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Used Mitsubishi Colt Fault Guides

Used Car Expert Fault Guides tell you the common Mitsubishi Colt faults and wear items that can become problems and big bills for their owner.

Independent research indicated that using our fault guides to check a car before you buy it can save you an average of £300 in surprise bills and hidden problems.

That's because our Mitsubishi Colt fault guides are written so that anyone can understand them – even if you know nothing about cars and have no tools. For every common fault, we tell you what to look for, what it means and what it costs.

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Mitsubishi Colt (1996 - 2004) Fault Guide
Mitsubishi Colt (2004 - Present) Fault Guide


Mitsubishi Colt (1996 - 2004) Fault Guide

View Mitsubishi Colt (1996 - 2004) Fault Guide

We know of 8 MITSUBISHI Colt (1996 - 2004) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 1 engine faults
  • 1 suspension wear items or faults
  • 1 interior problems
  • 2 bodywork issues
  • 3 recalls

Here's an example fault on the MITSUBISHI Colt (1996 - 2004)

What to look for:

Check the paperwork to see if the cam belt has been changed on schedule. On most engines the cam belt must be changed within 5 years or 54,000 miles.

What it means:

If the cam belt and associated parts (such as water pump and tensioner) have not been changed, and the mileage is over these boundaries, the cam belt is likely to fail soon. Usually the engine has to be replaced or at least re-built after a cam belt failure.

What to do

Ensure that the cam belt is changed before the car is driven anywhere if it is coming close to its interval. Changing the belt will cost £170.


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Mitsubishi Colt (2004 - Present) Fault Guide

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We know of 8 MITSUBISHI Colt (2004 - Present) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 2 engine faults
  • 1 suspension wear items or faults
  • 3 interior problems
  • 1 bodywork issues
  • 1 recalls

Here's an example fault on the MITSUBISHI Colt (2004 - Present)

What to look for:

In the first two years there many minor service updates. Whilst these changes are not regarded as urgent, they need to be completed to ensure the future reliability and safety of the vehicle. These include: - Safety harness needing to be repositioned to stop chaffing - Clips on the front windscreen being lose - Insulation under the engine hood on the turbos needing clips if working lose - The software on the AMT automatic gearboxes needed a software update

What it means:

Note the vehicle's VIN number (see part one) and registration and contact a main dealer. Ask if there are any service updates outstanding on that vehicle.

What to do

Have the dealer complete the updates under warranty.


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