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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,091 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.

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer engine problems

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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #11

Jun 102015

Lancer

  • 134,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer oil transmission cooler has corroded from normal use. The car was making a waning noise while driving because all the fluid had leaked out from the transmission cooler due to corrosion. No sensors or anything went off, only noticed upon inspection of the car once I arrived home. Similar recall was made on the 2010 Mitsubishi galant (www.mitsubishisucks.com/cars/recalls/usa/201003.html) so it is no doubt that the Lancer most likely had a similar issue with a similar part.

- Wallingford, CT, USA

problem #10

Aug 252014

Lancer

  • 133,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the engine warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. However, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 133,000.

- Solvay, NY, USA

problem #9

Jan 232015

Lancer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V562000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pennellville, NY, USA

problem #8

Jan 072015

Lancer

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

TL-the contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V562000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Djr

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 012014

Lancer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V562000 (engine and engine cooling) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer stated that the part was not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bayamon, PR, USA

problem #6

Oct 102014

Lancer

  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact stated that the service engine warning light illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V562000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the part was not available for several months. The dealer did not give a specific date when the parts would become available. The dealer informed that the part was on back order with no confirmation as to when the vehicle would be repaired. The failure mileage was 119,000.

- Solvay, NY, USA

problem #5

Dec 192014

Lancer

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V562000 (engine, engine cooling) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 022014

Lancer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V562000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bear, DE, USA

problem #3

Oct 062014

Lancer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V562000 (engine). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experience a failure.

- Mansfield, LA, USA

problem #2

Oct 292014

Lancer 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
I received a recall notice for the drive belt, however, the dealer stated that the parts are on back order. I explained that the car is making a noise and I am concerned about the safety of driving the car. Their response is that I should bring the car in to get looked at. This now involves me having to take time off from work so that I can take it there which is about 40 minutes from my home. If it is the drive belt, there is nothing they can do anyway. I feel that it is negligent and a lack of consideration for the safety of the people driving the cars to have a recall and then have parts on back order. The manufacturer knows there is going to be a recall long before they announce it and send out notices. I have tried calling Mitsubishi customer service at 888-648-7820 and have been on hold for 20 minutes and still no one has picked up.

- Millville, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 212010

Lancer

  • miles
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. Consumer writes in regards to throttle body problems and other failure issues with vehicle. The consumer stated the vehicle broke down and had to be towed to the dealer. They dealer cleaned the map sensor and throttle body and charged the consumer. The consumer stated the vehicle was still under warranty, and he shouldn't have been charged. Mitsubishi stated the consumer would not have to pay for the cleaning, but he would have to pay for the towing charges. The consumer then learned from the dealer, the map sensor problem was a manufacturing defect. The consumer stated he experienced the problem on two other occasion, where the dealer had to send a mechanic out, to clean the map sensor because the vehicle had broke down and would not start. The consumer stated the problem has become worse, where the engine light stayed on 98% of the time and it would take 4-5 times before the vehicle would stop cutting off.

- Washington, DC, USA

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