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Mitsubishi Outlander repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (11%)

Chart based on 264 repairs.
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Mitsubishi Outlander engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (26%)

< $100 (42%)

Chart based on 19 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander 4dr SUV

168-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT 4WD

59000 mi Timing belt needed replacement 

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2010 Mitsubishi Outlander 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

39060 mi Relays in engine fusebox were defective. Symptoms included ACS warning light on display and limp mode indicated when put in drive. 

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2010 Mitsubishi Outlander 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD

6500 mi Technical Service Bulletin was now available to correct the problem. 
8060 mi Had trouble starting vehicle (the vehicle would stall)and the check engine light came on and turned off by itself the next day. 
17660 mi Had trouble starting vehicle on a cold morning. Engine would keep stalling and the 'check engine light' illuminated. It took 5 tries to start the vehicle before it would hold a constant idle. The Tech replaced some relays. 

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2010 Mitsubishi Outlander 4dr SUV

168-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

12000 mi the fan motor died 

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2009 Mitsubishi Outlander 4dr SUV

turbocharged 154hp 2.3L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual 4WD

40000 mi

£50
intermittent "jerk" (like dirty fuel) when driving. MAF cleaned and fuel filter replaced 

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2009 Mitsubishi Outlander 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD

29760 mi Small bracket that re-enforces the rear 'face' of the muffler rotted 1/2 way off and was rattling. 
40700 mi Engine light came on, gas cap failure. 
61980 mi

C $110
Timing belt tension-er leaked out all fluid, caused excessive wear on timing belt. Replaced defective tensioner under warranty, but the belt not under warranty,paid $190.00 CAD for timing belt, even though stated by manufacturer it is coverd 

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2009 Mitsubishi Outlander 4dr SUV

168-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT 4WD

132000 mi

US $40
Getting an O2sensor fault guy at parts place said to try this verses paying 300 for new sensor. Replace air filter and run some fuel cleaner through it to reduce any carbon build up. 

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2008 Mitsubishi Outlander 4dr SUV

turbocharged 154hp 2.3L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual 4WD

55160 mi

$1180
leakage from the additive tank, new bag with oil + work. 
3000 mi Very low oil level could not find the correct oil for my VW diesel engine fitted to my UK outlander. VW refused to let me buy oil from them I have never had to top up oil on other cars owned in a 12 month period 
6000 mi Car sent in for scheduled service. On the way home the engine sounded that it was sucking air. Took car back and they found a turbo pipe was blown off. Mitsubishi UK did not have the part in stock. Given hire car for 4 days. 

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2008 Mitsubishi Outlander 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD

61380 mi Replaced a corroded coolant pipe under waranty 

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2008 Mitsubishi Outlander 4dr SUV

168-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

100000 mi

US $65
idle was off cleared codes 

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2007 Mitsubishi Outlander 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual 4WD

22000 mi warranty fix for intermittent stalling fault + recall 

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2007 Mitsubishi Outlander 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

17360 mi Oil leak because of a bad drain plug.  

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2007 Mitsubishi Outlander 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD

77000 mi

US $99
Loud exhaust noise. Exhaust rusted through just behind catalytic converter. Taken to exhaust shop who cut and soldered a new pipe in. $160. (Previously quoted $1300 for replacement catalytic and pipe). 
65000 mi

US $530
Replaced exhaust pipes between catalytic converter and muffler - 2 small holes 
6820 mi Reflash of TCM and ECM to eliminate hesitation issue. 
24800 mi

C $45
Heat shield on center pipe is rusted and comming apart. Loud clunking noise when engine idling. Mitsubishi wont repair under the warraty cause they say its too expensive (???)...Dealer fixed it with a 1.39$ garden hose clamp...real classy 
2232 mi Car is not responding to gas pedal. Computer flash done. 
2914 mi Reflash engine control module and transmission control module with new firmware to reduce hesitation during abrupt manuevers. 
59000 mi

US $60
Exhaust leak. Muffler shop was able to repair the broken section. The remaining exhaust system was O.K. 
14260 mi Throttle lag. Supposedly fixed with computer update. Seems better, but not perfect. Haven't reported. 
56400 mi

C $150
Rust on coolant line. Lost coolant. Replaced lower radiator hose. 
54220 mi The chip in one of the keys not working and won't program.Was told that it's not covered by warranty,don't really feel like paying more than 200$ for a new one,praying for the one that works to keep working. 
50000 mi

US $120
Rear wheel sensor went out. Replaced under warranty. 
45880 mi Very poor mileage, was advised needed 2 software updates. One for idling and one for heater and lights dimming. 
49500 mi cat converter bolt rusted, rattled shield and they replaced bolts all good 
19840 mi heat shield on exhaust pipe was rusted to be broken and get rattling. 
111000 mi

US $850
Timing belt stretched and jumped a few teeth on the gears that drive it. Idler pulley for this belt was noisy due to bad bearing. Engine ran poorly. Dealer replaced belt, idler pulley, and water pump. 
136000 mi catalytic converter was defective, and dealer replaced under warranty. 
165000 mi

US $50
Took for oil change. Dealer told me of all the repairs that were going to be needed including tires. Not worth keeping so I traded in 
82000 mi Replacement of rusted exhaust pipes. 
10000 mi Cold start engine misfire for 1 minute followed by service engine light 
46500 mi Engine flooded with fuel. Reasons unknown. restarted by roadside assistance team 

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2006 Mitsubishi Outlander 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

16000 mi ECU replaced under warranty. 

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2004 Mitsubishi Outlander 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

133468 mi

C $845
Replaced water pump and timing belt(including pulleys, tensioner etc.). 

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander 4dr SUV

140-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

100000 mi

US $400
Crack in the radiator which caused ancillary damage when it broke open. 

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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander 4dr SUV

140-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

156000 mi

US $9
Replaced faulty radiator cap myself. 
160000 mi

US $24
Raditor leak. Poured Stop Leak into radiator. 
167000 mi

US $562
Cooling system pressure test, new radiator, coolant flush/fill. 
184000 mi Replaced the second spark plug wire. Bought a pair in May 2010 for $28. Used the last wire from this pack. 
190300 mi

US $300
New radiator and cooling fans 
156860 mi

C $1500
The timing belt broke in the middle of the road. Luckily engine was not affected. 

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