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Mitsubishi Lancer, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, Paint
#96 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [icehouse08]
Jun 24, 2009 (12:03 pm)
Before I begin, I apologize for posting a link to another forum. However, this will hopefully help some of the members that are having the paint chipping issue.
Please do note that the thread is for Lancer Evolution X's, not for the regular Lancers (which appear to have a much lower incidence of the paint issue). None the less, the same fixes can be applied to protect the regular Lancers.
Hope this is helpful.
#97 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [j_fifer_919]
Jun 24, 2009 (7:51 pm)
I see you have a suit going on against Mitsubishi. I'm from Canada, but own a 2008 outlander and the paint is trashed on it. The local dealersip is run by a teenager who doesn't give a flying f about the fact that i paid 34000 for that car. he won't get the paint fixed. i was wondering if there is a way to get in on this suit. please let me know thanks.
Jun 24, 2009 (8:16 pm)
I am really sorry you are having nasty paint issues with your Mitsubishi Outlander. But I've got to know, is your Mitsu's dealer really run by a teenager?
#99 of 127 DUMPED MY LANCER!!!!
Jul 02, 2009 (9:51 am)
I FEEL YOUR PAIN! I bought an 09 Lancer GTS in July of 08 and (even though it never left the garage this winter) it started to rust on the rear quarter panels and rear doors these last few months. I went to multiple Mitsu dealerships in which managers told me it was a design flaw that Mitsubishi was not acknowledging and they could do nothing about. I understand dealerships not wanting to do anything and putting the blame on Mitsu... BUT IF YOU'RE GOING TO SELL A PRODUCT YOU SHOULD BACK IT!!!!! If you know there is a problem, why is the #$% are you still selling a defective vehicle. Grrrr... I decided it wasn't worth the headache and unloaded my Lancer. I purchased a 09 VW Tiguan which actually makes the Lancer seem silly! The Lancer, which I absolutely loved, now seems like a toy car. So thank you Mitsu for producing a crappy product or I may have missed our on some awesome German engineering!
I decided it wasn't worth the headache of fighting Mitsu when I knew I wasn't going to get anywhere. Although don't think I don't tell my story to anyone that will listen. Good Luck to those of you fighting the fight!
#100 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [psychogun]
Jul 06, 2009 (8:02 pm)
yup my evo too has paint chips already am thinking of buying sparco mud flaps or rally armour mud flaps. did you try calling mitsubishi about it or informing the dealer about it
#101 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [yvettec]
Jul 06, 2009 (8:05 pm)
count me in i also have alot of chip paint
#102 of 127 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 Paint Chips [feliciadavis]
Jul 06, 2009 (8:09 pm)
any progress from mitsubishi i got alot too ill give them a call tomorrow
#103 of 127 Re: Paint Chips on My 08 Lancer [slider12]
Jul 20, 2009 (6:46 am)
Hey I am disappointed to hear that this is still a problem with Lancers. I have an 03 OZ Rally that looks like someone dumped paint remover on it. After arguing with my dealership for over a year and being told that they will not fix it, I am finally paying out of pocket to have the car repainted. The clear has peeled off of the hood, sides, and doors. I was wondering how to get in on the class action suit? Any info is appreciated. Thanks
#104 of 127 I bought a paint protectant...
Jul 20, 2009 (9:32 am)
addition to my '08 Lancer GTS' purchase package that's called Auto Butler. Every 6 months I drive it 209 miles NW to Avondale, AZ, which is 9 miles west of Phoenix, where my wife and I bought our Lancer in March of 2007. They put a paint protectant on it and a wax. I've had this treatment done 4 times so far. I believe this program goes on for 5 years. It's worth every penny, IIRC it cost $400, which was written up right on purchase day, along with the cost of hooking up our Lancer's alarm system. I have a grand total of two paint flecks (right above both rear wheels) that I can detail right back in with my $9.95 Mitsubishi Rally Red paint stick. This paint stick has a paint side and a clearcoat protectant side. I have a couple other little paint nicks on the car's hood that I can touch with the stick to cover them.
But we live in the hicksticks of SE Arizona and often go on gravel roads and we're not picking up paint flecks, I would think that would mean that the Auto Butler treatment every 6 months is working.
#105 of 127 Hopefully my Lancer is fixed....
Aug 10, 2009 (7:36 am)
I just picked up my '09 Lancer from the dealer. It took time, but patients payed off. They re painted the areas in front of the rear wheels and installed a 3M kit that was developed by Mitsubishi. It looks good, I can't complain. I just hope it holds up through the seasons. We shall see. So people, if you're being told by your dealer that there's no recourse, then they're selling you a bridge. Mitsubishi is aware of this issue and is fixing it. They've done several repairs already at my dealership.