2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Repair and Maintenance

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

2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Problems

AC Not Cold Due to Failed Pressure Switch

The AC may not blow cold air due to a failed pressure switch. A failed switch will require replacement to restore proper AC operation.

Engine Overheating Due to Failed Cooling Fan Controller

An engine overheating condition may develop due to a failed radiator cooling fan controller. The failed controller should be replaced to correct this issue.

HVAC Temperature Knob Hard to Turn

The heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) temperature control knob may be hard to turn. Mitsubishi Motors has released a service bulletin out 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.

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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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