Mitsubishi Lancer owners have reported 28 problems related to vehicle speed control (under the vehicle speed control category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Mitsubishi Lancer based on all problems reported for the Lancer.
Applied brake, brakes failed to stop vehicle, instead vehicle sped up causing collision.
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Cvt transmission; vehicle has 45k miles, no recall was recorded for my VIN but I clearly experience the stated symptoms of the communication loss between the transmission. When accelerating from a stop there is a brief "hesitation " failure to move. When highway driving, attempting to accelerate to pass there is also "hesitation ". My last concern unmentioned by the manufacturer is the constant over-heating of the cvt transmission. In many forums around the world it's a constant issue, the consumer is forced to repair with aftermarket add on transmission coolers, fluid changes, etc. Most highways around my home require 70mph speed limits, I travel 50 miles for work each day, the over-heating has cost me time and money and local dealerships refuse to consider the work warranty. It's a factory defect in design and should be corrected via manufacturer responsibility.
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The contact owns a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer. While driving various speeds and attempting to come to a stop, the brake pedal was depressed, but the vehicle accelerated independently. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The front driver's side brake pad and rotor were corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 48,000.
When I drive my 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES at 20 mph and 40 mph and want to increase the speed and press the gas pedal, the rpm of the car will increase and the speed of the car will decrease and all of a sudden, the speed will increase as if the gears in the auto transmission just engaged. I almost got into an accident.
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The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact stated that while operating the vehicle, the blower failed and the front wind shield could not be defrosted. The contact also indicated that while idling, the engine rpms would fluctuate and the engine would appear to be stalling. In addition, the vehicle would not accelerate properly from a standing start. The cause of the failures were not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.
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When I was in reverse the vehicle accelerated without my intervention, when I applied the brakes the vehicle accelerated further. I had to applied the manual brake and put the transmission in neutral. In neutral the rpms went to the maximum and then decreased to normal.
The ayc pump failed by displaying a blinking tarmac light. It constantly flashes while driving. The ayc pump correlates with the steering and stability control for the rear differential. This is a big hazard. The ayc pump should be relocated to the trunk compartment so it is not exposed to weather conditions like snow and rain. This will protect the ayc pump from failing. The warranty will not cover this failed pump at all.
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The contact owns a 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle accelerated independently when the contact removed her foot from the accelerator pedal. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 24,000.
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Was going to the gas station to get gas and car accelerated on it's own. Then engine seized. There was no power steering then. Ran into a ditch. Car started smoking from engine. I didn't know there were recalls on these cars or I wouldn't have bought one. Biggest pain I've ever owned! the engine is wrecked. I spent a lot of money on this car. I have no car now, what am I supposed to do?.
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The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the cvt warning lamp illuminated. A significant reduction in the engine power occurred even though the accelerator pedal was being engaged. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road where the engine was turned off. Upon restarting, the vehicle resumed with the same malfunction. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem and the vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.
Mitsubishi Lancer evolution 9 rs model acd pump failure while driving under normal operating conditions.
As I was driving up the i5 going up the grapevine in CA at 65-70mph my vehicle made a beeping noise and dash showed thermometer that said slow down. I slowed down to 60mph and went into the left lane or (slow lane where semi trucks drive). All of a sudden the car started to slow down more and more until a semi truck got extremely close and had to veer into a faster lane because my car was only going 40mph. I found an exit and exited the freeway. I came to a stop, when it was my turn to go, my car would not accelerate. The car was on and it was in drive but would not move. Fortunately a chp vehicle came along and stopped traffic long enough for my brother and 13 year old nephew to push the vehicle off the road. This was the second time this exact incident occurred in this vehicle. The first time I was with my mother and was on the same freeway, luckily that time we were closer to the exit and were able to get safely to the side of the road. Please investigate this issue because it is extremely unsafe to have these vehicles on the road suddenly slow down in front of semi trucks that are not equipped to stop at short distances.
Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 70 mph, the slow down warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was undetermined however, the technician inform the contact the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure persisted. The contact mention the last time it happened the vehicle was not accelerating. The contact had to pull over ad restart the vehicle to proceed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. Ak.
The contact owns a 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, she notices that the vehicle was accelerating independently. The contact was able to slow down the vehicle by utilizing the emergency brake. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileages were 131,883.
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This car keeps idling high when it either gets warm out or if I have been driving for a while. I have looked online and read numerous complaints on this for the same make and model. Extremely frusterated that no one seems to think this should be recalled my teenage daughter cannot even drive my car because she almost crashed. Every summer I worry about being at a stop sign and while my foot is on the break the car is trying to drive. There is something obviously wrong with this make and model. If you google it many people with this same complaint come up asking for help.
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Plastic accelerator pedal broke off while accelerating.
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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. Consumer writes in regards to throttle body problems and other failure issues with vehicle. The consumer stated the vehicle broke down and had to be towed to the dealer. They dealer cleaned the map sensor and throttle body and charged the consumer. The consumer stated the vehicle was still under warranty, and he shouldn't have been charged. Mitsubishi stated the consumer would not have to pay for the cleaning, but he would have to pay for the towing charges. The consumer then learned from the dealer, the map sensor problem was a manufacturing defect. The consumer stated he experienced the problem on two other occasion, where the dealer had to send a mechanic out, to clean the map sensor because the vehicle had broke down and would not start. The consumer stated the problem has become worse, where the engine light stayed on 98% of the time and it would take 4-5 times before the vehicle would stop cutting off.
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The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph; approached a traffic stop light. The engine began to rev; and vehicle lunged forward. During braking there was difficulty to stop the vehicle. The authorized dealer was notified of the malfunction. The vehicle has not been repaired at this time. The failure mileage was 137,120. Updated 11/16/10.
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi evolution x (n/a). The contact stated while driving at 45 mph, he depressed the accelerator pedal and the pedal fractured from the vehicle. The contact stated the stub was still intact and he was able to drive by applying pressure to the stub. The dealer was contacted and they advised that they had not received any complaints similar to his and would not provide any assistance. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 15,000.
My Lancer will decelerate while driving. I took the car to the dealership and they said there was a problem with the computer program and that some of their cars, just coming off the trucks had the same problem. They reflashed the computer, this fixed the problem for about 3 months. I was driving the car yesterday when all of a sudden the car started to decelerate. I had the gas pedal to the floor and was going only 20 mph. I called the dealership and they said to flash it again and that would fix the problem. If that does not work we will have to replace the throttle body at $750. 00.
Vehicle accelerates on it's own. I have informed mitshubishi of the problem however according to mitshubishi they could not reproduce the problem by computer so as far as they were concerned there was no problem. I recently had an accident in the car and of course mitshubishi is trying to wiggle out of it. I guess I have to get killed in their vehicle before anything will be done. All I want is for mitshubishi to take their defective merchandise and give me the money that I have invested in this death trap so that I can purchase another vehicle. I am very sorry that I ever bought this car. It is a serious death trap!!!!!!!.
Whenever driving, my vehicle suddenly stops accelerating over 2500 rpm's. When on the highway, it causes my car to drastically slow down, and I am forced to quickly move to the side of the road to avoid a collision. Dealer has replaced the app sensor on the vehicle twice already within several months, and is currently replacing it a third time. Very dangerous when on the highway.
While driving on a local freeway at posted speed, I was approaching a off-ramp and applied a gently push on the brake to transition to the off-ramp. All of the sudden the vehicle accelerator increased its pressure and started to increase the speed of travel. I then attempted to tap on the brake more vigurously with no success. Next attempt was to tap on the accelerator to clear it from being stuck, next I moved the floor mat thinking it might have caught up under the pedal at which point the vehicle continued to accelerate. I had to move the automatic shifter from drive to neutral and back into drive while still applying the brake and then I tapped the throttle pedal a few more times at which point finally cleared the problem and the vehicle performed as normal. Service is being scheduled for this problem.
I purchased my vehicle in 2003 and was happy with it's performance up until September of 2005. On three different occasions I have experienced the car making a funny noise and accelerating on it's own. I took the car to have it serviced and was told by the service repair person that no one had ever reported having a problem of this kind. Since I have had the vehicle repaired I do not feel comfortable driving it. I bought all new tires because I was told that my two front tires were starting to bald. It appears as though the car could be idled too high or something. Since I do not know that much about I have no idea what the problem could be. If Mitsubishi does not know what is wrong with it there would be no way that I would even have a clue. I had my vehicle serviced by Mitsubishi in September 2002. I was told that the vehicle was due for some computer upgrades which may or may not have caused the problem that I experienced with my vehicle. All I can say is that since I have had the car serviced it still feels as though it is accelerating when I am trying to slow down. I am now in the process of trying to pay off the vehicle so that I can trade it in for another make/model. Before this problem arose I had anticipated trading my Lancer in for the new eclipse. I guess that I do not have to tell you that misubishi will be losing me as a customer. My vehicle is a Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2002.
I was approaching a street intersection, applying normal braking for a routine stop. When I was about 200 feet from the intersection, the engine accelerated for about two seconds and I had to greatly increase brake pressure to slow the car down.
My car was/is slow to engage gears when you depress the throttle. The rpms rise approximately 1000, then settle back down and the gear slowly engages. The clutch is pretty much gone and I have less than 20,000 miles on the vehicle. I do not race, track, or abuse my car. It has been properly maintained according to manufacturer recommendations. The clutch will be completely gone very soon and I will not be able to drive a car that is less than 2 years old! the Mitsubishi dealer told me it was't a warrantable item, as did the warranty hotline, therefore I have to pay for the repair. An estimate from them is approximately $1200.
While applying brakes vehicle accelerated. In order to slow the vehicle down consumer had to engage the vehicle into neutral, and shut the ignition off. The vehicle was taken tot he dealer and put on the diagnostic computer. The technician indicated that no codes were displayed indicating a problem.
When driving at any speed vehicle revved then stalled. Consumer contacted dealership on two separate occasions, but the problem still occurs.