2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

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.

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.

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 Check Engine Light may illuminate with a stored code P0134 and/or P0154. Our technicians tell us a powertrain control module (PCM) software update is available to correct this concern.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with a stored code P0171. Our technicians tell us this can be a result of an engine vacuum leak at one or more of the fuel injector insulators. Improved insulators are available to correct this concern.

The clutch may fail prematurely requiring replacement. It has been recommended by some that a high quality aftermarket replacement clutch may provide increased longevity over a clutch purchased from the dealer.