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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Mitsubishi Outlander

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Mitsubishi Outlander Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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 ...

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Mitsubishi Outlander Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 29, 2013

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Mitsubishi is recalling the 2013 Outlander Sport AWD because they may have been assembled without a fuel sending unit wire harness for the secondary sending unit. This can result in a false fuel tank level reading. If the fuel gauge were to indicate fuel available while driving when the tank is empty, the engine would stall increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install the proper fuel sending unit wire harness to correct this concern.

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Brakes, May 4, 2009

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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.

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Electrical & Lights, March 29, 2013

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2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vehicles are being recalled because the brake lamps may illuminate continuously, or not at all. The shift lever could also be moved out of Park (P) without depressing the brake pedal. If the brake lights do not come on when braking this could increase the risk of a rear end collision. If the shift lever is moved out of park when the brake pedal is not depressed, the vehicle could roll unexpectedly. Dealers will make sure the brake light switch is properly installed to correct this concern.

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Electrical & Lights, February 24, 2009

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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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Mitsubishi Outlander Questions and Answers

donwilk8, 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander, Sacramento, CA

Does this include changing the water pump and tensioner while the cover is off for that price or is that extra?

phillips44, 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander, Fort Pierce, FL

How do I remove and replace the handle on the back seat that folds the seat down?

hobobob, 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Murrells Inlet, SC

drum has a shroud around it preventing me from using the 'typical' drum puller which has 'fingers' that hook around the back of the drum. is there another type of puller for th...

sol00, 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander, Bondsville, MA

I have just had my cam belt replaced and now my car makes a load screetching noise when reversing? Is this to do with the cam belt or would it be another problem?

outlander girl, 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Louisville, KY

The gauges are not working. I can hit the dash and they will come on sometimes. I'm not sure if it's the gauge cluster or wiring...whats the best way to troubleshoot? If I replace the ...

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Mitsubishi Outlander Reviews

NEVER AGAIN IN MY LIFE WILL I BUY A MITSUBISHI. Contstant sensor problems and to get a tune up on this vehicle will cost you a mortgage payment! Quoted $739.00 for just a tune up. This car is a piece of garbage.

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 2005 outlander brand new. it has 72, 000 miles and outside of the maintenace per schedule, I have not had not one problem with my car. Excellent manueverability, very comfortable and esthetically pleasing to the eye. It's just a tad under powered. would ve been better with a V-6 but who's complaining.

I bouught the 2WD 2003 Outlander in June, 2011, with 123,250 miles on it. It had decent handling, and enough power. Within a month in the hot weather the AC didn't perform. The shop said the compressor was bad and had to be replaced-about a $1,000.00 repair. He said it was not uncommon for Mitsu's. The condensor had metal debris loaded in it from the failed compressor. Make sure the condenser gets flushed when the compressor is replaced. I drove a 4WD version but found it noisier and underpowered compared to the 2WD. The 2004 model had an engine upgrade from 140 hp to 160 hp. Despite these problems , I like this small SUV for local trips, less so on the highway, when the steering needs consant correction for staight-line driving-maybe some rack and pinion gear wear at over 100k miles. It did need a good set of treads for winter driving because it tends to slide in snow more than the '94Camry, '00 Accord and '96 Taurus I have driven.

I purchased my outlander with 2000 miles now it has 100,000 miles and it has been the most dependable car I have ever owned. everything still works it burns no oil and the engine sounds brand new I have always done all the regular maintenance The car has never been in the shop