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9.8

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
500 miles

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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 092006

Lancer 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles

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

On 5 occasions now when I hit the brakes to slow down the engine accelerates on it's own revving extremely loud. If I don't put the car in park and turn off the ignition it feels like it will take off and cause a severe accident. I bought this car brand new and this first occurred about 6 months after buying the vehicle. I brought it to the dealership and they found nothing wrong. I continued to drive vehicle and a few months later happened again. It happens sporadically but when it happens it is quite scary. Now my service engine light is on and autozone printed me a receipt that indicated there is a malfunction in the turbine speed sensor. I am going to give this a try and hope it resolves my issue. It seems this has been a malfunction since they sold me the vehicle. I am very disappointed with this vehicle.. the vehicle also has issues with the rear suspension.. it sounds like I am driving an huge school bus... it squeaks and sometimes sounds like the back end is going to fall apart...

- Concord, OH, USA

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