Mitsubishi is recalling about 535,000 vehicles in two separate recalls, one involving problems with sun visors and another to fix issues with the anti-lock brake system.
According to a report in Carcomplaints.com, the Japanese automaker is recalling about 460,000 mode year 2000 to 2005 Eclipse, 2001 to 2005 Eclipse Spyder, 2001-2005 Chrysler Sebring and 2001-2005 Dodge Stratus vehicles that need a tether strap to retain the passenger sun visor.
Two Separate Recalls
Mitsubishi says the passenger-side sun visor may be folded down in such a position that if the front airbag deploys, the sun visor can detach.
The sun visor flying around inside the vehicles does have the possibility of harming occupants or distracting drivers and causing a car crash.
When the recall begins, dealers will install a tether strap on the passenger sun visor.
In addition, 75,000 Mitsubishi cars have been recalled to repair problems with the anti-lock brake systems. The cars are the 2006 to 2009 Eclipse and the 2007 to 2009 Eclipse Spyder.
Mitsubishi says the corrosion inside the anti-lock brake system can cause the internal valves to seize and malfunction.
This could cause the brake pedal to go to the floor and diminish the braking performance.
When the recall begins, dealers will inspect, flush and clean the anti-lock brake system hydraulic unit and replace the system if the inspection shows a problem.
If Your Vehicle Has Been Recalled
If you suspect that your vehicle is part of an auto safety recall, please visit NHTSA’s website safercar.gov. You could use your vehicle identification number or VIN to find out if your vehicle is part of a safety recall.
If it is, take it to an authorized dealer to get the recommended repairs. If the part is not available right away, try not to drive your vehicle until it has been fixed.
The dealer is required under the law to do the repair at no charge.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective auto, please ensure that the vehicle is preserved in its current state, unaltered so an expert can examine it thoroughly for defects, malfunctions and other evidence.
Injured victims can seek compensation by filing a product liability lawsuit against the automaker or the company that manufactured faulty parts.
It takes an auto defect law firm that is not only resourceful, but also passionate about pursuing justice for injured clients and holding negligent automakers accountable.