Mitsubishi Mirage: Key Stuck in Ignition → Diagnosis

There are a few easy to fix reasons why your Mitsubishi Mirage’s key might get stuck in the ignition.  It’s often easy to unstick the key.  Whatever you do, don’t start trying to rip it out of the ignition.  That can cause bigger problems. This article is written with the assumption that your key is … Read moreMitsubishi Mirage: Key Stuck in Ignition → Diagnosis

Mitsubishi Mirage: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

If your Mitsubishi Mirage’s steering wheel is hard to turn, it’s almost always going to be caused by an issue with the power steering system. The power steering system is responsible for taking energy from the engine, converting it to hydraulic pressure, and using that pressure to decrease the amount of force that you need … Read moreMitsubishi Mirage: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

Mitsubishi Mirage:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

  A very common problem that affects all vehicles (including the Mitsubishi Mirage) is blue smoke coming from the exhaust.  Reasons for blue exhaust smoke include bad valve seals, valve train wear in general, the PCV valve, burning transmission fluid and more. Blue smoke indicates that your Mirage’s engine is burning oil.  The question is … Read moreMitsubishi Mirage:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

Mitsubishi Mirage: Airbag Light Stays On Diagnosis

Every time you start your Mitsubishi Mirage, the computer system runs a self diagnostic check on all major systems.  If any of these checks fail, you will see a diagnostic warning light on the dash for the corresponding system.  When the airbag system fails this check, you’ll see the airbag light. Depending on the model … Read moreMitsubishi Mirage: Airbag Light Stays On Diagnosis

Mitsubishi Mirage Battery Draining Diagnosis

  If your Mitsubishi Mirage’s battery is draining, it’s something that’ll need addressing right away.  If it is draining while your Mirage is off, it’s usually caused by something that is drawing current that shouldn’t be.  If the battery is draining while you’re driving, that is probably going to be the alternator or battery.  There … Read moreMitsubishi Mirage Battery Draining Diagnosis