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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,533 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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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution brakes problems

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 032016

Lancer Evolution

  • 104,897 miles


Ayc/acl pump failure. Error code C161E. Seems to be a large number of these issues from other owners.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #5

Oct 012013

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • 35,200 miles
The S-awc (super all-wheel control) light came on and was taken to the dealership that same day. Mitsubishi flashed the ECU and the problem was fixed. I recently noticed the light blinking while the vehicle is being operated. I contacted my local dealership and they informed the part is not covered by drive train warranty and my vehicle is not covered because it older than 3 years. The vehicle was purchased new in January 2010; this makes it 3 years 10 months old at time of incident with less than 36K on the odometer.

- Saugus, MA, USA

problem #4

Jul 112013

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Turning into a parking lot and I received a "service AWD system" message. Caused by the acd/ayc pump being faulty which is apparently a known problem with these cars as corrosion happens to the exposed pump. Options include a $2000-3000 replacement of the pump or rebuild one and hope it doesn't happen (which might since it is exposed) again. Really hope Mitsubishi recalls this item since it is a common problem with all evolutions.

- Dartmouth, MA, USA

problem #3

Aug 102013

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • 28,100 miles


On-dash warning light of "4WD system service required" came on. This warning is indicative of a active center differential (acd) pump failure, generally due to corrosion from treated winter road surfaces and/or the inability to handle cold-weather climates. Car was previously serviced under a technical service bulletin (tsb) to delay activation of the acd pump for this exact reason 2 years prior to failure. Mitsubishi has yet to correct this manufacturing defect and is currently refusing to honor warranty service of failed pumps under their 5-year / 36,000-mile powertrain warranty, stating that the pump is not required for the vehicle to operate safely and properly. In contrast, a working acd pump directly effects the vehicle's handling, traction & steering - and all 3 driving parameters immediately behave differently when the pump shuts down in self-protection mode or has failed completely. This vehicle has a driver-selected setting for tarmac (pavement), gravel/rain & snow conditions - these settings are completely disabled when the acd pump has failed, or is failing (on-dash warning with pump in self-protection mode). This issue effects several models (lancer, Lancer evolution, ralliart, etc.) from model year 2008 to 2014, and hundreds of instances of this issue have been documented in online forums (and probably several-fold that amount that haven't been discussed online). Please look into this issue immediately, thank you.

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 102013

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
Bought my vehicle as a certified pre-owned vehicle with 37,213 miles on it. At 43,000 miles, vehicle began having malfunctions with the all wheel control system and electronic stability control hydraulic pump. This should be an item covered under the 5 year/60,000 mile warranty, however, Mitsubishi states that it is not covered, even though it is part of the power-train, and required to work for vehicle stability and safety. Mitsubishi has continued to refuse to warranty the pump. This is not an isolated issue, and there have been dozens, maybe hundreds of other cars with the exact same malfunction, many of these were turned away by Mitsubishi even while they were under the power-train warranty.

- Silver Spring , MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 082012

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
Drove out of my driveway and within 5 seconds ABS malfunction light came on as well as stability control. After further investigation I found that the drivers side rear ABS sensor was faulty due to the sensor not being sealed correctly by the manufacturer which led to corrosion and the sensor failing. Mitsubishi would not warranty this item even though its known to be faulty, Mitsubishi even has a new part number for the sensor. This should obviously be a safety recall.

- Kempner, TX, USA

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