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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,000 miles

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1998 Mitsubishi Diamante windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Mitsubishi Diamante Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 302004

Diamante 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles


I own a preowned 1998 mistubishi Diamante ls. When the climate control, particularly the heater is engaged, the smell of anti-freeze becomes quite apparent. Dealer claimed 2 years ago when I bought it that it was the smell of the chemicals used to clean the car during "make-ready." Ethylen glycol fumes are toxic and this is a reoccuring defect in this model car from posts I have seen on various websites. I was later told that to fix this problem will cost close to $1000 since the car is out of warranty. Mitsubish issued a tsb addressing this problem, obviously they are aware of it. In addition, the windshield is covered with a film that cannot be washed off from this leak. A recall should be issued for this problem, I am not the first person to file this complaint on your website. Thank you.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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