Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: 2015 mirage wont start help!!? (Cranks but won't fire)

  1. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    37
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    You may want to just see if it happens again. This has happened to a couple of people before. Holding the accelerator pedal to the floor while cranking the engine seems to solve it on the rare occasions that it happens.

    Even though the car is under warranty, they may not look at it for free...especially if they can't duplicate the condition. I'd hate to see you drop $100 just to have the service manager tell you they couldn't find anything wrong.
    Well i still have to have them check it for tht recall thingy so ill have them see if they see any problems. Also i cant risk it really cause i have a 7 month old and i dont wanna be out somewhere and get stranded idk



  2. #12
    Moderator Eggman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio ☼
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    4,417
    Thanks
    2,672
    Thanked 1,133 Times in 840 Posts
    Dodger86 the most common cause to the symptoms you describe is a flooded engine. In this condition there is basically too much unburned fuel in the combustion chamber and the motor won't run and won't start. This can be caused by starting the motor (say, to move it to a new parking spot in the driveway so someone else can get out) and turning it off after a very short period of operation. For cold temperatures, the engine ECU delivers a rich fuel mixture. If the engine is shut off while running very rich, it can lead to a flooded condition.

    Another cause of a flooded engine is stepping on the gas pedal while trying to start the motor. This practice may have been necessary for motors with carburetors, but not with electronic fuel injection.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dodger86 View Post
    Went out this morning gave it a little gas and it started up.
    This practice may be the cause of your problem. Don't do this - it's unnecessary.

    There are a couple of ways to clear this condition. One is to wait some time and hope the excess fuel either leaks past the piston rings or otherwise dissipates, or as Top_Fuel advised hold the gas pedal to the floor while starting the motor to trigger a clear flood mode through the ECU. The procedure for this is described in section 5 pages 18 and 37 in the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage Owner's manual.

    While we would like to do everything we can to help out, it is difficult to know exactly what caused your problems and exactly what was done to resolve it. No one wants to see you stranded. However, as was already stated, bringing up the problem with your dealer may not result in you getting a solid answer as to what caused this.

    Hopefully it doesn't happen again, but if it does you have a bit more information to better understand what's going on.

    Let us know how things go with your dealer, and again hopefully this doesn't happen to you again.

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Eggman; 12-25-2017 at 01:14 PM. Reason: Added quote on Dodger86 for an example.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 50.1 mpg (US) ... 21.3 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 60.2 mpg (Imp)


  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Eggman For This Useful Post:

    MetroMPG (12-26-2017)

  4. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Niagara region
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    318
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 88 Times in 68 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Dodger86 View Post
    Havent tried to start today but tuesday im going to have it towed to my dealer and have them fix it. Is most stuff covered under warranty such as like starter or battery
    Just a heads up. Some things are not covered at all, headlight bulbs, wiper blades, and others I'm sure. Some are covered by Mitsu for a limited time or mileage, I'm sure the battery falls under that, and some are manufacturers warranty and not Mitsu covered like the tires.

    ETA: Also, as mentioned, diagnostic charges are not covered usually unless a fault is found.

    Since there are very few cases of failing to start that I could uncover it's safe to say it was a random event and we should consider ourselves lucky that Mitsu has acknowledged it and has a solution.

    I would not worry about this at all, these little cars are proving themselves to be some of the most reliable cars on the market. In time they may have proven themselves as some of the most reliable small cars ever made. (Yes, that's a broad statement but there's very few complaints on the web for a 4 year old model car and the few that exist are not common. https://www.carcomplaints.com/Mitsubishi/Mirage/2015/ )
    Last edited by Wallythacker; 12-25-2017 at 12:57 AM.
    Zero, my 2014 ES Plus gone but not forgotten. We're driving the Beetle of the 21st century

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES PLus 1.2 manual: 39.0 mpg (US) ... 16.6 km/L ... 6.0 L/100 km ... 46.8 mpg (Imp)


  5. #14
    Moderator Eggman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio ☼
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    4,417
    Thanks
    2,672
    Thanked 1,133 Times in 840 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Dodger86 View Post
    tuesday imma call mitsu and drive it there and have them look at it cause now im afraid im going to be out somewhere n get stuck. First time ive had any problems with the car im annoyed
    Hey Dodger86 how's your Mirage working for you in this cold weather? I hope you haven't had any problems.

    Let us know.
    Last edited by Eggman; 01-06-2018 at 01:11 PM.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 50.1 mpg (US) ... 21.3 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 60.2 mpg (Imp)


  6. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    ab
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    970
    Garage empty: add car
    Thanks
    381
    Thanked 574 Times in 323 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Wallythacker View Post
    Just a heads up. Some things are not covered at all, headlight bulbs, wiper blades, and others I'm sure. Some are covered by Mitsu for a limited time or mileage, I'm sure the battery falls under that, and some are manufacturers warranty and not Mitsu covered like the tires.

    ETA: Also, as mentioned, diagnostic charges are not covered usually unless a fault is found.

    Since there are very few cases of failing to start that I could uncover it's safe to say it was a random event and we should consider ourselves lucky that Mitsu has acknowledged it and has a solution.
    I coulda sworn I saw light bulbs covered under warranty for a short time. It probably wouldn't be worth most peoples time to miss work to get the dealer to change a light bulb though.

    I've had probably 4 cars in the last month not start for me. Nobody else here(at work) has had a problem though. I blame it on letting go of the key before it's actually running. Once it's running it kills the starter itself. One car had a weak battery, it would crank but not fast enough to fire. Once flooded I let it sit for a week. Tried to boost it and it wouldn't start unless I Floored it.

  7. #16
    Administrator Daox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Germantown, WI
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    3,954
    Thanks
    2,013
    Thanked 1,115 Times in 645 Posts
    Have you had any additional issues, or just what you've posted?


    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing
    Current project: Developing a rear sway bar alternative

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 41.7 mpg (US) ... 17.7 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.0 mpg (Imp)


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •