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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,220 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Mitsubishi Outlander suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Mitsubishi Outlander Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 242016


  • 143,000 miles


I purchased this vehicle and noted that there is a loud squeaky sound worsens when driving from the back with alot of rust and not breaking properly.

- Riverside, RI, USA

problem #4

Jul 102015


  • 92,000 miles
Sub frame broke in half

- Southwick, MA, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Jan 272004

Outlander 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
When driving in the snow, the consumer lost power steering, which made it difficult to control the vehicle. The consumer contacted the dealer, however the dealer could not duplicate the problem. The vehicle would drift to the left or right with little movement of the steering wheel.

- Darien, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 102003

Outlander 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 900 miles
The Outlander has the tendency to drift to the left. A quick check on the website revealed many car owners faced the same problem. It is identified to the actuator latch mechanism of the steering mechanism. This problem us well known to Japan & asia. I am extremely surprised that it is not known to us at all. All the time, I have to turn the steering wheel slightly to the right to keep the SUV straight!!!

- Wexford, PA, USA

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