really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
307,500 miles

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2004 Mitsubishi Outlander engine problems

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2004 Mitsubishi Outlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 042014

Outlander 4-cyl

  • 580,000 miles


I crashed my Outlander in my parking lot, I was parking slowly, pushing the brake slowly, the car was at the final position in my spot and suddenly the car crashed into a tree. The tree was about 1 meter distant from my car...IM 100% sure that the accident was a sudden acceleration. I had another similar episode about 3 months ago, also in my garage, but a that time I was ready to turn to the right to go the door and the car suddenly accelerate very fast without me pushing the gas pedal, but fortunately I had plenty space to react, not this second time, but we are humans and the first reaction is to think that we made a mistake, but no, IM 100% sure that I did not pushed the accelerator..and with this second incident I was crazy thinking every minute in what happened, and in the possibility that will happen again with less fortune and with me and other people injured or death. This thing was very very confusing. I was parking slowly, the car was near the 0 miles, the car was at the final position in my spot, and when the car was at 0 miles my car advance with super speed toward a tree in 2 seconds... the tree was 1 meter distant to my car and the insurance give me a total loss. This car is very very dangerous, please donT buy this car if you see it again in the market.

- Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 072007


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander. While attempting to park the vehicle, it spontaneously accelerated to 80 mph. The vehicle crashed into several signs. The contact's insurance Agency assumed financial responsibility for the repair. One year later, the failure recurred. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and they stated that the throttle cable was the cause of the failure. The manufacturer did not assist. The failure mileage was 35,000 and current mileage was 45,000.

- Westminster, CO, USA

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