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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,245 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

Apr 212010


  • 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

problem #1

Aug 152008


  • 6,490 miles
My Lancer will decelerate while driving. I took the car to the dealership and they said there was a problem with the computer program and that some of their cars, just coming off the trucks had the same problem. They reflashed the computer, this fixed the problem for about 3 months. I was driving the car yesterday when all of a sudden the car started to decelerate. I had the gas pedal to the floor and was going only 20 mph. I called the dealership and they said to flash it again and that would fix the problem. If that does not work we will have to replace the throttle body at $750.

- Rutherfordton, NC, USA

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