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Mitsubishi - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Compare Mitsubishi models

The following chart shows the Mitsubishi models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years, Mitsubishi has sold far more Eclipse model cars than the Expo model.

Table 1. Compare Mitsubishi models

Mitsubishi Model Number of Problems
  Eclipse
2,240
  Galant
1,589
  Lancer
1,167
  Montero
699
  Outlander
596
  Diamante
492
  Mirage
455
  Montero Sport
430
  Endeavor
312
  3000GT
105
  Raider
104
  Canter
12
  Nativa
6
  RVR
3
  Expo
2

Number of problems reported for all models of Mitsubishi built from year 1996 to 2016.

Owners of Mitsubishi cars have reported a total of 8,212 problems across all Mitsubishi models built from year 1996 to 2016. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Mitsubishi models, is 390.1. Cars from Mitsubishi's 2001 model year have the most problems reported (1,018 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Mitsubishi
534
  1997 Mitsubishi
630
  1998 Mitsubishi
502
  1999 Mitsubishi
649
  2000 Mitsubishi
857
  2001 Mitsubishi
1,018
  2002 Mitsubishi
797
  2003 Mitsubishi
981
  2004 Mitsubishi
473
  2005 Mitsubishi
144
  2006 Mitsubishi
294
  2007 Mitsubishi
324
  2008 Mitsubishi
300
  2009 Mitsubishi
221
  2010 Mitsubishi
145
  2011 Mitsubishi
92
  2012 Mitsubishi
33
  2013 Mitsubishi
14
  2014 Mitsubishi
81
  2015 Mitsubishi
81
  2016 Mitsubishi
23

Common problems of Mitsubishi Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Mitsubishi cars. The number one most common problem of Mitsubishi cars is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic, with 1,134 problems reported. The second most common Mitsubishi car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (888 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Mitsubishi vehicles



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