2011 MITSUBISHI LANCER VIN: JA32U2FU0BU034937

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VIN JA32U2FU0BU034937 Decoding Mitsubishi Vin Decoder

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Make

MITSUBISHI

Manufacturer Name

MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC)

Model

Lancer

Model Year

2011

Plant City

MIZUSHIMA

Series

LOW

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

JAPAN

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4x2

Displacement (CC)

2000.0

Displacement (CI)

122.04748818946

Displacement (L)

2.0

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Other Engine Info

DOHC MIVEC

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2011 MITSUBISHI LANCER Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
12.1%

2011 MITSUBISHI LANCER Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Driver
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JA32U2FU0BU034937

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 18, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10449273
Consumer Location: BIRDSBORO, PA
VIN: JA32U2FU0BU****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT THIS CAR BRAND NEW ONLY HAD IT A LITTLE OVER A MONTH,SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON,DEALER TOLD ME IT WAS MISFIRING AND FIXED. 2 WEEKS LATER SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AGAIN, CALLED AND MADE APPT. NEXT DAY I AM DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY AND HEAR A LOUD GRINDING NOISE,TRANSMISSION BLEW. AND TO TOP IT OFF MANUFACTURE WON'T COVER WARRANTY BECAUSE EVIDENTIALLY I WAS RACING AND DOING BURNOUTS,WHICH WASN'T THE CASE AT ALL. THIS CAR DEFINITELY HAS DEFECTS. EVEN IF I WAS BEATING IT AND DOING WHAT I WAS ACCUSED OF I HIGHLY DOUBT THE TRANS WOULD OF BLEW THAT FAST. I WAS NEVER TOLD WHY THE SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON THE 2ND TIME BUT WAS TOLD THAT THE TRANS WOULDN'T MAKE IT COME ON WHICH IS UNTRUE. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

August 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11428725
Consumer Location: PITTSBURGH, PA
VIN: ja32u2fu6bu****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact stated that while having the vehicle inspected, the front crossmember was corroded. The dealer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000. Consumer called the local dealer back for an estimate, part to be replaced and was given $1150.19. Dealer would get the parts in a week.

Components: STRUCTURE

August 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11428338
Consumer Location: PORTLAND, ME
VIN: JA32X8HW8BU****

Summary of Complaint

Routine service at 112 Mitsubishi Dealer/Service Center noted that my front crossbar was severely corroded and “coming apart in chunks”. They noted that this defect is known and was recalled on later model years of my car, but not my 2011. Considering it was recalled already and is the same issue, I would recommend and hope the 2011 model year can also be included in the recall. It is available for inspection through mid September when I expect to repair it. There were no warnings leading up to this discovery of the defect, as it is structural. I am not an expert, but I would expect this advanced corrosion could fully compromise the car structure in a catastrophic way, resulting in an accident and/or injury.

Components: VISIBILITY

June 25, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11366664
Consumer Location: CARROLLTON, TX
VIN: JA32U2FU2BU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS 2011 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 70 MPH, THE DEFOGGER FAILED TO OPERATE AS AIR STOPPED FLOWING THROUGH THE VENTS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HEATER, AIR CONDITIONER AND DEFOGGER FAILED TO OPERATE AS INTENDED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC OR DEALER TO BE DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. DON HERRING NORTH MITSUBISHI (4225 W PLANO PKWY, PLANO, TX 75093) WAS CONTACTED AND ADVISED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V233000 (VISIBILITY). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 90,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 17, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11283069
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JA32U2FU5BU****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WAS PARKED ON THE PARKING SPOT IN THE EVENING. NEXT MORNING CAR DID NOT START FOR NO REASON. ETAC ECU FAILURE CAUSED A RETURN SIGNAL TO BE BLOCKED ON A COMMUNICATION CHANNEL WIRE. ALSO WHAT WAS FOUND LATER AFTER A COMMUNICATION CHANNEL WIRE CONNECTIONS CLEAN UP, THAT A COOLING FAN STARTED TO RUN CONTINUOUSLY ALL THE TIME EVEN WHEN THE CAR ENGINE SHUT OFF.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

September 08, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11258911
Consumer Location: BALTIMORE, MD
VIN: JA32U2FU7BU****

Summary of Complaint

VIBRATION OF THE STEERING WHEEL WHEN DRIVING OVER 60 MPH. PERSIST AFTER CHANGING TIRES, WHEELS, BRAKE PADS AND DISCS. THIS SHAKING MAKES THE CAR UNSTABLE AND IS A SAFETY ISSUE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11243385
Consumer Location: COMMERCE CITY, CO
VIN: JA32W5FV4BU****

Summary of Complaint

I SMELL FUEL IN MY CAR FAIRLY OFTEN, ALSO I HAVE A RECALL ON MY CAR AND THE DEALERSHIP WILL DO NOTHING ABOUT IT. I RAN CODES AND THEY ALL POINT BACK TO AN ISSUE WITH TH COMPUTER. WHEN I'M DRIVING IT WILL JUST START SMELLING LIKE FUEL. I AM USUALLY ON A CITY STREET OR FREEWAY. THE LAST THING TO HAPPEN TO ME IS THE CAR DROVE LIKE IT WANTED TO START AND STOP, I WAS ON A STREET TURNING TO THE NEXT ONE. THE TRANSMISSION SERVICE REQUIRED POPPED ON.I TURNED THE CAR OFF THEN OFF AGAIN AND THE CAR WOULD NOT ENGAGE IN ANY GEAR.

Components: STRUCTURE SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

December 23, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 11240763
Consumer Location: EAST WINDSOR, NJ
VIN: JA32U2FU6BU****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE WAS CHOSEN FROM A WEBSITE CALLED HTTPS://DRIVEYOURDREAM.TRUECAR.COM THERE WAS A SELECT A DEALER PAGE THAT FORWARDED THE PRICE AND PAYMENT PLAN TO THE SELECTED DEALER. THE CAR WAS IN EXTREMELY STRANGE CONDITION MOST LIKELY WAS SITTING A LONG TIME INTO A SOME KIND OF A VEHICLE STORAGE. SO FAR THE CAR IS WORKING OK WITH THE EXCEPTION THAT THE TRANSMISSION, ENGINE, GAS PEDAL, GEAR-SPEED-CLUTCH STICK, ARE NOT FUNCTIONING AS EXPECTED BY THE STANDARDS APPROVED BY MITSUBISHI AUTOMOTIVE USA. THE CAR CANNOT ACCELERATE PROPERLY AND IT IS CONSUMING TOO MUCH GASOLINE AND ENGINE OIL. THERE WERE SEVERAL RECALLS ABOUT THE CAR AND THEY WERE DONE BUT THE MAIN PROBLEM REGARDING ACCELERATION HAS NOT EVEN BEEN CONSIDERED AS A RECALL YET AS FAR AS I KNOW.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

June 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11219758
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JA32U1FU9BU****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS REGARDING MULTIPLE RECALLS FOR MY VEHICLE. I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE IN ST.THOMAS VIRGIN ISLANDS FROM BUDGET RENT A CAR IN 2013. THERE HAS BEEN 3 RECALLS FOR MY VEHICLE SINCE THEN I WAS NOT NOTIFIED, ONLY THROUGH RESEARCH I FOUND OUT. I'VE CALLED THE BUDGET DEALER, ESSENTIALY TOLD ME ITS MY PROBLEM, CALLED MITSUBISHI, THEY HAVE NO CONTACT NUMBER BUT GAVE ME A URL FOR THE GLOBAL WEBSITE, WHICH HAS NO CONTACT INFO. I'M AT A LOSS AND HAVE NO OPTIONS LEFT. I PERSONALLY DO NOT KNOW IF ALL THESE RECALLS PERTAIN TO MY VEHCILE, BUT NUMEROUS MECHANICS TOLD ME THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE ENGINE AROUND THE BELT AREA. I HOPE THIS REACHES SOMEONE THAT CAN ASSIST.

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 01, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 11170650
Consumer Location: ALTA LOMA, CA
VIN: JA32U2FU4BU****

Summary of Complaint

AT SLOW SPEEDS WHEN YOUR FOOT OFF THE ACCELERATOR OR HOLDING IT STEADY AND YOU APPLY THE PEDAL DOWN TO GO FORWARD THERE IS A DELAY AS IF THE TRANSMISSIONS TRYING TO FIND A SPEED TO GO TO. MY MECHANIC CHECKED OUT THE ENGINE ALL COMPUTERS SYSTEMS ARE GOOD AND THE ENGINE RUNS FINE HE IS LINKING IT TO THE TRANSMISSION BEING A CVT AND POSSIBLY A DEFECTIVE OR BAD DESIGN. THIS LONG DELAY HAS RESULTED IN CAUSING AN ACCIDENT BECAUSE I WOULD TRY TO ACCELERATE AND THE CAR WOULD STALL OUT FOR THAT AMOUNT OF TIME THE ENGINE THAT'S NOT THE PROBLEM IT'S THE TRANSMISSION

Components: SEAT BELTS ENGINE

January 28, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11155408
Consumer Location: SUN VALLEY, CA
VIN: JA32U2FUXBU****

Summary of Complaint

"TAKATA RECALL" MANUFACTURER RECALL NUMBERSR-18-001 NHTSA RECALL NUMBER18V069 RECALL STATUSRECALL INCOMPLETE SUMMARY DUE TO REPETITION OF HIGH LOAD OPERATIONS, THE FLANGE OF THE DRIVE BELT AUTOMATIC TENSIONER MAY CRACK, CAUSING THE DRIVE BELT DETACHMENT. SAFETY RISK IF THE DRIVE BELT DETACHES, THE ALTERNATOR WILL NOT CHARGE THE BATTERY, CAUSING ENGINE STALL, AND/OR THE POWER STEERING ASSIST WILL BE DISABLED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. REMEDY OWNERS OF ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL BE NOTIFIED AND ENCOURAGED TO BRING THEIR VEHICLES IN TO REPLACE THE AUTO TENSIONER WITH A COUNTERMEASURE UNIT.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 16, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11121215
Consumer Location: LA CRESCENT, MN
VIN: JA32U2FU1BU****

Summary of Complaint

PURCHASED 2011 LANCER IN 2011. IN MARCH 2013 MITSUBISHI ISSUED A TECH SERVICE BULLETIN AND REVISED IT IN JUNE OF 2013. THE ENGINE SERVICE LIGHT COMES ON AND MUST BE TAKEN TO DEALER FOR SERVICE. MITSUBISHI DOES A SIMPLE SOFTWARE UPGRADE TO THE ECM AND RESETS. THE PROBLEM IS THAT IS MITSUBISHI IS SIMPLY LETTING THESE VEHICLES GET TO THIS FAILURE POINT AND VEHICLES CAN GO INTO LIMP MODE (MEANING DRIVE NO FASTER THAN 45MPH) RATHER THAN PROACTIVELY AVOIDING THE PROBLEM. FURTHER, THEY ARE KNOWINGLY ALLOWING VEHICLES TO GET PAST THE WARRANTY PERIOD WITHOUT REPAIR THUS FORCING CUSTOMERS TO PAY TO HAVE THIS KNOWN ISSUE RESOLVED. TO ADD TO THE PROBLEM IS MITSUBISHI WILL NOT ALLOW NON-MITSUBISHI SERVICE CENTERS, MECHANICS OR REPAIR SHOPS TO UPDATE THE ECM AND I AM FORCED TO TAKE IT TO AN AUTHORIZED MITSUBISHI DEALER FOR FIXING. BECAUSE THESE VEHICLES HAVE HAD OTHER SAFETY RECALLS AND WARRANTY REPAIR WORK, THEY SHOULD HAVE SIMPLY TAKEN 15 MINUTES TO UPGRADED THE ECM SOFTWARE AND RESET AT THE TIME TO AVOID THIS FROM HAPPENING RATHER THAN LETTING THE WARRANTY EXPIRE AND CHARGING ME TO FIX A KNOWN ISSUE.

Components: WHEELS ENGINE

April 12, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11088595
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JA32U1FU1BU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 MITSUBISHI LANCER. WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED RAPIDLY ON ITS OWN WITHOUT WARNING AND THERE WAS A LOSS OF POWER. THE CONTACT REPLACED THE BATTERY HIMSELF. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER (TAINO MOTORS, CARR 8887 KM 7.5BO. SAN ANTON, CAROLINA, 00986, PUERTO RICO, 787-762-5000) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TIRES NEEDED TO BE ROTATED. THE CONTACT ALSO RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V069000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING). UPON CONTACTING THE DEALER, THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 68,533. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 15, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11054459
Consumer Location: LOVELAND, OH
VIN: JA32U8FW2BU****

Summary of Complaint

THE TRANSMISSION DOESN'T SHIFT INTO GEAR EASILY AS WELL AS JUMPS OUT OF FIRST GEAR WHEN TAKING OFF FROM STOP. WHEN SHIFTING INTO 3RD AND 5TH IT IS DIFFICULT TO SHIFT INTO WHILE MOVING. THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION WHEN DRIVING. ALL UPPER GEARS ARE DIFFICULT TO SHIFT INTO. THE CLUTCH FAILED TWICE IN LESS THAN 40K MILES THEN THE REPLACEMENT FAILED AFTER ONLY 1,000. NOT SURE IF THEY ARE RELATED.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 06, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11053369
Consumer Location: AURORA, IL
VIN: JA32W8FVXBU****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER FILLING UP ON GASOLINE, MY 4 YEAR OLD MENTIONED THAT SHE SMELLED GAS IN THE CAR. I IMMEDIATELY GOT HOME AND PULLED INTO MY GARAGE AND SMELLED IT, TOO. THEN NEXT MORNING, MY GARAGE WAS OVERWHELMED WITH THE FUMES. AFTER HAVING A MECHANIC INSPECT THE CAR, HE FOUND GAS WAS LEAKING FROM THE TOP OF THE TANK, WHERE THE FUEL PUMP GOES. APPARENTLY, IT WAS COMPLETELY CORRODED, WHICH CAUSED THE PLASTIC FUEL PUMP HOUSING ATTACHED TO IT TO CRACK AND SUBSEQUENTLY LEAK FUEL EVERYWHERE. THIS FUEL PUMP HOUSING IS LOCATED DIRECTLY BENEATH MY SON'S CAR SEAT, ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE BACK SEAT. THIS IS A SERIOUS FIRE HAZARD. AFTER REACHING OUT TO OTHER OWNERS OF THE SAME VEHICLE, APPARENTLY THIS CORROSION IS VERY COMMON. BUT MY CAR IS NOT EVEN 6 YEARS OLD, WITH ONLY 48K MILES (PURCHASED IT NEW ON 12/27/2011). THIS SHOULDN'T BE HAPPENING ON SUCH A RELATIVELY NEW CAR.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 04, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11031968
Consumer Location: ORO VALLEY, AZ
VIN: JA32U8FW9BU****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE OPERATING AT >3000 RPM CVT AND ENGINE WHINE AND LOSS OF POWER.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 07, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10933941
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: JA32W5FV1BU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL FUEL ODOR WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS OPERATED AT ANY SPEED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED WITHOUT WARNING. THE DEALER COULD NOT DIAGNOSE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 44,000.

Components: STEERING

September 26, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10910096
Consumer Location: ELYRIA, OH
VIN: JA32U2FU4BU****

Summary of Complaint

HI MY WIFE WAS DRIVING MHE 2011 LANCER WHILE SHE WAS TURNING TOWARD THE RIGHT TO ANOTHER STREET THE WHEEL AND STEERING WHEEL TURN A LITTLE THEN LOCKED UP ON HER ALMOST STRUCKING ANOTHER VEHICLE WHEN THAT HAPPEND SHE ALSO STEPED ON HER BRAKES AND DINT ALSO WANYED TO STOP. ALMOST CUASING HER AND MY SON TO GET INTO AN ACCIDENT. IT HAPPEND ON A STATE ROUTE INTO A STREET. NEXT DAY CAR HAS A WIERD SOUND EVERY TIME U TURN LEFT AND STEERING FEELS FUNNY.

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 28, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10839114
Consumer Location: MCDONOUGH, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TC-SST REVS UP IN REVERSE AND IN FIRST BEFORE TAKE OFF

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 18, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10816176
Consumer Location: HOMESTEAD, FL
VIN: JA32U8FW5BU****

Summary of Complaint

THIS CAR WE OWN WAS IN A ACCIDENT THE WHOLE FRONT END WAS PUSHED IN CAUSE IT HIT A MERCURY MOUNTAINEER. THE GEICO ADJUSTER COULDNT BELEIVE THAT THE AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY NOR THE SEATBELT RETRACTED! THE ONLY THING THAT SAVED MY WIFE WAS THE SEATBELT FOR A SEC AND HITTING THE STEERING WHEEL. THE ADJUSTER ALSO HAD SAID THAT THE SENSORS FOR THE AIR BAGS WERE TRIPPED AND IT DID NOT WORK. THIS IS A HUGE SAFETY ISSUE! GEICO IS FILING A SUBROGATION CLAIM AGAINST MITSUBISHI SINCE WE CALLED MISTSUBISHI AND THEY DIDNT WANT TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. MARIAS AT MISTUBISHI JUST SAID TO FILE A CLAIM WITH OUR INSURANCE WITHOUT EVEN SENDING THEIR OWN PEOPLE TO CHECK OUT THE VEHICLE. MARIEAS CAN BE REACHED AT 18886487820 CLAIM NUMBER 1254613189. HE DIDNT EVEN HAVE THE COURTESY TO SEND HIS OWN INVESTIGATORS TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED! THE WHOLE FRONT END OF THE MITSUBISHI LANCER WAS PUSHED IN AND WAS PRONOUNCE A TOTAL LOSS FROM GEICO. GEICO'S EXAMINER WAS JOSE MEJIA 3053079614. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT THIS BEFORE SOMEONE GETS KILLED! MY WIFE AT TIME OF ACCIDENT WAS ON HER WAY HOME ON HIGHWAY 874 SOUTHBOUND.

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 06, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10782469
Consumer Location: WINTER SPRINGS, FL
VIN: JA32V6FV6BU****

Summary of Complaint

4WD SYSTEM SERVICE REQUIRED LIGHT CAME ON WITH LESS THAN 40000 MILES, THIS WAS CAUSED BY A MALFUNCTIONING ACD PUMP. PUMP IS LOCATED BEHIND THE REAR RIGHT SIDE TIRE AND IS EXPOSED TO ELEMENTS. CAR WAS IN NEW YORK STATE FOR 4 YEARS AND DRIVEN ON SNOW/SALTED ROADS. PUMP HAS CORRODED. THIS IS A KNOWN PROBLEM WITH THE RALLIARTS AND EVOLUTIONS. DEALERSHIP REFUSES TO COVER UNDER THE POWER TRAIN WARRANTY, THEY SAY THIS IS A LUXURY ITEM AND ALSO BECUASE THERE WERE MODIFICATIONS MADE TO THE CAR. THE MODIFICATIONS MADE HAVE NO IMPACT ON THE CORROSION OF THE PUMP.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 15, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10735401
Consumer Location: GOOSE CREEK, SC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

ACD/AYC PUMP HAS COMPLETELY STOP WORKING IN MY VEHICLE. I TOOK MY VEHICLE TO BE SERVICE AND THE PERSON WHO WAS DOING THE SERVICE ON MY CAR TOLD ME THAT THE ACD/AYC PUMP HAS GONE OUT AND I NEED A REPLACEMENT. I FOUND THAT WEIRD, BECAUSE I HAVE NOT DRIVEN MY CAR FOR ROUGHLY ABOUT A MONTH AND FOR AN ISSUE TO POP UP WAS VERY WEIRD. AFTER DOING RESEARCH, I SEEMS THAT MULTIPLE PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME ISSUE WERE THESE PUMPS GO OUT UNEXPECTED. THERE ARE ONLY 1400-1600 OF THESE CARS MADE YEAR IN THE STATES AND TO SEE MANY PEOPLE HAVE THIS PROBLEM IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD MIND BOGGLING TO MANY OF US. MITSUBISHI NEEDS TO FIND ANOTHER SOLUTION OR REMEDY TO THIS ISSUE. SINCE I LIVE IN THE SOUTH, MY LOCAL DEALERSHIP IS NOT WANTING TO COVER THIS AND I TRAVEL ALONG THE EAST COAST WITH MY CAR.

Components: ENGINE VISIBILITY/WIPER

October 28, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10735443
Consumer Location: PONCE, PR
VIN: JA32U1FU1BU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 15V2333000 (VISIBILITY) AND 14V562000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING). THE PARTS NEEDED FOR THE RECALL REPAIR WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

Components: EQUIPMENT VISIBILITY/WIPER

July 11, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10733982
Consumer Location: DELRAY BEACH, FL
VIN: JA32U2FU6BU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS A CRACK ON THE WINDSHIELD. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS TURNED ON, IT BLEW WARM AIR AFTER APPROXIMATELY FIVE MINUTES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 62,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 10, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10721076
Consumer Location: NEW YORK, NY
VIN: JA32V6FV5BU****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION FAILURE, CAN'T SWITCH 1,3,5 GEAR AND R GEAR. LOW RPM (UNDER 2000RPM) WHOLE CAR SHACKING AND JERKING

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

October 31, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10681333
Consumer Location: HIXSON, TN
VIN: JA32X8HW4AU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V562000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING); 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 MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

October 06, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10672960
Consumer Location: CIALES, PR
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V562000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING) 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 MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

December 23, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10667919
Consumer Location: FRESNO, TX
VIN: JA32U2FU3BU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V562000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE RECALL 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.

Components: ENGINE

December 17, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10664878
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JA32U2FU6BU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V562000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

Components: STEERING ENGINE

November 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10664238
Consumer Location: COLUMBUS, OH
VIN: JA32U2FU2BU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 MITSUBISHI LANCER SPORTSBACK. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE VIBRATED WHILE TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. THE CONTACT HAD TO EXERT EXCESSIVE FORCE IN ORDER TO MANEUVER THE STEERING WHEEL. THE CONTACT STATED THAT NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V562000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING) EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR REPAIR. THE DEALER ADVISED THAT THE PART NEEDED WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 51,000.

Components: ENGINE

October 31, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10651653
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: JA32U2FU9BU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 MITSUBISHI LANCIER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V562000 (ENGINE). HOWEVER, THE NEEDED PART NEEDED WAS UNAVAILABLE TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO INFORM WHEN THE PART WOULD BECOME AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

October 24, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10650095
Consumer Location: HAMBURG, NJ
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE AYC PUMP FAILED BY DISPLAYING A BLINKING TARMAC LIGHT. IT CONSTANTLY FLASHES WHILE DRIVING. THE AYC PUMP CORRELATES WITH THE STEERING AND STABILITY CONTROL FOR THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL. THIS IS A BIG HAZARD. THE AYC PUMP SHOULD BE RELOCATED TO THE TRUNK COMPARTMENT SO IT IS NOT EXPOSED TO WEATHER CONDITIONS LIKE SNOW AND RAIN. THIS WILL PROTECT THE AYC PUMP FROM FAILING. THE WARRANTY WILL NOT COVER THIS FAILED PUMP AT ALL. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN

September 24, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10639384
Consumer Location: ROCKVILLE, MD
VIN: JA32W5FV0BU****

Summary of Complaint

TARMAC ICON BLINKS INCESSANTLY ON THE DISPLAY PANEL, AS ONE DRIVES. THE BLINKING CAN CAUSE PHOTOSENSITIVE EPILEPSY (PSE), WHICH IS A FORM OF EPILEPSY SEIZURES TRIGGERED BY VISUAL STIMULI THAT FORM PATTERNS IN TIME OR SPACE, SUCH AS FLASHING LIGHTS, BOLD, REGULAR PATTERNS, OR REGULAR MOVING PATTERNS. I FOUND OUT LATER, THE BLINKING IS AN INDICATOR THE ACD PUMP - ACTIVE CENTER DIFFERENTIAL - IS FAILING AND IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE COMPONENT COMPLETELY GIVES OUT. MANY, MANY INDIVIDUALS FROM THE COMMUNITY EXPERIENCES THE ACD PUMP FAILURE DUE TO DESIGN AND PLACEMENT OF THE COMPONENT IN AN INOPPORTUNE LOCATION. AS SUCH, CORROSION FROM MOISTURE AND SALT DEPOSIT ON THE ROAD CAN EASILY INFILTRATE INTO THE PUMP COMPONENT, CAUSING FAILURE IN DUE TIME. FURTHER POOR SEALING, LACK OF WEATHER PROTECTION (ANTI-CORROSION SPRAY) AND POOR PLACEMENT ALL CONTRIBUTES TO THE SYSTEMATIC, PREMATURE FAILURE OF A $1500 PUMP. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

August 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10633477
Consumer Location: NOBLESVILLE, IN
VIN: JA32Y6HV2BU****

Summary of Complaint

THE ISSUE FIRST PRESENTED ITSELF AS A FLASHING ALL WHEEL CONTROL INDICATOR LIGHT AT APPROXIMATELY 35,000 MILES WHILE ON THE HIGHWAY. IT WAS INITIALLY AN INTERMITTENT ISSUE THAT OCCURRED ONLY OCCASIONALLY. I ARRIVED HOME FROM MY TRIP AND WAS AT THE DEALERSHIP AT 36,200 MILES. THEIR SCANNER INDICATED A C161E CODE WHICH INDICATES AN ACD PUMP ACTUATOR LOCK. THE DEALERSHIP STATED THIS CAN HAPPEN UNDER AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CONDITIONS AND WAS NORMAL. HOWEVER, AFTER INFORMING THEM THE ISSUE OCCURRED WHILE CRUISING ON THE HIGHWAY AND ALSO WHEN STOPPED AT A LIGHT THEY INFORMED ME TO RETURN IF THE ISSUE PERSISTED. I RETURNED A WEEK LATER AFTER I CONFIRMED THE ISSUE OCCURRED EVERY TIME I DROVE THE VEHICLE, BUT THEY WERE UNABLE TO READ CODES BECAUSE THEIR DIAGNOSTIC TOOL HAD BROKEN. AT 37,000 MILES THE VEHICLE DISPLAYED A MESSAGE INDICATING I NEEDED TO SERVICE THE ALL WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEM. THE NEARBY DEALERSHIP'S SCANNER WAS STILL BROKEN. AT 37,900 MILES I ARRIVED AT A DIFFERENT DEALERSHIP AND THEY FOUND THE CODES C161E AND C161F WHICH INDICATES AN ACD PUMP FAILURE. DURING THE TIME SINCE THE ISSUE FIRST BEGAN I ALSO NOTICED THE TRACTION CONTROL DIDN'T APPEAR TO FUNCTION. IN WET CONDITIONS WHEN I LOST TRACTION I DID NOT SEE THE DASH INDICATOR FOR TRACTION LOSS / TRACTION CONTROL NOR DID I FEEL THE SYSTEM KICK IN TO COMPENSATE. I BELIEVE THIS PRESENTS A POTENTIAL SAFETY ISSUE. THIS APPEARS TO BE A COMMON AND WELL DOCUMENTED ISSUE, ESPECIALLY IN AREAS OF VARYING CLIMATE. THE ROOT CAUSE IN MY SCENARIO IS MOST LIKELY VOLATILE LOCAL WEATHER WHERE WINTERS INVOLVE HEAVILY SALTED ROADS AND TEMPERATURES THAT RANGE FROM WARM TO BELOW FREEZING IN THE SAME DAY. THIS CAN LEAD TO PREMATURE PUMP FAILURE DUE TO A KNOWN ISSUE WITH A PUMP SEAL AND RUST. *TR

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

July 07, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10621577
Consumer Location: MCDONOUGH, GA
VIN: JA32W8FV6BU****

Summary of Complaint

MONDAY MORNING I WARMED UP MY CAR FOR 5 MINUTES. STARTED TO DRIVE MY CAR FOR ABOUT 15 SECONDS, AWD SERVICE REQUIRED POPPED UP ON MY DISPLAY. I STOPPED THE CAR AND BROUGHT IT BACK HOME. LOOKED UP WHAT THE ISSUE COULD BE AND FOUND OUT THAT THE ACD PUMP HAS FAILED. THIS IS A WELL KNOWN PROBLEM FROM MITSUBISHI FOR THESE CARS AND THEY HAVE NOT ISSUED A RECALL OR REAL FIX. WITHOUT THE ACD PUMP FUNCTIONING, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE CAR CAN LOSE TRACTION IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS OR DAMAGE THE ENTIRE DRIVETRAIN SYSTEM. MITSUBISHI CLAIMS THAT ITS NOT PART OF THE DRIVETRAIN SO THERE IS NO WARRANTY AND IT'S ALSO A "LUXURY" SYSTEM. CONTROLLING WHEEL TRACTION IS NOT A LUXURY ITS A SAFETY FEATURE. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

July 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10609206
Consumer Location: SPANAWAY, WA
VIN: JA32W8FV6BU****

Summary of Complaint

THE AYC PUMP FAILED AS NOTED BY A TROUBLE CODE. THE AYC PUMP DIRECTLY CORRELATES WITH THE STEERING AND STABILITY CONTROL FOR THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

January 21, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10594068
Consumer Location: ALLENTOWN, PA
VIN: JA32U2FU8BU****

Summary of Complaint

LETTER FROM SENATOR TOOMEY ON BEHALF OF CONSTITUENT RE 2011 MITSUBISHI (ATTN: ROBERT SIMPSON). *SMD ACCORDING TO THE INVOICES, THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT START, AND THE HEADLIGHTS WOULD NOT TURN OFF. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER ON FOUR OCCASIONS. *JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 04, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10594032
Consumer Location: PALMER, MA
VIN: JA32W8FV7BU****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN COLD TEMPERATURE COMES (AROUND 20F) OR BELOW YOU CAN HEAR A VERY LOUD WHINE COMING FROM THE AYD/ACD PUMP LOCATED IN THE PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL WELL WHEN FIRST STAYING VEHICLE. WHEN THIS HAPPENS THERE WILL BE A MOMENT WHERE THE TARMAC/GRAVEL/SNOW INDICATOR LIGHTS ON THE DASHBOARD BLINK AND PUTS THE PUMP INTO FAILSAFE MODE. IF YOU DRIVE WHILE THE PUMP IS IN FAILSAFE MODE THE HANDLING IS TERRIBLE AND ANY ENGINE BRAKING IS NON EXISTENT. OVER THE PAST FEW WINTERS I HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS UP UNTIL THIS WRITE UP. NOW IN WARMER WEATHER (70F) OR ABOVE THE PUMP IS STUCK IN FAIL SAFE MODE AND DOES NOT RETURN TO NORMAL OPERATION LIKE IT SOMETIMES WOULD IN WINTER MONTHS. THIS PUMP PROVIDES THE FRONT AND REAR DIFFERENTIAL ASSEMBLY WITH THE FLUID NEEDED TO PROVIDE NORMAL AND ADEQUATE DRIVING. VEHICLE NOW HAS 41000 MILES AND NEEDS THIS PUMP REPLACED WHICH IS JUST OVER 2,000 USD. AFTER MUCH RESEARCH, I HAVE FOUND WEATHER AND/OR SALT/SANDY ROADS TO CAUSE PREMATURE FAILURE OF THIS PUMP. I BELIEVE MY PUMP WENT AS A COMBINATION OF BOTH BECAUSE OF POOR PLACEMENT BY MITSUBISHI TO LOCATE THIS PUMP JUST BEHIND THE PASSENGER REAR WHEEL UNDER THE VEHICLE. I NOW HAVE A HEFTY BILL TO LOOK FORWARD TO EVERY 3-4 YEARS IN PUMP REPLACEMENT COSTS ALONE IF I KEEP THIS HAZARD OF A CAR. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

October 01, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10554305
Consumer Location: NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ
VIN: JA32W8FV4BU****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION X GSR 2011. I PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE ON FEBRUARY 2013 BRAND NEW. BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER 2013 (7 MONTHS) I HAD ABOUT 15,000 MILES ON THE VEHICLE AND I STARTED EXPERIENCING A PROBLEM WITH THE ACCELERATION OF THE VEHICLE. THE GEAR WAS ENGAGING PROPERLY BUT THERE WAS A DELAY ON GETTING TRACTION TO THE WHEELS. THE ENGINE RAMPED UP SEVERAL RPMS BEFORE THE CAR STARTED ACCELERATING IN ANY GEAR. ON OCTOBER 2ND 2013 I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE MITSUBISHI DEALERSHIP AND I WAS TOLD THAT I HAVE TO REPLACE THE CLUTCH BECAUSE IT WAS WORN OFF. I COULD NOT BELIEVE THIS SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS FAIRLY NEW AND I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS PROBLEM BEFORE, ALL MY PREVIOUS VEHICLES HAVE HAD MANUAL TRANSMISSION. I ALSO GOT THE VEHICLE CHECKED WITH TWO LOCAL MECHANICS AND THEY TOLD ME THAT THE CLUTCH WAS WORN OFF BEYOND NORMAL. THE CLUTCH IS NOT UNDER MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY BECAUSE IT'S WEAR OFF DEPENDS ON THE DRIVER ACCORDING TO MITSUBISHI. THE PROBLEM ARISES WHEN I CHECKED THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION WEBSITE FOR RECALLS AND I FOUND OUT THAT IN NOVEMBER 11 2013 THERE WILL BE A RECALL NOTICED FOR MY VEHICLE FOR THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER. AFTER NOVEMBER 11 I CALLED THE DEALERSHIP TO CONFIRM THAT MY CAR IS ONE OF THE CARS AFFECTED AND IT WAS INDEED. I GOT THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER REPLACED AND THE CAR IS STILL HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM AS BEFORE. MY QUESTION IS, AND I NEED TO KNOW IF THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION CAN DO THE RESEARCH FOR ME, WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF A DAMAGED CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER ON THE WEARING OF A CLUTCH? I NOW HAVE TO PAY OVER $2,000 TO THE DEALERSHIP TO HAVE THE CLUTCH REPLACED. IF THE CLUTCH WAS DAMAGED DUE TO MISS-FUNCTION OF THE MASTER CYLINDER WOULDN'T MITSUBISHI HAVE TO COVER REPAIR COST FOR THE EARLY WEARING OF THE CLUTCH? PLEASE GET BACK TO ME. SINCERELY, *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 26, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10542370
Consumer Location: MINNETONKA, MN
VIN: JA32W8FVXBU****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR BEGAN TO HAVE A FLASHING ACTIVE YAW CONTROL LIGHT ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT AYC/ACD PUMP WAS FAILING DUE TO SEVERE CORROSION. WHEN THIS HAPPENS, THE AWD STOPS FUNCTIONING, SO THE CAR IS NOW IN TWO WHEEL DRIVE MODE. MITSUBISHI MOUNTED THE AYC PUMP IN THE REAR FENDERWELL AREA WHERE IT IS OPENLY EXPOSED TO THE WINTER ELEMENTS SUCH AS SNOW, SALT AND SAND. THIS IS A VERY WELL KNOWN PROBLEM AND THE DEALER I WENT TO HAS DONE ABOUT 6 CARS IN THE LAST MONTH OR SO JUST FOR THIS PROBLEM. THE CAR WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL MITSUBISHI DEALER FOR WARRANTY REPAIR. THE DEALER WAS VERY HELPFUL AND WAS GOING TO REPLACE THE PUMP UNDER WARRANTY, BUT WHEN WAS DENIED THE REQUEST DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE ENGINE HAD HAD A "TUNE" ON IT. SO, THE PUMP WILL HAVE TO BE REPAIRED AT COST TO MYSELF. THE REASON I AM BRINGING THIS TO YOUR ATTENTION IS BECAUSE THIS IS A VERY APPARENT DESIGN FLAW. PLACING A CRITICAL PART LIKE THIS PUMP OPENLY EXPOSED TO SNOW, SALT AND SAND THROWN UP BY THE TIRES WHICH IN TURN CORRODES THE PUMP, IS A SAFETY HAZARD. THIS STOPS THE AWD TO FUNCTION AND RENDERS THE CAR TO BE ONLY DRIVEN IN TWO WHEELED DRIVE MODE WHEN THE CAR IS IN FACT, DESIGNED FOR ALL WHEEL DRIVE. THERE ARE SO MANY WELL DOCUMENTED CASES OF THIS PROBLEM, AT SOME POINT IN TIME, MITSUBISHI WILL HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS AND DO SOMETHING TO MITIGATE THE SEVERE CORROSION OF THE AYC PUMP.

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