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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,333 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 032015


  • 152,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph, the check engine warning indicator illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the muffler and the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 152,000.

- Hammond, IN, USA

problem #2

Feb 162015


  • 98,000 miles
The vehicle is was purchased used with no check engine light on at the time of purchase. After driving for a week the light came on and there was a strong fuel smell after filling the gas tank. A diagnosis check was done and it was found there is an issue with the fuel tank. It was brought to the dealership and found that there is a hole in the top of the gas tank causing fumes to leak. The tank cannot go below a quarter tank or the engine will shut off as well. After researching through the internet it was found that this is a very common problem with the vehicle. Mitsubishi was contacted to find out if there was a recall to find out there was not, they also did not assist in any way to make this issue any better. Dealership would charge $1700 to replace tank.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #1

Nov 012013


  • miles
When I bought my car some time last year everything seemed fine but after a few months things started to go wrong on the car. It began with me constantly having to get the oil changed the tires were bad the car started making noises that I couldn't explain and the tires in the tires in the back were constantly busting. The engine is now going bad and I have bought at least 10 sets of tires for the back in this year alone. I don't have the money to keep putting in this car and continue to pay the lease off for it as well. Its getting absolutely ridiculous.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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