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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,650 miles

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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution brakes problems

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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 242014

Lancer Evolution

  • 31,650 miles


2012 evo X gsr - from jba Mitsubishi (glen burnie, md). At 31,651 miles - I was in a fast-food drive thru line ordering breakfast. That is, 0mph. All of a sudden, I hear a chime and see my instrument panel flash. My driving-mode/status light (which shows tarmac/snow/gravel) had turned off. Another light illuminated, saying '4WD service required'. my evo is 100% bone stock, no mods/tune. I call around and do some research. I check my fluids, tires (all 4, brand new, properly balanced), etc. A little while later, I discover that it is my ayc pump. This is a known issue with evo's and needs to be recalled. Luckily, mine went out just before warranty. Otherwise, it'd cost between $2500-$3K to fix on my own dime. I live in md - we get snow every single year. Apparently, the salt and weather changes can cause corrosion and damage to the pump. Mitsubishi offers a replacement (with 1yr, 12K mile warranty). But I've seen folks in Canada who burn thru 3-4 pumps a year. Meaning just because of this 1 part, an evo is a terrible car to have in cold-weather states. Mitsubishi needs to recall this part - or offer to repair free whenever the pump goes out. Even with proper preventative maintenance - I do not want to pay $2500+ every time the pump goes out.

- Laurel, MD, USA

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