More than 534,000 Cars Affected by Two Mitsubishi Recalls
More than half a million cars are affected by two Mitsubishi recalls.
The larger of the two affects the passenger-side sun visor, which can detach if the airbag deploys. The second is in response to corrosion in the anti-lock braking system (ABS).
Sun Visor Recall
Mitsubishi is recalling the following models for the sun visor defect:
2001-2005 Eclipse Spyder
2001-2005 Chrysler Sebring
2001-2005 Dodge Stratus
If the sun visor detaches during an accident, it could propel backwards and increase the risk of injury to those in the car. To remedy the problem, dealers will install a tether strap to keep the visor from detaching.
Vehicle owners who are affected by the recall will be contacted by either Mitsubishi, Chrysler, or Dodge, but the companies have not yet provided a notification schedule.
In certain Eclipse and Eclipse Spyder sports cars, corrosion inside the ABS unit can cause one or more of the internal valves to seize. If this happens, braking ability would be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall affects the 2006-2009 Eclipse and 2007-2009 Eclipse Spyder.
Mitsubishi will notify owners affected by the recall, but has not yet provided a notification schedule. To remedy the problem, dealers will inspect, flush, and clean the ABS hydraulic unit, free of charge. If it's evident that the valves may seize, the ABS unit will be replaced.
For more information on either recall, owners can contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820 and Chrysler and Dodge at 1-800-853-1403.