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Mitsubishi Lancer, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, Paint
Jun 03, 2008 (2:17 pm)
Hey guys, im new to the site and i see that alot of you are having problems with your paint. I have a blue 2008 lancer gts and by the rear wheels i have what looks to be sandblasting. I contacted 2 different dealerships and both have not only given poor customer service and both didnt do anything to help me. Ive been told to contact the state attorney general to help with the situation, because mitsubishi will not touch any paint defects and it says that the paint is not covered. Ive had the car for less then a year and they wont cover the paint, and atop of that, the low pro dunlop tires that come with the car are trash. Barely lasted 15,000 miles. If anybody has had the same paint problems thou please respond back that way if we find enough people with the same problem hopefully mitsubishi will cover this problem, because i dont think anyone wants to pay 4000 for a new paint job on their new car
#33 of 127 Re: Paint and tires [blue08lancer]
Jun 03, 2008 (2:37 pm)
Have you called Mitsubishi yet? you need to do so if you havent. The more people that call they will eventually have to do something. The Attorney general and BBB do not associate with MItsubishi. This is what I've found out anyway. Unless someone has had better luck. I'm still fighting with the dealership to do something. They agree that something needs to be done but there not doing anything to help. I have recently also had issues with it not starting sometimes. Anyone else had this problem. The dealer told me the injectors needed to be sprayed. What a joke!!
#34 of 127 Re: Paint and tires [ctrygirl66]
Jun 16, 2008 (8:56 pm)
I've also noticed paint chips and I have an '09 Lancer (barely 1000 miles). I made an appointment with my dealer and they said they'll take care of it but I have a feeling it's just going to continue to happen. I'm going to apply a car polish soon and see if that helps. Ctrygirl66, I'm glad you mentioned the engine starting problem because that happens to me every once in a while. I drove my last car 10 years and not once did I have a problem starting it. I've had my Lancer for 2 months and have experienced starter problems a handful of times...Greaaat.
#35 of 127 Re: Paint and tires [packheat]
Jun 17, 2008 (12:49 pm)
I still havent gotten my paint fixed and it just keeps getting worse. My husband was recently at a car show in Maryland and there was a guy there with a Lancer that had rock guard on the back doors right where mine is chipping. He said that it come like that. I thought maybe Mitsubishi was getting smart but I guess not if Packheat is having the problem with a 09. Anyone else have any luck yet getting anywhere. Oh ya...when I turn on my AC there is a clunk noise now. I intended on keeping this car awhile. Not now.
#36 of 127 Paint quality on lancers
Jun 18, 2008 (5:59 pm)
Thanks for the heads up.
!I'm sorry to hear all you guys and gals having problems with the new Lancer. I was going to buy one but considering that i'm buying a first car for my son, the last thing i want are such issues. After hearing all your reports, I think I'm going to stick with the Mazda 3 instead !
#37 of 127 Mitsu is repainting my Lancer!!
Jul 05, 2008 (12:01 pm)
I am taking my car to the dealership on Monday to have the sides repainted and covered with rock guard. The only thing I was required to do was purchase mudguards and have them installed....which I was happy to do considering it's like $100 for that and it will protect my new paint. As far as anyone else who is experiencing this problem, just be patient and stay on top of the service manager at your dealership. I am extremely happy that Mitsu is offering to do this and will of course update everyone of how the car looks next week with fresh paint!
#38 of 127 Re: Mitsu is repainting my Lancer!! [naybeahm]
Jul 05, 2008 (3:39 pm)
Can you tell me which dealership is fixing your car? A phone number would be great. Thanks.
#39 of 127 Re: Mitsu is repainting my Lancer!! [j_fifer_919]
Jul 05, 2008 (4:06 pm)
No posted phone numbers, please. To exchange this kind of information, you can make your email address public in your profile and ask the member to email it to you.
#40 of 127 Re: Mitsu is repainting my Lancer!! [naybeahm]
Jul 07, 2008 (3:10 pm)
Good for you at least someone got somewhere. Im still fighting them. Did Mitsubishi ok it. or is the dealship doing it? My car is red and now looks white all over my back door and in front of my rear tires. I would gladly get mud guards if they would repaint it. They told me they didnt make them that they would have to customize them. Good luck with the new look.
#41 of 127 dealership is repainting my Lancer
Jul 09, 2008 (4:39 am)
The dealership where I got my car called Mitsu yesterday and again said they would not repaint my car. So the dealship is going to pay for it. I wont buy another Mitsu again but I will buy from the same dealship seeing they went good on it. Good luck to everyone else