View Poll Results: What's the status of your Mirage's rear axle?

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  • Rear axle replaced under warranty; new axle within specs

    7 20.59%
  • Rear axle replaced under warranty; alignment is still off

    3 8.82%
  • Waiting for warranty replacement axle

    6 17.65%
  • Axle temporarily or permanently aligned with DIY fix

    4 11.76%
  • Rear alignment inspected & deemed within specs by dealer

    16 47.06%
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Thread: Rear Wheel Misaligned? (UPDATE: some rear axles out of spec; warranty replacement)

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    I'm not really adding anything useful to this thread...

    But since reading about Honda's similar problems with the Fit, I've now noticed 3 of them running down the highway "crooked", like a dog.


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    I used to own a couple Fits. i'm glad that I didn't get one of the new ones. my brother has one (2012). it's a standard, fun to drive, and can compete with our cars for highway mileage (above a certain speed). on a trip from Vancouver to Seattle, he was in the high 40s mpg.
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    At 38k miles, noticed the noise from rear tires. Seems to be both rears are cupping g on the inside. That sound like misaligned rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomrad View Post
    At 38k miles, noticed the noise from rear tires. Seems to be both rears are cupping g on the inside. That sound like misaligned rear?
    Yes! Especially if it has not been rotated. That would just hide the issue anyway and make all the tires wear quick.
    I noticed the noise on mine at 18K miles but my rear end was terrible.

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    Thanks! Tires have never been off since new, so not rotated.
    They look good, lots of tread left. I expect to get another 20k miles from them. The noise is mild, but I know it's there.
    Did Mitsubishi fix the problem with the new part, or are they swapping axles and hoping for the best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomrad View Post
    ...Did Mitsubishi fix the problem with the new part, or are they swapping axles and hoping for the best?
    If your rear axle is out of alignment and your car is under the 5 year/60,000 mile limit, they will install a warranty replacement axle. In most cases this will correct the problem.

    Take 5 minutes and read this summary. It's basically the Cliff's Notes version of this 90-page thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3dplane View Post
    Yes! Especially if it has not been rotated. That would just hide the issue anyway and make all the tires wear quick.
    I noticed the noise on mine at 18K miles but my rear end was terrible.
    Sounds like a toe out problem for tomrad. Could it also be an out of spec camber angle?

    Maybe his alignment is not so bad. tomrad reported problems at 38 thousand miles, which is about the rated treadwear for the stock Enasaves, right?
    Last edited by Eggman; 03-09-2017 at 09:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomrad View Post
    ...38k miles
    ...both rears are cupping
    I overlooked your mileage (thanks to Eggman for pointing that out in the previous post).

    If your rear toe was that bad, your rear tires would have been worn to the steel belts 20K miles ago. If you have a cupping wear pattern on the rear, your shocks may be worn. I recall someone posting that they had to put new shocks on their car at a relatively low mileage. Worn shocks/struts will definitely cause cupping and tire noise. See this link.

    Incorrect rear toe would cause your tires to have diagonal tire wear patterns like this.

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    That is all a possibility and getting 38K + out of the OEM tires on a mirage is pretty good.

    However uneven wear across the surface of the tire (inside to outside like he says) IS a result of the wheels not pointing in the direction the car is going! Plus the tremendous camber not helping either that these cars have on the rear.

    Either way I call that an alignment issue. But tomrad's might be within the generous specifications to be able to go that far with no rotations.

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    Enasaves with 15k miles

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    Treadwear on the printout is for my snow tires which have about 3k on them. Taking it to the dealer tomorrow to see what they can do.



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