fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,750 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander lights problems

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 052008


  • miles


Headlight lens (covers) has become cloudy and cracked, making headlights very dim to oncoming cars. Dealer says it is a common problem but not covered under warranty. It seems strange that an item that is known by dealers to be a hazardous, illegal, problem in most states, and that costs owners 700+ dollars would not be recalled.

- Rotonda West , FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 012005

Outlander 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Headlights have numerous stress cracks, unable to get 2007 inspection due to headlights. Have contacted dealership numerous times, was given Mitsubishi district manager name and number, will not return call. Headlights now have water inside. Have taken numerous pictures of other Mitsubishi Outlanders with same problem. Was first quoted $750 for replacement, now quoted $850. Consumers should not have to replace something that never should have happened in the first place.

- Clyde, TX, USA

problem #2

May 102007

Outlander 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
No events. Headlight globes are inadequate. They cracked for no reason other than poor quality. This allowed moisture to inter the headlight assembly causing the bulbs to fail. Paid $850 to replace defective headlight assemblies. Unable to drive the car at night for fear of traffic citations and obvious safety reasons.

- Commerce, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 122006

Outlander 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have cracks in the headlight lens in both headlights. There has been no wrecks, bangs, or bad treatment of this vehicle. I was told by a source close to the company that they are stress fractures, I am concerned they may begin to leak and take on water. Plus they are $400 each to replace. I called Mitsubishi and all they wanted to talk about was warranty. Then I was told they do not do recalls unless you folks bring it to their attention. Any help will be appreciated. I talked with local Mitsubishi dealer about it in mid December 2006.

- Beaufort, NC, USA

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