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9.0

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,320 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.

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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 012002

Lancer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,280 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Car shakes when brake is applied... what is causing has not been found...

- Malden, MA, USA

problem #3

Sep 012002

Lancer 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle's engine revved while slowing down which caused the engine to surge and the car to suddenly accelerate.

- Ringold, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 152002

(reported on)

Lancer

  • miles
This engine has piston slap and valvetrain noise on cold starts. The district rep refuses to allow the dealer to diagnose and repair the problem.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 152002

(reported on)

Lancer

  • miles
This engine has piston slap and valvetrain noise on cold starts. The district rep refuses to allow the dealer to diagnose and repair the problem.

- Flint, MI, USA

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