2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport electrical problems: dead battery

Dead Battery

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Mitsubishi dealer.

9.1

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$90
Average Mileage:
25,100 miles
Total Complaints:
11 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. jump start (7 reports)
  2. replace battery (2 reports)
  3. replace battery with heavier duty version (2 reports)
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2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Owner Comments

problem #11

Oct 142019

Outlander Sport GT 2.0L

  • CVT transmission
  • 58,202 miles

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

This problem has already happened multiple times to me!

I went up to my parents' house for Thanksgiving weekend and had he car parked from Thursday night until Monday morning. The car won't start! Dead battery! Had to jump start.

This battery was replaced with a new one in May this year already! Not impressed by Mitsubishi.

- Nevin W., Sturgeon Falls, ON, Canada

problem #10

Aug 012019

Outlander Sport GT 2.0L

  • CVT transmission
  • 55,302 miles

I replaced the battery only a few months before. I had not driven it for about a week (it sat in my driveway) when I went to go turn it on.

Had to jump start it with a battery pack to get going. Battery has died twice since then (see other complaints I've submitted).

- Nevin W., Sturgeon Falls, ON, Canada

problem #9

Sep 102019

Outlander Sport 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,009 miles

The battery has constantly had erosion on it. IT's my wife's care what I didn't realize after all the times I had cleaned it especially here in the last month. Is that the metal arced and fused itself together on the battery. The terminal actually was broken and my wife's care wasn't getting the power I got a new heavy-duty battery to put in but again the terminal was fused. It's connected to four different wires and a metal plate. The fuse causes so much tension that in order to get the thing off one of two things had to happen either the fuse box get shattered under the pressure which normal stores don't carry or grind off all the metal and hope for another one. This car is seriously the worst car I've ever seen from brakes, to there constantly being a transmission issue etc. Hands down terrible car.

- jjjetplane, Fort Worth, US

problem #8

Apr 292016

Outlander Sport ES 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles

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

Having many issues with this car. If I was given the opportunity I would go back and have never purchased it. The dealership stated that the battery had never been fully charged. It had to be towed and left at the dealership over the weekend. It was awful. I missed work, because I didn't have my brand new car, I had bought only three months earlier.

- Leah S., Kennewick, US

problem #7

May 102016

Outlander Sport SE 2.0L

  • CVT transmission
  • 7,000 miles

Battery failed about nine (9) times, replaced twice by dealer. Dealer needed to "diagnose" the dead battery for two (2) weeks. They did give me a loaner but there is no excuse for taking more than ten minutes to diagnose a dead battery. They they had the nerve to tell me that they were able to obtain permission from Mitsubishi to replaced the battery the second time. As if to say, it wasn't under warranty but they did me a favor. The first time, they pulled out the dead battery and replaced it. About 15 minutes. What changed? Owning a Mitsubishi vehicle and coping with the most unethical dealer ever in existence caused me to trade the vehicle as soon as I received a recall involving the transmission. No way would I let them work on the transmission after they didn't know how to diagnose a dead battery. I'll never buy another Asian car.

- Larry F., Ft. Worth, TX, US

problem #6

Sep 262015

Outlander Sport SE 2.0L

  • CVT transmission
  • 10,050 miles

New battery dead. Jump start again. Late for appointment.

- Larry F., Ft. Worth, TX, US

problem #5

Sep 142015

Outlander Sport SE 2.0L

  • CVT transmission
  • 9,675 miles

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

Battery drained overnight again. Got jump start, went to dealer. They read the code and said "it says the battery is dead". Duh! Dealer replaced battery.

- Larry F., Ft. Worth, TX, US

problem #4

Jan 272016

Outlander Sport SE 2.0L

  • CVT transmission
  • 15,050 miles

Sat at dealer for 15 minutes and the battery went dead. Dealer diagnosed battery and alternator and declared that both tested good. Kept the car for two weeks and finally said the battery had a dead cell and had to be replaced. Dealer is totally inept at reading their own test equipment and diagnosing a problem.

- Larry F., Ft. Worth, TX, US

problem #3

Jan 212016

Outlander Sport SE 2.0L

  • CVT transmission
  • 15,000 miles

More of the same. Dead battery. Another jump start using my own insurance.

- Larry F., Ft. Worth, TX, US

problem #2

Jan 182016

Outlander Sport SE 2.0L

  • CVT transmission
  • 14,400 miles

Another dead battery, another jump start, using my own insurance policy. Told dealer it is critical that I have power to run the car and our portable oxygen generator for my significant other. If she loses oxygen power, she may not survive.

- Larry F., Ft. Worth, TX, US

problem #1

Oct 062015

Outlander Sport SE 2.0L

  • CVT transmission
  • 11,295 miles

Dead battery. Another jump start. This time Mitsubishi Roadside Service told me my service was cancelled and I had to use my own insurance policy for a jump start.

- Larry F., Ft. Worth, TX, US

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