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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
11 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 1
Average Mileage:
29,836 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #11

Oct 082012

Lancer 4-cyl

  • 180,000 miles

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

To avoid contact with a deer I hit the brakes sliding into a utility pole causing significant front end damage to vehicle no air bags were deployed.

- Mt Pleasant , PA, USA

problem #10

Jul 162008

Lancer

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer. While driving approximately 60 mph the contact crashed into the metal railing on the highway. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the contacts home. The insurance company declared the vehicle destroyed. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. Rvk

- Dallas , TX, USA

problem #9

Sep 222007

Lancer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer. While driving between 35-40 mph on normal road conditions, the contact swerved to avoid a crash. She crashed into a parked vehicle and her vehicle went airborne and landed on top of another parked vehicle. Immediately, the vehicle flipped over three times and caused the windshield to shatter. The air bags failed to deploy. The police and ambulance were called to the scene and a police report was filed. The driver was transported to the hospital and sustained severe injuries to the lungs, neck trauma, and impaled glass in her hands and legs. The vehicle was completely destroyed and was towed to a collision center. The two parked vehicles sustained moderate damages. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN and mileages were unknown. Updated 03/14/10 updated 09/23/10 updated 10/03/10 updated 11/03/10

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #8

Nov 122007

Lancer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

My car struck another vehicle in the rear and the air bags did not deploy. The car was also hit from the side by another vehicle and side air bags did not deploy.

- Alvarado, TX, USA

problem #7

Nov 052003

Lancer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bags 2002 mits. Lancer the air bags did not deploy my car was hit from the rear causing it to hit a cement retaining wall from the front and sides and no air bags went off. I have had multiple surgeries from the failed air bags.

- Alvarado, TX, USA

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problem #6

Aug 022006

Lancer 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,200 miles
I was in the left turning lane, as I proceeded to turn, a car at high speed ran the red light hit the front driver side of the bumper causing the car to spin, the car was totaled during the accident the air bags didn't deploy.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 162003

Lancer

  • miles

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

Vehicle was at a stop sign, pulling out when a truck "T-boned" the car on the driver's side. Air bag did not deploy. Driver suffered minor injuries, but did not seek medical assistance. Car was totalled.

- Black Mountain, NC, USA

problem #4

Dec 072003

Lancer 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Vehicle 't-boned' a taxi causing extensive front end damage. Airbags did not deploy.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #3

Jul 132002

Lancer

  • miles
Car was hit on side. Airbags did not deploy and passenger seat belt malfunctioned resulting in death of passenger.

- Riverside, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 022002

Lancer

  • miles
While traveling about 65mph on the highway another vehicle lost control of the vehicle and hit her. The dual airbag didn't deploy. Please provide additional information dealer is aware of the problem.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Oct 022002

(reported on)

Lancer

  • miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision. Upon impact the air bags did not deploy. Nlm

- Valdosta, GA, USA

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