2010 Mitsubishi Lancer drivetrain NHTSA complaints: Power Train

NHTSA — Power Train Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,411 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer drivetrain problems

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 012016


  • 113,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer. While the vehicle was in park, the gear shifter failed to shift from the park position. In addition, the contact noticed fluid leaking from the clutch. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the clutch and the slave cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 13V446000 (power train), but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 113,000.

- Poplar Grove, IL, USA

problem #2

May 092013

Lancer 4-cyl

  • 32,234 miles
"4WD system service required" went to the dealership to find that the acd pump have failed. Paid $3,000 because it's not a warranty part. Went online to find out that other customers have experienced the same problem going as far back as 2005. It was a design issue with the acd pump where the seal shrinks during winter allowing debris to enter the acd pump system. During the summer, the seal expand trapping the debris within causing regular failure of the pump every 30,000 to 40,000 miles. Considering they've used the pump since 2005, Mitsubishi should know full well the acd pump is no good and should've redesigned it a long time ago.

- North Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 042012


  • 33,000 miles
First incident occurred on 12/6/10 when the car had 11,000 miles on it. Sometimes when pressing the gas pedal, the engine revs up but the car doesn't move. This problem has happened about 25 times since I purchased the vehicle in November 2009. The vehicle issue has been reported to Mitsubishi corporate and the vehicle has been taken in to dealership service centers several times. The service centers admit to knowing what the problem is but won't fix it unless the car acts up when they test drive it. Mitsubishi finally agreed to take my car in and provide me with a rental on 1/11/13 do to a recent accident due to the car defect but no promise to fix the problem was made. The problem with this car is widely reported online... www.ehow.com/facts_7887790_cvt-problems-Mitsubishi-Lancer.html forums.evolutionm.net/Lancer-troubleshooting/467996-09-Lancer-gts-cvt-throttle-acceleration-problem.html www.2carpros.com/questions/2008-Mitsubishi-Lancer-acceleration-performance-problem mitsubishilancer.danielcadams.com/cvt-problems-in-A-Mitsubishi-Lancer/.

- Stanton, CA, USA

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