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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 102011

Lancer 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


On Jan. 10, 2011 I was driving my friends 2003 Mitsubishi, Lancer. As we were leaving the doctors office parking lot I attempted to stop at the parking lot exit, a slight incline before a busy street. The brake pedal was firm but the car continued to roll forward. Even though I was pressing the brake as hard as I could I was unable to stop and the front end of the car was smash by a semi truck. My friend and I were unharmed but shaken up. After checking for recalls I can't help but think the brake failure we experience is the same as described in NHTSA campaign #09V077000 for the 2008-2009 model of the Mitsubishi Lancer.

- Fredericktown, MO, USA

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