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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Mitsubishi Lancer engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 222016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. In addition, the RPM's idled independently. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were unknown.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 102014

Lancer 4-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
Was going to the gas station to get gas and car accelerated on it's own. Then engine seized. There was no power steering then. Ran into a ditch. Car started smoking from engine. I didn't know there were recalls on these cars or I wouldn't have bought one. Biggest pain I've ever owned! the engine is wrecked. I spent a lot of money on this car. I have no car now, what am I supposed to do?

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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