Recalls

Find the latest 1999 Mitsubishi Galant recalls as issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Manufacturers.

Dates of Manufacture May 1998 - October 1999
Manufacturer Recall No. 990WND0093
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V305
Potential Number of Units Affected 101,360
Remedy Dealers will install a redesigned switch. Owner notification was expected to begin during December 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.
Summary The steering column multi-function switch levers can become loose or break over time. Loosening or cracking of the levers can cause directional lamps that do not self-cancel or operate, head lamps that do not turn off, windshield washers that operate continuously and/or windshield wipers that do not operate.
Dates of Manufacture May 1998 - November 1999
Manufacturer Recall No. 990GND0095
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V333
Potential Number of Units Affected 19,789
Remedy Dealers will remove and discard a metal manifold bracket. Dealers will also inspect the harness. If the harness wires show no damage, the dealer will install a heat insulator along with heat resistant harness clips. If the harness wires do show damage, the dealers will install a new harness with pre-installed integral heat protection. Owner notification is expected to begin during January 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles equipped with V6 engines and Federal emission equipment, the battery cable wiring harness can become heat damaged by the front exhaust manifold which could cause grounded circuits. This circuit failure could cause any of the following to occur: (1) the engine will not start because the main fuse will blow if the power lead is grounded; (2) the low oil pressure warning lamp will illuminate if the signal wire is grounded; (3) the air-conditioning system will become inoperative if the lead to the magnetic clutch is grounded; and (4) the turn signal/hazard lamps will become inoperative if the voltage monitor lead is grounded.
Dates of Manufacture May 1998 - November 1999
Manufacturer Recall No. 990GND0095
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V333
Potential Number of Units Affected 19,789
Remedy Dealers will remove and discard a metal manifold bracket. Dealers will also inspect the harness. If the harness wires show no damage, the dealer will install a heat insulator along with heat resistant harness clips. If the harness wires do show damage, the dealers will install a new harness with pre-installed integral heat protection. Owner notification is expected to begin during January 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles equipped with V6 engines and Federal emission equipment, the battery cable wiring harness can become heat damaged by the front exhaust manifold which could cause grounded circuits. This circuit failure could cause any of the following to occur: (1) the engine will not start because the main fuse will blow if the power lead is grounded; (2) the low oil pressure warning lamp will illuminate if the signal wire is grounded; (3) the air-conditioning system will become inoperative if the lead to the magnetic clutch is grounded; and (4) the turn signal/hazard lamps will become inoperative if the voltage monitor lead is grounded.
Dates of Manufacture May 1998 - November 1999
Manufacturer Recall No. 990GND0095
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V333
Potential Number of Units Affected 19,789
Remedy Dealers will remove and discard a metal manifold bracket. Dealers will also inspect the harness. If the harness wires show no damage, the dealer will install a heat insulator along with heat resistant harness clips. If the harness wires do show damage, the dealers will install a new harness with pre-installed integral heat protection. Owner notification is expected to begin during January 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles equipped with V6 engines and Federal emission equipment, the battery cable wiring harness can become heat damaged by the front exhaust manifold which could cause grounded circuits. This circuit failure could cause any of the following to occur: (1) the engine will not start because the main fuse will blow if the power lead is grounded; (2) the low oil pressure warning lamp will illuminate if the signal wire is grounded; (3) the air-conditioning system will become inoperative if the lead to the magnetic clutch is grounded; and (4) the turn signal/hazard lamps will become inoperative if the voltage monitor lead is grounded.
Dates of Manufacture May 1998 - October 1999
Manufacturer Recall No. 990WND0093
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V305
Potential Number of Units Affected 101,360
Remedy Dealers will install a redesigned switch. Owner notification was expected to begin during December 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.
Summary The steering column multi-function switch levers can become loose or break over time. Loosening or cracking of the levers can cause directional lamps that do not self-cancel or operate, head lamps that do not turn off, windshield washers that operate continuously and/or windshield wipers that do not operate.

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