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Mitsubishi Eclipse Recall for Brake Corrosion

July 13th, 2015 by

Mitsubishi Eclipse Recall

 Mitsubishi Eclipse Recall Due to Brake Corrosion

Mitsubishi voluntarily announced a recall of approximately 74,836 units of its Eclipse model manufactured from April 20, 2005 through February 13, 2009. The Eclipse Spyder, manufactured between December 23, 2005 and February 13, 2009, is also included in this recall. The Mitsubishi Eclipse recall arose from corrosion within the anti-lock brake system (ABS) unit. Consequently, the corrosion may seize one or more of the internal valves whereby harsh braking requiring use of the ABS can reduce braking ability.

Brake Corrosion Could Increase the Risk of an Auto Accident

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the reduced braking performance caused by the anti-lock brake system (ABS) corrosion can increase the risk of a collision or accident, putting the life of the driver, other motorists and/or pedestrians in danger.

Make Model Year
Mitsubishi Eclipse April, 2005 – February, 2009
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder December, 2005 – February, 2009

Mitsubishi Eclipse Recall: Solution

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., announced to the NHTSA that it will notify owners of the affected vehicles, whereby, authorized dealers are to inspect, flush and clean the ABS hydraulic unit using high grade brake fluid, free of charge. If the inspection shows the possibility of valve seizure, the ABS unit will be completely replaced. For the time being, the manufacturer has not yet confirmed a notification schedule. However, a unique identification number has been assigned to the Mitsubishi Eclipse recall: SR-15-004. Owners of vehicles affected by the recall are encouraged to visit the NHTSA website for updates on the latest news regarding the Mitsubishi Eclipse recall. Owners of affected vehicles may also contact the Mitsubishi Customer Service hotline at 1-888-648-7820.

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Sources:

  1. NHTSA. Corrosion of ABS Hydraulic Unit. Retrieved June, 29, 2015.
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