2008 Mitsubishi Outlander Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander

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. Transmission overhaul or replacement may be necessary to correct this concern.

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I was told the computer in my outlander needed replaced because the wipers and the cigarette lighter both quit working.

Whenever the heater is on and I make a hard right turn, the blower starts making a LOT of noise. I have to turn it off and usually leave it off for a bit and or make a hard left to get it to stop making the noise.

The engine does not vibrate at a standstill when revving the engine or accelerating at higher speeds. Otherwise the engine purrs ...what could it be?

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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.

The brake light switch may not function properly. The brake lights may not illuminate. If the brake lights do not come on during a stop, an accident may occur. Dealers will replace the brake light switch. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-09-001. This recall began during February, 2009.

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