Report: HVAC Temperature Knob Hard to Turn
Mitsubishi Outlander Problem
Average Mileage: 155,804 mi (30,000 mi - 1,250,000 mi)
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.
Visitor, 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander, 62,000 mi
Broken temp knob like everyone else. You think Mitsubishi would take care of this being such a common problem. But that would be the right thing to do and NONE of the auto makers can seem to do the right thnig!!!
Visitor, 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander, 85,000 mi
broke knob right off when trying to turn
Bulletin Number: 455003 Bulletin Date: 20040301 Category: 138130 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:CONTROLS/WIRING
Summary: HEATER TEMPERATURE DIAL HARD TO TURN. *TT
Hav had no repairs done at this time.
The A/C control it's hard to turn on, the ventilation come in out very warm, and in a few second feel the ac works good but sudenly stop the fresh air,and start to feel hot again and again. I need to know what's the problem with mi car. The a/c fan some time works and somet time it doesn.t but the temperature indicator les than an half. The temperature I have no problem. Only in A/C on.
Visitor, 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander, 100,000 mi
was always hard to turn but now can not switch from ac to heat
Visitor, 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander, 70,000 mi
hvac knob difficult to turn
Visitor, 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander
You need the strength of Hercules to turn the dial. I swear I'm going to break my fingers every time I try to turn it. We bought the car used in April 2011 & hadn't needed to use the heat before the 5 month extended warranty that we paid for at the car dealership was up.
Not just hard to turn but actually broke. At $600 to fix, I bouthe a needle nose pliars and use that. Most of the plastic parts in the car are starting to break.
Visitor, 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander
Temperature knob has been hard to turn for years. It just broke off yesterday. Trying to find replacement part now.
Visitor, 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander, 173,000 mi
Temperature knob snapped off, with end of plastic cable still in knob. Had same exact problem on a Lancer I owned, also had knob snap off. THAT repair ran 600, and that was years ago. Not happy about it.