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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,729 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.

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer brakes problems

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2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 012012

Lancer 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


I was driving highway speed when there was a weird noise and my ABS light came on. I had to run an errand and when I got back in the car, my service engine light was on. I had my state emissions test and in turned failed because the service engine light is on. I took the car to the dealership and it was determined that the rear speed sensor malfunctions which has in turn caused my ABS light and the ABS light caused my service engine. The dealer says that there is nothing wrong with the brakes or ABS and no reason to have failed emissions. I'm working to replace the speed sensor.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #6

Jul 272011

Lancer 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
I have 09 Mitsubishi Lancer. While driving at about 35 mph applied the brakes to slow down to make a right turn on a green light, brakes never engaged so I pulled the E-brake, the CĂR got out of controlled and crashed into a light pole.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 122009


  • 16,000 miles
2009 Lancer Mitsubishi - brake failure & transmission failure while driving about 60 miles per hr. Ended up on the side of the road and the car caught on fire. Reported - inspected but unable to hold Mitsubishi liable because they did put out notice in may or June of the recall on the brake system.

- Morgan City, LA, USA

problem #4

Aug 122009


  • 16,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 mitsibushi Lancer gts. The contact stated that at 60 mph he applied pressure to the break pedal, but the vehicle would not stop. As a consequence the vehicle rolled over, and caught on fire. The vehicle was completely destroyed, and he sustained injuries. She has a copy of the police report. The failure and current mileages were 16,000.

- Morgan City, LA, USA

problem #3

Nov 102008


  • 12,000 miles
Mitsubishi Lancer ES sport 2009. I having a problem with the brake system, I receive a letter of a service recall and I went to make the reparations. The car has present several brake problems with the front calipers, disks and pads. Apparently the car has a defect because the left front caliper makes the pad have a faster wastage than usual and reduces the brake efficiency. I think that this is a very important problem because my life is in risk and other persons life because I can cause an accident.. the car has been repaired by 4 times but still with the same problem, actually the car has 29,157 miles.

- Bajadero , PR, USA

problem #2

Jul 162009


  • 15,000 miles
I have a 09 Lancer I had the brake recall done a month later I was driving to work just got off the expressway was on a side street doing 30 miles per hour the speed limit the brakes failed causing me to rearend another car I am injured and in therapy also none of the air bags went off there is over $6000 dollars in damage on just my car.

- Chicago Heights, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 202009


  • 14,106 miles
I was traveling southbound on the Florida turnpike, I was on the left hand lane when I looked through the rearview mirror and noticed a vehicle behind doing about 80-90 miles per hour. I merged to the middle lane so that they could continue on. They were recklessly driving and they swerved to my lane, I proceeded to swerve to avoid getting hit and when I tried to hit the brakes they jammed on me. I lost control of the car and hit the right divider with the front of my car, the car proceeded to spin out of control and every angle of the car was hit with divider and then I ended up in the middle lane facing traffic. Only 3 out of 8 airbags deployed. The main airbag which was the steering wheel airbag and knee airbags did not deploy. The car is claimed to be a total loss by geico.

- Miami , FL, USA

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