Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 132011

Lancer Evolution

  • 60,000 miles


Random P0300 error plus vibration at 2800 to 3500 RPM. Contacted Mitsubishi and it is a known issue with a tsb for all evo viii vehicles due to a faulty input shaft. However, Mitsubishi does not cover this under warranty for 03 models as it would be out of warranty long before this issue shows up. Problem occurs sporadically and causes sudden loss of vehicle power. In an oncoming passing situation, this power loss could seriously degrade vehicle safety. Fix is either to remove the check for the knock sensor or replace the input shaft at a cost of about 4000 dollars to replace a known manufacturing defect. Manufacture chose not to issue recall even though there are many complaints such as this on this databoard. Manufacture does not inform customer voluntarily when a problem is noted on the car and submit recommendation for fix.

- Dothan, AL, USA

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