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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,967 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.

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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution engine problems

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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012013

Lancer Evolution

  • 60,000 miles


There is an active center differential pump failure that is becoming common in all Lancer evolutions of this year. Mine went out last year and I have been having to drive with it for a year now not knowing whether the differential is corroding at an accelerated rate of not. I did this because after I had my vehicle assessed they told it would be $2500 to replace. I researched online and found that this is a very common problem and can be dangerous therefore causing me to have to pay this absurd amount even with knowing that almost 60% of evo drivers have to deal with this same issue.

- Poplar Grove, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 102014

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • 24,400 miles
This is a very well documented and known issue amongst evolution gen 9 owners. The oem timing belt bracket tensioner was made incorrect and causes the timing belt to rub against metal. There has already been a replacement bracket made that corrects the issue but I think this needs to be a recall. Mitsubishi needs to own this one and make it right, it's a faulty part, initiate the recall.

- Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 272014

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • 116,500 miles
My acd hydraulic pump has failed. RPM's surge when accelerating and when at idle, I feel like it is putting my engine under extreme pressure. From my research I have seen this is a very common problem with the Mitsubishi lance evolutions. There has been no recall, and what they are charging to get a new one which you can only get from the dealership is ridiculously expensive. Something needs to be done about this!

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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