2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER VIN: JA3AU86U58U024184

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN JA3AU86U58U024184 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

SPORTS

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 JA3AU86U58U024184

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

December 02, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10661662
Consumer Location: SYLVANIA, OH
VIN: JA3AU86U58U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V562000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING); HOWEVER, THE PARTS FOR THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

January 02, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10551185
Consumer Location: LAS PIEDRAS, PR
VIN: JA3AU86U58U****

Summary of Complaint

ESTABA EN LA AUTOPISTA Y ME PRENDI LA LUZ DEL ABS Y EL AUTOMVIL SE SENTA AGUANTADO CUANDO ME TOC FRENAR EL AUTOMVIL DE MOMENTO NO FREN BIEN. DESPUS PROCED A LLAMAR AL SERVICIO DE REMOLQUE DE LA MITSUBISHI Y BUSCARON EL CARRO A MI CASA. EL 01/14/2010 EL DEALER LE ENCONTR FALLA EN SENSOR Y SE LO REEMPLAZARON. (MN116244 SENSOR, RR ABS,RH). PERO EN EL 2011 VOLVI PRENDI LA LUZ DEL ABS SE LE HIZO EL CAMBIO DE LAS PASTILLA DE FRENO Y SE LIMPIARON TODOS LOS SENSOR Y LA LUZ SE APAG. AHORA EN EL 10/14/2013 VOLVI A ENCENDER LA LUZ DEL ABS PERO CUANDO CORRES PARA ATRS SE APAGA Y CUANDO CONDUCE HACIA EL FRENTE SE QUEDA PRENDIDA. MI OPININ ES QUE ESTOS SENSORES SE DAAN DEMASIADO DE RPIDO "CONSTANTEMENTE, SALIERON DEFECTUOSO" EL MILEAGE DEL CARRO AHORA MISMO ES 33616. GRACIAS POR SU TIEMPO. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

October 10, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10290136
Consumer Location: CEIBA, PR
VIN: JA3AU86U58U****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING THE CAR TO MY DESIRED DESTINATION WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THE CAR STARTED TO SMELL LIKE SOMETHING WAS BURNING. WHEN THE PASSENGER WHEN TO CHECK, WHILE WE WHERE WAITING FOR THE LIGHT TO CHANGE, SHE NOTICED THAT FIRE WAS COMING FROM UNDER THE HOOD. ALL WE COULD DO WAS GET OUT OF THE CAR AND TAKE THE KIDS OUT WHEN THE FIRE STARTED TO GET BIGGER. A MAN WHO WAS NEAR THE PLACE HELP CONTROLLING THE FIRE WITH SOME EXTINGUISHERS UNTIL THE FIREMEN ARRIVED. WHEN THE FIREMEN ARRIVED AT THE SCENE, AND MANAGE TO CONTROL THE FIRE, THEY DECLARED THE CAR TO BE TOTAL LOST.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

April 16, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10224766
Consumer Location: NEWPORT NEWS, VA
VIN: JA3AU86U58U****

Summary of Complaint

SEAL FOR CRANKSHAFT PULLEY WEARS A RING THE THE PULLEY CAUSING THE PULLEY TO BECOME LOOSE AND LEAK OIL. *TR

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.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

April 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11195851
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JA3AU86U98U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V070100 (VISIBILITY). THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. RICARDO CABALLERO MITSUBISHI AUTO CORP (LOCATED AT 10, 4 CLL 5, COAMO, 00769, PUERTO RICO, +1 787-303-4457) CONFIRMED THAT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

January 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11165560
Consumer Location: DUNNELLON, FL
VIN: JA3AU86U28U****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKES ON VEHICLE WENT TO THE FLOOR AND STARTED TO MAKE AN AIR SUCKING SOUND TOOK A COUPLE MINUTES TO PUMP THE BRAKES BACK UP BEFORE COULD START DRIVING AGAIN.

Components: ENGINE

November 27, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11155343
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: JA3AU86U78U****

Summary of Complaint

TUESDAY, 11/27/18, MORNING MY CAR (100,00 TOTAL MILES DRIVEN) STARTED TO MAKE A PERIODIC SQUEAKING NOISE WHILE DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY TO WORK. I THEN TOOK IT TO AN AUTO REPAIR SHOP THAT SAME MORNING TO HAVE IT CHECKED. THEY SAID THAT THE PROBLEM WAS COMING FROM MY DRIVE BELT AND PULLEYS. THEY REFERRED ME TO THE FOLLOWING LINK: HTTPS://WWW.CARS.COM/RECALLS/MITSUBISHI-LANCER-2008/. ACCORDING TO THIS WEBSITE, MY CAR HAS A RECALL FOR THE DRIVE BELT AND PULLEYS. SO I WENT ON MITSUBISHI'S RECALL WEBSITE TO PUT IN MY VID NUMBER, BUT IT WAS SHOWING THAT MY CAR DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR THE RECALL. SO I PROCEEDED TO HAVE THE AUTO REPAIR SHOP REPAIR MY CAR ACCORDING TO THE RECALL INSTRUCTIONS SHOWN ON THE WEBSITE THAT HE REFERRED ME TO, WHICH INVOLVES REPLACING THE DRIVE BELT, PULLEYS, AND DRIVE BELT TENSIONER. IT SEEMED TO HAVE FIXED THE PROBLEM, BUT THE NEXT DAY (11/28) ON MY BACK HOME FROM WORK, I STARTED HEARING ANOTHER NOISE AFTER COMING OFF THE FREEWAY. I NOTICED THAT MY DRIVE BELT HAD BEEN TORN. PLEASE REFER TO THE ATTACHED PICTURE. SO I CONTACTED THE AUTO REPAIR SHOP TO LOOK INTO IT AGAIN. THEY HAVE REPLACED THE DRIVE BELT AGAIN, BUT RECOMMENDED THAT I TRY TO CONTACT MITSUBISHI AGAIN. ACCORDING TO THEM, THE SYMPTOMS MATCH THE INFORMATION IN THE RECALL, BUT AGAIN, MITSUBISHI'S WEBSITE SAYS THAT MY CAR DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR THIS RECALL. PRIOR TO THIS EVENT, I HAD MY DRIVE BELT AND BATTERY REPLACED. IS MITSUBISHI IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS? I DO NOT RECALL RECEIVING A LETTER BACK IN 2014 ABOUT ANY RECALL, BUT I MAY NOT BE REMEMBERING CORRECTLY. IS IT POSSIBLE TO SEE THE HISTORY OF RECALLS THAT WERE DONE ON MY CAR? THANK YOU, (XXXX) PARTS OF THIS DOCUMENT HAVE BEEN REDACTED TO PROTECT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 08, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11139030
Consumer Location: OCEANSIDE, CA
VIN: JA3AU26UX8U****

Summary of Complaint

IN 2015 MY 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER DID NOT PASS CA STATE SMOG. MY LOCAL MECHANIC DID THE NECESSARY TESTS AS DIRECTED BY THE LOCAL STATE REFEREE, THEY SAID THE PROBLEM WAS THE 02 SENSOR. ENDED UP BEING DIRECTED BY REFEREE TO MITSUBISHI OF EL CAJON AND PAID $125.00 FOR THEM TO TEST IT. THEY SAID THEY COULD NOT FIND THE PROBLEM. THEN WAS TOLD TO MAKE APPT WITH THE REFEREE ON YET ANOTHER DAY FOR THEM TO TEST IT AND ENDED UP RECEIVING A 2YR PASS BECAUSE THE CAR STILL WOULD NOT COMPLETE RUN TEST. REPORT STATES: FAILED DUE TO VEHICLE OBD SYSTEM HAS NOT SET THE READINESS MONITOR(S). I DID NIT HAVE TJE MONEY TO FIX THE ISSUE IN 2015 SO HAD TO KEEP IT PARKED UNTIL NOV 2016 FROM WHICH POINT THE ABOVE WAS DONE. NOW ITS 2YRS LATER IT'S STILL NOT PASSING. REFEREE HAS ONCE AGAIN REFERRED ME TO MITS MOTORS, NOTING THAT RECENTLY ALL OTHER TYPES OF MITS MODELS WITH SAME ISSUE HAD ALREADY BEEN REPAIRED AND THAT THEY WILL NOT ISSUE ANOTHER PASS TO ME EVEN THO MY CAR WASN'T ON A RECALL LIST THAT BECAUSE SO MANY OF MITS MODELS HAD THIS SAME ISSUE, THEY SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO REPAIR THIS PROBLEM FREE OF CHARGE. MITS STATES THAT TODAY, ON THIS DAY OF OCT. 8TH 2018 THAT I MUST STILL PAY ANOTHER $125.00 FOR INSPECTION. IF AND ONLY THEY FIND THAT THIS SAME ISSUE FROM ACTUALLY 3YRS AGO IS ON A TBS LIST, THAT ONLY THEN WILL THEY COVER PARTS AND SERVICE. I LIVE ON A VERY TIGHT BUDGET AND HAD TO DRIVE CLEAR FROM OCEANSIDE TO HAVE IT LOOKED AT AGAIN. I FEEL LIKE IM GETTING THE RUN AROUND AND BEING COMPLETELY SWINDLED. I CANNOT AFFORD TO KEEP DEALING WITH THIS SAME ISSUE WITH I KEEP MY CAR TOTALLY MAINTAINED ON A REGULAR BASES AND ALL OIL CHANGES EVERY 3 MONTHS. THIS PROBLEM WAS ON THE THE TSB LIST FOR MANY OF MITSUBISHI'S OTHER MODELS AND THEY WERE DIRECTED BY THE STATE TO FIX THE ISSUES FREE OF CHARGE. BUT IM STILL REQUIRED TO CONTINUE JUMPING THRU HOOPS AND PAYING OUT OF POCKET. WHY? CAR RUNS FINE!

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

July 27, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11115419
Consumer Location: BETHEL PARK, PA
VIN: JA3AU26U58U****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON BACK STREET THE CAR STARTED PULLING DRAMATICALLY TO THE LEFT. ON FURTHER INSPECTION IT WAS NOTICED THAT WHERE THE WHEEL CONNECTS TO THE SUBFRAME THERE WAS EXCESSIVE ROT THE POINT THE WHEEL WAS NO LONGER ATTACHED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SUBFRAME. CONTACTED MITSUBISHI. THEY SAID THE LANCER (AND OTHER MODELS) HAD A RECALL ON EXCESSIVE SUBFRAME ROT BUT ONLY YEARS 2002 TO 2007 FOR THE LANCER. MINE BEING 2008 IS NOT RECALLED. I WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR REPAIRS $2000. THIS IS A HUGE SAFETY ISSUE AS THE SUBFRAME HOLDS THE WHEELS ON, AND THE ENGINE IN PLACE AND IT HAD A CATISTROPIC FAILURE WHICH COULD HAVE EASILY RESULTED IN LOSS OF CONTROL AND LOSS OF LIFE. I WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THIS OR I COULD HAVE INFORMED MY MECHANIC TO CAREFULLY LOOK FOR SUBFRAME ROT (MOST INSPECTIONS ARE JUST BY SITE). HAD ANYONE HIT THIS SUBFRAME WITH A HAMMER THEY WOULD HAVE SEEN IT WAS DISSINTEGRATING. THE CAR DOES LOOK LIKE ITS RECALLED IN CANADA " TRANSPORT CANADA RECALL 2016317, WHICH WAS ISSUED ON JUNE 21, 2016. THE RECALL INVOLVES 64,305 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER AND LANCER MODELS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN 2003 AND 2013." MITSUBISHI CUSTOMER RELATIONS HAS INFORMED ME TODAY THAT I WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REPAIR. THIS IS NOT RIGHT. FAILURE OF A SUBFRAME IS A VERY RARE EVENT. ITS CLEAR THIS SUBFRAME HAS THE SAME EXACT PROBLEM AS THE LANCERS BUILT THE YEAR BEFORE. THE OUTLANDER ALSO HAS THE EXACT SAME SUBFRAME. THE DEALER HAS MY SUBFRAME IN STOCK BECAUSE ITS EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE OUTLANDER (WHICH IS COVERED). I AM HOPING THEY REALIZE THAT NOT INFORMING CUSTOMERS OF THIS DANGEROUS SITUATION COULD RESULT IN POSSIBLE LOSS OF LIFE. INFORMING THE LANCER OWNERS UP TO 2013 (AS THEY DID IN CANADA) COULD SAVE LIVES.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 13, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11111181
Consumer Location: CAMDEN, NJ
VIN: JA3AU26U38U****

Summary of Complaint

MAR 29,2012 MANUFACTURER RECALL NUMBERSR-12-002 NHTSA RECALL NUMBER12E012 RECALL STATUSRECALL INCOMPLETE SUMMARY THE HEADLAMPS USED FOR PRODUCTION VEHICLES ALLOW FOR HORIZONTAL ADJUSTMENT DURING THE VEHICLE ASSEMBLY PROCESS, BUT THE ADJUSTMENT IS SEALED AFTER THE HEADLAMPS ARE INSTALLED SO THAT NO FURTHER ADJUSTMENTS CAN BE MADE. THESE HEADLAMPS WERE MISTAKENLY SHIPPED TO DEALERS AS A SERVICE PART WITHOUT FIRST DISABLING THE ADJUSTMENT FEATURE. SAFETY RISK WITHOUT THE HORIZONTAL ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM DISABLED, THE HEADLIGHT CAN BE ADJUSTED TO EITHER REDUCE THE DRIVER’S VISIBILITY OR BLIND ONCOMING TRAFFIC. BOTH CONDITIONS INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH AND CAN OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING. REMEDY THE DEALERSHIP WILL INSPECT YOUR VEHICLE TO DETERMINE IF THE HORIZONTAL ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM ON YOUR HEADLAMPS HAS BEEN DISABLED. IF NECESSARY, THE DEALER WILL REPAIR YOUR HEADLAMPS BY SEALING AND DISABLING THE HORIZONTAL ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM, FREE OF CHARGE SO BASICLY I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE I CAN GET THIS FIXED AND GET A FREE PAIR OF HEADLIGHT FOR DRIVING MY CAR FOR SO LONG WITHOUT BEING NOTIFIED. THE ONLY REASON I FOUND OUT WAS BECAUSE I WAS TRYING TO PUT IN A NEW RADIO IN MY CAR AND THE RECALL NOTICE CAME UP.

Components: SUSPENSION

April 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11083708
Consumer Location: WILMERDING, PA
VIN: JA3AU86U18U****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN I WAS ON MY WAY HOME FROM WORK, I STOPPED AT THE STORE TO GRAB A FEW THINGS. WHEN I WAS DONE, I GOT IN MY CAR AND STARTED TO BACK OUT OF THE PARKING SPOT. I THEN HEARD A CLUNK NOISE, BUT DISMISSED IT BECAUSE I WASN'T SURE WHAT IT WAS. I THEN PULLED OUT OF THE PARKING LOT AND STARTED TO DRIVE ROUGHLY 5-10MPH, WHEN MORE CLUNKS HAPPENED AND THE STEERING WHEEL WENT ALL OVER AND I LOST CONTROL AND WAS FORCED TO STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. I GET OUT OF SEE WHAT HAPPENED, AND I CAN SEE THAT THE WHOLE SUBFRAME CROSSMEMBER WAS COMPLETELY ROTTED THROUGH, AND THE LOWER CONTROL ARM HAD BROKEN FROM ALL THE ROT AND WAS LOOSE. THIS ALSO CAUSED MY CV AXLE/DRIVESHAFT TO SNAP AS WELL. THERE WAS NO INDICATION THAT ANYTHING WAS WRONG UP TO THIS POINT, AND I WAS COMPLETELY UNAWARE THAT THIS COULD ACTUALLY HAPPEN. HAD THIS HAPPENED 10 MINUTES EARLIER WHEN I WAS DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY AND I LOST CONTROL, I MIGHT NOT BE HERE TYPING THIS MESSAGE. IT IS ALSO ONLY ON THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE CROSSMEMBER THAT HAS ALL THE ROT. THE PASSENGER SIDE LOOKS FAIRLY NORMAL, WHICH I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY. SOMETHING WITH THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE WAS CLEARLY IGNORED IF IT IS ONLY AFFECTED ON THAT SIDE. THERE IS ALSO COMPLAINTS AND POSTS ONLINE ABOUT THE SAME ISSUE, SO IT IS NOT JUST AFFECTING ME. THERE IS ALSO A RECALL FOR THE SAME EXACT ISSUE, SUBFRAME CROSSMEMBER ROT, FOR THE 2002-2007 LANCER, BUT THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TO 2008 OR HIGHER BECAUSE THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE AND PEOPLE COULD LOSE THEIR LIVES OVER THIS. ALSO, MY CAR WAS BUILT IN 2007, SO IT'S POSSIBLE THAT I MAY BE AFFECTED IN THE RECALL FOR THE 2002-2007 GROUP, BUT MY CAR IS CLASSIFIED AS A 2008. IT ALSO ONLY HAS JUST OVER 32,000 MILES, THIS SHOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED.

Components: SUSPENSION

October 30, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11045798
Consumer Location: GEORGETOWN, IL
VIN: JA3AU26U28U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER. WHILE DRIVING 5 MPH, AN ABNORMAL NOISE WAS HEARD WHILE THE FRONT DRIVER'S TIRE FACED THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE CROSS MEMBER SUBFRAME WAS CORRODED, FRACTURED, AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND REFERRED THE CONTACT TO NHTSA. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 160,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 16, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11039609
Consumer Location: WILLIMANTIC, CT
VIN: JA3AU26U88U****

Summary of Complaint

CONTROL ARM BECAME DETACHED FROM CROSS MEMBER DUE TO EXTREME CORROSION. VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION WHEN THIS HAPPENED. THERE WERE RECALLS FROM EARLIER MODELS DUE TO THE SAME EXACT THING HAPPENING.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION WHEELS

August 27, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11021345
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JA3AU26U18U****

Summary of Complaint

AT 50 KM/H, WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL TO THE LEFT OF 90 DEGREE, THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TURNING AND GOING STRAIGHT FORWARD. SOME SOUND OF TIRE-METAL WAS BEING HEARD FROM THE FRONT LEFT WHEEL. WITH SOMEONE OUTSIDE, WE WERE SEEING AT LOW SPEED THAT THE WHEEL WAS ROTATING OFF AXIS AND EVEN TOUCHING THE CAR BODY. AFTER BEING TOWING TO A CANADIAN TIRE, THE TECHNICIAN MENTIONED THAT THE CROSS MEMBER WAS SO ROTTEN IT WAS ACTUALLY BREAKING IN TWO PARTS AND IT WAS SO DANGEROUS, HE COULD NOT LET ME GO WITHOUT PART REPLACEMENT. THE MECHANIC TECHNICIAN TOLD ME THAT OTHER LANCER HAD THE PROBLEM EVEN A 2009 LANCER. THEY REFERRED ME TO THE TRANSPORT CANADA RECALL # 2016317, HOWEVER THIS ONE IS ONLY FOR LANCER 2003 TO 2006 (AND ALSO OUTLANDERS). NOTE THAT MY PROBLEM WAS THE SAME CAR PART AS THE RECALL MENTIONED ABOVE. I CALLED THE DEALER SHIP TO VERIFY THE CROSS MEMBER CAR PART VS THE OLDER MODEL AND THE PART NUMBER WAS DIFFERENT. I'M WONDERING HOW DIFFERENT FROM 2003 TO 2006 THE CART PART IS! THEY ALSO MENTIONED THAT DODGE CALIBER HAS THE SAME CAR PART IN PROBLEM WITH EXTENDED WARRANTY. I FOUND THIS ARTICLE RELATED TO THIS HTTPS://CHRYSLER.OEMDTC.COM/457/FRONT-AND-REAR-CROSSMEMBER-CORROSION-X69-WARRANTY-EXTENSION-2008-2012-DODGE-CALIBER-JEEP-COMPASSPATRIOT/2

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

April 26, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10981036
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: JA3AU86U88U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, A BURNING ODOR WAS PRESENT AND AN ABNORMAL NOISE WAS HEARD COMING FROM THE GLOVE BOX. NO VISIBLE FLAMES WERE PRESENT. THE CONTACT, WHO WAS ASE CERTIFIED, DIAGNOSED THAT THE BLOWER MOTOR ASSEMBLY FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE FAN BLADE WAS CLEANED OFF AND ASHES WERE VISIBLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V233000 (VISIBILITY). THE MANUFACTURER WAS CALLED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT ABLE TO BE SERVICED PER THE RECALL. THE VIN WAS INVALID. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 183,032.

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 11, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10971880
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JA3AU26U48U****

Summary of Complaint

HAVE DONE TRANSMISSION OIL CHANGE ASK REQUESTED IN MANUAL, HOWEVER IF ITS A HOT DAY AND YOU DO 65 THE TRANSMISSION BEGINS TO GRIND, THEN IT SLOW YOU DOWN. IT ACTUALLY TELLS YOU TO SLOW DOWN, WE USUALLY HAVE TO STOP FOR 5 MINUTES BEFORE WE CAN GET GOING AGAIN. I AM GIVING TODAY'S DATE BUT IT BEGIN LAST YEAR MAY OF 2016

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

October 24, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10919855
Consumer Location: DINGESS, WV
VIN: JA3AU16U48U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH, THE CROSS MEMBER AND K FRAME FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS PLACED ON A LIFT, INSPECTED THE VEHICLE, AND DIAGNOSED THAT THERE WAS EXTENSIVE RUST AND CORROSION. THE DEALER INDICATED THAT THE PARTS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS LEFT AT THE DEALER. THE CONTACT WAS WAITING ON A RESPONSE FROM THE MANUFACTURER TO DETERMINE IF THE CONTACT WOULD APPROVE THE DEALER'S REPAIR. THE VIN WAS EXCLUDED FROM A MANUFACTURER RECALL. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 28, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10852109
Consumer Location: RALEIGH, NC
VIN: JA3AU86U28U****

Summary of Complaint

BLOWER MOTOR HAS FAILED THREE TIMES. BLOWER MOTORS ON LATER MANUFACTURED VEHICLES WERE RECALLED SEVERAL YEARS AGO BECAUSE THE BLOWER MOTOR MAY FAIL. THIS VEHICLE EXHIBITS THE SAME SYMPTOMS DESCRIBED AS THAT RECALL BUT IS OUTSIDE THE SCOPE.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

June 10, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10726111
Consumer Location: WALLINGFORD, CT
VIN: JA3AU86U08U****

Summary of Complaint

2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER OIL TRANSMISSION COOLER HAS CORRODED FROM NORMAL USE. THE CAR WAS MAKING A WANING NOISE WHILE DRIVING BECAUSE ALL THE FLUID HAD LEAKED OUT FROM THE TRANSMISSION COOLER DUE TO CORROSION. NO SENSORS OR ANYTHING WENT OFF, ONLY NOTICED UPON INSPECTION OF THE CAR ONCE I ARRIVED HOME. SIMILAR RECALL WAS MADE ON THE 2010 MITSUBISHI GALANT (HTTP://WWW.MITSUBISHISUCKS.COM/CARS/RECALLS/USA/201003.HTML) SO IT IS NO DOUBT THAT THE LANCER MOST LIKELY HAD A SIMILAR ISSUE WITH A SIMILAR PART.

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 06, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10712865
Consumer Location: PARSIPPANY, NJ
VIN: JA3AU86U28U****

Summary of Complaint

I RECEIVED 3 LETTERS IN THE MAIL REGARDING A IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL CONCERNING MY DRIVE BELT SYSTEM I CALLED THE LOCAL MITSUBISHI DEALER SHIP AS WELL AS THEIR CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS. THEY INFORMED ME THAT THE PART THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED IS ON BACK ORDER. I DO NOT FEEL SAFE IN MY CAR AND ITS BEEN SINCE OCT 2014 ITS OVER 6 MONTHS AND I'VE NOT HEARD FROM EITHER THE DEALER SHIP OR THE CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS. EVERY TIME YOU CALL AND ASK FOR AN UPDATE THEY SAY THEY DON'T HAVE A CONFIRMED TIME WHEN THE PART WILL BE IN STOCK AND THEY CONTINUE TO GIVE ME THE RUN AROUND. AT THIS RATE MY CAR WILL GROW OLD, BEFORE ANYTHING CAN BE DONE. *TR

Components: ENGINE

August 25, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10679098
Consumer Location: SOLVAY, NY
VIN: JA3AU86U48U****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER. HOWEVER, THE PART NEEDED TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 133,000.

Components: ENGINE

January 23, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10678590
Consumer Location: PENNELLVILLE, NY
VIN: JA3AU26U68U****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 14V562000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING) AND STATED THAT THE 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: ENGINE

January 07, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10670761
Consumer Location: CHULA VISTA, CA
VIN: JA3AU16U88U****

Summary of Complaint

TL-THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 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 NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. DJR

Components: ENGINE

October 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10668772
Consumer Location: BAYAMON, PR
VIN: JA3AU86U08U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V562000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING) EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE DELAY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

Components: ENGINE

October 10, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10668348
Consumer Location: SOLVAY, NY
VIN: JA3AU86U48U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SERVICE ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 14V562000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING) AND STATED THAT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. THE DEALER DID NOT GIVE A SPECIFIC DATE WHEN THE PARTS WOULD BECOME AVAILABLE. THE DEALER INFORMED THAT THE PART WAS ON BACK ORDER WITH NO CONFIRMATION AS TO WHEN THE VEHICLE WOULD BE REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 119,000.

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