2003 Mitsubishi MONTERO Fuel System, Gasoline:storage Recall

2003 Mitsubishi MONTERO Fuel System, Gasoline:storage Recall

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2003 Mitsubishi MONTERO Fuel System, Gasoline:storage Recall
 NHTSA Recall #55630
NHTSA Compaign #04V319000
MFG Compaign #SR-04-008
 ManufacturerMITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
 SupplierMITSUBISHI
 BrandMITSUBISHI
 ModelMONTERO
 Model Year2003
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE
 Date of notification30/08/04
 Begin date of manufacuring04/04/01
 End date of manufacturing21/05/04
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received06/07/04
 Report created07/07/04
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units44214
 Defect summaryOn certain sport utility vehicles, when the fuel tank is full and the vehicle is parked facing forward on an upward slope, the fuel tank leveling valve may not maintain proper sealing in the event the fuel expands from a rise in the ambient temperature.
 Consequence summaryIf the fuel leveling valve does not seal properly, fuel may leak onto the ground. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
 Corrective actionDealers will replace the leveling valve. The recall began on august 30, 2004. Owners should contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037 or mitsubishi caribbean at 1-787-251-8715.
 Recall notesMitsubishi recall no. Sr-04-008. Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • What is Recall? A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure? Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect? Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

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