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#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?!
#89 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [slider12]
May 02, 2009 (11:06 am)
Hi everybody. I spoke with the attorney today and she said they are very busy at the moment. They will present the case to one of the partners in the law firm and get back to me. Hurry up and wait I guess.
I went to the dealership yesterday to show my car the the mitsu warranty rep about my fading "carbon fiber" trim. He tried to say I put some chemical on the trim that caused it to discolor. I told him no chemicals have been placed on the trim and it was due to sun damage. We then looked at every lancer on the lot and all of them except for the brand new lancers had fading trim. The rep told me he would replace the trim one time out of a "good faith gesture". I guess my bumper to bumper warranty has nothing to do with defects in craftsmanship. I also asked him if mitsu will be doing anything with the paint problems. He said "what paint problems". I told him the paint flies off the car when it is driven on this planet. He said they have been having rock chip issues which is a road hazard and I should not be driving the car on those types of roads with sand. Jerk. He then went on to tell me that "You have unrealistic expectations of a production vehicle". I almost lost it.
I forwarded all of this info the lawyer today. She was very surprised to hear all of this and placed the info in our file.
#91 of 127 Reminder to everyone
May 04, 2009 (12:07 pm)
The CarSpace forums may not be used to solicit others for class action suits. I am sorry, but posts that include those kinds of requests have to be removed.
#92 of 127 Paint Chips on My 08 Lancer
Jun 01, 2009 (1:26 pm)
I have the same problem with the paint being chipped off in front of the back tire of my 08 Lancer. I have been through the local dealership here to try and get it taken care of but they just told me that it was not their problem and that I was going to have to get it fixed elswhere.
The whole reason that I bought a new car and not a used one was because I didnt think that I would have to worry about things like this for a while. I was sure wrong. Hopefully if enough of us complain then we can get them to do something about it. I mean, who wants to pay 1000 to 2000 dollars more after they just bought the car?
#93 of 127 Re: Paint Chips on My 08 Lancer [capoo86]
Jun 02, 2009 (7:04 am)
I feel your pain. MY 09 is now starting to rust . My car is 10 months old. I'm dissappointed and disgusted. I wish I could just return it for a full refund and buy another brand.
#94 of 127 Re: Paint Chips on My 08 Lancer [slider12]
Jun 08, 2009 (10:41 pm)
I can't believe that this many people are having the same problem.But now I'm glad that its not just me.My dealer told me the exact same thing as you guys and they said that there is nothing they can do about it.I thought about the class action suit like some of you guys but from the looks of it the suit will cost me more in the long run than it would be just to trade it in and eat the trade in cost.You guys that do have suits let us know how they are going.I have an 09 GTS that is doing the same thing as everyone elses.
#95 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [j_fifer_919]
Jun 21, 2009 (9:43 am)
I own a red 08 Lancer GTS and the same thing is happening to my car. The paint is chipping off in front of the rear tires. This started less than a month after I bought the car. I've had it over a year now and it's just getting worse. The whole reason I bought a new car is so I wouldn't have to worry about things like this. I try to wax it all the time but it doesn't really help. It's just a matter of time before I start seeing rust. Does anyone know of anything that could help bring back the look? Or at least protect it form getting worse?