2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Problems

The clear coat paint may peel

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.

Sticky 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.

Engine Overheating Due to Failed Cooling Fan Controller

An engine overheating condition may develop due to a failed radiator cooling fan controller. The failed controller should be replaced to correct this issue.

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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Recalls

Incorrect Gross Vehicle Wight Rating Label

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.

Recall 04V428000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, 'OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.' THE BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH REMOVABLE AIR BAG WARNING LABELS AFFIXED TO THE DASH AND TO THE SUNVISOR DO NOT MEET THE SIZE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.

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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

I bought my oz new love this car fun to drive and ok gas milage
PERFECT CAR EVER PRICE WITH PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY SPAR PARTS GOOD PRICE AND U CAN FINED ANY WEAR AND ORIGINAL MOTOR SOUND VERY NICE AND THE POWER FOR 1300 ENGINE IS AMAZING + ITS SO SAVING FOR GASOLINE AND MORE I LIKE IT AS SECOND CAR AFTER THE 1972 BEETLES MODEL 1300 , 1300 CC SPEED GEAR I HAVE THE 2 CARS ... THNX
I have an 2003 Lancer OZ and I love this car have had it for 4 years with no problems!! Drives really nice and very efficient. No regrets would get another one like that any day!

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