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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,284 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer brakes problems

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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 022010

Lancer 4-cyl

  • 12,876 miles


Estaba en la autopista Y me prendiÓ la luz del ABS Y el automÓvil SE sentÍa aguantado cuando me tocÓ frenar el automÓvil de momento no frenÓ bien. DespuÉS procedÍ a llamar al servicio de remolque de la Mitsubishi Y buscaron el carro a mi casa. El 01/14/2010 el dealer le encontrÓ falla en sensor Y SE lo reemplazaron. (MN116244 sensor, rr ABS, rh). Pero en el 2011 volviÓ prendiÓ la luz del ABS SE le hizo el cambio de las pastilla de freno Y SE limpiaron todos los sensor Y la luz SE apagÓ. ahora en el 10/14/2013 volviÓ a encender la luz del ABS pero cuando corres para atrÁS SE apaga Y cuando conduce hacia el frente SE queda prendida. Mi opiniÓN ES que estos sensores SE daÑan demasiado de RÁpido "constantemente, salieron defectuoso" el mileage del carro ahora mismo ES 33616. Gracias por su tiempo.

- Las Piedras, PR, USA

problem #1

Apr 242013

Lancer 4-cyl

  • 29,691 miles
On Wednesday morning 4/24/2013 after night shift I went outside to start my car 5-10 minutes early just like any other time prior to driving. I put my car in gear to pull away and a service signal went off stating "maintnence required" with a depiction of a transaxel and the front suspension in "motion". I then put the car in neutral and applied the emergency break to inspect. The awc function would not work, "tarmac" to "gravel" to "snow". the next day I brought my vehicle to D'ambrosio Mitsubishi for their technicians to look at it and repair it. They did the usual maintnence oil change, fluid check, tire rotation etc like I have done ever 2500 miles. The technicians discovered the S-awc pump had seized up and that the pump needed to be replaced; he stated it would cost $2500 to replace, I asked what I had done to cause such a catastrophic event; the service manager advised me that it was a flaw caused by Mitsubishi and there was nothing I had done or did not do to cause this. I then left and have no idea what I'm going to do now that I have a front wheel drive car that is meant to be a full time all wheel drive car, now its sitting under a tarp and I take the bus or get a ride.

- Lyndell, PA, USA

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