2010 Mitsubishi Outlander electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,333 miles

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2010 Mitsubishi Outlander electrical problems

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2010 Mitsubishi Outlander Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 152011

Outlander 6-cyl

  • 12,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander. After the vehicle was started, one of the front headlights failed to operate intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the front headlight bulb needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 15V232000 (electrical system); however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 12,000. Updated 09/18/15

- Arvada, CO, USA

problem #2

Nov 052012


  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander. The contact stated that when the vehicle was started, all the warning lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the esu needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 88,000.

- Bedford, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 072011

Outlander 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
First, only a few weeks after purchasing this vehicle new, the fuse blew on the aux / cig lighter. Approx. One year after purchase, I had to take it in, because all the lights and gauges would start flashing and the radio would go off. The vehicle continued running, but it was scary. Additionally, the door sometimes would not open from the outside with the fob. The dealer corrected this problem. Since then, starting in June of 2013, or earlier, while driving at night, the lights frequently dim and get brighter, especially if the A/C is on. I also had to replace my battery in November, 2013; it was less than 3 yrs old. They told me then (back in November) they were ordering a new alternator for me (covered under warranty). It is now the end of March and when I called my local Mitsubishi dealer again, and they told me there is a 1,000 unit back order on the alternators on these vehicles, and the new, I am guessing redesigned unit, would not be out until the beginning of May. My electrical problems are getting worse... now when I plug in my iphone via the aux / cig lighter, sometime it won't charge, other times, it blows the plug and sometimes the usb cord. I frequently have to buy new chargers because they keep blowing! help! I?M sure there are others having this problem. There should really be recall on this vehicle! [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Anthony, FL, USA

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