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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,641 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 #3

May 012015


  • 50,000 miles


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 #2

Oct 132013


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the cvt warning lamp illuminated. A significant reduction in the engine power occurred even though the accelerator pedal was being engaged. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road where the engine was turned off. Upon restarting, the vehicle resumed with the same malfunction. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem and the vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Sugarland , TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 062013


  • 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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