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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,570 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 202005

Outlander 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,570 miles


The radiator blew apart while driving on the hwy causing the engine to quickly overheat. There were no warning lights to indicate there was a problem. Upon inspection by my mechanic it was discovered that the cylinder head also cracked. He was aware of a possible known issue and contacted Mitsubishi who verified a problem with the cooling fan controller. After having the vehicle towed to the Mitsubishi dealership I was told by them that they would only cover the cost of the parts and not the labor. I would have thought that if a defective part caused these problems that I shouldn't have to pay anything much less over $1,100 in labor.

- Miami, FL, USA

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