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MITSUBISHI LANCER 2011

Lancer

The initial Mitsubishi Lancer never exactly blew us away. It had been underpowered and never particularly entertaining they are driving, its interior was simply OK and it is styling was dull as well. The 2nd-generation Lancer has remedied a couple of individuals problems, particularly with its aggressive new styling having a "shark nose" fascia. It is also type of fun they are driving, because of solid handling dynamics and (aside from the bottom engine) peppy engine options.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/04/2011

Component(s): TIRES

Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Date Of Incident: 09/27/2011

NHTSA ID Number: 885216

Squish VIN: JA32U2FU8BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

I HAD A PROBLEM WITH MY RIGHT REAR TIRE WHERE MY TIRE RIPPED APART WHILE ON THE HIGHWAY. IN THE EVENTS THAT LED TO THIS INCIDENT MY CAR DISPLAYED A LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING ON MY CAR FOR ABOUT TWO DAYS. LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT THE TIRE WOULD EXPLODE WHILE DRIVING. THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS TIRE FAILURE AFTER ONLY 3 MONTHS AFTER BUYING MY CAR WITH THE MANUFACTURERS TIRES THAT CAME WITH THE CAR I PAID $200 TO GET THAT TIRE REPAIRED. NOTHING WAS DONE BY THE COMPANY TO COMPENSATE FOR THE ISSUE. I WANTED TO KNOW WHAT YOKOHAMA CAN DO TO FIX MY PROBLEM. *TR

Date Complaint Filed: 10/05/2011

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Date Of Incident: 05/31/2011

NHTSA ID Number: 885397

Squish VIN: JA32U8FW5BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

AT 50 MILES PER HOUR WHEN BRAKES WERE APPLIED ,SERVICE BRAKE PEDAL SANK TO FLOOR AND VEHICLE WOULD NOT STOP. THIS HAS HAPPEN ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS INTERMITTENTLY. *TR

Date Complaint Filed: 02/24/2012

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Date Of Incident: 02/18/2012

NHTSA ID Number: 908471

Squish VIN: JA32U2FU0BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

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

Date Complaint Filed: 06/04/2012

Component(s): SEATS

Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Date Of Incident: 01/27/2012

NHTSA ID Number: 922888

Squish VIN: 6547673/654

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

RENTED FROM HOTWIRE AT SAN JUAN AIRPORT. CAR RENTAL WAS HERTZ. WHILE REVERSING FROM PARKING SPOT AT HERTZ LOT, ROACHES CAME OUT OF DASHBOARD. I STOPPED AT THE OFFICE TO CHANGE CAR. AGENTS WERE NOT CONCERNED. I ASKED FOR ANOTHER CAR WITHOUT THE BUGS AND IT TOOK SOME TIME TO GET ANOTHER CAR. I INSPECTED IT AND DIDN'T FIND ANY. I DROVE OFF. THE NEXT MORNING I DROVE TO PONCE AND BACK THAT NIGHT. DROVE UP & DOWN A STEEP MOUNTAIN SIDE. WHEN I PARKED THAT NIGHT ROACHES CAME OUT OF THAT CAR TOO. CALLED SEVERAL NUMBERS, WAS FREAKED OUT, AND NO ONE SEEMED CONCERNED. MY DAD SPRAYED THE CAR THAT NIGHT, CLEANED IT UP AND THE NEXT MORNING WE DROVE BACK TO HERTZ TO GET A NEW CAR. MY CONCERN WAS THAT IF THOSE BUGS WOULD HAVE COME OUT WHILE I DROVE THE MOUNTAINSIDE, I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE KILLED MYSELF IF THEY DID COME OUT AND CRAWLED ON ME. IM FAMILIAR WITH THE ROADS BUT FOR THE TOURIST THAT RENT CARS THERE IT IS DEFINITELY A SAFETY ISSUE AND SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE. *TR

Date Complaint Filed: 06/04/2012

Component(s): STRUCTURE

Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Date Of Incident: 01/27/2012

NHTSA ID Number: 922889

Squish VIN: 6547673/654

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

RENTED FROM HOTWIRE AT SAN JUAN AIRPORT. CAR RENTAL WAS HERTZ. WHILE REVERSING FROM PARKING SPOT AT HERTZ LOT, ROACHES CAME OUT OF DASHBOARD. I STOPPED AT THE OFFICE TO CHANGE CAR. AGENTS WERE NOT CONCERNED. I ASKED FOR ANOTHER CAR WITHOUT THE BUGS AND IT TOOK SOME TIME TO GET ANOTHER CAR. I INSPECTED IT AND DIDN'T FIND ANY. I DROVE OFF. THE NEXT MORNING I DROVE TO PONCE AND BACK THAT NIGHT. DROVE UP & DOWN A STEEP MOUNTAIN SIDE. WHEN I PARKED THAT NIGHT ROACHES CAME OUT OF THAT CAR TOO. CALLED SEVERAL NUMBERS, WAS FREAKED OUT, AND NO ONE SEEMED CONCERNED. MY DAD SPRAYED THE CAR THAT NIGHT, CLEANED IT UP AND THE NEXT MORNING WE DROVE BACK TO HERTZ TO GET A NEW CAR. MY CONCERN WAS THAT IF THOSE BUGS WOULD HAVE COME OUT WHILE I DROVE THE MOUNTAINSIDE, I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE KILLED MYSELF IF THEY DID COME OUT AND CRAWLED ON ME. IM FAMILIAR WITH THE ROADS BUT FOR THE TOURIST THAT RENT CARS THERE IT IS DEFINITELY A SAFETY ISSUE AND SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE. *TR

Date Complaint Filed: 10/18/2012

Component(s): SEAT BELTS

Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Date Of Incident: 10/08/2012

NHTSA ID Number: 946769

Squish VIN: JA32U2FU4BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

WENT TO PUT CHILD IN CAR SEAT AND THE SEATBELT WON'T RETRACT BACK. *TR

Date Complaint Filed: 06/05/2013

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 05/13/2013

NHTSA ID Number: 985447

Squish VIN: JA32U2FU5BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 1

Number Of Deaths: 1

Summary:

I GOT TO WORK AND PUT THE CAR IN PARK AND TURNED THE MOTOR OFF. A CO-WORKER SHOWED UP, I WAS TALKING TO HIM WHEN I HEARD A LOUD BANG, BY THE TIME I LOOKED THE DRIVER SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG DEPLOYED. I LIFTED MY ARM UP TO COVER MY FACE. IT BURNT MY LEFT SIDE ARM AND BRUISED MY FACE. *TR

Date Complaint Filed: 12/02/2013

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 10/01/2013

NHTSA ID Number: 1025685

Squish VIN: JA32W8FV4BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

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

Date Complaint Filed: 06/04/2014

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 01/21/2013

NHTSA ID Number: 1072738

Squish VIN: JA32U2FU8BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

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

Date Complaint Filed: 06/04/2014

Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 01/21/2013

NHTSA ID Number: 1072739

Squish VIN: JA32U2FU8BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

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

Date Complaint Filed: 09/16/2014

Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 08/01/2014

NHTSA ID Number: 1110638

Squish VIN: JA32Y6HV2BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

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

Date Complaint Filed: 10/31/2014

Component(s): ENGINE

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 10/31/2014

NHTSA ID Number: 1126729

Squish VIN: JA32U2FU9BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

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.

Date Complaint Filed: 12/17/2014

Component(s): ENGINE

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 12/17/2014

NHTSA ID Number: 1140754

Squish VIN: JA32U2FU6BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

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.

Date Complaint Filed: 12/23/2014

Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 12/23/2014

NHTSA ID Number: 1142209

Squish VIN: JA32U2FU3BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

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.

Date Complaint Filed: 01/16/2015

Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 10/06/2014

NHTSA ID Number: 1149158

Squish VIN: -

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

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.

Date Complaint Filed: 02/04/2015

Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 10/31/2014

NHTSA ID Number: 1155136

Squish VIN: JA32X8HW4AU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

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.

Date Complaint Filed: 07/14/2015

Component(s): EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 07/11/2015

NHTSA ID Number: 1199211

Squish VIN: JA32U2FU6BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

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.

Date Complaint Filed: 07/14/2015

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 07/11/2015

NHTSA ID Number: 1199212

Squish VIN: JA32U2FU6BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

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.

Date Complaint Filed: 07/21/2015

Component(s): ENGINE

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 10/28/2014

NHTSA ID Number: 1201151

Squish VIN: JA32U1FU1BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

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.

Date Complaint Filed: 07/21/2015

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 10/28/2014

NHTSA ID Number: 1201152

Squish VIN: JA32U1FU1BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

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.

Date Complaint Filed: 12/24/2015

Component(s): SEAT BELTS

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 12/18/2015

NHTSA ID Number: 1248136

Squish VIN: JA32U8FW5BU

Crash: Yes

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

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.

Date Complaint Filed: 12/24/2015

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 12/18/2015

NHTSA ID Number: 1248137

Squish VIN: JA32U8FW5BU

Crash: Yes

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

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.

Date Complaint Filed: 09/27/2016

Component(s): STEERING

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 09/26/2016

NHTSA ID Number: 1321272

Squish VIN: JA32U2FU4BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

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.

Date Complaint Filed: 12/02/2013

Component(s): ENGINE

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 10/01/2013

NHTSA ID Number: 1025686

Squish VIN: JA32W8FV4BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

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

Date Complaint Filed: 09/16/2014

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 08/01/2014

NHTSA ID Number: 1110639

Squish VIN: JA32Y6HV2BU

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

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

Date Complaint Filed: 12/24/2015

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Date Of Incident: 12/18/2015

NHTSA ID Number: 1248138

Squish VIN: JA32U8FW5BU

Crash: Yes

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

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.

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