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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 1
Average Mileage:
24,588 miles

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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 #2

Apr 052005

Lancer 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,176 miles


I was traveling at 30-34 mph and a intrepid pulled out in front of me and I slammed head on to her driver's side front tire. My seat belts didn't lock resulting in me hitting my chest on the steering wheel and my son in the back seat to hit his head on the back of the passenger front seat. My airbags didn't deploy resulting in my pelvic bone to shift and me to receive whiplash and a buldge in my lower back. The impact of the crash resulted in my car being totaled.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #1

Jul 132002


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

- Riverside, OH, USA

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