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Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Thursday it will recall 164,514 minivehicles to fix two manual transmission defects.

Subject to the recall are the Pajero Mini, Minicab and Town Box models manufactured between Oct. 1, 1998, and this July 9, MMC said.

MMC said the casting on the front bearing mount supporting the countershaft has an uneven finish and the front bearing lacks sufficient strength to support the countershaft, which may allow the vehicle to operate only in fourth gear.

The second defect involves the speedometer, which may malfunction because the snap ring that holds the sensor rotor for detecting vehicle speed in two-wheel drive vehicles may come loose, it said.

MMC said 35 cases involving the first defect and 84 cases involving the second have come to its attention, but no accidents have been reported.

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