2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer
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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ProblemsSticky Temperature Knob
The heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) temperature control knob may be hard to turn. Mitsubishi Motors has released a service bulletin outlining the necessary repairs. Repairs involve installing a new air blend door lever and link, lubing the blend door track, and installing a filter on top of the blower motor housing to prevent entry of dirt and debris. If the temperature control assembly has been damaged it will require replacement also.
An engine overheating condition may develop due to a failed radiator cooling fan controller. The failed controller should be replaced to correct this issue.
It is not uncommon for the clear coat paint to develop white spots and begin peeling. In most cases Mitsubishi will not cover out of warranty repairs for this condition.
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer QuestionsWhen I drive over little or big bumps, or dips in the road my steering wheel jumps left or right depending on what side the bump was on. I just replaced inner/outer tie rods. Feels like steering wheel is going to break? What is wrong? (3 answers)
It happens every time I drive over uneven or dips in the road, I have no vibration in wheel when driving on smooth roads.
Stoped the AC doesn't work properly and is charged ,where is the fan controlled temp sense if there is one
It just started this out of the blue. Feels like its missing on 1 or more cylinders.
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer RecallsFront Lower Control Arms Corrode And Detach
The front lower control arms may corrode and detach from the vehicle cross member. Dealers will inspect the front cross members and either apply a sealing anti-corrosion agent or replace the front cross member depending on the severity of existing corrosion free of charge to resolve the concern.
The gross vehicle weight (GVWR) and gross axle weight rating (GAWR) as stated on the certification label are in error. Overloading can result in vehicle damage and adversely affect performance, including handling and braking, and tire failure may also result. Dealers will replace the certification label to correct this concern.