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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,185 miles

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2009 Mitsubishi Outlander wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2009 Mitsubishi Outlander Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012013

Outlander

  • 35,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander. The contact stated that the passenger side rear TPMS valve stem failed and caused the tire to deflate. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was determined that the TPMS sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 35,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Rochelle Park, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 142012

Outlander 4-cyl

  • 70,550 miles
In Dec 2012 the tire sensor indicator showed one of the tires was in need of air. I went to fill it and the valve blew off and the tire deflated immediately. Had to put on the spare and have the sensor and valve replaced, $200. In May 2013 again the indicator showed a tire was low. I filled it and later that day I turned a corner and found it was totally flat and the tire was ruined. Again put on the spare and took it to tire warehouse (on a Sunday my dealer was not open). They informed me the piece of the sensor/valve was missing causing it to go flat very quickly. I had to purchase 2 new tires since that one was ruined. They also noticed that the same part that was missing from the flat tire, is also missing on the other front tire causing that to loose air also. We also checked the remaining rear tire and that same part was cracked and corroded and ready to also come off and cause another flat. I in turn had them replace each sensor with a regular valve. I contacted my dealer and they were told by Mitsubishi that due to the age of the car and mileage there was nothing they could do. This in turn would cost me approximately $600 for the remaining 3 sensors to be replaced. Obviously the part is poor quality and corrodes easily. It is an extremely expensive part to replace with no alternatives when the life of the part is so short. The car is not even 4 years old. The way that Mitsubishi is handling this problem is unacceptable and I would never buy from them again because they do not stand behind their inferior parts.

- Concord, NH, USA

problem #1

Jan 012009

Outlander

  • 5 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander. The contact stated that the tire pressure sensor would active due to corrosion in the valve stem. The corroded valve stem would fracture from the tire and caused the tires to go flat. The contact replaced the sensor numerous times. The dealer was notified and stated that they would replace the part, but the contact stated that the part was the cause of the failure and replacing it would not be a proper remedy. The manufacturer was also notified and stated that they would assist the contact while under warranty. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 5 and the current mileage was 33,000.

- Walton, NY, USA

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