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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,500 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012011

Lancer 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


Hydraulic clutch system degradation and failure. Manual shifting became more and more difficult to the point of discovering a leaking slave cylinder. Upon replacement, symptoms remained. Comments from owners of similar vehicles note that both slave cylinder and master cylinder failures are often concurrent. Master cylinder is looking particularly grimy compared to the rest of engine bay. Replacement master cylinder is on order, can report on follow up conditions soon. (assuming such information is helpful, and that such follow up communication is available.) vehicle is a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ralliart (this option was not available on the website)

- Lucinda, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012004

Lancer 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle does not always want to shift into first. This could cause an accident as you are unable to choose your gear selection.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

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