Recall Alert: 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor

Endeavor
Mitsubishi has issued a recall for 56,113 Endeavor vehicles from the 2004 model year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

These include vehicles originally sold or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. Cold states (and their adjoining states) that use road salts frequently are also included: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina.

The recall is due to a reinforcing bracket and the fuel filler pipe, which could corrode if exposed to salt and other road debris. This could create a leak in the fuel filler pipe and possibly lead to a fire in the presence of an ignition source.

Dealers will inspect the fuel filler pipe and replace it with an improved part for free. Owners may contact Mitsubishi at 800-222-0037 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hot line at 888-327-4236.

By Stephen Markley | March 9, 2010 | Comments (7)

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It was that recently that Mitsubishi could sell that many cars in a year? How quickly they have fallen.

Don't get it

I still don't understand these limited recalls based on geography.

Based on my movements, if I owned this car I would not be included in the recall because I don't meet the requirements of, being bought in any of the states mentioned or being currently registered in any of those states. But I did live in one of those states for 3 years in that time period.

Miss

here is Why its only these states...
IN SEVERE CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENTS WHERE ROAD SALTS ARE FREQUENTLY USED IN WINTER VEHICLES MAY BE EXPOSED TO ROAD DEBRIS (MUD) MIXED WITH ROAD SALT. THIS MATERIAL CAN BECOME TRAPPED BETWEEN A REINFORCING BRACKET AND THE FUEL FILLER PIPE, POTENTIALLY CAUSING CORROSION. OVER TIME, CORROSION COULD CREATE A LEAK IN THE FUEL FILLER PIPE THAT COULD RESULT IN A FUEL LEAKAGE WHEN FUELING THE VEHICLE. So if you have this car...and you just went thru the harsh winter we just did then get it checked. chances are you and your car weren't exposed to the weather elements long enough. yes i do own one of these and i do live in one of the states listed...so i will be getting mine checked.

Miss

And for the person talking about Mitsubishi's "failure" and cars sold...have YOU driven a TOYOTA lately??? Talk about falling quickly...toy companies try to poison our kids with lead paint on toys...now the cars they build are going hay wire...They sell triple that in a year...My endeavor has been VERY reliable...and has done better than any vehicle in the snow and ice than and performance wise without problems. So one lil pipe to be replaced is no problem...any car can be prone to that. :oP

is really important to know this in such a clear
but I would like to find some more information ..
and have a clearer vision of the subject ..

Mitsubishi have even recalled their endeavors modeled from 2006 to 2008. I wonder do they follow strict testing rules before making the cars available for sales. This is actually hampering hard earned reputation of Mitsubishi.

it is totally embarassing to be frank. i mean come on mitsubishi is a big brand and a series of recall is doing great damage.

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