Mitsubishi Cars Parts Problems/Defects

Mitsubishi Cars Parts

Based on end of January-end 2004 data of 5732 Mitsubishi America car complaints, a rank of parts/components likely to fail is displayed below. The total number of complaints is within square brackets followed by percent share of complaints.


AIR BAGS : FRONTAL [475] ( 8.2 )

POWER TRAIN : AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION [330] ( 5.7 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING : ENGINE : GASOLINE [255] ( 4.4 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING : ENGINE [246] ( 4.3 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : ANTILOCK [189] ( 3.3 )

WHEELS : RIM [153] ( 2.7 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : FOUNDATION COMPONENTS : DISC : ROTOR [148] ( 2.6 )

POWER TRAIN : MANUAL TRANSMISSION [132] ( 2.3 )

SUSPENSION : FRONT [124] ( 2.2 )

SEAT BELTS : FRONT : BUCKLE ASSEMBLY [113] ( 2.0 )

SUSPENSION : FRONT : CONTROL ARM : LOWER BALL JOINT [113] ( 2.0 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : FOUNDATION COMPONENTS [109] ( 1.9 )

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL [109] ( 1.9 )

POWER TRAIN : AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION : LEVER AND LINKAGE : COLUMN SHIFT [108] ( 1.9 )

SEAT BELTS [108] ( 1.9 )

OTHER [106] ( 1.8 )

TIRES [104] ( 1.8 )

AIR BAGS [98] ( 1.7 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : FOUNDATION COMPONENTS : DISC [91] ( 1.6 )

WHEELS [83] ( 1.4 )

STRUCTURE : BODY : DOOR [82] ( 1.4 )

SUSPENSION [73] ( 1.3 )

SEAT BELTS : FRONT : RETRACTOR [67] ( 1.2 )

EQUIPMENT : ELECTRICAL : AIR CONDITIONER [60] ( 1.0 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : IGNITION [59] ( 1.0 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : FOUNDATION COMPONENTS : DISC : PADS [56] ( 1.0 )

SEAT BELTS : FRONT : ANCHORAGE [54] ( 0.9 )

VISIBILITY : WINDSHIELD [53] ( 0.9 )

POWER TRAIN : TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE) [50] ( 0.9 )

POWER TRAIN : CLUTCH ASSEMBLY [48] ( 0.8 )

SUSPENSION : FRONT : CONTROL ARM [47] ( 0.8 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM [44] ( 0.8 )

SEATS [44] ( 0.8 )

STEERING : WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR [40] ( 0.7 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : IGNITION : MODULE [38] ( 0.7 )

POWER TRAIN : AXLE ASSEMBLY [37] ( 0.6 )

STRUCTURE : BODY [36] ( 0.6 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : WIRING : FRONT UNDERHOOD [34] ( 0.6 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : BATTERY [33] ( 0.6 )

VISIBILITY : POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS [33] ( 0.6 )

STEERING [32] ( 0.6 )

STEERING : HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM [32] ( 0.6 )

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE : STORAGE : TANK ASSEMBLY [31] ( 0.5 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING : HEADLIGHTS [30] ( 0.5 )

TIRES : TREAD/BELT [30] ( 0.5 )

COMMUNICATIONS : HORN ASSEMBLY [29] ( 0.5 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : FOUNDATION COMPONENTS : HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS [27] ( 0.5 )

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL : ACCELERATOR PEDAL [26] ( 0.5 )

VISIBILITY : SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY [26] ( 0.5 )

VISIBILITY : DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM [25] ( 0.4 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : WIRING [24] ( 0.4 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING : EXHAUST SYSTEM [24] ( 0.4 )

POWER TRAIN [24] ( 0.4 )

POWER TRAIN : AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION : COOLING UNIT AND LINES [24] ( 0.4 )

SEAT BELTS : FRONT : WEBBING [24] ( 0.4 )

STRUCTURE : BODY : ROOF AND PILLARS [24] ( 0.4 )

STRUCTURE : FRAME AND MEMBERS [24] ( 0.4 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING : COOLING SYSTEM [23] ( 0.4 )

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES : DOORS : LATCH [23] ( 0.4 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC [23] ( 0.4 )

SUSPENSION : REAR [23] ( 0.4 )

VISIBILITY : WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER [23] ( 0.4 )

SEATS : FRONT ASSEMBLY : RECLINER [22] ( 0.4 )

STRUCTURE [22] ( 0.4 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING [21] ( 0.4 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING : ENGINE : GASOLINE : BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS [21] ( 0.4 )

EQUIPMENT : ELECTRICAL : RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC. [21] ( 0.4 )

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE : FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM [21] ( 0.4 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : FOUNDATION COMPONENTS : DISC : CALIPER [20] ( 0.3 )

VISIBILITY : GLASS, SIDE/REAR [20] ( 0.3 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : WIRING : INTERIOR/UNDER DASH [19] ( 0.3 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING : COOLING SYSTEM : RADIATOR ASSEMBLY [19] ( 0.3 )

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE [18] ( 0.3 )

STEERING : HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST : PUMP [18] ( 0.3 )

STEERING : LINKAGES : TIE ROD ASSEMBLY [18] ( 0.3 )

WHEELS : LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS [18] ( 0.3 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR [17] ( 0.3 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : FOUNDATION COMPONENTS : MASTER CYLINDER [17] ( 0.3 )

SUSPENSION : FRONT : CONTROL ARM : UPPER BALL JOINT [17] ( 0.3 )

POWER TRAIN : DRIVELINE : DRIVESHAFT [16] ( 0.3 )

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR : DISC : ROTOR [16] ( 0.3 )

SUSPENSION : FRONT : CONTROL ARM : LOWER ARM [16] ( 0.3 )

POWER TRAIN : DRIVELINE : DIFFERENTIAL UNIT [14] ( 0.2 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS [13] ( 0.2 )

STEERING : RACK AND PINION [13] ( 0.2 )

STRUCTURE : BODY : BUMPERS [13] ( 0.2 )

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL : LINKAGES [13] ( 0.2 )

VISIBILITY : DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM : WINDSHIELD : HEATER CORE [13] ( 0.2 )

AIR BAGS : SIDE/WINDOW [12] ( 0.2 )

POWER TRAIN : AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION : GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL) [12] ( 0.2 )

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE : DELIVERY : FUEL PUMP [11] ( 0.2 )

INTERIOR LIGHTING [11] ( 0.2 )

POWER TRAIN : CLUTCH ASSEMBLY : PEDAL/LINKAGE [11] ( 0.2 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : IGNITION : SWITCH [10] ( 0.2 )

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE : DELIVERY [10] ( 0.2 )

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES : HOOD : LATCH [10] ( 0.2 )

PARKING BRAKE : CONVENTIONAL [10] ( 0.2 )

SEAT BELTS : REAR [10] ( 0.2 )

STEERING : LINKAGES [10] ( 0.2 )

AIR BAGS : FRONTAL : SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE [9] ( 0.2 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING : EXHAUST SYSTEM : EMISSION CONTROL [9] ( 0.2 )

POWER TRAIN : AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION : CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM) [9] ( 0.2 )

POWER TRAIN : AXLE ASSEMBLY : AXLE SHAFT [9] ( 0.2 )

POWER TRAIN : DRIVELINE : CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT [9] ( 0.2 )

SEAT BELTS : FRONT [9] ( 0.2 )

STEERING : GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION) [9] ( 0.2 )

STRUCTURE : BODY : DOOR : HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS [9] ( 0.2 )

VISIBILITY : REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES : EXTERIOR [9] ( 0.2 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING : EXHAUST SYSTEM : MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE [8] ( 0.1 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING : BRAKE LIGHTS [8] ( 0.1 )

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR : ANTILOCK [8] ( 0.1 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : FOUNDATION COMPONENTS : DRUM [8] ( 0.1 )

TIRES : SIDEWALL [8] ( 0.1 )

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL : CRUISE CONTROL [8] ( 0.1 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : POWER ASSIST [7] ( 0.1 )

STEERING : LINKAGES : KNUCKLE : SPINDLE : ARM [7] ( 0.1 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING : EXHAUST SYSTEM : EMISSION CONTROL : GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE) [6] ( 0.1 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING [6] ( 0.1 )

POWER TRAIN : AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION : PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH [6] ( 0.1 )

POWER TRAIN : AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION : TORQUE CONVERTER [6] ( 0.1 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : SWITCHES : BRAKE LIGHT [6] ( 0.1 )

STEERING : RACK AND PINION : RACK [6] ( 0.1 )

VISIBILITY [6] ( 0.1 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : BATTERY : CABLES [5] ( 0.1 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING : TURN SIGNAL : SWITCH [5] ( 0.1 )

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE : CARBURETOR SYSTEM [5] ( 0.1 )

SEATS : FRONT ASSEMBLY : HEAD RESTRAINT [5] ( 0.1 )

STEERING : COLUMN LOCKING : ANTI-THEFT DEVICE [5] ( 0.1 )

VISIBILITY : WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER : MOTOR [5] ( 0.1 )

WHEELS : CAP/COVER/HUB [5] ( 0.1 )

CHILD SEAT [4] ( 0.1 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : STARTER ASSEMBLY [4] ( 0.1 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING : BRAKE LIGHTS : SWITCH [4] ( 0.1 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING : FOG LIGHTS [4] ( 0.1 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING : HEADLIGHTS : CONCEALMENT DEVICES [4] ( 0.1 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING : HEADLIGHTS : HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH [4] ( 0.1 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING : HEADLIGHTS : SWITCH [4] ( 0.1 )

FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER [4] ( 0.1 )

POWER TRAIN : AXLE ASSEMBLY : AXLE SHAFT : SEAL [4] ( 0.1 )

POWER TRAIN : AXLE HUBS [4] ( 0.1 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : FOUNDATION COMPONENTS : DRUM : DRUM [4] ( 0.1 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : PEDALS AND LINKAGES [4] ( 0.1 )

STEERING : COLUMN [4] ( 0.1 )

STRUCTURE : BODY : HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE : SUPPORT DEVICE [4] ( 0.1 )

STRUCTURE : BODY : HOOD [4] ( 0.1 )

SUSPENSION : FRONT : MACPHERSON STRUT [4] ( 0.1 )

SUSPENSION : FRONT : WHEEL BEARING [4] ( 0.1 )

SUSPENSION : MULTIPLE AXLE [4] ( 0.1 )

VISIBILITY : REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES [4] ( 0.1 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING : COOLING SYSTEM : FAN [3] ( 0.1 )

EQUIPMENT [3] ( 0.1 )

EQUIPMENT : ELECTRICAL [3] ( 0.1 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING : TAIL LIGHTS [3] ( 0.1 )

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE : DELIVERY : HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS [3] ( 0.1 )

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE : FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM : INJECTORS [3] ( 0.1 )

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE : STORAGE : TANK ASSEMBLY : FILLER PIPE AND CAP [3] ( 0.1 )

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES [3] ( 0.1 )

PARKING BRAKE [3] ( 0.1 )

POWER TRAIN : AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION : LEVER AND LINKAGE : FLOOR SHIFT [3] ( 0.1 )

POWER TRAIN : MANUAL TRANSMISSION : FLOOR SHIFT ASSEMBLY [3] ( 0.1 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : ANTILOCK : ABS WARNING LIGHT [3] ( 0.1 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : POWER ASSIST : VACUUM [3] ( 0.1 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : POWER ASSIST : VACUUM : HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS [3] ( 0.1 )

STEERING : HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST : POWER STEERING FLUID [3] ( 0.1 )

STRUCTURE : BODY : TRUNK LID [3] ( 0.1 )

SUSPENSION : FRONT : CONTROL ARM : UPPER ARM [3] ( 0.1 )

SUSPENSION : FRONT : SPRINGS : COIL SPRINGS [3] ( 0.1 )

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL : CABLES [3] ( 0.1 )

VISIBILITY : DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM : REAR WINDOW [3] ( 0.1 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING : EXHAUST SYSTEM : EMISSION CONTROL : CATALYTIC CONVERTOR [2] ( 0.0 )

EQUIPMENT : OTHER : OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL [2] ( 0.0 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING : BACK UP LIGHTS [2] ( 0.0 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING : TURN SIGNAL [2] ( 0.0 )

EXTERIOR LIGHTING : TURN SIGNAL : FLASHER UNIT [2] ( 0.0 )

FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER : STORAGE : TANK ASSEMBLY [2] ( 0.0 )

SEATS : MID/REAR ASSEMBLY [2] ( 0.0 )

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR : DISC : PADS [2] ( 0.0 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : SWITCHES : BRAKE WARNING [2] ( 0.0 )

STEERING : HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST : HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS [2] ( 0.0 )

STEERING : LINKAGES : ARM : IDLER AND ATTACHMENT [2] ( 0.0 )

STRUCTURE : BODY : HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE [2] ( 0.0 )

STRUCTURE : BODY : HOOD : HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS [2] ( 0.0 )

SUSPENSION : FRONT : SHOCK ABSORBER [2] ( 0.0 )

SUSPENSION : REAR : SPRINGS : LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY [2] ( 0.0 )

VISIBILITY : DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM : WINDSHIELD : CONTROLS/WIRING [2] ( 0.0 )

WHEELS : MULTI PIECE [2] ( 0.0 )

AIR BAGS : FRONTAL : DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE [1] ( 0.0 )

COMMUNICATIONS : BACK UP ALARM [1] ( 0.0 )

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : IGNITION : ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER [1] ( 0.0 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING : COOLING SYSTEM : HOSE [1] ( 0.0 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING : ENGINE : OTHER FUEL TYPES : TURBO-CHARGER [1] ( 0.0 )

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING : EXHAUST SYSTEM : EMISSION CONTROL : CRANKCASE (PCV) [1] ( 0.0 )

EQUIPMENT : MECHANICAL : CARRIER/RACK [1] ( 0.0 )

EQUIPMENT : MECHANICAL : JACKS [1] ( 0.0 )

EQUIPMENT : MECHANICAL : WRECKER AND WHEEL LIFT DEVICES [1] ( 0.0 )

EQUIPMENT : RECREATIONAL VEHICLE : LPG WATER HEATER [1] ( 0.0 )

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE : FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM : FUEL RAIL [1] ( 0.0 )

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE : STORAGE [1] ( 0.0 )

FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER : DELIVERY : HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS [1] ( 0.0 )

FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER : FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM [1] ( 0.0 )

FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER : STORAGE : FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM [1] ( 0.0 )

FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER : STORAGE : TANK ASSEMBLY : FILLING/CHARGING [1] ( 0.0 )

FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER : STORAGE : TANK ASSEMBLY : PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES [1] ( 0.0 )

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES : TAILGATE : LATCH [1] ( 0.0 )

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES : TRUNK LID : LOCK [1] ( 0.0 )

PARKING BRAKE : CONVENTIONAL : MECHANICAL : LINKAGE AND CABLE [1] ( 0.0 )

PARKING BRAKE : DRIVELINE : HYDRAULIC : HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS [1] ( 0.0 )

POWER TRAIN : DRIVELINE : UNIVERSAL JOINT [1] ( 0.0 )

POWER TRAIN : MANUAL TRANSMISSION : SHIFT PATTERN INDICATOR [1] ( 0.0 )

SEAT BELTS : FRONT : WARNING LIGHT/DEVICES [1] ( 0.0 )

SEAT BELTS : INTEGRATED CHILD SEAT [1] ( 0.0 )

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR : ANTILOCK : CONTROL UNIT/MODULE [1] ( 0.0 )

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR : CONTROLS [1] ( 0.0 )

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR : SUPPLY [1] ( 0.0 )

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR : SUPPLY : HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS [1] ( 0.0 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : FOUNDATION COMPONENTS : DRUM : WHEEL CYLINDERS [1] ( 0.0 )

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC : POWER ASSIST : HYDRAULIC [1] ( 0.0 )

STEERING : GEAR BOX : SHAFT PITMAN [1] ( 0.0 )

STEERING : LINKAGES : ROD : RELAY : CONNECTING [1] ( 0.0 )

STEERING : RACK AND PINION : PINION SHAFT [1] ( 0.0 )

STRUCTURE : FRAME AND MEMBERS : UNDERBODY SHIELDS [1] ( 0.0 )

STRUCTURE : BODY : HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE : HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS [1] ( 0.0 )

SUSPENSION : AUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL (ASC) [1] ( 0.0 )

SUSPENSION : FRONT : SPRINGS : LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY [1] ( 0.0 )

SUSPENSION : FRONT : SPRINGS : TORSION BAR [1] ( 0.0 )

SUSPENSION : FRONT : STABILIZER BAR [1] ( 0.0 )

SUSPENSION : REAR : SPRINGS [1] ( 0.0 )

SUSPENSION : REAR : SPRINGS : COIL SPRINGS [1] ( 0.0 )

TIRES : BEAD [1] ( 0.0 )

TIRES : VALVE [1] ( 0.0 )

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL : SPRINGS [1] ( 0.0 )

VISIBILITY : REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER [1] ( 0.0 )


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