hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 012008

Lancer 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


The heater knob on my Mitsubishi Lancer was hard to turn from hot to cold from the very first time I got the car with 65000 miles. One day the knob broke. I went to the official dealer and they told me they had to replace the entire heating dashboard piece and I paid over $400. The knob even after this was not easy to turn and after a year and a half broke again. Now I find that many other people had the same problem. The dealer never mentioned this or offered any alternate solution when I mentioned the knob was still hard. I can't defrost my windshield since I cannot change the temperature. My windows get all steamy and I can't see while driving. If I try to reach under the dashboard while driving to move the plastic part that connects to the heater is hazardous since I have to bend and try to reach under my dashboard. This should be a recall!!

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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