2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer

2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Problems

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.

Erratic Blower Motor Operation Due to Failed Resistor and/or Fan Motor

Erratic HVAC blower motor operation may be caused by a failed blower motor and/or blower motor resistor. Our technicians tell us that if the blower motor resistor fails the blower motor should be checked. If the blower motor fails its functional test in should be replaced along with the failed blower motor resistor.

Hard or no start condition due to worn camshaft sensor support

A hard or no start condition with fault codes P0335 and/or P0340 stored in the powertrain control module (PCM) may be due to abnormal wear of the camshaft position sensor support. Our technicians tell us a revised sensor support is available to correct this issue.

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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Questions

It has the service engine soon and it reads P0421 the heater catalycs below level. Do I need to replace the oxigen sensors or just the catalycs? (1 answer)

Today while driving my car shut off and doesn't want to start (1 answer)

Mitsubishi Lancer won't start, camshaft position sensor & crank sensor errors (1 answer)

My 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer recently had A LOT of work done. My timing belt broke two times, and was replaced both times before the camshaft head assembly completely broke. I had to buy a new camshaft head assembly, as well as having it completely resurfaced with new valves, new spark plugs, new ca...

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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Recalls

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

In a crash that deploys the passenger front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Passenger Airbag Inflator

Moisture sensitive airbag system components may deteriorate in humid climate regions, causing an increase in inflator pressure which ruptures when passenger airbags are deployed. Injury can result from inflator parts striking an occupant. Dealers will replace affected airbag inflators to correct this concern. This recall supersedes recall 14V-421.

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

When deployed by a crash, the passenger front air bag may come out with too much force, causing the inflator to rupture. This can result in metal debris striking occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the problem.

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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Reviews

I love this car. I have the Ralliart and it's never been in the shop for anything other than routine maintenance in all of it's 116,000 miles. I too had the squeeking in the rearend and after put some WD40 on the trunk bushings (rubber stoppers) no more noise.
I have the 2004 Ralliart Wagon. I can't figure out why they quit making this car. It is a very reliable car. Mine has never been in the garage for anything but maintenance. I do have the problem with the temperature control knob, but am very careful not to snap it off. Love the power and the gas mileage.
I had the same problem w/ squeaking in the rear end. Had the problem fixed 2 or 3 times and gave up because they said it would just keep happening. I had the same problem w/ the temp. knob sticking, had that fixed. And I have the same problem w/ the paint. I had it buffed and waxed last year and is a totally different car now. But now I have specks of paint missing. Other than that no engine pr...

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