definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,667 miles

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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 222016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. In addition, the RPM's idled independently. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were unknown.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012011

Lancer 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
I have a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer and the temperature control knob in the vehicle has been difficult to turn since I bought the car. The knob broke off two weeks ago. I contacted my dealer who stated that I can not just change the knob I have to change the whole unit which will cost me around $ $600 plus services fees to install it. This should be a recall item, since heating (and cooling) a vehicle allows it to be operable during hot and cold temperatures. It is now beginning to get cold.

- Cordova, TN, USA

problem #1

Jan 032011


  • miles
This is a complaint I have seen on other websites from thousands of other Mitsubishi Lancers from 2000- 2005, but mainly in the 2002 model range. The heater/air conditioner controls seize up and either the cable freezes up and the control knob snaps off on the temperature controls. To me this is a safety concern not necessarily for the use of the vehicle, but rather for the health of the driver and those who ride in the vehicle. They could freeze in the winter or get heat stroke in the summer.

- Lake Isabella, CA, USA

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