really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 2
Average Mileage:
13,550 miles

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2014 Mitsubishi Mirage engine problems

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2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 022016


  • 44,000 miles


Impossible to reach manufacturer's advertised fuel mileage. No matter the weather, tire pressure, power to accessories, nothing. Absolutely impossible. I bought the car because of the mileage advertised by Mitsubishi, and I rarely get over 30mpg in mixed driving. Vehicle always has synthetic oil changed regularly, and is well maintained. Was advertised as 39mpg city and 41 highway.

- Easley, SC, USA

problem #5

May 052015


  • 29,000 miles
I was in a accident and air bags didn't deploy, I replace the brakes a month ago the dealership said I need brakes again, the motor knocks until the car warms up, I pay 400 a month for a trashy little car help

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 072014


  • miles
When pressing the gas peddle you don't always move. You can move a few feet then coast in the middle of traffic. Had it stall on me a couple times. Took car to have it serviced numerous times and no one can figure out what's going on. It's an accident waiting to happen! dont get a Mirage!!!

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 132014


  • 7,000 miles


I was driving down the road and made a left turn to go on the highway. The vehicle started startling and then there was smoke coming from the hood. Being that I was on my way to a family event that was about 5 miles away, I made sure that I was able to make it to the location so that I could at least park my car. As I was driving the smoke continued which caused me to drive my car 20 mph and all the lights on the dash came one. The check engine light as well as the low coolant light remained on up until I was able to park it. As I put the car in reverse to back it in the parking space the car started making some funny noise and it sounded as if the engine was going to fall out. I shut the car off being that the smoke was getting out of control. I let the car sit for a while so that it was able to cool off and when I tried to see if it would start back up, it did not. When my boyfriend was able to look under the hood we found out that there was a leak at the top where the coolant was and the coolant had spewed out all over the hood of the car. I have also had other issues with the car not starting with the push button start and I have to attempt to start the car multiple times in order for it to start.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 182014


  • 1,000 miles
On April 18, 2014 only 2 months after purchasing their brand new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage my parents were hit head on after a person swerved into their lane. Speed was not a factor, the investigation is still under way, and we still don't know why they both died (driver with massive head trauma including a broken jaw, passenger with massive abdominal trauma.) there will be an autopsy on both vehicles, but the driver of the other vehicle walked away with a broken leg and heel. Why? I have looked long and hard at this new mitsubushi and I am wondering why their new safety system that would effectively keep them in a steel cell during an accident was compromised.

- Kulpmont, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 202014

Mirage 3-cyl

  • 300 miles
My car is equipped with a push button start and two times in a row when I pressed the button to start the engine it just made this loud "screech"/mechanical sound. It has done this two separate days (2/20/204 & 2/22/2014). Both times it did it twice and started on the 3rd attempt.

- Haltom City, TX, USA

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