Mitsubishi Outlander Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Model year with the most reported issues

2016

Car depreciation

51% after 5 years

While different cars depreciate at different rates, it's a good rule of thumb to assume that a new car will lose approximately 20 percent of its value in the first year. In five years, the average depreciation rate is 50% of their initial value.
Recalls

28276 Recalls

A recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards. Manufacturers are required to fix the problem by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund, or in rare cases repurchasing the vehicle.
Investigation for defects

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myCarVoice Severity Level™ Legend

Low Severity Level

Problems marked low typically are not a safety issue, and more of a minor defect or annoyance.

Medium Severity Level

Problems marked medium may be a potential mechanical and safety issue.

High Severity Level

Problems marked high are potential mechanical and safety issues.

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Failed just after the standard 3 year warranty

Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Mitsubishi

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

The transmission failed just after the 3 year warranty expired. I had an extended warranty but they would not pick the car up and left me mid highway in California. Service has been terrible and I have had no results after 1 month of waiting for the repair. Would not

Review submitted by:Gabriel M

Pros:Design, interior space

Cons:Bad quality, bad customer service.

2018 Outlander

Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Mitsubishi

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Second row seat belt harness will poke your butt, and no seat belts warning, poor ergonomics layout, under powered L4, poor on comfort features, very basic and outdated featured, under the hood the material is cheap, cannot see the windows buttons at night ( not lit), door locks don't lock

Review submitted by:Meadow Y

Pros:AWD

Cons:Everthing

Love the Idea. Hate the Paint.

Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Mitsubishi

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

OK. This is my second Mitsubishi. My first was a Montero when they used to be real trucks. Early 90s. The best. Bought this one after studying price / value / performance and test driving for my son (his first new car / first lease.). Ultimately, we both love the

Review submitted by:Derek M

Pros:Good value. Great mileage. Nice AWD controls.

Cons:Terrible, flawed factory paint application.

Worst deal I ever made

Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Mitsubishi

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I owned and loved my 2007 Outlander. My favorite feature was the split tailgate assembly. As an older woman it was convenient for loading and unloading and easier to lift. I will never know why Mitsubishi discontinued it. I usually study Consumer Reports before buying a car but didn't because

Review submitted by:Christy H

Cons:Don't waste your money.

Should Have Kept Shopping

Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Mitsubishi

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This vehicle has been extremely disappointing thus far. It drives very smooth and quiet and handles corners with ease. The gas mileage is good - right up there with Honda! The price was also lower than many similar models. Unfortunately, that's where the joy ends. The more I drive it

Review submitted by:Craig H

Pros:Good price, Smooth handling, good gas mileage

Cons:Convenience features are troublesome

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