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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 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.

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 152004

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 20,000 miles


My car was/is slow to engage gears when you depress the throttle. The rpms rise approximately 1000, then settle back down and the gear slowly engages. The clutch is pretty much gone and I have less than 20,000 miles on the vehicle. I do not race, track, or abuse my car. It has been properly maintained according to manufacturer recommendations. The clutch will be completely gone very soon and I will not be able to drive a car that is less than 2 years old! the Mitsubishi dealer told me it was't a warrantable item, as did the warranty hotline, therefore I have to pay for the repair. An estimate from them is approximately $1200.

- Crestview, FL, USA

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