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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
250 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Mitsubishi Outlander electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Mitsubishi Outlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 032006

Outlander 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


There is a number of complaints with this vehicle. The first is engine noise (loud "ticking, " clicking" noise) this all the time. It was taken in a number of times and every time something was changed and I was told it was fixed. The noise is still there! the keyless entry module was replaced for erratic lock and light function, however it has not fixed the problem. The vehicle pulls to the right and "scuffs" the tires ( we have rotated the tires at about every 1500 miles to try to prevent this). I have taken it in for service and was told alignment was ok, and there was nothing wrong with the vehicle! there is also a constant "thumping, clunking" noise from front end over bumps(was told unable to fix or duplicate). Lastly, this vehicle has a intermittent severe hesitation or sometimes no power. I was told "unable to duplicate" and every thing was ok with the vehicle. All the work was done by the dealer were I purchased it, and I believe they are tired of seeing me!

- Batesland, SD, USA

problem #1

Jun 012004

Outlander 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Upon light acceleration, without engaging a gear change, engine? will lose compression/power, tach fall 500-700 rps as speedometer rises. Engine ticks. Intermittent wipers speed decreases when vehicle at stop, air circulation fan speed decreases when vehicle at stop, brakes making noise. Despite repeated attempts to contact dealership and manufacturer, no one returns my call.

- Salisbury , MD, USA

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