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Mitsubishi Lancer, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, Paint
#17 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [j_fifer_919]
Apr 25, 2008 (4:21 am)
Hey, I was curious to see if Mistsubishi had done anything else. My 2008 Lancer is doing the exact samething, but mine is ten times worst. It is on both sides and the door is starting to rust. The dealership was trying to help me out and they sent it up to the Corporate office. The Corporate office contacted the Bureau of Better Bussiness and told them they were going to fix the problem. A couple days later Corporate told me that it wasn't their problem and that I had ran through something even though I took it to the body shop the dealership told me to go to and they said it was a manufacture problem. If you could reply back and let me know what your out come was I appreciate it.
#18 of 127 Re: .. [lancerfan]
May 10, 2008 (6:32 pm)
I also bought a black 2008 lancer gts 5 months ago. Since then i have been fighting with mitsubishi and the dealer because of the same paint problem. The paint is gone in front of the rear wheels and also its now starting back the whole side of the car. I dont recommend anyone buy a new lancer unless you care to have it paint twice a year. If anyone is getting anywhere with this with mitsubishi let me know.
#19 of 127 Mitsubishi Lancer 08 Paint chips
May 11, 2008 (8:26 am)
I have had my car 2 months and am also having the same problems with paint chips in front of the rear tires and now its starting on the rear door. The dealer took pictures and sent them to Mitsubishi and the said it wasnt covered under paint warranty. So the dealer gave me the number to call Mitsubishi 1-888-648-7820. They are aware of the problem and more people that call and complain will help get a recall. They told me to be patient. HA!!
And I do not drive on dirt roads. They are all paved roads. Its the car design not the driver.
#20 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [feliciadavis]
May 16, 2008 (12:23 am)
have you had any results??? i am desperatly trying to figure out what to do as my 08 lancer is rusting as well and the dealership won't do anything~!!!! please let me know if you have gotten any results!
#21 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [courtneyh]
May 16, 2008 (1:38 pm)
If you have not called Mitsubishi yet...do so the more people that call then something will get done. 1-888-648-7820. They will take down the information and call you back. They told me it wasnt a paint warranty issure it was from road hazzard. They will send you paper work to fill out a dispute resolution. I juat received mine today and havent had a chance to read it over. My dealer told me it was a body style issure and their suprised MItsubishi wont fix it. He said if they keep having problems they will eventually do a recall. Let me know how you make out.
#22 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [j_fifer_919]
May 16, 2008 (8:50 pm)
I have a silver 2008 GTS and have not yet seen this problem, however, I can tell you that the body of this car is very weak. The sheetmetal is so thin that I'm afraid to park anywhere. Take you finger and barely push on the door and you'll see. Tap on the sheetmetal and you'll hear how thin it is. This may be the underlying issue with the paint and rust issues. There is no body for the paint to hold on to. I would advise using a strong teflon type wax to deter small flying particles. It will help them to glide off the paint. If you are in traffic, especially rigs, try to stay clear. I was recently behind one and they were carrying sand. Behind the truck was a sand storm so strong that I hear it from closed windows. I stuck my hand outside and felt it being pricked like needles. Thank god I was not in the lancer otherwise, based on what you guys are saying, I would be looking at primer.
#23 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [blu5092]
May 17, 2008 (3:39 am)
I read over the dispute resolution from Mitsubishi and It pretty much says that they wont even look at if it it has anything to do with the design of the car. So its going to have to be worded about the paint job. Thanks for the info on the weak body. They should of put a rock guard on it. I just traded my Endevor and it had rock guard on it. Why not the lancer?? My son has a 95 eclipse and dont have paint problems. Their just getting chep with everything they make now. Pretty depressing if nothing gets done about it. The value of the car just keeps going down.
#24 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [ctrygirl66]
May 21, 2008 (6:39 pm)
This car was an attempt by Mitsu to get back into the market in a hurry. I think there wasn't much emphasis on the quality. There are some impressive toys in the vehicle like the Mitsu communication control/Nav and the 650W Rockford sys. These alone are worth lots. In my opinion however, they should have spent the money on the body. This car sits on a Dodge Caliber chassis, totally not it's own. While it is tighter than most sedans, I would have preferred that Mitsu come up with their own. It helps not be associated with another manufacturer. That explains why it's value is dropping. To explain how cheaply this car is made, I just had my windows tinted and it is ruined. The inside weather strip is made of plastic and has no felt, so it scratched my tint up and down both the passenger and driver sides.. I am taking it to the dealership and they will have to pay for my tint. I am not about to ruin a $180 tint job.
#25 of 127 Well this stinks
May 25, 2008 (9:57 am)
I have 1 small chip from a truck throwing a stone. Can't complain as most cars get this. BUT, if what you say is true, then I'll have to be proactive up here in Maine. Anyone one know how well Liquid Glass works for things like this? I've heard this stuff is good, but those are mostly rumors.
#26 of 127 I've never heard of Liquid Glass
May 26, 2008 (5:30 pm)
but it sounds interesting and something I would like to know more about. Do fill us in if you find out more, OK?