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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,167 miles

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2009 Mitsubishi Lancer lights problems

lights problem

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2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 092016


  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. While driving approximately 40 mph at night, the headlights illuminated intermittently. The failure occurred whenever the headlights were engaged. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the headlight electronic control unit would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V232000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. Updated 08/31/16

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 142014


  • 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 #1

Aug 252009


  • 500 miles
Front light get moisture and water inside.

- Yabucoa, PR, USA

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