Mitsubishi Mirage Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Mirage Problems

No start to to failed distributor

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.

Airbags may not deploy as expected

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.

Seat belt may not buckle and/or release correctly

The plastic button on the seat belt buckle may crack and brake apart causing the seat belt to not release and/or buckle properly. If this occurs the affected buckle assembly will require replacement.

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Mitsubishi Mirage Recalls

Wiring Corrodes And Delays Frontal Air Bag Deployment In An Accident

Road salt and snow entering the vehicle may corrode wiring under the driver's foot rest area, which could result in delayed frontal air bag deployment in an accident. Dealers will inspect the affected connectors and replace any found to be corroded. Dealers will also install a waterproof sheet over the connectors to prevent future corrosion. These repairs will be performed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Air Bags May Not Deploy In An Accident

The frontal air bags may delay deployment and the side curtain air bags may not deploy at all due to a fault of the impact sensors. Dealers will replace the affected impact sensors free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 01V340001
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE BOLT SECURING THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY CAN BECOME LOOSE AND THE PULLEY COULD FALL OFF THE VEHICLE.

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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 ...
just got this '98 with 102k so far have had to replace timing belt(was made aware before buying) and the ignition coil(which is part of the distributor) the tie rods are wearing as well, but still very happy with car, i'm pretty handy and most parts are easily accessible
I have had no problems with my car. I have been the only owner and I have kept up with all of the maintenance, but there has been no other problems.

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