definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,033 miles

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution steering problems

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Owner Comments

problem #3

May 092014

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • 52,000 miles


Started up one day and went to drive it and the all wheel drive pump had failed, caused a significant change in the handling of the vehicle.

- Hagaman, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 102013

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • 28,100 miles
On-dash warning light of "4WD system service required" came on. This warning is indicative of a active center differential (acd) pump failure, generally due to corrosion from treated winter road surfaces and/or the inability to handle cold-weather climates. Car was previously serviced under a technical service bulletin (tsb) to delay activation of the acd pump for this exact reason 2 years prior to failure. Mitsubishi has yet to correct this manufacturing defect and is currently refusing to honor warranty service of failed pumps under their 5-year / 36,000-mile powertrain warranty, stating that the pump is not required for the vehicle to operate safely and properly. In contrast, a working acd pump directly effects the vehicle's handling, traction & steering - and all 3 driving parameters immediately behave differently when the pump shuts down in self-protection mode or has failed completely. This vehicle has a driver-selected setting for tarmac (pavement), gravel/rain & snow conditions - these settings are completely disabled when the acd pump has failed, or is failing (on-dash warning with pump in self-protection mode). This issue effects several models (lancer, Lancer evolution, ralliart, etc.) from model year 2008 to 2014, and hundreds of instances of this issue have been documented in online forums (and probably several-fold that amount that haven't been discussed online). Please look into this issue immediately, thank you.

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 102013

Lancer Evolution 4-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
Bought my vehicle as a certified pre-owned vehicle with 37,213 miles on it. At 43,000 miles, vehicle began having malfunctions with the all wheel control system and electronic stability control hydraulic pump. This should be an item covered under the 5 year/60,000 mile warranty, however, Mitsubishi states that it is not covered, even though it is part of the power-train, and required to work for vehicle stability and safety. Mitsubishi has continued to refuse to warranty the pump. This is not an isolated issue, and there have been dozens, maybe hundreds of other cars with the exact same malfunction, many of these were turned away by Mitsubishi even while they were under the power-train warranty.

- Silver Spring , MD, USA

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