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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,354 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.

2004 Mitsubishi Lancer engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #2

May 312006


  • Manual transmission
  • 30,708 miles


Whenever driving, my vehicle suddenly stops accelerating over 2500 RPM's. when on the highway, it causes my car to drastically slow down, and I am forced to quickly move to the side of the road to avoid a collision. Dealer has replaced the app sensor on the vehicle twice already within several months, and is currently replacing it a third time. Very dangerous when on the highway.

- Parker, CO, USA

problem #1

Nov 072005

Lancer 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Engine makes ticking sound when first started. Sounds like oil is not getting throughout the engine, even when the oil level is fine.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

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