Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
08V139000MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC. V (Vehicle)11660007/07/2008ODIMITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC.03/26/200803/26/2008571114
Defect SummaryMitsubishi is recalling 120,000 my 2004-2006 endeavor passenger vehicles. during vehicle use, the ignition key interlock cable (which is a component of the interlock system) may allow the interlocking cam to fall forward and allow the ignition key to be removed from the ignition switch when the gearshift mechanism is not in the park position.
Consequence SummaryIf the driver does not shift to park before removing the key and fails to engage the parking brake, the vehicle could roll and a crash could occur.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect and correct these vehicles for the reported condition. the recall will begin on july 7, 2008. owners may contact mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820.
NotesMitsubishi recall no. sr-08-003.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
5412/01/200410018375Time interval adjustments for lights and wipers. all mitsubishi models with adjustable time interval function for wiper and lights. tech talk. *tt12/22/2005
5412/01/200410018378Buzz or rattle in rear speaker area. mitsubishi. tech talk. *tt12/22/2005
11301/01/200510015206Power plant check harness. mitsubishi motors. *tt07/08/2005
11301/01/200510015224Buzz or rattle in rear speaker area. *tt07/08/2005
0901200409/01/200410013753Trailer hitch wiring installation. *eh04/26/2005
0901200409/01/200410013756New 3 wire a/c pressure sensor. *eh04/26/2005
0901200409/01/200410013752Center display compass troubleshooting. *eh04/26/2005
10808/01/200410013673Tcl off indicator comes on with malfunction indicator lamp (mil). mitsubishi tech talk. *tt04/25/2005
040001008/01/200410010503Mut-iii stv version 10.1 new features. *tt11/30/2004
045400308/01/20040454003R10010505Immobilizer system information update (2004 models). *tt11/30/2004
0352A00205/01/200310002361Center instrument panel removal. *tt08/26/2003
035400303/01/200310002268Customization using multi-center display. *tt08/20/2003
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
061600101/01/200610019044Alternator b+ terminal replacement. to include 2007 mitsubishi eclipse spyder. *tt02/10/2006
051300604/01/200510016133Alternator fr terminal voltage - service manual revision. *tt08/31/2005
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
0601200406/01/200410014387Ignition key cylinder replacement parts. *eh05/02/2005
0701200407/01/200410014172Ignition key cylinder replacement parts. *eh04/28/2005

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - SWITCH
PE08006MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC.01/29/200804/14/2008IGNITION-PARK INTERLOCK SYSTEM08V276000
 The subject vehicle ignition-park interlock and shift lock (brake-shift interlock) systems are mechanically actuated.the systems utilize two cable assemblies that connect to a plastic housing mounted to the shift lever mechanism.within the housing is a lever (interlock lever) that the ignition-park interlock cable connects to.when the interlock lever is positioned in its rearward travel range, the ignition key removal is prevented; when the lever is positioned in its forward position, key removal is allowed.according to mitsubishi, the ignition key interlock cable may allow the interlock lever to fall forward during vehicle use.in this state the ignition key can be removed from the ignition switch when the gearshift mechanism is not in the park position.if the driver does not shift to park before removing the key and fails to engage the parking brake, the vehicle could roll and a crash could occur.most of the reported crash incidents were minor in nature involving unoccupied vehicles rolling from a parked condition and striking other vehicles or objects.the single injury incident occurred when the operator parked the vehicle, exited, and was subsequently struck by the vehicle as it rolled away.the type and severity of the injuries were not described.in a letter dated march 21, 2008, mitsubishi advised nhtsa that it will conduct a safety recall to address this condition (see www.safercar.gov, recall action 08v-139 for further details); remedy details and timing are to be determined.accordingly the investigation is closed.
PE08006MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC.01/29/200804/14/2008IGNITION-PARK INTERLOCK SYSTEM08V139000
 The subject vehicle ignition-park interlock and shift lock (brake-shift interlock) systems are mechanically actuated.the systems utilize two cable assemblies that connect to a plastic housing mounted to the shift lever mechanism.within the housing is a lever (interlock lever) that the ignition-park interlock cable connects to.when the interlock lever is positioned in its rearward travel range, the ignition key removal is prevented; when the lever is positioned in its forward position, key removal is allowed.according to mitsubishi, the ignition key interlock cable may allow the interlock lever to fall forward during vehicle use.in this state the ignition key can be removed from the ignition switch when the gearshift mechanism is not in the park position.if the driver does not shift to park before removing the key and fails to engage the parking brake, the vehicle could roll and a crash could occur.most of the reported crash incidents were minor in nature involving unoccupied vehicles rolling from a parked condition and striking other vehicles or objects.the single injury incident occurred when the operator parked the vehicle, exited, and was subsequently struck by the vehicle as it rolled away.the type and severity of the injuries were not described.in a letter dated march 21, 2008, mitsubishi advised nhtsa that it will conduct a safety recall to address this condition (see www.safercar.gov, recall action 08v-139 for further details); remedy details and timing are to be determined.accordingly the investigation is closed.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
08/07/2007
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 mitsubishi endeavor. the contact was driving approximately 20 mph with the air conditioning unit activated when the contact noticed a large accumulation of water on the front driver's side floor board. the failure recurred whenever the air conditioning unit was in operation. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer eight times and on one occasion, an unknown repair was performed but the failure was not corrected. the vehicle was also taken to an independent mechanic four times but to no avail. there were no resolutions for the failure. the manufacturer was notified of the defect. the failure mileage was unavailable. kmj
08/07/2007
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 mitsubishi endeavor. the contact was driving approximately 20 mph with the air conditioning unit activated when the contact noticed a large accumulation of water on the front driver's side floor board. the failure recurred whenever the air conditioning unit was in operation. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer eight times and on one occasion, an unknown repair was performed but the failure was not corrected. the vehicle was also taken to an independent mechanic four times but to no avail. there were no resolutions for the failure. the manufacturer was notified of the defect. the failure mileage was unavailable. kmj
08/07/2007
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 mitsubishi endeavor. while driving approximately 20 mph with the air conditioner activated, the contact noticed a large accumulation of water on the front driver's side floor area. the failure occurred whenever the air conditioner was in operation. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer eight times and on one visit an unknown repair was performed. the failure continued to occur. the vehicle was also taken to an independent mechanic four times which there were no resolutions. the manufacturer was notified of the defect. the failure mileage was unavailable. js
12/01/2011142000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 mitsubishi endeavor. the contact stated that the ignition switch failed. the vehicle was unresponsive when shifted into drive and the contact attempted to accelerate. in addition, the neutral indicator would illuminate erroneously when the vehicle was shifted into drive. the vehicle was previously repaired under nhtsa campaign id number: 08v139000 (electrical system: ignition switch). the vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the contact was told that the warranty on the repair had ended. the failure mileage was 142,000 and the current mileage was 142,700.
12/01/2011142000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 mitsubishi endeavor. the contact stated that nhtsa recall campaign id number: 08v139000 (electrical system: ignition switch) was performed on the vehicle 16 months ago and has failed again. the contact stated the vehicle will go into reverse and into neutral, but when put into drive the vehicle does not move. the neutral starts to flash when the vehicle is placed into drive. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the contact was told the warranty on the repair had ended. the failure mileage was 142,000 and the current mileage was 142,700.rl
12/01/2011142000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 mitsubishi endeavor. the contact stated that nhtsa recall campaign id number: 08v139000 (electrical system: ignition switch) was performed on the vehicle 16 months ago and has failed again. the contact stated the vehicle will go into reverse and into neutral, but when put into drive the vehicle does not move. the neutral starts to flash when the vehicle is placed into drive. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the contact was told the warranty on the repair had ended. the failure mileage was 142,000 and the current mileage was 142,700.rl
07/14/2008
 My 2004 endeavor has had water leaking on driver's side front floor. based on the volume of complaints in this forum and others, i would suggest that this is an issue that should be recalled and covered as a manufacturer defect. if it is not recalled, perhaps a class action lawsuit is in order.
07/14/2008
 My 2004 endeavor has had water leaking on driver's side front floor. based on the volume of complaints in this forum and others, i would suggest that this is an issue that should be recalled and covered as a manufacturer defect. if it is not recalled, perhaps a class action lawsuit is in order.
07/14/2008
 My 2004 endeavor has had water leaking on driver's side front floor. based on the volume of complaints in this forum and others, i would suggest that this is an issue that should be recalled and covered as a manufacturer defect. if it is not recalled, perhaps a class action lawsuit is in order.
07/14/2008
 My 2004 endeavor has had water leaking on driver's side front floor. based on the volume of complaints in this forum and others, i would suggest that this is an issue that should be recalled and covered as a manufacturer defect. if it is not recalled, perhaps a class action lawsuit is in order.
07/14/2008
 My 2004 endeavor has had water leaking on driver's side front floor. based on the volume of complaints in this forum and others, i would suggest that this is an issue that should be recalled and covered as a manufacturer defect. if it is not recalled, perhaps a class action lawsuit is in order.
09/22/2011
 It looks like that the mitsubishi endeavor has design defects where the a/c water leaks inside the car. i started to notice water under driver and rear seats. i thought that this is due to rain but when i took it for repair the mechanic told me that this is due to the a/c and the water is not draining out instead it is draining inside. i also went to the dealership here in jacksonville, fl and they also told me that this is a know problem and happens with this model. they told me that i have to either replace the compressor for $800 or they can clean and do something that will temporarily fix the problem costing $189. they also told me that there is no recall even though they know that this is a manufacturing defect. there is no guarantee that this problem will not happen even if i replace the compressor. which is insane!!! searching the internet reviled that a lot of people are having the same issue. so far i drained more than 3 gallons of water from under the driver and rear passenger seats. i cannot use a/c in hot florida weather. so much water inside the car can also cause short circuit even fire. i believe this is a serious problem which mitsubishi should recall and fix.
09/22/2011
 It looks like that the mitsubishi endeavor has design defects where the a/c water leaks inside the car. i started to notice water under driver and rear seats. i thought that this is due to rain but when i took it for repair the mechanic told me that this is due to the a/c and the water is not draining out instead it is draining inside. i also went to the dealership here in jacksonville, fl and they also told me that this is a know problem and happens with this model. they told me that i have to either replace the compressor for $800 or they can clean and do something that will temporarily fix the problem costing $189. they also told me that there is no recall even though they know that this is a manufacturing defect. there is no guarantee that this problem will not happen even if i replace the compressor. which is insane!!! searching the internet reviled that a lot of people are having the same issue. so far i drained more than 3 gallons of water from under the driver and rear passenger seats. i cannot use a/c in hot florida weather. so much water inside the car can also cause short circuit even fire. i believe this is a serious problem which mitsubishi should recall and fix.
09/22/2011
 It looks like that the mitsubishi endeavor has design defects where the a/c water leaks inside the car. i started to notice water under driver and rear seats. i thought that this is due to rain but when i took it for repair the mechanic told me that this is due to the a/c and the water is not draining out instead it is draining inside. i also went to the dealership here in jacksonville, fl and they also told me that this is a know problem and happens with this model. they told me that i have to either replace the compressor for $800 or they can clean and do something that will temporarily fix the problem costing $189. they also told me that there is no recall even though they know that this is a manufacturing defect. there is no guarantee that this problem will not happen even if i replace the compressor. which is insane!!! searching the internet reviled that a lot of people are having the same issue. so far i drained more than 3 gallons of water from under the driver and rear passenger seats. i cannot use a/c in hot florida weather. so much water inside the car can also cause short circuit even fire. i believe this is a serious problem which mitsubishi should recall and fix.
09/22/2011
 It looks like that the mitsubishi endeavor has design defects where the a/c water leaks inside the car. i started to notice water under driver and rear seats. i thought that this is due to rain but when i took it for repair the mechanic told me that this is due to the a/c and the water is not draining out instead it is draining inside. i also went to the dealership here in jacksonville, fl and they also told me that this is a know problem and happens with this model. they told me that i have to either replace the compressor for $800 or they can clean and do something that will temporarily fix the problem costing $189. they also told me that there is no recall even though they know that this is a manufacturing defect. there is no guarantee that this problem will not happen even if i replace the compressor. which is insane!!! searching the internet reviled that a lot of people are having the same issue. so far i drained more than 3 gallons of water from under the driver and rear passenger seats. i cannot use a/c in hot florida weather. so much water inside the car can also cause short circuit even fire. i believe this is a serious problem which mitsubishi should recall and fix.
09/22/2011
 It looks like that the mitsubishi endeavor has design defects where the a/c water leaks inside the car. i started to notice water under driver and rear seats. i thought that this is due to rain but when i took it for repair the mechanic told me that this is due to the a/c and the water is not draining out instead it is draining inside. i also went to the dealership here in jacksonville, fl and they also told me that this is a know problem and happens with this model. they told me that i have to either replace the compressor for $800 or they can clean and do something that will temporarily fix the problem costing $189. they also told me that there is no recall even though they know that this is a manufacturing defect. there is no guarantee that this problem will not happen even if i replace the compressor. which is insane!!! searching the internet reviled that a lot of people are having the same issue. so far i drained more than 3 gallons of water from under the driver and rear passenger seats. i cannot use a/c in hot florida weather. so much water inside the car can also cause short circuit even fire. i believe this is a serious problem which mitsubishi should recall and fix.
02/11/201094000
 Tl -the contact owns a 2004 mitsubishi endeavor. while the vehicle was parked, the contact detected that the front driver side floorboard area exhibited an accumulation of two gallons of water. the contact vacuumed the excessive water. the failure occurred on three different times. the dealer was notified and informed that the failure was a common issue and was contributed to the air conditioner. the vehicle has not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the contact had concern of the water shorting a wire and causing an electrical fire. the failure mileage was 94,000. the vin was unavailable. js
02/11/201094000
 Tl -the contact owns a 2004 mitsubishi endeavor. while the vehicle was parked, the contact detected that the front driver side floorboard area exhibited an accumulation of two gallons of water. the contact vacuumed the excessive water. the failure occurred on three different times. the dealer was notified and informed that the failure was a common issue and was contributed to the air conditioner. the vehicle has not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the contact had concern of the water shorting a wire and causing an electrical fire. the failure mileage was 94,000. the vin was unavailable. js
02/11/201094000
 Tl -the contact owns a 2004 mitsubishi endeavor. while the vehicle was parked, the contact detected that the front driver side floorboard area exhibited an accumulation of two gallons of water. the contact vacuumed the excessive water. the failure occurred on three different times. the dealer was notified and informed that the failure was a common issue and was contributed to the air conditioner. the vehicle has not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the contact had concern of the water shorting a wire and causing an electrical fire. the failure mileage was 94,000. the vin was unavailable. js
06/22/201077885
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 mitsubishi endeavor. while the vehicle was parked she turn the vehicle on and the air condition blower shorted out. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and she was advised by the mechanic that the connector need to be replaced to the air condition. the dealer has to order the part to repair the air condition at a cost of $800. she stated the blower and resistor may need replacing. the mechanic did a temporary fix for the connector and was concern that it may catch fire. the failure mileage was 77,885 and the current mileage was 77,900. vwb
12/01/20081
 2004 mitsubishi endeavor, over the pass year are so the black paint has been fading away and they only paint the spots that has faded (why not repaint the hold thing and same time they agree it is a defect). this next problem is current, 12-1-2008 i can not remove the key from the ignition after i put it in park and just rotate the key to turn off the suv the rotation stop and i can not remove it or began to force it to home position my key as of today 12-2-2008 is still in the ignition it will just rotate enough to turn the motor off and that is it, will this fall under the current recall of the electrical ignition problem. *tr
01/20/200524950308/01/2003
 The consumer had to take the vehicle into the dealer because none of the windows would roll down, and the doors would not lock or unlock from the driver side remote button. *jb a whining noise was heard in the transmission. windshield wiper blades would not turn off. warning light in the dash continues to come on. *tc
05/12/20049000010/15/2003
 No event leading to failure. several electrical itmes in the car stopped working- radio, display, dealer are currently trying to locate problem, they believe a ground wire is loose.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - SWITCH
08/28/200748000101/18/2005
 Mitsubishi endeavor 2004, 48k miles, moving at approx 40 miles per hour, passenger front door panel near the lock and window switches began smoking and quickly filled the entire vehicle with smoke sufficient to obscure all vision. within seconds flame appears out of the door panel and flames continued to spread until it engulfed most of the passenger door before it was put out with a fire extinguisher provided by nearby business. *tr
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
07/05/2007612/03/2004
 Water leaking in the car from under the dash. first time was in 2005 second and third time july 2007. i have had to replace the evaporator, the box that holds that evaporator, compressor, and blower motor. i have wire damage done from the water leaking in the car. i have a warranty that is top cover all of these things by the dealer wouldn't honor stating that it is due to outside influences. each time i have had to have my entire dash board removed to get to the box that is causing the problem. it is a manufacture error. *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - FRONT UNDERHOOD
08/21/20031
 Consumer stated while returning from a short trip smelled smoke, lifted the hood, and saw the harness smothering light crazy. truck had only 42 miles on it. consumer had only driven this vehicle 33 miles since he had it. felt as if he should get another vehicle. spoke with the manufacturer, and they were sending a representative to look at the vehicle. consumer claimed he got a lemon.*ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
09/10/200770000207/16/2007
 My 2004 mitsubishi endeavor has some sort of leak right behind the dashboard similar to the one on complaint #10204166. my fan blower motor was replaced due to water damage and more water keeps coming down from behind the dash. mitsubishi in the bronx wants to charge me a large amount for a repair that is a manufacturer defect. can someone help me with this issue. *tr