definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,618 miles

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problem #6

Dec 242017


  • 38,000 miles
Takats recall.manufacturer recall numbersr-16-003

- East Rutherford, NJ, USA

problem #5

Feb 282017


  • miles
I received a recall notice for my vehicle January 2017. I've been trying to make an appointment at transittowne Mitsubishi at 7428 transit rd. Williamsville, N.Y. 14221. They do not answer their phone or emails.

- Gasport, NY, USA

problem #4

May 112016


  • 228,566 miles
Recall info: "the inside and outside surfaces of the front cross members used on certain vehicles if exposed long term to snow melt water and anti-freezing agents may corrode due to insufficient performance of the rust protection. Should corrosion occur, a lower control arm could become detached resulting in loss of vehicle control and potential collision. In May 2016 we had to have the lower control arm replaced along with the front sway bark link assembly." I believe this is all part of the corrosion mentioned above in the recall. Car was moving when lower control arm became detached. $285 to replace lower control arm & front sway bar link.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 142016

Lancer 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V458000 (suspension) in August. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Brooksville, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 152016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V458000 (suspension); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #1

Dec 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,142 miles
The brakes wore out prematurely. The part was replaced three times, but the problem continued exists. The vehicle left black oil spots on the garage ground near all four tires the consumer was told it was from excess factory over coating. The brakes squealed continuously, the front brake pads wore out prematurely and a nail was in the sidewall of the rear tire and couldn't be repaired because to the front and rear struts needed to be replaced due to leakage, however the consumer was getting different opinions regarding the struts. The consumer felt that there was something wrong with the calipers and or brake design which caused the brakes to prematurely wear out. The consumer was told the tires needed to be replaced

- Merced, CA, USA