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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 262007

Lancer 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


2003 Mitsubishi Lancer. Axle bearing failed on passenger side. I replaced it. Inner tie rod tore out of outer tie rod. I replaced them. For safety reasons I decided to replace the correspond drivers side parts. When I started to remove the hub assembly the drive axle fell from the car in three pieces. No local or national chain could locate the axle which they all said cost about $75.Mitsubishi told me it would be $753. While I agree that I have no choice but to replace the failed part, I also feel a file should be opened since this represents a safety issue.

- Hamburg, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 292003


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer called about having problems with the right front axle, which broke while driving. The dealer and the manufacturer were contacted and stated that there are no recalls and to get a hold of his insurance company, they should solve his problem.

- Washington, DC, USA

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