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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer lights problems

lights problem

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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 122010

Lancer 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


The headlight wires get shorter"... and the lights burn out all the time due to faulty wiring... why won't Mitsubishi fix this for people???????" they're very wrong to not help people with this safety issue................ the transmission syncro gears are also worthless. The only real good thing on the entire car is the engine and transmission!! visors disintegrated also after a few years...

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Apr 282008


  • miles
I think there is something electrical wrong with my vehicle. I have had to have a headlight or headlights replaced 7 times since purchasing the vehicle new 3.5 years ago. I've also had to have a tail light, brakelight, and interior dome light replaced. The headlight assemblies were recently replaced. I was told they had melted due to the heat of the bulb. This was not covered by my extended warranty or the manufacturer even though my bulb problems began after only owning the vehicle for a year.

- Plainfield, IN, USA

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