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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,965 miles

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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #3

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 #2

May 102009


  • 17,890 miles
Car began to sputter when stopping/accelerating and in reverse; car would appear to stall out.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

May 262008


  • 4 miles
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer evolution X gsr the car has a projected mpg per tank of 280. I have had the car from mile 4 on the odometer & have never gotten over 195 mi per tank. I contacted anaheim Mitsubishi where I purchased by vehicle & they knew nothing of the issue & could not assist but only told me after I had gone there 2 times for assistance/correction on the issue. I then took the car to South coast Mitsubishi & they knew of the issue & stated that there was an ECU flash that would correct the air/fuel ratio &a few other issues. At the time I took it in for what I thought was rubbing & that issue was fixed but I am still having issues with the car consuming so much fuel. I have resorted to less driving, until someone can actually prove to me the ECU has been flashed or until Mitsubishi actually fixes this issue for real.

- La Habra, CA, USA

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