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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,000 miles

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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #1

May 312007

Lancer 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. While stopped at a traffic light, the accelerator pedal suddenly went straight to the floor. The vehicle jerked forward and the engine revved. The contact applied the brakes and placed the vehicle in neutral to prevent it from surging. He shut off the engine and restarted the vehicle. The failure occurred at traffic lights on two occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice, but they were unable to duplicate the failure. The failure mileage was 11,000 and current mileage was 17,000. The consumer stated he took the vehicle to another Mitsubishi dealer and they informed him, they had other 2005 Mitsubishi's with same defect. The dealer stated they could not duplicate. Updated 11/15/07 the consumer has requested an arbitration.. updated 11/29/07

- Medina, OH, USA

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