2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Repair and Maintenance
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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ProblemsThe 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.
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.
The automatic transmission may fail prematurely. Transmission overhaul or replacement may be necessary to correct this concern.
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer QuestionsWhat are the manufactures doing about the brake problem causing a wreck? (1 answer)
I bought my Mitsubishi Lancer in 2012 with very few miles on it. It was in perfect condition, even with white interior there wasn't a spot. Since then it has been wrecked twice occurring in the same manor. Traveling down the highway at an average of 45-55mph when you need to stop suddenly the...
ac staying cold for about 5 min. when hot outside
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer RecallsEngine Pulley Abnormal Wear
The pulleys that the drive the alternator, cooling fan and power steering pump mounted on the engine may experience unusual wear, resulting in the drive belt coming off. Dealers will replace the belt and any worn pulleys free of charge to resolve the concern.
Where heavy salt is used on the roads, the mixture of melted snow and salt may stick to the front impact sensors. Over time, this causes corrosion of the sensor, and could cause a possible delay in the deployment of the air bags in the event of a collision. The delay in deployment could cause an injury. Dealers will install new front air bag sensors with improved corrosion resistance. The recall began on November 27, 2009.
A check valve in the power brake booster may stick and cause the brake pedal to be harder than usual, usually after the vehicle has been shut off and then restarted. This may lead to longer stopping distances, which may create a safety hazard. Dealers will replace the brake booster check valve. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-09-002. This recall began in April, 2009.