An engine overheating condition may develop due to a failed radiator cooling fan controller. The failed controller should be replaced to correct this issue.
Car Problem Reports
Mitsubishi Outlander Engine Overheating Due to Failed Cooling Fan Controller
Mitsubishi Outlander Problem
Average Mileage: 130,166 mi (100,000 mi - 146,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander, 100,000 mi
Radiator blew because of overheating; coolant level was fine, but fans failed to cool engine even after cutting ignition
Still arguing with Mitsubishi to get to the bottom of it
Visitor, 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander, 132,000 mi
Did the recall and honestly I didn't check to see if the fans worked afterwords, but did notice A/C still didn't blow cold, wasn't big deal was winter time anyways. My radiator blew and I'm finding myself having to change it and thermostat "better safe than sorry", as I may as well since I'll have it all torn down. Heading back to dealer to question the change in controller, due to recall. This is getting a bit tiresome and expensive.
Visitor, 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander
Same thing happened to me @ 120,000 mi
engine temp surges when Idling then cools off when accelerate
I had to have a total engine over haul and still after I have the same problem. What do I do?