Consumer Reports ranks the Mitsubishi brand as the worst automaker of 2016, but that doesn’t mean that every vehicle that rolls off the assembly line is going to qualify as a lemon under California law.
The automaker’s vehicles — particularly the Mitsubishi Outlander — have been known to have problems. Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson says some of the biggest problems for owners of these vehicles has involved the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Other issues involving these cars include shuddering at low speeds, poor acceleration, rough or loud shifting and gear shift problems.
“Buying a new car is often the most expensive purchase a person makes in their life,” Johnson said. “That is why there are laws in place to protect consumers if their vehicle is defective.”
There are consumers who buy these cars and end up in the repair shop for the same problem, but it is unfixable. Mitsubishi owners have complained about all sorts of problems with their vehicles, but without a competent California lemon lawyer behind them it’s difficult to get the manufacturer to pay up or replace your vehicle.
There are state and federal laws that protect consumers who purchase defective vehicles and ensure that warranties do what they say they will do.
Help for Owners of the Mitsubishi Outlander— Call 800-235-6801
Motorists who are grappling with ongoing problems with their Mitsubishi Outlander or other defective vehicle could be eligible for compensation under California Lemon Laws.
While not all unfixable vehicles are lemons, it’s important that you take immediate steps to find out if yours qualifies.
Johnson Attorneys Group has helped thousands of clients resolve their lemon law cases and we can help you. Call us for a FREE CONSULTATION at 800-235-6801. Remember that our attorneys fees do not come out of your settlement because the manufacturer is required to pay them directly to us under California Lemon Laws.
We have a 2015 Mitsubishi that Sport. We’ve had the transmission replaced once. We’re having the same problem with the replacement transmission. While driving, the engine will suddenly rev from 1500 RPM to 3500 RPM between about 30-40 MPH. It recovers quickly, but is both annoying and scary. We don’t have a dealership close to where we live and the dealership we bought it from in 2015 is about 4hrs from where we live now. The dealership has been challenging to work with. Both the first time and now a second time. Not even 100% sure it’s the same problem we’d had with the first transmission, but the car is acting exactly the same. We moved from IL to IN in 2017 and will have the car serviced in IL where we used to live. Is there anything we should ask of our dealership?
Please contact us at 1-800-235-6801 for immediate help.
We also have a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport with a mileage of less than 50000. Although there was a recall in 2016 and the service center tried to fix the problem at that time, in our recent trip from Alabama to North Carolina, the car started to show severe issues like unintended acceleration, delay for the car to move especially at a full stop, and a problem with reverse gear. We had to tow the car to a service center in Durham, NC. They have had the car for the past 7 days and they have not solved the issue yet. They asked for $8000 for replacing the transmission. It’s a very frustrating situation. Mitsubishi doesn’t take responsibility! They are not helpful at all!
Hello Azin, Thank you for your input about the 2015 Mitsubishi. We are so sorry you are having these problems, but unfortunately our law firm is only licensed for California and we are not able to advise you on a case in Illinois.
I am in IL as well, 59000 miles and failed transmission. Any help for IL residents with 2016 Mitsubishi Outlanders?
Our law firm handles only California cases, but check with your local lemon law attorney to see if they can assist you with this.