2003 Mitsubishi lancer Problems

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2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Automatic Transmission
ODI No: 10008250 - when i drive my 2003 mitsubishi lancer es at 20 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

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Other
ODI No: 10014246 - paint chips and cracks easily; tree sap and bird droppings eat through paint even if washed off within a few hours; this should not happen on a 6-month old vehicle. *nlm .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Other
ODI No: 10021462 - paint swirls and scratches easily. car has less than 1500 miles and has already acquired several scratches in paint. *nlm .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Automatic Transmission
ODI No: 10023954 - transmission on my 2003 mitsubishi lancer is failing--went to get on freeway and had no speed--pedal was to the floor when it finally kicked into gear. it lurches and jerks and slips gears.

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Body
ODI No: 10026125 - i have the 2003 oz rally mitsubishi lancer and have had a problem right away with small paint chips occurring with very little impact against the car, and scratches to the clearcoat are happ

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Body
ODI No: 10037206 - poor paint quality on 2003 evolutions. after two months of ownership, i have found several paint chips on the left hand side of the car just before the rear wheel opening. in addition, there

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Ignition
ODI No: 10037213 - while driving 2003 mitsubishi lancer evolution in a rainstorm, i encountered a severe loss of acceleration multiple times. resulting in erratic behavior of the car.*ak others have experi

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10038182 - while driving at 55 mph vehicle experienced clutch failure and wouldn't accelerate.*ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10038759 - 2 months ago approx. i purchased a mitsubshi evolution viii. recently the clutch failed causing great inconvenience and possible safety risk. the vehicle left me stranded on the highway at

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10038787 - the clutch failed in the first 8500 miles of operation. the failure was sudden and occurred while trying to pass on a 2 lane road. while driving 55 mph, the car failed to accelerate. *ph

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Axle
ODI No: 10039909 - consumer called about having problems with the right front axle, which broke while driving. the dealer and the manufacturer were contacted and stated that there are no recalls and to get a

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Automatic Transmission
ODI No: 10041252 - continuation of odi#10023954--within 2 weeks of repair on transmission (replaced valve body)--car repeated the same symptoms would not kick into gear to get on freeway or would jerk and lurc

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Bumper
ODI No: 10041264 - car is rusting on rear bumper supports, car has less than 1000 miles on it, and i have had it for just over 2 months. *jb .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Steering Column ASC Stability Suspension
ODI No: 10042111 - while driving steering wheel became loose, and vehicle wobbled from four to six inches to either side. this happened three times since owning vehicle. dealer and the manufacturer have be

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Body
ODI No: 10042920 - consumer owned a 2003 lancer evolution viii and noticed very poor paint quality. on a car that cost as much, and was as exclusive as this one , one would think it wouldn't chip and scratch

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Body
ODI No: 10043308 - the paint job on my 2003 mitsubishi lancer es is very poor. a very light contact makes a scratch on the paint. i have this car for about an year now but after the dealer washed my car for th

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Automatic Transmission
ODI No: 10043550 - automatic transmission is slipping at first gear on 2003 lancer es. this car is only a year old and has less than 6,000 miles on it. i should not have this problem. *la .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10045291 - when my mitsubishi evolution viii had 3,600 miles on it, the clutch began slipping -- this occurred while driving 45 miles per hour in traffic. i was able to drive to dealer. the dealer said

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Engine
ODI No: 10047031 - brand new mitsubishi lancer evolution blows engine after 6,000 miles. said customer neglect buy cannot prove it. *la .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10047208 - clutch failed at 10k000 miles. car was never raced or abused. cost of repair $1600.ot covered under new car warrenty even though it is listed as a coverable item in the warrenty book. dealer

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 10047922 - vehicle was involved in a front passenger side collision while driving at 40 mph. upon impact, neither driver's side nor passenger's side air bags deployed driver and passenger sustai

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 10048620 - the vehicle rear ended another vehicle at 30 mph. upon impact the frontal air bags failed to deploy. please provide any additional information. *nlm .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Clutch Pedal
ODI No: 10050884 - mitsu hq has circulated a service advisory to dealers to consider "any modification to vehicle for possible peripheral relationship to any failure." verbally, service departments are saying

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10051237 - in august, 2003, my 2003 mitsubishi lancer evolution viii clutch failed with only 5000 miles on it. dealer denied warranty coverage as "wear item". arbitration failed to produce a favorabl

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10051340 - mitsubishi lancer evolution clutch has been making loud squeeling noises since 4000 miles. it now has 8300 miles on it and is getting worse. the other day i went to start the vehicle, (clu

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Clutch Pedal
ODI No: 10052290 - vehicle was experiencing a spontaneous a lack of acceleration while inadvertently losing power. there was a serious clutch problem. manufacturer denied that there was any problem. *ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Clutch Manual Transmission
ODI No: 10052636 - at 1000 miles the clutch in my 03 lancer evo began to slip occasionally. i brought this to the attention of the mitsubishi service department and they explained that they could not help me u

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Manual Transmission
ODI No: 10053824 - while driving transmission slipped gears. this caused a distraction to the consumer. dealership's mechanic was notified, but did not resolve the problem.*ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10055019 - clutch starting slipping at 10000 miles, car is not modified or abused in any way. way to early for a vehicle to have such major problems. waiting to see what service will do. *jb .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Brake Disc Pad
ODI No: 10056282 - brake pads manufactured by carbotech engineering http://www.carbotecheng.com manufacturer a brake pad for the 2003 mitsubishi lancer evolution that is sold as a "direct stock replacement" u

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10058344 - i have a mitsubishi lancer evolution 8, purchased in may 2003. i have 12000 miles on the car and i am now getting slippage when accelerating the car. i did not abuse this car, i did not race

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Clutch Bell Housing
ODI No: 10058948 - i recently purchased a evo8 in december, there was 339 miles on it when i bought it. it was the last of 2003s. at around 2500 miles the clutch started slipping, took it into the service dept

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10059078 - clutch failure at 7,000 miles. dealer won't pay for repair, i had to pay $1350.00 plus $350 rental car. car was not abused , raced or modified. i have read many complaints on various

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Speed Control
ODI No: 10059395 - when driving at any speed vehicle revved then stalled. consumer contacted dealership on two separate occasions, but the problem still occurs.*ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Automatic Transmission
ODI No: 10060970 - while driving consumer smelled a burning odor coming from the vents. vehicle stalled. consumer had vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined transmission needed

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 10061033 - the airbags did not deploy during an accident. *la *jb .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Windshield
ODI No: 10061043 - windshield weather stripe malfunctioned. as a result, windshield became loose. consumer was concerned that windshield will fall out. the part was replaced six times, however the problem stil

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Transfer Case
ODI No: 10062143 - mitsubishi corp. problem with transfer cases with their evolution lancer viii....lso piss poor management trying to shift blame on consumer. had transfer case fail at 2500 miles and was gi

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Manual Transmission
ODI No: 10063730 - the transmission in my 2003 evolution is sometimes very rough going into second gear. the tranny feels as if the gears are grinding for a second before engaging; i have brought this up to th

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Bumper Door Hinge
ODI No: 10064065 - there are pitted rust spots on the rear driverside quarter panel. where the door meets the panel. also there are surface rust on the rear of my bumper of my car.*ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Transfer Case
ODI No: 10065853 - extremely loud noises coming from transmission/front transfer case. i know of many others with this issue. mitsubishi needs to look into this severe defect in the evo viii front transfer c

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Body
ODI No: 10066215 - rock chips behind the drivers side rear door. many little chips running up the door frame. the chips are in the crease of the door jamb. i can provide pictures. i took the car (2003 mitsubi

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10066731 - 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

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Manual Transmission
ODI No: 10068260 - i have a 2003 mitsubishi lancer evolution-8, and at approximately 2,400 miles i began having problems with my transmission, and no modifications had beed done to the car. it started out as a

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10068363 - 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 sti

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Power Train
ODI No: 10070623 - at around 9500 miles the car began sticking, slipping gears, jamming into gear. it was diagnosed as a failed body valve, which they ordered and sent me home for 10 days waiting for the part-

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Other Seat Belts
ODI No: 10071179 - i am a chemically sensitive individual having been poisened 9 years ago. i did not recoginize the hazards because the dealership complied with my request to not detail car with chemicals, b

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch Pedal
ODI No: 10071805 - while driving at 65 mph consumer shifted gears and smelled a burning odor. vehicle was pulled to the shoulder, and the consumer found that the push rod to the clutch was bend. vehicle was

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Automatic Transmission
ODI No: 10073457 - while shifting vehicle jerked and shook uncontrollably. consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection, but mechanic was unable to duplica

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10074495 - 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 sha

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10074498 - 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

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10074505 - i had bought my car brand new on january 10th, 2004 with about 300 miles on the car already from the day i bought it from fred beans mitsubishi. since then i have not been hard on my car at

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10074510 - 2003 mitsubishi evolution clutch defective at 5500 miles. also 3rd gear syncho is gone. very weak clutch. *la .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10074540 - premature clutch wear and failure. on my vehicle, a mitsubishi lancer evolution viii, the clutch started slipping at 5700 miles from purchase. the clutch failure occured from normal usage, a

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10074547 - failure of clutch at around 6,000 miles on a 03' mitsubishi lancer evolution. mitsunishi claims under warranty that it is covered up to 12,000 miles or 12 months. they wouldn't even look at

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10074554 - i've owned my 03 mitsu evolution viii for 1 year and i have put 16,700 miles on the car. the clutch is slipping and it's not covered under warranty. this is ridiculous since it will requir

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10074558 - clutch started slipping after 4800 miles, had my clutch replaced, $1125. *ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10074567 - clutch failure at right around 10,000 miles.*ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10074676 - my mitsubishi evolution 8 clutch stopped working at approx. 12,000 miles. i took my car to my dealer and i was denied a warranty claim. i never done it hard or even took it to a race track

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Seat Belt Buckle Seat Belt Retractor
ODI No: 10074878 - driver of 2003 lancer was thrown from vehicle due to failure of seat belt to restrain, causing two severe skull fracures and brain, ear, nose, throat trauma.*ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch Bell Housing
ODI No: 10074989 - after purchasing new 2003 mitsubishi lancer evo8 with 1500 dealer miles, an additional 1000 miles was driven when cltuch problem began. very serious clutch slippage. returned vehicle to de

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Automatic Transmission Hydraulic Brake
ODI No: 10075188 - when driving my vehicle the transmission does not shift gears properly. normal operation of the vehicle leads to jerky transitions from gear to gear and results in the inability to gauge the

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10075227 - i have owned the car for 4 months and have about 6500 miles on the odomoter. the clutch has started slipping when the turbo kicks in. the problem is getting progressively worse. i have no

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10078492 - clutch failed under acceleration while merging on freeway. car has 6300 miles, 3 months old. dealer quoted almost $1500 for replacement not under warranty. *ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10078493 - clutch failure 2 times before 6000 miles. 2003 lancer evolution.*ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10078495 - clutch slipped. *ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch Clutch Pedal Manual Transmission
ODI No: 10078498 - i have had problems with the clutch on this vehicle. i have only 7,000 miles on the vehicle. 5th gear synchros went bad. this is not acceptable. the dealership specifically advised they have

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10078500 - i purchased the vehicle brand new with 26 miles. 6 months later and 17000 miles the clutch slipping and not ingauging. it was so bad that the car would not even move. the rpm would just rais

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10078501 - under the first few weeks of ownership of my 2003 mitsubishi lancer evolution, my clutch began to slip. i immediately notified my dealer and went in to have it inspected. i spoke directly

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10078505 - slipping clutch with only 3500 miles. *ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10078506 - clutch defective, went out at 9000 miles, had to replace with my own money as dealership said that they will not honor warrenty on my car, but provided no proof or reason why.*ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10078507 - clutch failure. *ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10078513 - i've had a throw out bearing metal to metal rubbing noise from the day i bought my 2003 mitsubishi evolution viii. i went back to the dealer to ask if i should be concerned. i was straight

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10078521 - my clutch just goes out at 2k and mitsubishi doesn't want to replace it because they say its burn. *ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10078526 - powertrain: clutch assembly. *ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10078593 - on june 1st the clutch failed completely it was composed of the clutch slipping and then exploding. this car was not abused and from the 3rd day i bought the car the clutch was slipping. i t

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Electrical System Gas turbo charger
ODI No: 10078606 - 1. this car is completely stock and driven by an adult who does not race or abuse any of the cars mechanical systems. 2. the issue i have is with a obd-ii 'engine warning' code cell 0300

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Transfer Case
ODI No: 10079042 - loud noises when decelarating, very chattery when driving. *ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10079135 - the clutch went out on my 2003 mitsubishi lancer evolution that i bought new and has 3200 miles on it. *jb .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10079136 - premature clutch wear on new vehicle. experiencing clutch slippage at 3000 miles. this problem has been noted by many other drivers of the same vehicle. the manufacturer (mitsubishi) has not

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Other Manual Transmission
ODI No: 10079147 - ecu registers p0300 (multiple cylinder misfire) obdii error code. error code is thrown, ses light comes on, and car stumbles until throttle is released. this typically occurs at light thro

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10079237 - i purchased a 2003 mitsubishi lancer evolution 8 from antwerpen mitsubishi in randallstown,md and i could not have asked fo a better buying expierence,that is untill my clutch started to sli

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 10079724 - during a 30 mph frontal collision front air bags did not deploy. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. the two occupant suffered from chest, back and shoulder injuries

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Tires
ODI No: 10079973 - yokohama , avid, p235/45r17, dot ehx8bem0803. consumer stated the tires wore out just on regular wear and tear . the tires were 9 months old with less than 10,000 miles. *ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10080296 - the vehicle was taken to the dealer because the consumer thought there was a transmission problem. upon further examination the dealer found that the clutch needed to be replaced. *jb .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10081141 - the clutch on my 2003 mitsubishi lancer evolution viii went out after only 3000 miles. mitsubishi refused to replace it under warranty saying it was due to customer abuse. when asked to cite

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Manual Transmission
ODI No: 10081159 - i had 12000 miles on my car it is 7 months old. i am the original owner and iv been driving manual cars for over 8 years. never had any transmission problems be for they had to replace some

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Suspension
ODI No: 10081788 - while driving at 60 mph vehicle pulled to the right. vehicle was taken to the dealer, who inspected vehicle several times, but could not reproduce or correct the problem. *ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Other
ODI No: 10082174 - problems with 2003 mitsubishi lancer.*mr *jb .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10082254 - clutch failure after 2778 miles of driving a 2003 mitsubishi lancer evolution viii. purchased new vehicle (used broker jim estrada autobroker 602-683-2120) from mark mitsubishi with 1586 mil

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Clutch
ODI No: 10082784 - just with talking to the dealership for my 2003 mitsubishi evolution they are telling me mistubishi is doing nothing about the clutch failure problem . they are stating that it's all of us d

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Manual Transmission
ODI No: 10086995 - mitsubishi lancer evolution 8. *ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Manual Transmission
ODI No: 10088128 - my manual transmission in my lancer evolution started to feel rough around 350 miles i thought in was normal since it was a new car. but around 1700 miles the problem got worse i took it to

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION 03 Engine
ODI No: 10088266 - motor has blown twice 5 days after intial buy of vehicle then again 6000 miles later, manufacter says customer neglect, has not yet been repaired. *ak .

2003 Mitsubishi LANCER 03 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 10089762 - while driving 35 mph consumer's vehicle was involved in a rear end collision, upon impact, front air bags did not deploy. the vehicle was towed to dealership. *ak .



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