: Hating Mitsu......
Brand new car...2 tansmissions within 4k miles...
I started hearing a clunking, took it in, they said there was nothing wrong, two days later the tranny is gone. I start hearing it after a few weeks AGAIN, take it in, they say nothing is wrong AGAIN. What do ya know two days go by and it goes out again. So far in the first 2 months this car has left me pounding sand twice, while my 10k focus has never let me down.
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04-23-2006, 01:37 PM
what kind of Mitsubishi do you have?
04-23-2006, 01:38 PM
that sucks...sorry to hear that.. good luck
Originally posted by AK_05_ZX5
what kind of Mitsubishi do you have?
Black '06 Evo IX MR
04-23-2006, 01:52 PM
I would try to make them take it back as a lemon. If its brand new and they have put 3 trannys in it in 2 mounths i think that would be considered a lemon!!! i would try to push the lemon law on this one!
04-23-2006, 03:34 PM
04-23-2006, 03:47 PM
wow, that is not good....def a lemon
04-23-2006, 03:54 PM
thats what the lemon law was made for..take it back
04-23-2006, 04:02 PM
^^^ I Concur!!! I strongly suggest you file some sort of lemon report ASAP!!!!
On a side note, how much did that MR run you?
04-23-2006, 04:15 PM
Better read that law first. It has stringent guidlines. I would look into it though. Better to be armed first before you go after them.
04-23-2006, 04:43 PM
Evo MR, dayum. We need to meet up, I want to see this thing. I go to detroit a lot, you interested?
And yeah, that sounds like something the dealer needs to look at. If its brand new, and two trannys have been replaced, there is a problem. Have they been making you pay for the replacements?
Yea if it starts to clunk again, im taking it back and asking for a new one or my money back.
The sticker on the car was 39, i showed him another dealers (from socal haha) price of about 30. He told me there was no way he could match that price...i told him i would pay him cash on the spot and he changed his mind. I think all together it was about 31. He said that was the first evo that has actually made it to the showroom floor in 2 years, since they are all ordered, and i happened to come upon it the first day it was out there. As for the other guy, i live in clarkston now, just always forget to change the location on my profile. If there is a G2G or something shoot me a PM, ill drive the focus and have the GF drive the evo up there or something.
I think you need one more broken tranny to fit usual lemon law, but usually lemon lawyers are completely free t oyou as consumer/complaintant... so contact one and they will tel you more..
Sorry to hear about the trouble.. especially with such a "dream car" ... but lucky for you we do have the lemon law now, and can use it .
04-23-2006, 07:28 PM
I'd certainly read everything you can on our Lemon Law here in MI, before you proceed down that path. It has VERY stringent guidelines/specifics. It's designed for people who have totally exhausted all other avenues at the dealership and manufacturer levels. Good luck, sorry to hear about your misfortune.
04-23-2006, 08:45 PM
the lemon law in michigan is pretty basic, if they fail to fix a recurring problem (same part, in this case transmission) 3 times in the first 12 months from the date of purchase then you file a lemon claim.
at that point the company gets one more chance to fix it at a manufacturers level (no longer dealerships) during which time they must provide you with a rental. or they can opt to buy the car back instead of fixing it. 9/10 times the company will completely rebuild the engine and parts with a top quality job and you'll get an essentially new car. if it happens once more after their 4th chance to fix it, they have to buy it back.
here's some help, just call one of those offices and get yourself started with the official word.
04-23-2006, 08:59 PM
Here is the wording directly from the State of Michigan:
Speaking as someone who has worked with past customers who have attempted to file a lemon law claim, it's unfortunately far from "pretty basic". A key part of the law is the wording "same problem", not necessarily the same part. That leaves a lot open to interpretation, on both sides. It's so vital to keep all your records, receipts, notes you made of who you talked to and when, what was said/not said, etc. I've seen cases where things were cut and dry, and I've seen cases where the customer was politely told "tough luck, you're problem doesn't qualify", once they've gone to arbitration. Again, good luck; personally I'd think you can get this settled at the dealership, by asking to get the manufacturer involved.
Michigan's Auto Lemon Law
The law applies to privately owned passenger vehicles and those leased after January 1, 2000, used for personal, family or household purposes. Some business-type vehicles may also be covered. The law does not apply to larger trucks, motor homes, motorcycles, or off-road vehicles.
A defective vehicle is one in which the same problem has not been repaired after four attempts, or a vehicle that is out of service 30 days or more for repairs. The first report of the defect must be made within one year from the date of delivery to the original purchaser or lessee or during the term of the manufacturer's warranty, whichever period is shorter.
If the vehicle you purchase is defective, you may be entitled under state law to replacement of it or a refund of the cost of the lease. To obtain replacement or refund, you must first report the defect in writing to the manufacturer and you may be required to first arbitrate the dispute.
In order to protect your rights under Michigan's Lemon Law, follow these steps:
Keep copies of all correspondence to and from the manufacturer and the dealer.
Keep copies of all work orders for repairs on the vehicle, including the date(s) the work was performed and the mileage on the vehicle at the time of the repair(s).
Follow all requirements of the warranty, including any requirement that the repairs must be done by an authorized dealer specified by the manufacturer.
For more information regarding your rights under this law, consult an attorney or another qualified individual.
04-23-2006, 09:35 PM
been high rev launching it alot? the mitsu trannys are notorious for coming apart in the evos if they are launched on hard.
I have not high rev launched it once. I have read up on the trannies and knew they werent the best before i bought the car, but this is rediculous.
Jojos ZTS Focus
04-24-2006, 11:11 AM
I wonder why Mitsu would put a shotty known transmission into a sports compact that young adults (typically) would try hard launches?
I know I wouldn't be able to resist the temptations.