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NHTSA — Steering: Linkages: Tie Rod Assembly Problems

1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,000 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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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 262007

Lancer 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

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

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer. Axle bearing failed on passenger side. I replaced it. Inner tie rod tore out of outer tie rod. I replaced them. For safety reasons I decided to replace the correspond drivers side parts. When I started to remove the hub assembly the drive axle fell from the car in three pieces. No local or national chain could locate the axle which they all said cost about $75.Mitsubishi told me it would be $753. While I agree that I have no choice but to replace the failed part, I also feel a file should be opened since this represents a safety issue.

- Hamburg, NY, USA

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