B003
SERVICE MANUAL REVISION ON SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97090154006
REVISED HEADLIGHT AIMING ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURES. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97090199017
SUBJECT ON CYLINDER HEAD DISTORTION INSPECTION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97110123013
ACCELERATING PRIOR TO A COMPLETE STOP, THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MAY SHIFT FROM THIRD GEAR TO SECOND GEAR WITH SOME HARSHNESS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97110154013
INFORMATION CONTAINING ADDITIONAL GLASS ANTENNA CAUTIONS AND INSPECTION PROCEDURES. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98070120004
CONDITION WITH ENGINE OVERHEATING. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98070120023
INFORMATION ON CONVERTIBLE TOP SIDE RAIL FOAM SEAL INSTALLATION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98070120024
VEHICLE EXPERIENCING DOOR POPPING / KNOCKING NOISE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98070120025
EXPERIENCING LEAKAGE FROM WINDSHIELD WASHER NOZZLE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98070120028
BRIEF INFORMATION ON ADHESION PROMOTERS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9922003
THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS RECOMMENDED MANUAL TRANSMISSION / TRANSAXLE MAINTENANCE INFORMATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9923010
THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS RECOMMENDED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION / TRANSAXLE MAINTENANCE INFORMATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: TSB0011001
INFORMATION AND RELATED INSTALLATION PROCEDURES ABOUT A NEW, IMPROVED HEAD GASKET FOR VEHILCES EQUIPPED WITH THE 2.0L, NON-TURBO, 420A ENGINE. *TT

Bulletin Number: TSB0052A010
THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES HOW TO INSTALL THE NEW POWER SEAT SLIDE MOTOR. *TT

Bulletin Number: TSB0123004
THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS CORRECTED DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 41 (SOLENOID CIRCUIT ERROR - LR) DIAGNOSIS CHARTS FOR REVISED SERVICE MANUAL PAGES. *JB

Bulletin Number: TSB0155003
SERVICE MANUAL REVISION ON REVOLUTION PICK-UP SENSOR RESISTANCE. *JB

Bulletin Number: TSB-19-00-008
This is a Technical Service Bulletin sent to dealers. This bulletin supersedes TSB-18-00-003, issued April, 2018, to add updated information for Carrying Capacity Reduced Label.

Bulletin Number: TSB9622005
ADDITIONAL MANUAL TRANSAXLE SHIFT LEVER OPERATIONAL INSPECTION - SERVICE MANUAL REVISION. *TW

Bulletin Number: TSB9631003R
1997 TIRE CHAIN USAGE. *TW

Bulletin Number: TSB9654012
ANTENNA TIGHTENING TORQUE. *TW

Bulletin Number: TSB9700005
MUT-II SCAN TOOL WARRANTY. *TW

Bulletin Number: TSB9711001
REVISED VALVE AND VALVE GUIDE SPECIFICATIONS (420A ENGINE)- SERVICE MANUAL REVISION. *JD

Bulletin Number: TSB9711002
NEW VALVE LASH ADJUSTER NOISE CHECKING AND TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES. *JD

Bulletin Number: TSB9711004
CRANKSHAFT BEARING SELECTION PROCEDURE - SERVICE MANUAL REVISION. *TW

Bulletin Number: TSB9711012
CHANGED CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSING CYLINDER REMOVAL SEQUENCE - SERVICE MANUAL REVISION. *TW

Bulletin Number: TSB9711014
VALVE GUIDE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES (ECLIPSE/ECLIPSE SPYDER) - SERVICE MANUAL REVISION. *TW

Bulletin Number: TSB9711015
THROTTLE BODY PROCEDURES (ECLIPSE/ECLIPSE SPYDER, MIRAGE, 3000GT) - SERVICE MANUAL REVISION. *TW

Bulletin Number: TSB9715001
HESITATION AND/OR SURGE AT HIGHER SPEEDS (4G64 2.4L SOHC ENGINE). *JD

Bulletin Number: TSB9716002
DTC 58 - INTAKE AIR TEMPERATURE SENSOR HARNESS. *TW

Bulletin Number: TSB9716004
GENERATOR STATOR REMOVAL - SERVICE MANUAL REVISION. *TW

Bulletin Number: TSB9723002
2/4 CLUTCH PISTON RETAINER PARTS IDENTIFICATION (F4AC1 TRANSAXLE). *JD

Bulletin Number: TSB9723015
INFORMATION ABOUT IMPROVED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE END CLUTCH. *TT

Bulletin Number: TSB9726002
DRIVESHAFT (FRONT AXLE) REMOVAL PROCEDURES - SERVICE MANUAL REVISION. *TW

Bulletin Number: TSB9737A001
POWER STEERING BELT ALIGNMENT AND TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES. *JD

Bulletin Number: TSB9737A003
NEW POWER STEERING HOSE - SERVICE MANUAL REVISION. *TW

Bulletin Number: TSB9742A004
WINDSHIELD WIND NOISE. *JD

Bulletin Number: TSB9742A008
REAR WHEEL HOUSING WATER LEAK. *TW

Bulletin Number: TSB9752A001
DOOR TRIM DEFROSTER GARNISH. *JD

Bulletin Number: TSB9752B002
ADDITIONAL SRS AIR BAG TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES- SERVICE MANUAL REVISION. *JD

Bulletin Number: TSB9754001
COOLING AND A/C SYSTEM CIRCUIT DIAGRAM CORRECTIONS (DELETED FAN MOTOR RELAY [HI])- SERVICE MANUAL REVISION. *JD

Bulletin Number: TSB9754015
REPAIR PROCEDURES FOR AUDIO FAILURE ON VARIOUS MODEL YEARS. *YC

Bulletin Number: TSB9813005
VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE LONG COLD START TIMES, SAG DURING WARM-UP, AND STALLING. *TT

Bulletin Number: TSB9813012
THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE OPERATION OF THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM AND HOW TO DIANOSE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES RELEVANT TO THIS SYSTEM. *YC

Bulletin Number: TSB9823003
EXPERIENCING POOR A/T SHIFT QUALITY. *YC

Bulletin Number: TSB9823006
CORRECTED INFORMATION CONCERNING THE UNDERDRIVE ACCUMULATOR SPRING. *YC

Bulletin Number: TSB9823015
CONCERNS WITH DELAYED TRANSAXLE ENGAGEMENT. *YC

Bulletin Number: TSB9834001
PROCEDURES FOR REPAIRING ABNORMAL NOISES FROM THE REAR SUSPENSION. *YC

Bulletin Number: TSB9835004
SERVICE MANUAL REVISION ON ABS DATA LIST REFERENCE AND ACTUATOR TEST REFERENCE TABLES. *YC

Bulletin Number: TSB9837A005
SUBJECT REGARDING POWER STEERING BELT ALIGNEMENT AND TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES. *YC

Bulletin Number: TSB985001
SERVICE MANUAL REVISION ON A/C CLUTCH AIR GAP. *YC

Bulletin Number: TSB9851004
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE FRONT WINDSHIELD WASHER NOZZLE LEAKAGE. *YC

Bulletin Number: TSB9911007
INFORMATION REGARDING CYLINDER HEAD GASKETS FOR REMANUFACTURED SHORT BLOCKS. *TT

Bulletin Number: TSB9913001
PCM REPROGRAMMING & REPLACEMENT SUMMARY (420A ENGINE). *TT

Bulletin Number: TSB9934001
CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF A SQUEAKING, A HARD RUBBING NOISE, AND / OR A LIGHT TAPPING OR KNOCKING SOUND FROM THE REAR SUSPENSION WHEN DRIVING OVER BUMPS. *TT

Bulletin Number: TSB9942A004
VEHICLES EXHIBITING POPPING AND/OR CREAKING NOISE IN DOOR WINDOW GLASS. *TT

Bulletin Number: TT237
This is a service newsletter (Tech Talk) that was sent out to dealers.


1997 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE SPYDER:

Bulletin Number: 0255002
SUBJECT REGARDING CORRECTED AIR CONDITIONER MAGNETIC CLUTCH SERVICE PROCEDURES. *JG

Bulletin Number: 48
EXHIBITING ROUGH IDLE AFTER WARM-UP. *TT

Bulletin Number: 67
SUBJECT REGARDING POWER STEERING PUMP REPLACEMENT. *JB

Bulletin Number: 9922003
THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS RECOMMENDED MANUAL TRANSMISSION / TRANSAXLE MAINTENANCE INFORMATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9923010
THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS RECOMMENDED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION / TRANSAXLE MAINTENANCE INFORMATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: TSB0052A010
THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES HOW TO INSTALL THE NEW POWER SEAT SLIDE MOTOR. *TT

Bulletin Number: TSB0155003
SERVICE MANUAL REVISION ON REVOLUTION PICK-UP SENSOR RESISTANCE. *JB

Bulletin Number: TSB-19-00-008
This is a Technical Service Bulletin sent to dealers. This bulletin supersedes TSB-18-00-003, issued April, 2018, to add updated information for Carrying Capacity Reduced Label.

Bulletin Number: TSB9813005
VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE LONG COLD START TIMES, SAG DURING WARM-UP, AND STALLING. *TT

Bulletin Number: TSB9823014
EXPERIENCING A/T HARSH 3-2 DOWNSHIFTS. *TT

Bulletin Number: TSB9834001
PROCEDURES FOR REPAIRING ABNORMAL NOISES FROM THE REAR SUSPENSION. *YC

Bulletin Number: TSB9842A003
SERVICE MANUAL REVISION ON ELECTRIC CONVERTIBLE TOP SUPPLEMENT. *YC

Bulletin Number: TSB9842A009
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A SQUEAK AND / OR RATTLE AT THE WINDSHIELD HEADER. *YC

Bulletin Number: TSB985001
SERVICE MANUAL REVISION ON A/C CLUTCH AIR GAP. *YC

Bulletin Number: TSB9851004
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE FRONT WINDSHIELD WASHER NOZZLE LEAKAGE. *YC

Bulletin Number: TSB9934001
CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF A SQUEAKING, A HARD RUBBING NOISE, AND / OR A LIGHT TAPPING OR KNOCKING SOUND FROM THE REAR SUSPENSION WHEN DRIVING OVER BUMPS. *TT

Bulletin Number: TSB9942A004
VEHICLES EXHIBITING POPPING AND/OR CREAKING NOISE IN DOOR WINDOW GLASS. *TT

Bulletin Number: TSB9942A005
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF EXCESSIVE WATER ENTERING THE VEHICLE AROUND THE TOPSTACK ASSEMBLY. *TT

Bulletin Number: TSB9942A007
THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS PROCEDURES FOR PREVENTING AND REPAIRING BENT TOP STACK CONTROL LINKS. *TT

Bulletin Number: TT237
This is a service newsletter (Tech Talk) that was sent out to dealers.

 
Recalls for 1997 Mitsubishi Montero 2dr Conv Spyder GS-T Turbo Manual
1997 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 97V081001
Component: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT
Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI AMERICA
Manufacture Dates: 03/18/1997 - 03/26/1997
Potential Units Affected: 119
Defect Description:
THE HEADREST GUIDE BRACKET WAS IMPROPERLY WELDED TO THE SEAT BACK FRAME ON THE PASSENGER SIDE SEAT BACK ASSEMBLIES ONLY.
Consequence:
THE HEADREST SUPPORT BRACKET CAN BREAK, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PASSENGER SEAT BACK ASSEMBLY WITH A NEW ASSEMBLY.
1997 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 98V069001
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI AMERICA
Manufacture Dates: 05/15/1989 - 03/06/1998
Potential Units Affected: 24275
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. LOCKUP OF THE TRANSFER CASE CAN OCCUR DUE TO INSUFFICIENT LUBRICATION.
Consequence:
THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES FOR ADEQUACY OF THE TRANSFER CASE OIL VOLUME, TRANSFER CASE OIL LEAKAGE, AND OPERATIONAL DEGRADATION OF THE TRANSFER CASE MECHANISM. IF OIL VOLUME IS INSUFFICIENT, THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF OIL WILL BE ADDED. IF THERE IS TRANSFER CASE OIL LEAKAGE, AFFECTED COMPONENTS WILL BE REPLACED. IF THE TRANSFER CASE SHOWS OPERATIONAL DEGRADATION, THE TRANSFER CASE WILL BE REPLACED.
1997 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 00V421001
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI AMERICA
Manufacture Dates: 03/01/1994 - 06/30/1999
Potential Units Affected: 567432
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE RUBBER BOOTS ON THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINTS OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION WERE DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY, DIRT AND WATER CAN INTRUDE. ALSO, MMC HAS ADDED THE POTENTIAL OF LEAKING MOISTURE, WHICH CAN CAUSE THE BALL STUD TO CORRODE.
Consequence:
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINT TO SEPARATE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH. THIS CAMPAIGN SUPERCEDES MMC'S PREVIOUS SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN, SEE 99V-066.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINT FOR WEAR. BALL JOINTS THAT EXHIBIT WEAR BEYOND THE ESTABLISHED TOLERANCE WILL BE REPLACED WITH NEWLY DESIGNED LATERAL ARM BALL JOINTS. BALL JOINTS THAT ARE WITHIN THE ESTABLISHED TOLERANCE WILL BE CLEANED AND A SPECIAL SEALANT WILL BE APPLIED TO PREVENT INTRUSION OF MOISTURE.
1997 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE SPYDER
NHTSA Campaign ID: 00V421001
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI AMERICA
Manufacture Dates: 12/01/1995 - 06/30/1999
Potential Units Affected: 567432
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE RUBBER BOOTS ON THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINTS OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION WERE DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY, DIRT AND WATER CAN INTRUDE. ALSO, MMC HAS ADDED THE POTENTIAL OF LEAKING MOISTURE, WHICH CAN CAUSE THE BALL STUD TO CORRODE.
Consequence:
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINT TO SEPARATE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH. THIS CAMPAIGN SUPERCEDES MMC'S PREVIOUS SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN, SEE 99V-066.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINT FOR WEAR. BALL JOINTS THAT EXHIBIT WEAR BEYOND THE ESTABLISHED TOLERANCE WILL BE REPLACED WITH NEWLY DESIGNED LATERAL ARM BALL JOINTS. BALL JOINTS THAT ARE WITHIN THE ESTABLISHED TOLERANCE WILL BE CLEANED AND A SPECIAL SEALANT WILL BE APPLIED TO PREVENT INTRUSION OF MOISTURE.
1997 MITSUBISHI CARIBBEAN ECLIPSE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 00V421003
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI CARIBBEAN
Manufacture Dates: 03/01/1994 - 06/30/1999
Potential Units Affected: 5164
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE RUBBER BOOTS ON THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINTS OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION WERE DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY, DIRT AND WATER CAN INTRUDE. ALSO, MMC HAS ADDED THE POTENTIAL OF LEAKING MOISTURE, WHICH CAN CAUSE THE BALL STUD TO CORRODE.
Consequence:
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINT TO SEPARATE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH. THIS CAMPAIGN SUPERCEDES MMC'S PREVIOUS SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN, SEE 99V-066.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINT FOR WEAR. BALL JOINTS THAT EXHIBIT WEAR BEYOND THE ESTABLISHED TOLERANCE WILL BE REPLACED WITH NEWLY DESIGNED LATERAL ARM BALL JOINTS. BALL JOINTS THAT ARE WITHIN THE ESTABLISHED TOLERANCE WILL BE CLEANED AND A SPECIAL SEALANT WILL BE APPLIED TO PREVENT INTRUSION OF MOISTURE.
1997 MITSUBISHI CARIBBEAN ECLIPSE SPYDER
NHTSA Campaign ID: 00V421003
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI CARIBBEAN
Manufacture Dates: 12/01/1995 - 06/30/1999
Potential Units Affected: 5164
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE RUBBER BOOTS ON THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINTS OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION WERE DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY, DIRT AND WATER CAN INTRUDE. ALSO, MMC HAS ADDED THE POTENTIAL OF LEAKING MOISTURE, WHICH CAN CAUSE THE BALL STUD TO CORRODE.
Consequence:
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINT TO SEPARATE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH. THIS CAMPAIGN SUPERCEDES MMC'S PREVIOUS SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN, SEE 99V-066.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE LOWER LATERAL ARM BALL JOINT FOR WEAR. BALL JOINTS THAT EXHIBIT WEAR BEYOND THE ESTABLISHED TOLERANCE WILL BE REPLACED WITH NEWLY DESIGNED LATERAL ARM BALL JOINTS. BALL JOINTS THAT ARE WITHIN THE ESTABLISHED TOLERANCE WILL BE CLEANED AND A SPECIAL SEALANT WILL BE APPLIED TO PREVENT INTRUSION OF MOISTURE.
 






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