pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,754 miles

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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution clutch problems

clutch problem

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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 092005

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,847 miles


I purchased a brand new 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer evolution, and two months later @ 1847 miles, the clutch went out. Mitsubishi refused to warranty repair the failure, so I started investigating their clutches. It turns out six local repair shops as well as 4 Mitsubishi technicians advised me the clutches are weak/defective from the factory, and Mitsubishi is aware of the problem on my model, but refuses to recall them or repair them. I also went on-line and found several web-site complaints about evolution clutches, including "www.mitsubishisucks.com" I contacted Mitsubishi's consumer complaint dept, who generated file#[xxx] and I was never contacted again. They refuse to acknowledge their product failure! my VIN# [xxx]. I ended up having to pay $606.80 to daytona Mitsubishi or they would not give me my car back! they head service manager ron, told me "its a little car, with too much power, so Mitsubishi had to design it in a way where something would have to break, and unfortunately its the clutch". with hundreds of existing complaints, I would respectfully request Mitsubishi have to recall all Lancer evolution clutches, and replace them with a unit that will not fail. Updated 07/17/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 222005

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 9,661 miles
I own a 2005 Mitsubishi evolution lancer that has 9,661 miles on it and the clutch is already needing to be replaced. Mitsubishi acknowledges that there have been numerous complaints regarding this problem that dates back to the 2003 lancer, but yet they still refuse to confront the issue and take care of it.

- Littleton, CO, USA

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