Consumer Reviews and Complaints
Forget what consumer reports and the auto mags have to say about Mitsubishi products. I have owned 3 since 1989 and they have all been great vehicles that are 100% trouble free and just go and go. Styling is nice and the ride is smooth and quiet. Also, handling and power is excellent. I understand that these are the last of the 100% Japanese vehicles imported to the USA and I feel that the Japanese have proved themselves.
I purchased a brand new 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander SE. I am furious that my Bluetooth is not working properly. When trying to place an outgoing call, more often than not it will tell me the "volume is too loud." I have a Sprint Galaxy S6 phone. A very common phone. I have also tried my son's iPhone SE and have the same issues. Mitsubishi is refusing to do anything about it. I have contacted the customer service line and got a case worker. He is stating that it is the model of the phone and the fact that it is a sprint phone. That BOTH phones may have some compatibility issues.
However, when I had a loaner 2017 Mitsubishi I had NO problems with the Bluetooth. I have video after video of evidence. It happened while sitting in the car with the tech who also video taped the error. They will not do anything for me!!! A $28,000 dollar car that I am stuck with the Bluetooth not working. I will be exploring all avenues of recourse as the case worker told me that there was no else that I could speak to about the issues and that their tech department would let me know if any other information became available. At no time will I ever buy another Mitsubishi and I feel so foolish that I purchased one to begin with!
2014 Lancer - In April 2017, transmission malfunction caused road accident and injury of elderly male. Marius of Mitsubishi Motors refuses to have transmission repaired under warranty. Vehicle was purchased 2 months before the accident and Marius even denied cost of inspection regarding malfunction. Vehicle is still at Mitsubishi repair shop in Salinas, CA ever since insurance company had it towed there after completing body repairs stemming from accident and service dept will not release vehicle unless owner pays for inspection fee of $250 because of Marius’ denial.
I own an Outlander Aspire PHEV and received two letters from Mitsubishi Australia regarding two safety recalls. I made an appointment with Mitsubishi Pennant Hills (Sydney) and received 2 SMS from them to confirm the appointment, the last one yesterday. After spending an hour in traffic, I arrive in time at 8am only to be told that they don't have the program and hence can't do the service. They'd call back when they have the program.
This isn't the first time this happened to me. I booked a regular service at Mitsubishi Artarmon a few months ago. When I arrived they told me they couldn't do it because it was a PHEV, I had to go to Pennant Hills. When I finally got there the service was nearly $500 - for a simple check of a brand new car at 15,000km. What kind of dodgy company is that? One thing is for sure: Never again a Mitsubishi. These guys don't know what organization and good service is.
Bought a Mitsubishi 2014. Has 18000 miles. Was driving in the highway. I got to the street. Axles fell down. Hit another car that was park. Don't know how it happen. This happen July 3, 2017. Getting the run around. The bad thing is that l still owe the car. And is not fix. Would not recommend Mitsubishi Dealer. They don't help at all. Car is in 400 Route 46 in Totowa NJ. It's a shame that a new car just got damage like that and no way the manufacturer help at all knowing it's their problem.
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They do not even deserve one star in my book! I have had nothing but problems with this vehicle! First, replaced the rear differential, part itself was 500$. Second, it had to have a whole new exhaust and catalytic converter. Third, I had to replace a fan and radiator because it caught on fire while I was driving it! Fourth, the safety recall for the control arm but the whole piece is rusted! I had another mechanic fix the arm but it still has rust where it connects.
Called the recall number and they can't tell me if the rusted part is part of the recall or just the arm! They told me I have to take it to the nearest dealership which happens to be 2.5 hours away, even though the recall clearly states driving in this condition could result in loss of control and a wreck may occur! So I asked if they would pay for it to be taken there, and they will not! Their poor mechanical system, and I have to risk my life to drive it, so you can fix your mistake! DO NOT BUY THIS JAPANESE PIECE OF JUNK!
Poor consumer action by Mitsubishi. As this unit a 2016 Outlander Sport with only 7,200 miles and paid for should not be driven if the four doors can open at any time due to latches being out of specification. Ricart Mitsubishi is no help as they are awaiting notification and parts. Would you drive a vehicle if the 4 doors may open at any time? If a door would open and deposit debris on your vehicle causing an accident would Mitsubishi pay??? All owners should be given loaners until this is resolved.
Last year has bought a Mitsubishi Triton single cab (demo car), year 2012 manufactured, mileage about 9,000 during purchased. Since then, found some sweet smell (like candle smell or fruit smell) is coming out from the areas near the dashboard and cooling coil affected the passenger cabin. Does anyone knows about this sweet smell? Does the smell harmful or related with mechanical malfunction? Anything can be done to remove this sweet smell? Thanks.
3 month old BRAND new Mitsubishi in for its first service and the service team are unable to get the vehicle out of "limp mode". No follow up from them. I had to contact them for progress report. They are still scratching their heads with no ETA on a resolution. The service staff are arrogant on the phone and just want you to go away. They obviously don't care about the customer once the sale is made. I would not recommend dealing with Mitsubishi, I regret buying this vehicle.
At 8 months took my vehicle to dealership in Lisle, IL where I purchased vehicle for repairs to issue of car shuttering violently upon braking. Was told I needed total brake replacement at cost of $500. Not covered by warranty. Since was car was almost brand new took someplace else and was told brake system was 100% fine. Contacted dealer. Told basically too bad they would only replace brakes. 7 years later still have issue. Still can not get dealerships to address issue. I've been told repeatedly by dealerships in Columbus Oh there is no problem.
Today I was told again that I need new brake system and they can't do anything about the fact that issue is ongoing since I purchased the car. This by far not the only issue I have had with this car since it was new. Dealerships always avoid honoring warranties both manufacturers and extended. These cars a garbage and the dealerships are liars and crooks. Go anywhere else if you but to a Mitsubishi dealership if you want to buy a new car.
I bought a brand new 2005 Mitsubishi Galant. I had five oil changes and 27,000 miles and my motor blue... Mitsubishi made me bring them all my oil changes which I did and they blamed the motor on the sludge from not being changed but I brought them five oil changes. In their book says every 5000 miles not every 2000 miles like most cars. So they wouldn't pay for the motor 27,000 miles brand-new car with the oil changes as proof. So I paid for it myself and put another motor in. This motor had 30,000 miles on it when I put it in and it just blew at 80,000... Who is the 2.4 4 cylinder I know for sure their engines are ** and if they get hot at all they work and blow head gaskets. Mitsubishis are crap. I will never buy one again. I will spend my life warning people about how ** their warranty is. They say 100,000 mile warranty. It sounds good but it's a lie. Rip off.
3 Problems with Mitsubishi-Australia Head Office. I think the rest of the reviews given by others speak clearly about their policies and what they stand for. I bought a Mitsubishi Pajero (MY2014) and took possession on Nov 2013. As you can see that it is still within the manufacturer's warranty under 5 year or 100,000 kms mileage. Problems faced and not resolved clearly stated below.
Problem #1: Issues with the brake calipers - I put my car in for a check on the 17th of March as to why the brakes are having loud clicking noises when put on reverse mode. Problem found is that the brake calipers were loose and were assured that it was fixed and I should not hear any more of the noise. Picked up the car and the problem was not fixed. I had to re-book an appointment for the 24th of March. Mitsubishi found that there were no springs on any of the brake pads. Mitsubishi ensured that the problem is fixed on the first visit. However, due to the ongoing clicking noise, I brought the car back in for a 2nd visit. This time more problems were found which was not picked up on the 1st visit.
As an mechanical engineer myself, I thought that in any engineering work, it is necessary to practice due diligence that when the product is released for operation, it should be checked thoroughly and ensure that the problem(s) is/are fixed. However, I was shocked that more problems than the first visit which was not picked up from 1st diagnosis. As this is deemed as mechanical defect, I was told that I had to pay for the service upon arrival which was not advised prior on the phone. The outcome of this visit still result in ongoing clicking sound. I had a word with Mitsubishi Australia Head office and they could not advise as they do not have anyone that could advise on technical issues. How would you like to hear that an Oil Company does not know how to produce petrol from crude oil which in this case a Car Manufacturer does not know or could advise on their own cars. Today, it is still pending dispute whether it is under warranty.
Problem #2: Rear Door Misalignment - I was going to be charged for the workmanship which is clearly a mechanical defect. I disputed the costs involved and they agreed. Why would they be charging me in the first place knowing that this is a Manufacturer's problem. Also to add that they have left multiple oil stains all over the door (internally and externally) on the beige coloured rear door body and did not have the decency to cleaned off all oil residue while performing the job. Do they actually check their work for completion?
Problem #3: Steering Wheel squealing - Brought the car in twice as mentioned above. Problem is still NOT fixed and Mitsubishi Australia Head office could not advise as they do not have anyone that could advise on technical issues. Reiterating my stand about releasing something for operation without ensuring that it is being resolved. I can accept that one overlook once but twice just is not acceptable and unprofessional on Mitsubishi. I am questioning about if there are any checking procedure to ensure that the problem has been resolved.
Problem #4: Driver side Air Bags recall - to be replaced due to fault found. Cannot find replacement part for it. It was meant to be replaced more than 6 months ago. For the reason that this is a recall, does Mitsubishi see that there could be potential for a risk to become a safety hazard waiting to happen? Problem #5: Steering wheel kept swirling to the left and at times jerking violently counterclockwise on uneven group. I happily paid for the rotation but the problem is still there. Could this be related to the Problem #3?
Problem #6: Car will not move (in 4WD mode) after one wheel does not have contact with ground and the wheel started jerking violently. When I presented this problem to the Manager and he said that it is normal that when one wheel loses contact, it will not move and thus the overheating light turns one. This is the nail that really sealed the idea of buying another Mitsubishi in the future. This is a 4WD for creation sake. Isn't 4WD made for the reason of tracking through uneven ground which may result that sometimes a (1) wheel is lifted from ground? How about buying a packet of salt that is not salty? At least I can still bring my salt back to the Supermarket to exchange it for another brand. I had 2 Subaru cars prior to this, I can say at least some people know how to make cars the way they have said it will.
I made a call to Mitsubishi Australia Head Office on the 28th of March to get some resolution as to what is covered and what is not. They could not provide technical resolution to the above problems and could not tell me whether the above problems should be covered under warranty. Comparing to other cars I had in the past, the above problems normally will only come up when it has clocked a good time on the road. Clearly that it is a fairly young car which has only been driven around the city and never been broken on any gravel road.
This experiences have made me doubt Mitsubishi's car manufacturer's quality and reliability, have any checking process to ensure QA and QC for completion before ensuring customer satisfaction, uncertain about their own policies on what they stand. They say they ensure a hassle free warranty on their video but is not clear when a clarification is made for the above problems. Please be minded that I have critic this to let others be aware of the ongoing problems that others have experience in other countries that should be made known. To conclude... Mitsubishi Japan (if you ever get to read this), your representative have fallen below the line with an attitude that needs change. You need restart on looking whether your representatives are acting on your best interest.
2015 Outlander Sport - Power train issues. My truck has less than 50000 miles. One Sunday in February 2017, my transmission was acting like it was slipping. At one point, it was jerking and halting pretty bad. Put fluid in it to get home. Called Monday and was told to bring it in tomorrow. Took it to dealership was told a recall was on it and I was covered. Well, now 2am being told due to wrong fluid, I am not covered. After calling National Center, the mechanic told them that the fluid caused the problem. Wait a minute, had to put fluid because of the problem and the recall states the problem I am having is due to manufacture issues. Waiting for arbitration. Not confident since they work for the company. Stay away from Mitsubishi.
My Mitsubishi I-MIEV broke down 23 Dec 2016. The local dealer couldn't determine the problem. Mitsubishi UK couldn't determine the problem. Eventually they decided in Japan that a new battery was required. (£7,000 but fortunately under guarantee.) This took five weeks. As of 20 Feb 2017, still waiting for the new battery to arrive. (Supposed to arrive in 7-10 days.) Customer service (Cirencester UK) don't give a damn. Fail to return phone calls. Won't allow you to speak to anyone that can tell you what's happening.
100,000 miles transmission forget it. Company would not even budge since it all expired even though I'm under 100,000 miles. I have heard of some getting 200,000 plus miles out of the Outlander and to be safe I bought extended coverage that I never used and it expires and 12 months later trans went out on my 2009 with only 98,000 miles. Company just lost all my referrals and my families' business and we were going to trade it in for the new 2017 model. I was considering buying a few for my fleet of vehicles for my sales staff as well. Between my word of mouth network and my families I am sure this information will result in many vehicles not being sold that could have been with a company that will stand by the 100,000 mile warranty regardless if you are the 1st or current owner.
I was advised, by letter, Aug/16 that my 2006 Lancer may have serious rust corrosion on the Front Cross member, a result of poor application of Rust inhibitor at the factory. It took until Dec/16 before the dealership could look at it. Rust damage was severe and a replacement cross member was indeed necessary. Now Jan/17 it may take up to 3 months to secure a replacement part. I find this hard to believe as there are more than 6,000 vehicles involved. Dealership is helpful but Head Office C.S.R. has no empathy for expediting part replacement. Dealer and notice of recall explains that failure of the part may result in loss of steering control. IS THIS HOW MITSUBISHI acknowledges their long standing customers? And how do they rationalize their Ad. Built better? Summary, think hard before you buy another Mitsi.
Got remote start put in new car. Pick up car- no user/owner's manual, some buttons don't work on remote. Start car - everything you do the car has to shut off then restart it with key. Uses less to me and hard on the car. No one said how it was going to work- doors don't lock when driving away. $900+ install it which was more than he said. Then I said something about price and was willing to lower price but I got it taken out. Hated it. Now I am out $1100.00 with small box of parts and no direction- nothing.
I drove my Mitsubishi Triton from Melbourne to Bega in NSW on 27.12.2016, and by the time I arrived in Bega the vehicle was not running well. I contacted Tarra Motors in Bega who are the Mitsubishi dealers there and was told that due to a number of tow ins, they were unable to assist me at the time of contact. (The fact that there were a number of tow ins does not auger well for Mitsubishi to begin with!) They referred me to another mechanic who at least took the time to see what the problem might be. He came up with the probability of a cracked head and that Mitsubishi were recalling vehicles for same.
He had spoken with Mitsubishi in the interim and then told me I was to phone Mitsubishi (Bega) between 1500hrs and 1515hrs. This I did but was fobbed off again. Over the ensuing days contact was made with Mitsubishi and ended with my leaving my vehicle with them. I heard nothing further from them and as Monday was a public holiday, I went to see them (again) this morning to learn that they hadn't looked at it and would not be doing so. This is a Company that supposedly prides itself on service. Let me tell you, there is NO service at Mitsubishi in Bega. I now have to find a way to get my vehicle back to Melbourne as it cannot be driven. Thanks a lot Mitsubishi I don't think!
I have owned this 2000 mirage LS coupe for 16 years and it just passed 260000 miles on odo. Even at 260k miles, the car still drives strong. Over these years, I have replaced struts, outer tie rod, front brakes pads, timing belt, water pump (once), drive belts, valve lifters, valve gasket, 2 motor mounts, O2 sensors, spark plugs, wheel bearings, filters, manual transmission fluid, tires, and engine oil. There's one time the car died with no reason and it's one of the connector was not good, but other than that, the car has been really reliable and it always starts and goes. It still has original clutch and rear brake shoes after 16 years of owning, and I live in california. The paint on the body still shines except the paint on the plastic parts. My co-worker won't believe my car is 16 years with 260k miles when he saw the car recently. I would definitely recommend my friend for a Mitsubishi if the company can survive.
I have a 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor and when my car was off it lock the doors by itself and speed forward rapidly fast moving forward down the hill but got stuck at the tree and then try to speed faster pass the tree then stop and caught itself off. I know there was problems before that happen like this before last car year was 2010. Someone please look into this because it could happen do anyone. I'm still bless to be alive!
I bought a 2014 Outlander from Tricity Mitsubishi with 45500 km mileage and with a price of $30600. Of course with $5000 dead payment from my old car 2014 Lancer. After one week, I called the agent who sold me the car and talked to him about the noise and the vibration, they gave me an appointment, I went and an expert there who doesn't work with them anymore, told that there is a problem of vibration that they will fix. They got the car for 2 days, and he fixed the problem but he asked to come back if the vibrations comes back.
Yes, the vibration came back and I called them, however that person left the job and when I called today, the service department responsible, without any respect asked me to go to complain to Mitsubishi Canada as this is how the car was made by Mitsubishi "with noise and vibration and we have nothing to do for you as our experts saw your car" and said it has nothing since that noise is part of the car that I'm paying its loan till 2021. Please, is there anyone who can help me with this very big problem that my dealer ignores and let me down this way?
I own 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport that completely failed at less than 60k miles. I call the roadside assistance card that was provided by the dealership when I purchased this vehicle NEW. Anyway, my vehicle wouldn't start so I tried trouble shooting myself (filling with gas, getting battery for key fobs, jump starting it) with no success.
I then call 1-888-648-7820 which is the number (card) that was provided to me by the dealership and it was horrific experience. They offered to tow it to the nearest dealership but that dealership was booked for two weeks being they are so small. I three-way called the dealership and mitsubishi informing Mitsubishi that they were booked hoping they would tow it to the next closest dealership so it could be serviced. They refused to come up with a resolution to help me. They expected me up tow my vehicle and wait two weeks for them to look at it or me pay for the tow. I've had Toyota and countless GMC and Ford vehicles and anytime I needed assistance they were more than helpful. I will never buy another Mitsubishi based on the principle that their customer service is lousy. Their loss!!
I have owned several Mitsubishi Automobiles since the 1990's. My most recent Mitsubishi cars have been a 2016 Outlander and 2015 Mirage. And I still own a 1992 Mitsubishi Mighty Max truck. I have also owned other brands but hands down I've had better service out of my Mitsubishi Automobiles. The operating cost is extremely low. Example: oil changes. My Mitsubishi dealer charges 39.99 for a fully synthetic oil change, 27 point inspection, computer diagnostics, and tire rotation. And after two oil changes the third is free! And they don't use cheap oil. The oil is OEM Mitsubishi oil made by Eneos and has the highest quality rating! I've used both Eneos and Amsoil and the Eneos oil is far superior. My friend owns a Honda Fit and he pays 69.99 his synthetic oil changes at his Honda dealer and no diagnostics, inspection or tire rotation is included.
The gas mileage for my Outlander is averaging 28mpg city, 33mpg highway and the amazing Mirage gets minimum 38 mpg city and 48mpg highway but I often get as high as 52mpg! All 2016-2017 Mitsubishi cars have more standard features than any other brands and Mitsubishi's prices are lower! Who would complain about getting more features for less money and low ownership cost with excellent gas mileage? Oh, and 10 year 100,000 mile warranty! Oh yeah and 5 years Free Road Side Assistance.
Researching other cars I found most had manually operating windows and way less features than a Mitsubishi for the same price. There's no way I would pay $18,000 for a car with plastic hubcaps, roll up and down windows, keyed ignition, am/fm radio with NO CD, and non-painted mirrors, door handles etc. My 2015 Mirage cost $12,244 and is fully loaded! Push button start, pass keyless entry, Bluetooth, CD radio with USB input, wireless steering, wheels (no hubcaps), integrated turn signals in the side mirrors, all mirrors & door handles color matched to paint, fog lights, splash guards also painted to match the paint, electric windows & locks and much more! Mitsubishi cars drive great and have given me many years of excellent service.
I don't understand why people want to give a one star rating and complain about rocks breaking a windshield. The rock is to blame not Mitsubishi! And others complain after driving 160,000 miles the car is not perfect. Give me a break. You must maintain any car and the better you maintain the longer your car will last. Don't blame Mitsubishi because you didn't maintain your car or that you did no research and got shafted by a dealer. Do research and if the dealer won't budge on price find another dealer. I look up other dealers online and force the dealer to match or beat prices. It's also a good idea to get approval before you go so dealers won't charge you a exaggerated finance rate. You have to do some work but it really pays off. Mitsubishi builds very reliable, stylish, excellent automobiles!
I have a Mitsubishi Montero 2013 with mileage less than 20000 km currently. I complained about failure of hydraulic break booster system to the United Motors Srilanka (local agent) one month ago. There was no proper response whatsoever. Since then they advised not to drive because it is dangerous to driver and the pedestrians. Their response is that mother company wants to investigate that matter. This is very clearly manufacturer fault which is nothing to investigate rather than free replacement.
I bought the Best Ever Triton in 2015 and it's plated 2016. Within 2 months of owning this Triton my nightmares had begun and I'm still living them. Faults So Far: Engine light, Loss of power, Heater vent broke, stitching came out of drivers seat, interior light, central locking, 4WD drive (brakes locking on), tow bar recall (twice now), overheating. At idle my Triton doesn't get hot so when I drive off the heater doesn't work. I read that guy person complained of his set servicing bill, you should be thankful that at least your car seems to be faultless unlike mine.
The Good Points To The New Triton: You get to make more friends through RACV Roadside Assist, you get to take photos of your Triton being towed on numerous occasions. I've now got a photo album which all my RACV roadside reports, photos and times it's broken down. When my Triton is being fixed I get to experience driving other Mitsubishi Vehicle like the ASX, Duel Cab Triton, Single Cab Petrol Triton and when the Dealership doesn't have a loan car because my Best Ever Triton is so unreliable, you get to experience A RentaBomb all paid by me of course as the Triton is being repaired again. This Best Ever Triton Financially could send you broke if you're a Subcontractor as I am due to its unreliability. Don't fear as Mitsubishi are all about fixing your Triton (no matter how much it costs you the consumer, for loss of wages, lost income, loss of work). Good Luck To You All!!
Had organized to have my Mitsubishi Triton 30k service organized for the 13/5/2016. At the time of purchasing we were informed that all servicing would be capped for 5 years, no detail or other information given to us or discussed. First service was $300.00 so I assumed that was the capped price. When I rang up to organize the service to be scheduled for the 13/5/2016 I specifically asked the person at Mitsubishi Mornington as it was a major service would it still be the same price? And was informed a definite yes. After completion of the service on the 13/5 I went to pick up my vehicle and was informed that it would be $595.00. As I was under the impression that it was capped I only had funds for $300.00 on the day.
The person at Mitsubishi Mornington then informed me that the price was $295.00 more than I had on me. I again reiterated that I thought it was capped for the 5 year period particularly after checking this on the phone when I booked the service. The person informed that there was nothing she could do and would get the manager. The manager then came out and was exceptionally rude to me from the beginning, and was most aggressive and nasty. I tried to explain to him that we were never really made aware of the terms and cond1itions of the capped pricing and was happy to discuss. He then informed me in a very rude and condescending manner “that I obviously did not understand the meaning of capped pricing”.
He then informed me that there were numerous brochures in the showroom explaining the capped pricing schedule. I then asked him if I could see the brochure. He then said he could not locate any within the store but later provided me with a photocopied piece of paper with the information. I once again said to him that I did not have the additional funds and he then informed me that I would not be able to get my car and would have to find my own way home. He then continued to demean me further, by making the statement on several occasions in front of staff and other customers “that people like you will never pay.” I tried to diffuse the situation with him several times saying I would definitely make the additional payment as soon as I could. After much time had passed and I was suitably upset he agreed to give me the keys to my car and I left.
I of course will pay the additional money to Mitsubishi as I have never reneged on a payment to anybody in my life. Since the episode on the 13/5 I have done my own research on Mitsubishi Capped pricing, and now understand the difference in the costs re minor and major service and to repeat again at time of purchase this was never explained nor a brochure provided on the day of sale. My complaint is two fold. Mitsubishi should make the details of their capped price servicing very clear when the vehicle is being purchased which did not happen then or when I booked the service and clearly they were only interested in getting the sale on the day when they sold me the vehicle.
The treatment I received at the hands of the Manager at Mitsubishi Mornington was humiliating and embarrassing. As I work within the service industry I was shocked at his method of dealing with an issue. Not once did he ask me to come and discuss the matter privately, but instead seem to take great pleasure in carrying out the problem in front of a large audience. I am severely disappointed in the way the matter was handled and would look forward to a response from Mitsubishi.
We bought a Mitsubishi Montero Sport. The engine is great! When driving it, it feels like I'm holding the reigns to a very powerful beast! The only thing about it is the rumors of the SUA (Sudden Unintended Acceleration). Looking at the bright side, driving in the metro traffic is easier because other vehicles move out of the way when they realize that it's a Montero sport driving behind them, with the fear of being a casualty of an SUA. lol.
We purchased a brand new Mitsubishi Outlander in March 2016 in white. We have had loads of marks appear all over the car which look like chips on the doors, seals, and bonnet. It's only done 3000 miles. This car is on a 3 year lease and I think come the end of the 3 years it will look like it's had chicken pox and need a full re-spray which I am not willing to foot the bill for. Has any one else has these issues as thinking of backing the car to the dealer due to faulty paint work. Thanks in advance.
I bought my 2010 Lancer back to the very end of 2011 and got 165K in five and a half years by now. Up until last year the car drove and felt absolutely fine. I did have two of three official Mitsu-Lancer recall issues: heat sink, resulting in heat coming in, and gas belt wearing some pulley, resulting in the loss of power. Didn't experience the third one - had to do with ECU causing wipers and lights going on and off randomly or something like that.
Apart from these known (two out of three) recall problems, the exhaust manifold gasket cracked, but they did replace it free of charge in the dealership. In general, the road noise started to bug me the big time after three years I've been driving the car. It means Mitsu did a very lousy sound-deadening job, if any. Not cool at all. Also, my windshield cracked almost right after I bought the car from a flying stone, not even so big, judging by the sound it made hitting the windshield. I later found out - that's another weak Lancer's spot. Their windshields tend to crack a lot. There is, obviously, no warranty on the windshield though, so I ended up replacing it with some after market one in a random garage.
Apart from the mentioned above, the car drove pretty good, always started and didn't cause any major problems or had any annoying hiccups for about four years. And past about this time... it just turned into a pile of crap. It became very sluggish at take offs and even during the acceleration, giving me the feeling that it just doesn't go. And that's for not CVT or even AMT, but MT car! I had to replace BOTH left-side tie rods - outer and inner (which is quite untypical, if I understand it right), both rear wheels rotors and brake pads, which I guess is alright given the millage, but then again, struts and spring coils are not good anymore. The clutch disk is almost worn out, judging by the way it engages and the front brakes. I guess both pads and rotors will need to be replaced very soon, judging by the way the car brakes.
All of this seems totally legit on one hand, on another - it totally seems the car just flipped from being a good and pretty reliable to just a pile of crap just after four years. I don't know... It doesn't seem right to me. Usually cars deteriorate slower and by pieces. With mine one it feels almost like: year one/two/three/four - great, no problems... BOOM!!! GARBAGE... And it's hard to accept the fact that it takes only four years for a car to turn into a garbage and not even gradually, but sort of at once. To conclude this rather lengthy story of my personal experience with Mitsu Lancer 2010 - I won't go with another neither Lancer, nor any other Mitsu car again. Don't recommend to anyone as well. It's not a good combination of price and quality, not even near.
Recently purchased brand new 2016 Outlander, with less than 300 miles on it started to notice missing paint areas. Upon washing the car for the second time the whole hood and top of vehicle had multiple paint chips. We bought car for the bumper to bumper warranty. So with about 1100 miles finally was able to get Mitsubishi rep to look at it and their response was chips were due to impact and not covered!!! We live in PA and had vehicle out in the snow twice, most likely road salt made the chips. I have had several cars and lived in PA all my life, never had paint chip off of a brand new car. Dealership virtually did nothing to help, said we should get a lawyer and go after Mitsubishi. DO NOT BUY MITSUBISHI JUNK!!! If these reviews saves one person from making a mistake by buying one it will all be worth it!
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