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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 3 official 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer recalls. Find out if your 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 12, 2014

The pulleys that drive the alternator, cooling fan and power steering pump as mounted on the engine may wear, causing the belt to come off. This can make steering more difficult and discharge the battery, resulting in the engine stalling.

Mitsubishi notified owners of affected vehicles starting in October 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-14-009.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 27, 2009

In states where salt is used on the roads, there may be a delay in air bag deployment during a crash. If air bag deployment is delayed in a crash, the driver or passenger could be injured.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall if you drive where salt is used on the roads; the air bag may not deploy properly. Please contact your Mitsubishi dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 4, 2009

The part of the braking system that makes braking effort easier is called the brake booster. There is a check valve in this booster that may stick when shutting off the engine. When you restart your engine, if this valve is sticking, your brake pedal may be hard to depress and could make stopping distances longer than usual.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; a hard brake pedal may make stopping distances longer than expected. Please contact your Mitsubishi dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.