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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,850 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.

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 132011


  • 80,000 miles


Removed foot from accelerator to begin braking for yellow light while driving approx. 25 mph, as soon as I applied the brakes, the car surged forward as if at full throttle and did not stop accelerating until the impact from the collision. The sudden, unexpected acceleration happened two times before, each time right after I lifted my foot from the accelerator to begin braking. The accelerator had not (not) been fully depressed prior to the unexpected acceleration in any of the above incidents. Attempt to brake before collision was unsuccessful;I had recently replaced front brake pads again (after 5,000 miles) because right front brake caliper was not releasing, right pads

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #1

May 062008

Lancer 4-cyl

  • 1,700 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer. The brake pedal does not work properly during deceleration. While driving 10 mph, the contact turned into a driveway to park the vehicle and the brakes failed. The vehicle would not stop and crashed into a building. A police report was failed. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop, but they had not provided any information as to the cause of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 1,700. Updated 06/09/08

- Ashley, IN, USA

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