The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the recall of 19,410 2006-2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor models equipped with manual air conditioning due to a faulty heater controller signal. The controller will, in some cases, cause the air to change its direction of flow through the vents, and can even cycle the air between hot and cold. NHTSA tells us that this issue could affect defroster performance, which could lead to poor visibility and an accident.

If your vehicle is affected by this issue make sure to head to the nearest Mitsubishi dealer after December 1 for a no-cost repair. A technician will inspect your vehicle for damage and, if necessary, repair the mode door shaft. Hit the jump to read over the NHTSA press release.

[Source: NHTSA]
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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
MITSUBISHI / ENDEAVOR 2006-2008
Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr's Report Date: OCT 20, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V514000
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NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 19410
Summary:
MITSUBISHI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2008 ENDEAVOR WITH MANUAL AIR CONDITIONING. DUE TO AN INCORRECT HEATER (HVAC) CONTROLLER SIGNAL, THE AIR FLOW FROM THE AIR VENTS MAY RANDOMLY CHANGE DIRECTION AND/OR THE TEMPERATURE MAY BRIEFLY CYCLE BETWEEN HOT AND COLD.
Consequence:
THIS CONDITION COULD AFFECT DEFROSTER PERFORMANCE, RESULTING IN POOR WINDSHIELD VISIBILITY AND POTENTIALLY CAUSE A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR DAMAGE AND IF NECESSARY REPAIR THE MODE DOOR SHAFT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-222-0037 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
Notes:
MITSUBISHI SAFETY RECALL NO. SR-10-03. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-888-327-4236 end_of_the_skype_highlighting (TTY 1-800-424-9153 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-424-9153 end_of_the_skype_highlighting), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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