2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER VIN: JA3AU16U98U017620

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Normal
Title
Salvage

VIN JA3AU16U98U017620 Decoding Mitsubishi Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

MITSUBISHI

Manufacturer Name

MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC)

Model

Lancer

Model Year

2008

Plant City

MIZUSHIMA

Series

ECONOMY

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

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

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

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

2008 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

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 Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
12.1%

2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

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

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JA3AU16U98U017620

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

April 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11398893
Consumer Location: LODI, OH
VIN: JA3AU86U08U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE HIS WIFE WAS DRIVING AT 25 MPH, WHEN THE CROSS MEMBER SNAPPED AND DETACHED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED NO WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE DRIVER WAS UNABLE TO CONTROL THE VEHICLE AND JUMPED THE CURB. THE DRIVER SUSTAINED A DISLOCATED RIGHT THUMB AND DID NOT SEEK MEDICATION ATTENTION. NO POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DRIVABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO INDEPENDENT MECHANIC AND WAS INFORMED THE CROSS MEMBER, UNKNOWN TIE ROD AND BALL JOINT WAS NEEDING TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V279000 (STRUCTURE, SUSPENSION), HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT CALLED TO UNKNOWN DEALER WHERE IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN

February 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11394927
Consumer Location: BISBEE, AZ
VIN: JA3AU26U58U****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS -TEARING BUSHINGS, TORN BOOTS BOTH OUTER TIE ROD ENDS - TORN BOOTS TIMING COVER SEPARATE

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION WHEELS

December 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11385384
Consumer Location: PRENTICE, WI
VIN: JA3AU86U38U****

Summary of Complaint

I HEARD A CLUNKING NOISE. PARKED AND FOUND ROTTEN PARTS ON TIRE. MECHANIC SAID IT CANNOT BE FIXED. EVERYTHING ROTTED. NEEDS WHOLE NEW FRAME. WE COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED.THANK GOD I WAS CLOSE TO HOME. NOW I HAVE NOTHING BUT AN EXISTING CAR LOAN FOR IT.

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11376734
Consumer Location: SAN BERNARDINO, CA
VIN: JA3AU26U88U****

Summary of Complaint

I RECENTLY PURCHASED A 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE CVT TRANSMISSION OVERHEATING THE LIGHT STATING SLOW DOWN APPEARS ON DASHBOARD I HAVE TO PULL OFF THE ROAD TURN OFF ENGINE AND WAIT BETWEEN 10 TO 20 MINS BEFORE IM ABLE TO DRIVE AGAIN THERE ARE MANY COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE TRANSMISSION OVERHEATING ON THE 2008 ,2009 AND 2016 FROM MY UNDERSTANDING ITS THE TRANSMISSIONS THAT WERE USED ON ON THOSE YEARS OF VEHICLES NOW WEATHER OR NOT ITS MECHANICAL OR POOR DESIGNED TRANSMISSIONS THE MANUFACTURER SHOULD HAVE PUT A RECALL ON THESE VEHICLES THE MANUFACTURER SHOULD HAVE A RECALL ON THESE VEHICLES TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSIONS

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

August 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11374326
Consumer Location: AVON, OH
VIN: JA3AU26U18U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V279000 (STRUCTURE, SUSPENSION) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT CALLED SUNNYSIDE MITSUBISHI (7630 PEARL RD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH 44130; (440) 243-7711) WHERE IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT PARTS WERE NOT YET AVAILABLE. 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.*DT*JB

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SEAT BELTS STRUCTURE

October 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11363572
Consumer Location: CAPE CORAL, FL
VIN: JA3AU86U68U****

Summary of Complaint

MY SRS LIGHT JUST STARTED COMING ON A FEW YEARS AGO BEFORE WE WERE IN AN ACCIDENT. WHEN WE TOOK IT TO THE DEALER TO CHECK IT, THEY SAID IT WAS A COSTLY REPAIR AND IS ONLY TO REMOVE THE LIGHT...BUT THAT THE AIRBAGS WOULD STILL DEPLOY IF WE WERE IN AN ACCIDENT. SINCE THEN, WE'VE BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT WHERE WE WERE REAR-ENDED (WHICH WOULD NOT DEPLOY THE AIRBAGS) BUT IT PUSHED US INTO THE CAR IN FRONT OF US (WHICH SHOULD HAVE DEPLOYED THE AIRBAGS). SEEING AS THIS LIGHT JUST CAME ON WAY BEFORE ANY ACCIDENTS AND COULD NOT HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY ANYTHING WE DID, I BELIEVE IT TO BE FAULTY FROM THE MANUFACTURER. WHEN GOOGLING THIS ISSUE, I FOUND A LOT OF PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE SAME THING HAPPENING. YET, MITSUBISHI HAS NEVER BEEN PUSHED TO MAKE THEIR SEAT BELT PRETENSIONER FLAW INTO A SAFETY RECALL AND EXPECTS TO JUST MAKE MONEY OFF MITUBISHI OWNERS COMING IN TO PAY TO HAVE THIS FIXED.

Components: SUSPENSION

September 22, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11362274
Consumer Location: WILMERDING, PA
VIN: JA3AU86U18U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA RECALL NUMBER: 20V279000 (STRUCTURE, SUSPENSION) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WAS NOT YET AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. SERRA HONDA (951 INTERSTATE PKWY, AKRON, OH 44312) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT PARTS WERE NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 10 MPH, WITHOUT WARNING, THE CONTACT LOSS CONTROL OF THE STEERING WHEEL AS THE DRIVER'S SIDE OF THE VEHICLE LOWERED INDEPENDENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE RESIDENCE AND INSPECTED. THE CONTACT BECAME AWARE THAT THE DRIVER'S SIDE LOWER CONTROL ARM WAS FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO JIM SHORKEY MITSUBISHI (13339 RTE 30, IRWIN, PA 15642) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED AND DETERMINED THAT THE DRIVER'S LOWER CONTROL ARM FRACTURED AND DAMAGED THE CROSSMEMBER. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE HOWEVER, NO FURTHER ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATE 32,393.

Components: STEERING

March 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11361718
Consumer Location: JOLIET, IL
VIN: JA3AU16U28U****

Summary of Complaint

THE CONTROL ARM WAS CORRODED AND SPRING RUSTED THROUGH AND BROKE. HAD REPAIRED IN MARCH OF 2019. SHOULD BE COVERED UNDER RECALL. SENT INVOICE AND RECEIPT TO MITSUBISHI HOWEVER THEY ARE SAYING IT DID NOT MEET TIME FRAME FOR REPAIR AND ARE REFUSING TO REFUND ANY OF MY REPAIR COSTS.

Components: SUSPENSION

March 16, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11348390
Consumer Location: COUNTRYSIDE, IL
VIN: JA3AU86U68U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE CROSSMEMBER BEAMS WERE RUSTED THROUGH. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO MAX MATSON MITSUBISHI DEALER LOCATED AT 3990 OGDEN AVE, AURORA, IL 60504, WHERE THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AT THE OWNER'S EXPENSE. THE CONTACT LATER RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V279000 (STRUCTURE, SUSPENSION). THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER DECLINED TO PROVIDE A REIMBURSEMENT BECAUSE THE REPAIRS WERE OVER TWO YEARS OLD. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 116,727.

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11343120
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: JA3AU26U08U****

Summary of Complaint

HAS ACTIVE RECALL I WANT THE SUNROOF REPLACE NOT JUST INSPECTED I WANT IT FIXED TO AVOID FUTURE PROBLEM OF FLYING OFFER LEAKING

Components: SUSPENSION

March 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11319966
Consumer Location: GARY, IN
VIN: JA3AU26U58U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME VERY LOOSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE STEERING WHEEL MOVED FROM THE CENTER WHILE ATTEMPTING TO DRIVE STRAIGHT. THE CONTACT PULLED OVER AND HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE CROSSMEMBER ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE OF THE VEHICLE HAD RUSTED THROUGH AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V458000 (SUSPENSION). THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER INFORMED THAT THE CONTACT THAT NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V458000 (SUSPENSION) WAS FOR VEHICLE MODEL YEAR 2002-2007 AND NOT FOR 2008. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 168,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

February 26, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11311931
Consumer Location: METAMORA, IL
VIN: JA3AU26U78U****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED A USED 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER WITH 163K MILES ON IT FROM A THIRD PARTY. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP FOR TWO OPEN RECALLS. THE DEALER CALLED ME THE NEXT MORNING AND EXPLAINED TO ME THAT THE SUBFRAME IS CORRODED AND WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED. IN FACT THE DEALER ADVISED THE VEHICLE NOT BE DRIVEN AND THE PART BE REPLACED IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE IT IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE. NOW I HAVE A VEHICLE I CAN'T DRIVE OR SELL. THE REPAIR ITSELF IS MORE THAN THE CAR IS WORTH. THE SUBFRAME IS PART OF THE FRAME AND IS NOT A MAINTENANCE ITEM AND SHOULD LAST THE LIFE OF THE VEHICLE. THIS IS A MANUFACTURING DEFEAT AS SHOWN IN THE RECALL FOR CANADA ON 2008-2013 LANCER MODELS. I CALLED THE FACTORY AND WAS GIVEN THE RUN AROUND. I ASKED FOR A MEETING BETWEEN THE DEALERSHIP AND A FACTORY REP TO FIND AN APPROPRIATE SOLUTION BUT NOTHING HAS MATERIALIZED. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND NEEDS TO BE ADDRESS BY THE MANUFACTURER BEFORE SOMEONE GETS INJURED OR KILLED. THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF LANCERS ON THE ROADS TODAY AND I WOULD HATE TO KNOW HOW MANY OF THESE HAVE CORRODED SUBFRAMES WHERE THE LOWER FRONT CONTROL ARMS COULD FALL TO THE GROUND.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

June 26, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11222733
Consumer Location: NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH
VIN: JA3AU86U08U****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING MY CAR TO WORK THIS MORNING AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I FELT A DRASTIC PULL TO THE LEFT. I GET OUT OF THE CAR AND LOOK AT ALL SIDES OF THE VEHICLE AND DON'T NOTICE ANYTHING RIGHT AWAY. THEN I NOTICE MY LEFT FRONT WHEEL IS TURNED SLIGHTLY WHILE THE STEERING WHEEL IS STRAIGHT. I LOOK UNDER THE VEHICLE TO FIND THE SUB FRAME ROTTED AND RUSTED AWAY FROM THE CONTROL ARM. THIS IS A HUGE SAFETY ISSUE AS THIS CAR HAS 123K MILES AND BEING A 2008 CAR, JUST 1 YEAR LATER THAN THE RECALLS CURRENTLY UP TO 2007 FOR THE SAME EXACT ISSUE. THE RECALL SHOULD BE EXTENDED TO THE 2008 VEHICLES AS WELL DUE TO THE INSANE AMOUNT OF COMPLAINTS ON THIS SPECIFIC SUB FRAME ROTTING ISSUE.

Components: STRUCTURE

May 28, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11220553
Consumer Location: BARTLETT, IL
VIN: JA3AU86U98U****

Summary of Complaint

DURING MY LAST TWO VISIT WITH TECHNICIAN (LAST ONE WITH MITSUBISHI DEALER, AND ONE BEFORE WITH OTHER SERVICE PLACE), THE VEHICLE TECHNICIAN NOTICE EXCESSIVELY RUSTED CROSS-MEMBER. THE TECHNICIAN AT MITSUBISHI DEALER ALSO PUT THE NOTE IN "COMPUTERIZED VEHICLE REPORT". WHEN I ASKED THE TECHNICIAN ABOUT HOW BAD IS THIS AND HOW TO FIX THIS, HE MENTIONED THAT OTHER MITSUBISHI LANCER VEHICLES ARE AFFECTING WITH THE SAME PROBLEM AND MITSUBISHI IS RECALLING VEHICLES YEAR BY YEAR, SO HOPE THEY WILL RECALL THIS MODEL TOO. AND FOR SAFETY, I NEED TO MAKE SURE TO KEEP EYE AND NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO ANY CHANGE TO VEHICLE WHILE DRIVING AS THIS MAY CRACK AND I AM END UP IN ACCIDENT. *TR*JB

Components: SUSPENSION

June 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11220672
Consumer Location: NORTHFIELD, MN
VIN: JA3AU26UX8U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 25 MPH AND ATTEMPTING TO TURN, THE CROSSMEMBER ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000.

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