Mitsubishi Outlander Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mitsubishi Outlander
- Are the diagnostic codes for a 2004 Outlander the same as for a 2003 Outlander?
- A/C runs but no blower. Is replacing the motor or resistor a typical D-I-Y job?
- My "Outtie" makes a weird knocking sound when driven above 60 MPH on the highway
- Drivers side a/c is cool, passenger side is ambient or warm. What is wrong?
- does a 2003 outlander have a interference or non interference engine?
Mitsubishi Outlander Problems
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.
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.
An engine overheating condition may develop due to a failed radiator cooling fan controller. The failed controller should be replaced to correct this issue.
Mitsubishi Outlander Questions
After letting vehicle set overnight, battery is completely dead. I turned off blower thinking that was the only thing that didn't shut off. Is ignition switch relay the problem?
My 2003 outlander actually blows cold for a while and then in traffic or long rides stops blowing cold what's the possible problem?
I was told the computer in my outlander needed replaced because the wipers and the cigarette lighter both quit working.
Mitsubishi Outlander Recalls
The ventilation system blower motor may fail. This can cause reduced visibility because of windows fogging up due to a lack of defroster operation. The dealership will replace the blower motor free of charge to correct this concern.
The electronic control unit (ECU) may fail, causing failure of the headlights, tail lights and windshield wipers. This could cause visibility problems for the driver, as well as others seeing the vehicle. The affected ECU will be replaced free of charge by the dealership to correct the problem.
The pulleys that the drive the alternator, cooling fan and power steering pump mounted on the engine may experience unusual wear, resulting in the drive belt coming off. Dealers will replace the belt and any worn pulleys free of charge to resolve the concern.
Mitsubishi Outlander Reviews
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.
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