1998 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE VIN: JA3AY11A5WU034039

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
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Title
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VIN JA3AY11A5WU034039 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

Mirage

Model Year

1998

Plant City

MIZUSHIMA

Series

ECONOMY

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

JAPAN

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

2

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Displacement (CC)

1500.0

Displacement (CI)

91.53561614209

Displacement (L)

1.5

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Multipoint Fuel Injection (MPFI)

Other Engine Info

MPI

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

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

1998 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE 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:
0%

1998 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE 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 Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

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 JA3AY11A5WU034039

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

July 31, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 8016596
Consumer Location: BALTIMORE, MD
VIN: JA3AY11A5WU****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER'S SIDE DOOR FLIES OPEN WHEN DRIVING AFTER IT HAS BEEN SECURLY LOCKED. CONTACTED DEALER.THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM.*AK

Components: TIRES

April 11, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11091060
Consumer Location: STONE MOUNTAIN, GA
VIN: JA3AY36C3WU****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ON HIGHWAY AND DEFECTIVE TIRE BLEW OUT - NOT SURE OF CAUSE (TREAD SEPARATION, SIDEWALL CRACKS, ETC.) INCIDENT TOSSED PASSENGERS VIOLENTLY ABOUT THE CAR - CAR SLIGHT AIRBORNE DAMAGED WIRES UNDER HOOD OF CAR; CAR TOTALED

Components: ENGINE

July 18, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10887660
Consumer Location: MORENO VALLEY, CA
VIN: JA3AY26A0WU****

Summary of Complaint

MY MIRAGE HAS LESS THAN 72,000 MILES ON IT. WITHOUT SYMPTOMS OR WARNING, THE CAR OVERHEATED AND DESTROYED TWO HEAD GASKETS AND POSSIBLY BROKE THE PLATE. THAT'S CATASROPHIC DAMAGE! IT'S BEEN WELL MAINTAINED AND HARDLY DRIVEN. AT LESS THAN 72,000 MILES IT WILL COST MORE TO REPAIR THAN IT'S WORTH. THERE WAS NO INDICATION WHATSOEVER! IT JUST DIED ON THE FREEWAY, GOING 70 MILES AN HOUR. THE RADIATOR WORKED PERFECTLY! OF COURSE MITSUBISHI JUST TRIED TOV SELL ME A NEW ONE. THEY COULD NOT HAVE CARED LESS.

Components: STRUCTURE

November 01, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10143922
Consumer Location: EAST LANSING, MI
VIN: JA3AY11A2WU****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER SIDE DOOR HINGE PROBLEM. DOOR WAS INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO OPEN OR CLOSE FOR ONE MONTH, THE DOOR WOULDN'T CLOSE ENOUGH TO TURN OFF THE DOOR AJAR INDICATOR. AFTER TAKING IT TO A BODY SHOP, THEY DETERMINED THAT THE HINGE WAS THE PROBLEM. *JB

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 15, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10127841
Consumer Location: BROOKLYN, NY
VIN: JA3AY26AXWU****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 98 MISTSUBISHI MIRAGE I BEEN TRYING TO PASS EXPECTION SINSE APRIL 15TH MY CAR FAILED 17 TIMES I CONTACTED BAY RIDGE MISTSUBISHI 813-64TH STREET BROOKLYN NEW YORK 718-238-4144 THEY HAD MY CAR FOR 2 WEEKS NOW FIRST THEY SAID I DONT DRIVE THE CAR ENOUGH THEN MAYBE THE COMPUTER IS BROKEN I HAD THE CAR TUNED UP I TAKE GREAT CAR OF MY CAR IT STILL FAILS EXPECTION WHAT SHOULD I DO I HAVE NO CAR

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

June 05, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10124985
Consumer Location: ANAHEIM HILLS, CA
VIN: JA3AY26A0WU****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS ON MY WAY TO WORK ON THE JUNE 5 AROUND 6:25 IN THE MORNING DRIVING ABOUT 65 MHP WHEN ALL OF THE SUDDEN THE HOOD OF MY CAR (MITSUBISHI MIRAGE 98') FLEW UP INTO THE WINDSHIELD COMPLETLY SMASHING IT AND BLOCKING MY VIEW.AS GLASS WAS SHATTERING INTO MY FACE I MANAGE TO PULL OFF FROM THE CROWDED FREEWAY AND CALL 911 AND THEY ADVISED ME TO STAY IN THE CAR AND WAIT FOR THE POLICE TO ARRIVE, ONLY WHEN THE POLICE ARRIVED AND MY FEAR SUBSIDED WAS THAT I REALIZED HOW MUCH IT HAD DAMAGED MY CAR AND HOW LUCKY I WAS TO WALK AWAY FROM THIS EVENT. THE POLICE OFFICER ON THE SCENE STARTED TO DO A REPORT ON THE ACCIDENT AND TOLD ME THE HOOD LATCH APPEARED TO HAVE BROKEN FROM THE CROSSMEMBER THAT IT WAS ATTACHED TO, THEN WE PROCCIDED TO GET MY CAR TOWED AWAY AND FILE A CLAIM WITH MY INSURANCE. LOOKING BACK ON TH EVENTS ON THAT MORNING IT WAS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION THAT COULD HAVE TURNED TRAGIC AND WANT TO MAKE OTHER OWNERS AWARE THAT THIS VERY WELL COULD HAPPEN TO THEM TOO, I ALSO WANT MITSUBISHI TO LOOK INTO THIS THAT BASED ON WHAT I THINK IS A MANUFACTURES FAILURE THAT COULD COST MANY PEOPLES LIVES. I CAN'T SEEM TO IMAGINE THAT A CAR THAT IS 7 YEARS OLD IS COMING APART. AS OF TODAY JUNE 10 THERE IS NO WORD ON HOW MUCH IS GOING TO COST TO FIX IT BUT IT APPEARS THAT IS GOING TO BE A TOTAL LOSS DUE TO THE DAMAGE IT CAUSED TO THE REST OF THE CAR.

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

March 29, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10116545
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: JA3AY36C9WU****

Summary of Complaint

I AM AN ORIGINAL OWNER OF A 1998 MIRAGE. THIS WINTER MY FRONT PASSENGER SIDE DOOR BECAME HARD TO OPEN AND CLOSE (STIFF). EVENTUALLY, MY OPEN DOOR LIGHT BECAME PERMANENTLY ACTIVATED. AFTER THAT, THE DOOR WOULD NOT CLOSE APPROPRIATELY. IT SEEMED IT WAS HANGING DOWN AND BEGAN RUBBING ON THE SIDE OF THE CAR. AT THIS POINT, I WAS GOING TO HAVE IT LOOKED AT WHEN THE DOOR FELL ON ME. I HAD TO USE A JACK TO RAISE AND CLOSE IT. NEEDLESS TO SAY, THE DOOR IS COMPLETELY INOPERABLE. I CONTACTED MITSUBISHI. I ASKED IF THEY HAD HEARD OF ANY SUCH INCIDENTS. HE RESPONDED, HE HAD NOT HEARD OF ANYTHING LIKE IT BUT REFERRED ME TO MY NEAREST MITSUBISHI DEALER. I TOOK IT IN THE NEXT DAY, BUT THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT WOULD NOT EVEN LOOK AT MY CAR BECAUSE IT HAD BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT. I HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN A SMALL FENDER BENDER 2 YEARS AGO THAT AFFECTED THE FRONT RIGHT SIDE OF MY BUMPER. I EXPLAINED THIS TO HIM BUT HE WOULD NOT DEAL WITH THE SITUATION. I DO NOT BELIEVE THE DOOR PROBLEM IS IN ANY WAY ASSOCIATED. NOTHING WAS DONE TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM. *AK

Components: VISIBILITY

November 23, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10101666
Consumer Location: ROSWELL, NM
VIN: JA3AY36C8WU****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING 55 - 60 MPH REAR WINDOW SHATTERED AFTER TURNING ON THE DEFOGGER. METALLIC STRIPPING ON THE WINDOW WAS RED BEFORE THE WINDOW SHATTERED. DEALER WAS NOTIFIED.*AK

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

January 26, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10057333
Consumer Location: SAN BERNARDINO, CA
VIN: JA3AY264XWU****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE'S BRAKES FAILED. WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS PRESSED THERE WAS A DELAY BEFORE THE BRAKES ENGAGED. THIS CONDITION CAUSED EXTENDED STOPPING DISTANCE. *NM AS A RESULT OF THE BRAKE FAILURE THE DRIVER HIT A PILLAR. THE DRIVER AND TWO PASSENGER'S WERE INJURED. *NM

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

August 25, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10037096
Consumer Location: OREGON CITY, OR
VIN: JA3AY26AXWU****

Summary of Complaint

1998 MITSUBISH MIRAGE HAD TO HAVE THE BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS DONE 2 TIMES IN 10,000 MILES. *AK

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

November 14, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 10031535
Consumer Location: AURORA, IL
VIN: JA3AY26A1WU****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING AT 30 MPH THE CRANK SHAFT PULLEY BOLT RECALL 00 V 311 001 DEFECT OCCURRED. PRIOR TO THE INCIDENT THE DEALERSHIP HAD CHECK THE CRANK SHAFT PULLEY AND INDICATED THAT EVERYTHING WAS FINE, AND DIDN'T NEED REPLACEMENT.

Components: VISIBILITY

October 02, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 10019704
Consumer Location: ENGLEWOOD, CO
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE CONSUMER SMELLED SMOKE IN THE VEHICLE WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS STOPPED. IT WAS LATER DETERMINED THAT THE WIPER MOTOR BURNED OUT. *NLM

Components: WHEELS

June 01, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 769443
Consumer Location: MEXICO, ME
VIN: JA3AY26A7WU****

Summary of Complaint

BOTH FRONT TIRES STARTED TO SHAKE, HAD THE TIRES BALANCED, ROTATED, ETC. MECHANIC PUT THEM ON BACK. THEY SHAKE LIKE UNREAL. WHEN I PURCHASED THE CAR, IT DID NOT DO THIS (BOUGHT USED). IT SEEMED TO HAPPEN OUT OF THE BLUE. DT

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

April 15, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 8014360
Consumer Location: COLUMBUS, OH
VIN: JA3AY36C8WU****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER NOTICED FUEL LEAKING. DEALER STATED THAT FUEL TANK HAD RUSTED, AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED.*AKTHE GAS TANK AND THE ENTIRE FUEL LINE IS COVERED UNDER WARRANTY, BUT UPON INSPECTION SINCE THE FUEL TANK HAD RUSTED, MITSUBISHI DECIDED THE FUEL TANK WOULD NOT BE REPAIRED UNDER WARRANTY. *JG

Components: AIR BAGS

October 02, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 565819
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: JA3AY26A9WU****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER STATES BOTH FRONTAL AIR BAGS FAILED. *YH

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 13, 1998
NHTSA ID Number: 761341
Consumer Location: CAGUAS, PR
VIN: JA3AY31C6WU****

Summary of Complaint

SINCE THE THIRD DAY OF PURCHASE, I WENT BACK TO THE DEALER AND INFORMED THE SALESMAN ALL THE PROBLEMS AND HE SAID THAT THE CAR HAS A NEW INVERT SYSTEM AND IT WILL GET USED TO THE WAY I DRIVE THE CAR. BEFORE THE MONTH OF PURCHASED, THE CAR STOPPED WHILE DRIVEN AND IT HAD TO BE TOWERED TO THE DEALER. THE SERVICE PEOPLE SAID THAT THE PROBLEM WAS THE ALARM SYSTEM. THEY CHANGED THE CABLES RELATED TO THE ALARM, BUT AFTER THAT THE CAR I TOOK THE CAR MANY TIMES TO THE SERVICE CENTER. THE CAR SHIFT THE GEARS NO MATTERS THE SPEED. WHILE STOP ON THE RED LIGHT, THE CAR GIVE A BUMP LIKE I HAD BEEN HIT BY THE CAR BEHIND ME. MANY TIMES THE ENGINE STOP WHILE I WAS WAITING THE RED LIGHT TO CHANGE OR DOING A STOP SIGNAL. BESIDES THE CHECK ENGINE LAMP USED TO TURN ON AND ONCE THEY CLEARED THE COMPUTER. THEN WHEN THE CAR WAS ALMOST OUT OF WARRANTY, THEY ADMITTED THAT ALL THE PROBLEMS WERE CAUSED BY THE TRANSMISSION AND PROCEEDED TO FIXED. THIS WAS ON JULY 2001 AND THE CAR STILL GOES WITH THE SAME PROBLEMS.*AK

Components: AIR BAGS

June 29, 2001
NHTSA ID Number: 8007311
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: JA3AY26A9WR****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE AT A STANDSTILL, ANOTHER VEHICLE REARENDED MIRAGE. IMPACT PUSHED VEHICLE INTO A VAN. AFTER IMPACTING VAN, AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. DRIVER SUFFERED INJURIES, HAD EMERGENCY ROOM TREATMENT.*AK *TT

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

March 05, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 758987
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JA3AY26A7WU****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAMSHAFT BROKE IN HALF DUE TO THE FACT THAT IT WAS A MAUFACTURERES DEFECT BEFORE THE VEHICLE WAS SOLD. *AK

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

October 01, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 755319
Consumer Location: KANSAS CITY, MO
VIN: JA3AY26AXWU****

Summary of Complaint

[SEE ODI ID: 705306, MY PROBLEM IS IDENTICAL] THE FRONT BRAKE DISCS ARE WOEFULLY INADEQUATE FOR THIS CAR AND I BELIEVE A MANUFACTURING DESIGN DEFECT. WE HAD TO TURN THE ROTORS TWICE AFTER BUYING IT, WITHIN THE WARRANTY PERIOD (36,000 MILES). MITSUBISHI SAYS IT IS NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR. I HAVE REPLACED THE ROTORS. THEY WARPED AGAIN AND THE NEW ROTORS HAVE BEEN TURNED ONCE AND ARE MAKING NOISE AGAIN, AND THE CAR SHAKES DURING BRAKING, INDICATING THEY NEED TO BE TURNED YET AGAIN. DURING HIGH SPEEDS, IF I APPLY BRAKES, THE CAR VIBRATES BADLY, AND IS A MAJOR SAFETY CONCERN IF I HAD TO BRAKE SUDDENLY. THE DISC ROTORS WEAR OUT VERY FAST, AND ARE TOO THIN AND WARP EASILY.*AK

Components: TIRES

October 17, 2001
NHTSA ID Number: 897893
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER WAS SELF INSPECTNG TIRES, AND NOTICED THAT TREAT ON TWO FRONT TIRES AND REAR TIRE WAS SEPARATING. GENERAL TIRE, DOT ACP2N71200XP2000. *AK

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING POWER TRAIN

March 01, 2001
NHTSA ID Number: 884991
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE STALLS WHEN DRIVING. ALSO, TRANSMISSION GETS STUCK INTO GEARS. DEALERSHIP IS AWARE OF PROBLEMS. *AK

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

February 03, 2001
NHTSA ID Number: 560355
Consumer Location: CARNEGIE, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUSTED WHILE PARKED IN A GARAGE, THE FIRE INSPECTOR FOUND FAULT WITH THE FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM, THE CONSUMER BELIEVES THE VEHICLE INJECTION SYSTEM WAS POORLY DESIGNED. NLM

Components: STRUCTURE

October 02, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 882820
Consumer Location: MANASSAS, VA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT DRIVER'S SIDE AND PASSENGER'S SIDE DOORS HAVE BEGAN TO FALL AT HINGES. DOORS ARE UNALIGNED. DEALER HAS BEEN CONTACTED.*AK

Components: POWER TRAIN AIR BAGS

February 27, 2001
NHTSA ID Number: 741752
Consumer Location: RAYTOWN, MO
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

IT POTHOLE CAUSING ME TO RUN UP ON THE CURB. THERE WAS NOT SUFFICIENT IMPACT FOR MY BODY TO BE THROWN FORWARD, BUT THE AIRBAGS DEPLOYED ANYWAY. DAMAGE TO THE CAR IS LIMITED TO TO A CRACK ON THE LOWER LEFT FRONT GROUND EFFECT AND A CRACKED TRANSMISSION PAN.*AK

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SEATS

October 20, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 877277
Consumer Location: BRONX, NY
VIN: JA3AY2665WD****

Summary of Complaint

WAS BACKING UP & HEARD A POP, THEN DRIVER'S SEAT SNAPPED BACKWARDS. FOOT WENT STRAIGHT OUT, AND VEHICLE ACCELERATED & HIT A PARKED VEHICLE. DRIVER SEAT CAN BE PUT BACK UP. *AK

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 02, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 729053
Consumer Location: FRESNO, CA
VIN: JA3AY26A1WU****

Summary of Complaint

NO SUMMARY

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 25, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 729075
Consumer Location: BALTIMORE, MD
VIN: JA3AY26A7WU****

Summary of Complaint

SLOW PICKUP; ENGINE CONSTANLY REVS; CAR JERKS INTO GEAR; REVS UNTIL IT CLICKS INTO GEAR

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

July 03, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 866883
Consumer Location: PLANT CITY, FL
VIN: JA3AY26A9WU****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUUMER WAS TRAVELING ABOUT 55MPH ON THE HIGHWAY WHEN TRAILER TRUCK VEERED INTO HER LANE. THERE WAS A CONSTRUCTION ZONE LANE. SHE APPLIED THE BRAKES AND WAS FORCED INTO THE GUARDRAIL. DUAL AIRBAGS AND SEATBELT DIDN'T WORK AT ALL. *AK

Components: STRUCTURE

August 25, 1999
NHTSA ID Number: 725036
Consumer Location: FAYETTEVILLE, NC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

BUMPER RIPPED COMPLETELY OFF IN AN ACCIDENT GOING TEN MPH CAUSEING OTHER DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE COSTING MORE THAN A REGULAR BUMPER ASSEMBLY WOULD

Components: WHEELS

October 02, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 861645
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WITHIN LAST YEAR AND A HALF FRONT RIGHT WHEEL LUGS: NUTS: BOLTS BROKE OFF WHILE DRIVING.DEALER HAS BEEN CONTACTED. *AK

Components: AIR BAGS SEATS

April 05, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 859764
Consumer Location: ROME, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE STOPPING DURING RAIN CONSUMER'S VEHICLE WAS REAR ENDED BY ANOTHER VEHICLE, CAUSING CONSUMER TO REAR END A VEHICLE IN FRONT. UPON IMPACT, DRIVER'S SEAT BROKE, AND AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. *AK

Components: VISIBILITY

October 02, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 854821
Consumer Location: MEXICO, NY
VIN: JA3AY26A1WU****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN DRIVING IN BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS AND WHEN WINDSHIELD WIPERS ARE NEEDED,THEY BECOME INOPERATIVE CAUSING POOR VISIBILITY. CONSUMER HAS CONTACTED DEALER. DEALER STATED WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES NEED REPLACING. PLEASE PROVIDE ANY FURTHER DETAILS. *AK

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

October 02, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 843168
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN APPLYING THE BRAKES THE WHEELS LOCKED UP AND CAUSED VEHICLE TO HYDROPLANE ON WET GROUND. DEALER HAS NOT SEEN. *AK

Components: AIR BAGS

June 15, 1999
NHTSA ID Number: 547410
Consumer Location: LAURINBURG, NC
VIN: JA3AY26AXWU****

Summary of Complaint

NO DEPLOYMENT OF AIR BAGS DURING VEHICLE COLLISION RESULTED IN INJURY TO DRIVERS NECK, BACK, LEG AND ARM FROM CONSUMER HITTING STEERING WHEEL. NLM

Components: AIR BAGS

June 15, 1999
NHTSA ID Number: 839899
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JA3AY26AXWU****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ABOUT 65 MPH STRUCK ANOTHER VEHICLE AND THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 08, 1999
NHTSA ID Number: 836624
Consumer Location: KNOXVILLE, TN
VIN: JA3AY26AXWU****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING AT 30 MPH ANOTHER VEHICLE RAN A STOP SIGN, HITTING CONSUMER'S VEHICLE HEAD-ON, AND THE PASSENGER'S SIDE AIR BAG DIDN'T DEPLOY. *AK

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

January 05, 1999
NHTSA ID Number: 705306
Consumer Location: FOREST PARK, GA
VIN: JA3AY26A3WU****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT BRAKE DISC PADS WEAR OUT AT A VERY HIGH RATE. ALSO, THIS WILL BE THE THIRD TIME THIS YEAR ROTORS WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED. THIS TIME THEY CONNOT BE TURNED AGAIN. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON FOR THE DISC PAD LIFE TO BE THIS SHORT. I HAVE A TWO-YEAR OLD VEHICLE, AND BOUGHT THIS CAR TO REPLACE A CAR THAT WAS HAVING PROBLEMS. THIS CAR IS WORSE. THE DEALERSHIP HAS BEEN NO HELD AT ALL STATING BRAKES ARE NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. YOU WOULD THINK THE DEALERSHIP MIGHT REALIZE THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE CAR QUALITY SINCE THE PAD LIFE IS SO SHORT. *AK

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC AIR BAGS

March 28, 1999
NHTSA ID Number: 836373
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JA3AY26A3WU****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING AT 35 MPH REAR ENDED ANOTHER VEHICLE. CONSUMER APPLIED THE BRAKES AND THE BRAKES WENT STRAIGHT TO THE FLOORBOARD, AND VEHICLE DIDN'T STOP. VEHICLE SKIDED ABOUT 60 FEET AND COLLIDED WITH VEHICLE IN FRONT. IT CAME TO A STOP, AND THE AIR BAGS ON DRIVER'S SIDE AND PASSENGER'S SIDE DIDN'T DEPLOY. *AK

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 13, 1998
NHTSA ID Number: 543534
Consumer Location: MARSTONS MILLS, MA
VIN: JA3AY26A7WU****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION FAILED RESULTING IN SLIPPING.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

July 01, 1998
NHTSA ID Number: 543534
Consumer Location: MARSTONS MILLS, MA
VIN: JA3AY26A7WU****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE HESITATING CONTINUALLY CAUSING POOR DRIVING CONDITIONS.

MITSUBISHI MIRAGE Sold

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