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4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,516 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 engine problems

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2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #19

May 012015

Lancer

  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact stated that while operating the vehicle, the blower failed and the front wind shield could not be defrosted. The contact also indicated that while idling, the engine rpms would fluctuate and the engine would appear to be stalling. In addition, the vehicle would not accelerate properly from a standing start. The cause of the failures were not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Loma Linde, CA, USA

problem #18

Aug 112015

Lancer

  • miles
I took my vehicle into cutrubus Mitsubishi dealer in layton, ut to have my car maintenanced for recalled parts on 11 August 2015, which was the earliest appointment they had available after recall notification. Took vehicle in at 08:00 and the service department stated that the car could not be determined if it was one of the defected vehicles until 12:00 that day. When asked if I could get a loan vehicle in order to go back to work, cutrubus dealer denied. They also stated if my car had the defective parts it could take 48 hours to fix my vehicle and still denied a loaner vehicle. I could not leave my car to have the safety recall fixed due to being active duty in the air force and being a single parent, I can not go without a vehicle. The manager was notified and I spoke with Mitsubishi manufacturer and they stated they are not responsible for supplying a loaner vehicle but it would be up to the dealership if they wanted to or not. I have concerns since this is a safety recall.

- Hill Afb , UT, USA

problem #17

Jul 152013

Lancer

  • 90,000 miles
Slow down light comes on going 75 for about 30 minutes on highway. Then the car has a whining noise then loses acceleration and power steering while driving. This is very dangerous.

- New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA

problem #16

Sep 112014

Lancer

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V532000 (engine) and 15V232000 (electrical system); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The VIN was unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Humacao, PR, USA

problem #15

Oct 132014

Lancer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V562000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Coamo, PR, USA

problem #14

Oct 012014

Lancer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V562000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part needed 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Dewitt, MI, USA

problem #13

Oct 152014

Lancer

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V562000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Guayama, PR, USA

problem #12

Oct 012014

Lancer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 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 for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Terozal , PR, USA

problem #11

Nov 102014

Lancer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V562000 (engine) however, the part needed 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 made aware of the issue. The VIN was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Aguas Buena, PR, USA

problem #10

Dec 022014

Lancer

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Minorsville, PA, USA

problem #9

Nov 212014

Lancer

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number: 14V562000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the parts needed were not available for months. The dealer was unable to provide a specific date when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- Natiional City, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 172014

Lancer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V562000 (engine). However, the part needed 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Belleville, NJ, USA

problem #7

Oct 012014

Lancer

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. While driving at an unknown speed, the engine warning light illuminated. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V562000 (engine). The dealer was contacted to schedule an appointment. The dealer advised the contact that the part would not be available until January of 2016. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 30,000.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 142014

Lancer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received notifications for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V562000 (engine), NHTSA campaign number: 12E012000 (exterior lighting) and NHTSA campaign number: 09V077000 (air, service brakes). However, the parts needed were unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pagosa Springs, CO, USA

problem #5

Oct 272014

Lancer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V562000 (engine) and stated that the part was not available. The dealer provided a tentative date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 152014

Lancer

  • miles
Mthe contact owns a 2009 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.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 062014

Lancer 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Bought 2009 Lancer for daughter for school only had 70,000 miles on engine one owner car, paid 10,000 dollars 3 months later engine blew please do not buy car engine are bad.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 132013

Lancer 4-cyl

  • 79,885 miles
I was driving northbound on the ca is-15 North at approximately 5:55 pm pst between the exits of 138/wrightwood and the route 395/joshua street exit. I was traveling in the fast lane going about 68-72 mph. I got a "service required" error light flashing, then the "slow down" light came on with a picture of a thermometer. I checked the temperature gauge (which is displayed on the led screen by the speedometer, not the usual independent gauge) and the temperature showed that it was right in the middle, which should be working great. I slowed down to 50 mph as I merged from the #1 (fast) lane to the slow lane by the road shoulder and my engine lost power. Luckily I had enough power to get over to the should before the usual line of semi-trucks blew past me. I checked the coolant, oil, and ctv trans fluid levels, all were at capacity. This is the second time that I had experienced this issue. The first time was this same time last year (August, 2012). I had bought the car used in July 2012. The first time this occurred the dealership (victorville Mitsubishi) fixed it under tsb 10-23-005. At that point the car only had 46,000 miles on it. I plan to take the car back into the dealer this Saturday, provided I can make it back up the hill today and tomorrow. This is a really serious problem and I hope it becomes an official recall. Luckily I wasn't run off the road or rear ended and killed with the loss of power issue due to the faulty sensor.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 062013

Lancer

  • 58,923 miles
As I was driving up the I5 going up the grapevine in ca at 65-70mph my vehicle made a beeping noise and dash showed thermometer that said slow down. I slowed down to 60mph and went into the left lane or (slow lane where semi trucks drive). All of a sudden the car started to slow down more and more until a semi truck got extremely close and had to veer into a faster lane because my car was only going 40mph. I found an exit and exited the freeway. I came to a stop, when it was my turn to go, my car would not accelerate. The car was on and it was in drive but would not move. Fortunately a chp vehicle came along and stopped traffic long enough for my brother and 13 year old nephew to push the vehicle off the road. This was the second time this exact incident occurred in this vehicle. The first time I was with my mother and was on the same freeway, luckily that time we were closer to the exit and were able to get safely to the side of the road. Please investigate this issue because it is extremely unsafe to have these vehicles on the road suddenly slow down in front of semi trucks that are not equipped to stop at short distances.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

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