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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 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

engine problem

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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 022014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V562000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the parts for the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 102008


  • 24,000 miles
I was driving the car to my desired destination when all of a sudden the car started to smell like something was burning. When the passenger when to check, while we where waiting for the light to change, she noticed that fire was coming from under the hood. All we could do was get out of the car and take the kids out when the fire started to get bigger. A man who was near the place help controlling the fire with some extinguishers until the firemen arrived. When the firemen arrived at the scene, and manage to control the fire, they declared the car to be total lost.

- Ceiba, PR, USA

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