2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Repair and Maintenance

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

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander
$
303
to $
553
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander
$
864
to $
1,666
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander
$
628
to $
988
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander
$
408
to $
1,065
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander
$
414
to $
516

2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Problems

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.

The automatic transmission may fail prematurely

The automatic transmission may fail prematurely. Transmission overhaul or replacement may be necessary to correct this concern.

Check Engine Light Due to Code P0181

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with a stored code P0181. Our technicians tell us the fuel level sensor may be at fault requiring replacement.

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Questions

Just had the tank and fill neck tube replaced. With full tank car misfires (1 answer)

Have a small leak code now. Before I replaced the tank and fill neck had a large leak issue. Someone cobbed it together instead of fixing it. Currently over the past 2 fill ups since repair the car lurches, loses idle rpm, shuts off when stopped. Last tank it stopped lurching at 3/4 of a tank...

03 Outlander needs balance,pump,cam & crank seals belt and tensioner (1 answer)

882.00 plus parts. These are prices from the dealer. Also needs rear axle bearings and 2 tires. this has been the most expensive car I have ever owned. Bought new, always dealer serviced now has 94k. Should I just replace the engine with a rebuilt? or fix it with the possibility of main bearings...

I Cold to Heat Knob on the control panel will not turn. What can be wrong? (1 answer)

The knob broke so we replaced the Climate Control Panel After installing the replacement panel it did not correct the original problem of the Cold to Heat knob not turning.

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Recalls

Water Leaks Inside And Corrodes Wiring Harness

Water may leak into the vehicle through the side sills near the dash panel and cause damage to vehicle wiring. Dealers will inspect the side sills for water leaks and seal any openings, repairing any affected wiring harness issues at the same time free of charge to resolve the concern.

Acclerator May Stick From Freezing Throttle Valve

The engine throttle valve may stick due to ice build up. This can cause the accelerator to stick and allow continued acceleration when not desired. Dealers will reprogram the engine control computer to eliminate this condition free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Reviews

The car is very good. Baught it with 54k kilometers three years ago. Already at 120k kilometers. It has had several problems, specially with the clutch, time belt (have changed twice since I bought it) and several bushings. The A/C compressor has left me dry twice. However, it has been very faithful since whenever it has a problem, it has always got me home. At present, will have to check the l...
I have 264K miles on mine. I had my first breakdown, on the road last summer. Water Pump. Amazing vehicle. Smooth ride, no rattle or shakes yet. 6 sets of tires, 2 radiator fans (squirrels chewed 1st replacement) The only issue is the heater switch and it just broke off a month ago. Need to fix that this spring. It's been the best car ever.
I bought my Mitsubishi Outlander with 39,000 miles on it from a dealer. It's one of the best vehicles I have ever owned and I've owned many. The only thing I had to replace aside from maintainence (Brakes, Tires) was the radiator. Other than that, it has 125,000 miles on it now. BUT the blower motor just stopped working. I have yet to see why. Checked all of the fuses and they are all good.

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