definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,250 miles

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problem #2

Jan 012019


  • 28,500 miles
Window wiper will fail in middle swipe. When turned off and back on, it may start again however it sometimes gets stuck in the middle of the wiping motion. Outlander sport from year 2011-2016 had a current recall for wiper linkage corrosion (784902762095). The Mitsubishi outlander sport model and the Lancer model share many common parts.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 042018


  • 26,000 miles
The wiper motor will fail randomly, the blade will just stop moving. When the wiper is turned off and then back on, it will start working again but then fail again. This occurs when the car is stationary or moving. There is a recent recall for the 2011-2015 Mitsubishi outlander sport model (recall number 16V792000) with "internal corrosion of the windshield wiper motor and the possible failure of the motor." Which has the same wiper components as the Lancer model.

- Bronx, NY, USA