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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,308 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor body / paint problems

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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor Owner Comments

problem #13

May 012014


  • miles


This problem is not related to the age of vehicle, nor is it owner-created. It is a manufacturer design flaw. Driver-side front floor stays soaking wet. Shoes get wet and slippery which is dangerous while pressing on gas and brake pedals (driving hazard). Mold continues to grow even after cleaned (health hazard). Told that the problem is a failed grommet from the evaporator core drain. No recall has been issued ($700 repair estimate to replace grommet). Due to health and safety hazards, a recall should be issued for this manufacturer flaw/faulty material!

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #12

Mar 202015


  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph, the passenger side rear wheel began to make contact with the frame of the vehicle. The contact discovered that the sub frame had rusted near the rear passenger side wheel causing the A-arm to separate and the wheel to lean inward. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Goose Rock, KY, USA

problem #11

Jan 072015


  • miles
I was going to open a door for my child when the rear passenger door handle just snapped off. Extremely scary. What if it was an emergency situation.

- Lititz, PA, USA

problem #10

Jan 012011


  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor. The contact stated that when it rained, water would penetrate the vehicle and saturate the driver's side floorboard area. The dealer replaced the windshield and the dash board was removed and inspected, however the failure was not corrected. The dealer advised the contact that there could have been a defective firewall and insulation that caused the water to penetrate. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 145,000.

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #9

Jul 032013


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, she attempted to apply the brakes and her foot slid off of the pedal due to her foot being wet. She then noticed that the entire floorboard was wet. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the drain system from the sun roof could have been the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 115,000.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

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problem #8

Jun 012012


  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor. While the vehicle was parked the contact noticed water leaking under the front drivers side mat. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000.

- Belford, NJ, USA

problem #7

Mar 132012


  • 147,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor, the contact stated that as he started the vehicle, there was a moldy smell and he noticed that the driver's side floorboard was completely soaked with water. The water was coming from under the floorboard from the A/C unit due to improper drainage. The dealer was notified who advised the contact that they would have to pull the ac unit away from the firewall and replace a failed seal between the firewall and the A/C box. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 147,000.

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #6

Oct 132010


  • 122,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor. The contact stated the outside door handles were broken on each door. The contact replaced all four door handles and the replacement plactic handles have also broken due to the heat. The failure mileage was 122,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #5

May 102006


  • 50,000 miles
The clear coat on the vehicle is coming off, have noticed the problem for the last couple of years and now every month goes by it is getting worse.

- Wausau, WI, USA

problem #4

Mar 132006


  • 42,000 miles
Paint delaminates from vehicle surface. Exterior paint starts to degrade then delaminates from the vehicle's surface until eventually the entire vehicle is exposed to the metal. This occurred in less than 2 years and continued throughout my ownership of the vehicle, which was a lease that I was charged for the damage. This is clearly problem. After a short internet search, thousands of exact complaints can be found.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Feb 072005


  • 0 miles


Rolling down the rear windows causes an air vibration that is so loud and pulsing that it hurts your ears. Opening all the windows helps a little, but is still unacceptable. Opening just the rear windows is extremely painful. This problem has been noted by many Mitsubishi Endeavor owners. This is not the type of issue that can be identified, prior to purchasing the vehicle, when one buys the vehicle in the winter. Why would you ever roll the rear windows down? it is expected that you should be able to do so, without serious discomfort.

- Oneida, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 012008


  • 60,000 miles
I am the first owner of a 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor. It is black in color. The paint is fading terribly and turning white. This is happening all over the hood and roof of the vehicle. I have discovered on the internet that this is a recurring and common complaint about these black colored Mitsubishi vehicles. It has something to do with the clear-coat and the paint being defective.

- Webster, NY, USA

problem #1

May 112008


  • 47,000 miles
The paint on my Mitsubishi Endeavor 04, has all this oxidation going on on the roof and the window panels. I investigated this after taking my car back to dennis Mitsubishi and having them tell me they will paint the spots that are bad but not my whole car. I found out that there are thousands of people with Mitsubishi's that are having the exact same problem and the corporate office is just ignoring the problem that they know is the car makers error. They used bad paint coating on all the vehicles and they will not come out and admit that they are wrong. It is so awful to treat their customers this way and I can not believe they are allowed to just get away with it. Something should be done, they should have to recall these cars. I am not the only one sitting around shaking my head at this. If anyone types in Mitsubishi paint in there search engine you will see the number of incidents on many different web sites. This is just so wrong.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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