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Mitsubishi Lancer, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, Paint
#79 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [j_fifer_919]
Apr 09, 2009 (10:43 am)
THIS HAPPENED TO ME TOO!!!! 2009 LANCER ES WITH UNDER 5,000 MILES? this is not the kind of money i want to spend to have a crappy looking car in less 6 months of owning it. i got a $1,500 estimate to fix and was also told about mud flaps and plastic? what the heck? at my dealership three other mitsubishi vehicles were brought in with the same problems and then when we asked for the other people's info, we were told that they had already got rid of the numbers and names....bull! this is crap. strength in numbers. anybody else have this problem that actually wants to do something about it? what do we have to do to get some justice here?
#80 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [lostaun]
Apr 09, 2009 (10:54 am)
Please read all of my posts. My car is an EVO...with less miles then yours! I am working with an attorney on a class action. We need everyone to get together on this.
#81 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [yvettec]
Apr 10, 2009 (7:16 am)
oh man that sucks. i am so in! when i read the first post i was in a hurry to write my part and didnt even realize that there was 70 sum other posts...my dad was talking to someone from better business bureau and was told that they cant really do much because mitsubishi mostly isn't in america or somethin like that and blah blah blah so dead end there i think...yvette...what you got in mind?
#82 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [lostaun]
Apr 10, 2009 (7:29 am)
Well - I had a neighbor come over last night who gave me an estimate on wrapping the portions of our car that are seeing the chipping effect the worst. He is going to do it for a very reasonable price. The car will be wrapped in a flat black (to match the front end of the EVO), but the back window is going to read "Is your paint chipping too? Call....and my phone number!" I will post a pic for those are interested when it is complete!
I am still working with a high end Class Action attorney here in Chicago. These things take time. I also filed a complaint form with consumeraffairs.com. That post should be up soon, and I recommend everyone that is upset about their cars do the same. Doubt it will help, but at least people will know of our problem!
We got our letter from mitsu yesterday telling us (again) that their defective paint is not under warranty. Lovely.
#83 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [yvettec]
Apr 10, 2009 (8:35 am)
awesome! i love it when you fall in love with something and it becomes your pride and joy and then bam after you wash your car one day after the snow is gone you realize this looks like sh**! its almost embarassing to drive that car around now. yvette...what do you think we will accomplish? do you think we will get anywhere with this topic or should i strongly urge (haha) my dealer to let me trade my car....
#85 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [lostaun]
Apr 27, 2009 (1:17 pm)
I can't believe this! I just washed and waxed my 09 Lancer yesterday and was instantly sick to my stomach. The pain chips on the back end are REDICULIOUS! I searched to see if this was a common problem and found all of you. The dealership where I bought the car said they have never heard of this problem. I find this hard to believe after what mine looks like after 6 months. I haven't taken it in yet, but after reading these posts am not hopeful that I will get results. I'm thinking very seriously about getting rid of this vehicle and advising everyone I know to beware of Mitsubishi paint. What a bummer because I LOVE this car!
#86 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [cbull25]
Apr 28, 2009 (11:03 am)
cbull, I feel your pain. I traded an '02 Lancer in for my '09 because of the trouble free miles I had with it. I put well over 100,000 miles on that car. It was one of the best cars I've owned as far easy, inexpensive and hassle free transportation. I like, yes "like" my new Lancer. The styling is way better, but aside from the obvious paint concerns, there are a few things I liked better about my old Lancer. I digress...there are two new Lancer owners here on my road. I've stopped and talked to both. Both have similar problems. I felt bad, because one guy had just bought his in late winter and hadn't really noticed what was happening to his rear quarter panels right in front of his wheels. When I pointed it out and showed him mine which is at a more advanced stage of deterioration he was very upset as you can understand. My main point here is that everyone who's posted here has got pretty much the same response from the dealer..."whaaaa, you're the first one we've had a complaint from blah blah blaaaaaah" what a load of crap. I am seriously looking at ways to unload my car before I have to subject it's poorly formulated paint to another winter. I will pay dearly to do so. As usual, the consumer takes it in the posterior. Where's Ralph Nader when you need him?!