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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    Question Rear Wheel Misaligned? (UPDATE: some rear axles out of spec; warranty replacement)

    So I noticed that my steering wheel had gotten a little bit off center to the right when going straight. The guy at the dealer took it for a drive and checked the alignment to tell me that the rear right wheel was somewhat misaligned, possibly due to some hard bump on a pothole (no surprise with the winter we've had). The fix is to install a shim on the wheel that will bring it to factory specs. I'll go back within a few days to do it.

    I'm no expert on cars, but this is the first time I hear about rear misalignment and a shim on the wheel as the remedy.

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    UPDATE Jan. 9, 2017 by admin...

    This thread now contains hundreds of posts. For a summary and list of Frequently Asked Questions about this issue see this thread
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    >>> Rear Alignment Problem FAQ <<<

    Also, here is Mitsubishi's official position on rear axle alignment (e-mail from U.S. PR Manager Alex Fedorak):

    I'm told by our service department that we are aware some Mirages including some early 2015 models might have a rear axle problem causing some out-of-spec alignment issues. This condition falls under our 5 year/60,000 mile warranty coverage. People who feel they might have a problem should contact their local dealer for an inspection and repair as necessary under warranty.
    This should be helpful for owners who were mistakenly put under the impression (by a dealer) that only the 12 month / 12k mile "adjustment period" covered this.

    It's a clear 5/60 warranty issue. Have those customers ask to speak to the factory rep.
    Last edited by MetroMPG; 01-09-2017 at 08:33 PM. Reason: (updated thread title, added Mitsubishi U.S. response)

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