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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution engine problems

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012012

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Bad injector caused cylinder failure or valvr constant valve tick. Blown spark plugs caused piston meltdown or changing of spark plugs every 20K miles transmission is notty will not go into gear sometimes, diff pins in transmission just come out and the car will not go into any gear. Here is a poll thats on the forums for the evo's view poll results: Evo X transmission problem poll notchy, grinding, or difficult to engage gears (all the time) 471V otes 41.72% notchy, grinding, or difficult to engage gears (only when car is cold) 389 votes 34.46% difficult to engage reverse gear (cold or warm) 79 votes 7.00% no problems at all 190 votes 16.83% voters: 1129. You may not vote on this poll all these problems are costing countless evo owners to buy a new motor cause it blew, buy a new transmission or have jack's transmission rebuild it for them. The articles is down below about the crunch of the tranny and how they fix it. www.jackstransmissions.com/collections/performance-rebuild-evo.

- Dale City, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 272011

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • 0 miles
My car caught fire last night and burned up while turned off, parked and unattended. Another similiar situation occurred: Boise --- a vehicle recall you may not have heard about that could put you in danger. Imagine your car is parked in your garage and a fire erupts under the hood of it -- spreading to your home. It's a national safety recall announced by Mitsubishi a few months ago that we found has affected many drivers since then and now possibly one local family. A boise home caught on fire last month and fire investigators say the cause was undetermined, but they say it started in or near a Mitsubishi lancer parked in the garage -- a car that is included in the recall. Mitsubishi initiated the recall of certain crossovers and cars a few months ago and has added additional vehicles to its list since then. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the vehicles contain a defective cruise control switch that could lead to a fire at any time, even while the vehicle is turned-off, parked and unattended. Across the country there are stories about the vehicles catching on fire. In Minnesota, a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer evolution parked in an attached garage started a fire and burned a home to the ground. In orlando, Florida, a family lost everything when their house burned down because their 2009 Mitsubishi outlander burst into flames. Boise fire investigators say a 2008 Mitsubishi lancer was parked inside the garage and they were unable to pinpoint where the fire started because the hood of the car, the engine and the front of the garage were so badly damaged. The recall includes more than 5 vehicle models built from 2006 to now. Mitsubishi motors says it has contacted owners to notify them of any recalls.

- Lake Oswego, OR, USA

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