There have been reports of airbags not deploying in the event of a frontal impact. Some claim that a shorted airbag wire harness can cause this to occur. Unfortunately there is no diagnoses that will isolate this problem other than fault codes stored in the airbag control module. Our technicians recommend to have any airbag light issues diagnosed and repaired in order to help ensure the airbags will deploy when needed.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Mitsubishi Mirage
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage Problems
A no start condition may be a result of an internal distributor fault. Our technicians tell us the replacement of the distributor may be necessary to correct this condition.
The manual transmission may become difficult to shift, this is commonly caused by binding between the synchronizer and the gear surface. Adding a special friction modifier to the manual transmission fluid will often correct this condition. If the problem persists revised synchronizer kits may be available.
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES: MIRAGE MODEL VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 1.5L ENGINES; MONTERO SPORT MODELS EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L ENGINES; AND MONTERO MODELS EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L ENGINES. THE BOLT SECURING THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY CAN BECOME LOOSE AND THE PULLEY COULD FALL OFF THE VEHICLE.Learn more »
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage Questions and Answers
oil is leakin fron bottom pan whre old oil is drained when having an oil change
Have oil seepage only when engine is hot after running for about 1/2 hour will find drop on oil pan at the drain plug top of oil filter valve cover gasket needs replacement tightend down bolts on...
Found the rear main oil seal is leaking after 175,00 miles is the common after 13.5 years.
Came to a stop and could not put car into 1 st gear only 2 nd nor can I get it into 3 rd ,4 th or 5 th its stuck in 2 nd .The clutch has 178,800 on it and it is not slipping.
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage Reviews
This car has been unbelievable for me! Great car! Bought it in Aug. 2004 for $1400 with 96K on it (from a Kia dealerership!!) and I now have 206K on it after 6.5 years. I just basically maintain upkeep, brakes, oil changes, tires, tune up, etc. Replaced the wiper motor and front portion of the exhaust very recently. The only thing wrong with it now is the motor mount on the top passenger side is weakening. No biggie. Make sure you get the 1.5 litre engine like this one has, and try to get the 5 speed! This is a little rocket/thumper! Fun to drive, just a very plain jane no options car, no frills. Just a halfway decent stereo is all I need. This is probably one of the best cars Mitsubishi has ever made! Outstanding! It will give any Honda, Toyota, Mazda a run for their money! I don't see why this car won't last me past 300 or 400K!!!