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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,700 miles

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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 222013

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • 29,700 miles


On Monday 2013 April 22 I [xxx] (owner of vehicle) was getting off my shift at approximately 0700 hours from bethel twp pd; where I work as a patrolman. The temperature was fairly mild 60-65F, I started my 2008 Mitsubishi evolution 10 to let it warm up like I always have for approximately ten minutes. I put my evo in gear and on the center L.E.D. screen I received the C161 message which indicates S-awc failure or super all wheel control. This effects everything with the cars' suspension stability, yaw control, and the "smart breaking" feature. For an un-experienced driver this could be catastrophic. Knowing the importance of this I was forced to bring the car to springfield Mitsubishi in springfield, pa. 1(484)574-8434. Now I'm stuck with a $2132 bill and the car is still in the lot because I don't have the $2132 to "shell" out. I went to two separate forums and, and I don't know whats scarier the thousands that have this problem and are told by their local dealer its safe to operate in that condition or the fact that no body is doing anything to assist or fix the problem. Please be the ones who make the difference here..... thank you [xxx] ps I apologize I am writing you again, I never received any response the first time....... information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lyndell, PA, USA

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