pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,807 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution clutch problems

clutch problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #4

Nov 102003

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 3,000 miles


I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer evolution bought it brand new and my clutch had to be replaced at 3000 miles costing nearly 1500 dollars and would not be covered under warranty by Mitsubishi. It was replaced with a aftermarket clutch I have had no problem with as of yet and it has 17000 miles on it.

- Colonial Heights, VA, USA

problem #3

May 292004

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The clutch is shuttering / chattering when pulling from a stop in 1st and more so in reverse. This started happening mildly when new and is now much worse at 7000 miles. In reverse the shaking and shuttering is often so bad I must push the clutch back in and start over. This happens on a daily basis.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #2

May 032004

Lancer Evolution

  • miles
I own a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer evolution with 10,500 miles. The clutch appears to have prematurely worn out as engagement is very rough and causes the car to jump and lurch from a stand still. Coming from a start in first gear is the primary problem. This "clutch shutter/chatter" is very common in the evo viii community and should be addressed. The dealer tells me it is due to a worn clutch plate and is a "wear item" and thus not covered under warranty. The car has not been driven aggressively let alone abused. From the info I gather many evo viii owners are experiencing the same syptoms with even less mileage than mine. This definetely should be cause for a recall!!!! thanks.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 282004

Lancer Evolution

  • 5,000 miles
The clutch wore out prematurely while driving between 45-55 mph. Vehicle was taken to a dealership, who indicated that the clutch needed to be replaced. This was a common problem with these vehicle.

- Hemet, CA, USA

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