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Mitsubishi Lancer The clear coat paint may peel

 
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 87,666 mi (45,000 mi - 140,000 mi)

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It is not uncommon for the clear coat paint to develop white spots and begin peeling. In most cases Mitsubishi will not cover out of warranty repairs for this condition.

  • Visitor, , 140,000 mi

    My Dad gave me the 2002 Lancer OZ rally when it had about 95,000 miles on it & even then the cold/hot air knob was hard to turn & has progressively gotten worse. Its the worst when the car is cold(impossible at times). The car now has 145,000 miles & yesterday we got 9" of snow, while backing out of the driveway I was trying to turn it ALL the way to heat & the entire knob broke off! I'm now using pliers to switch it back & forth.

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    about a month ago I noticed the clear coat starting to peal off all over the top of my car, down the side and now on the hood. I have the 5 year 100,000 mile warranty coverage on it but not sure if it covers the paint. Does anyone know if this issue is covered?

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  • Started in 2011. Just the clear coat is peeling off all over the car. Mitsubishi paint jobs do not appear to last more than a few years.

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  • Clear coat peeling off. Horrible paint.

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  • Visitor, , 83,000 mi

    My paints look like junk. The prep by the factory is very poor. I have spots popping up everywhere. the hood is extemely faded and the spoiler is also faded.

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  • Having white spots then peeling of my clear coat on my octane blue Mitsubishi Lancer, on top of roof and also on the sides of my car.

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