NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Cooling System: Fan Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,122 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 052006

Outlander 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,245 miles


: the contact stated when the vehicle was started, the cooling fan did not engage completely. The vehicle was taken to a private repair shop, where it was determined that the fan was a defective part. The vehicle was then taken to a service dealer, where the dealer informed the contact that because the vehicle was out of warranty, the repairs would not be made. There were no immediate repairs made.

- Las Piedras, PR, USA

problem #1

Sep 202003

Outlander 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
6 months after vehicle purchased. The two fans (radiator and cooling) fan started to come on at the same time. The cooling fan only needs to come on when vehicle's engine is hot. But the fan comes on when a turn on the car for the first time. I drive it and the fans keep on running. It sounds like I'm flying a plan and not driving a car. I took it to the dealership and they said that if I have the defroster and on, then the fans would come on. But the fans come on either way. No problems found by dealership and said it's normal. Well, I don't think so.

- San Pablo, CA, USA

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