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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,571 miles

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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 152016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V458000 (suspension); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #1

Dec 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,142 miles
The brakes wore out prematurely. The part was replaced three times, but the problem continued exists. The vehicle left black oil spots on the garage ground near all four tires the consumer was told it was from excess factory over coating. The brakes squealed continuously, the front brake pads wore out prematurely and a nail was in the sidewall of the rear tire and couldn't be repaired because to the front and rear struts needed to be replaced due to leakage, however the consumer was getting different opinions regarding the struts. The consumer felt that there was something wrong with the calipers and or brake design which caused the brakes to prematurely wear out. The consumer was told the tires needed to be replaced

- Merced, CA, USA

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