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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,000 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 262007

Lancer 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer. The service engine soon indicator light illuminated. The contact took her vehicle to be serviced. The dealer informed her that the fuel tank was leaking and needed to be replaced. She was informed that three valves needed to be replaced because they were causing an emissions leak. The contact stated that the plastic cover cracked and the bolts were rusted and corroded. One of the bolts snapped off and the entire gas tank needs to be replaced. She purchased an extended warranty for $1,500, but it does not cover the failure. The repair cost would be $1,500. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 46,000.

- Worcester, MA, USA

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