really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,967 miles

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problem #9

Apr 092019


  • 160,000 miles
My son only weeks ago was given his mother's 2007 Outlander as an upgrade to his former vehicle. Days ago, he found pieces of the sub frame breaking off underneath after hearing an odd noise during operation. This vehicle was purchased new in 2007 in omaha, ne. Mitsubishi's recall for sub frame corrosion does not include vehicles purchased in Nebraska as it isn't in the narrowly defined "salt belt" (although Iowa is included). If you have never been to omaha, ne during the winter you would know that the city puts as much salt and salt brine on the roads as anywhere else in the nation--winter weather, I.e. snow and ice-- in omaha is severe. Vehicles that are operated regularly in the omaha area rust prematurely and that is a fact. This vehicle is now unsafe to drive and the value is probably near zero but Mitsubishi will not cover the cost to repair. The NHTSA should extend the sub frame recall to other states where the use of road salt is extensive I.e. Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, etc...this is a travesty and should be rectified immediately before someone is severely injured or killed driving these vehicles.

- Grapeveiw, WA, USA

problem #8

Dec 102018


  • 124,500 miles
I crashed my car due to the rotting away of my sub frame and control arms, Mitsubishi is not taking responsibility. The car has been sitting at crown Mitsubishi and they only jwant to fix the recall

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #7

Nov 082017


  • 133,000 miles
On Tuesday November 8 2017 my car went out of control. Luckily I was able to safely get off to the side of the road. I had my car towed to my house thinking it was something simple my husband could fix. He looked underneath and checked everything out. He found that my front cross members have completely rotted out. I looked up recalls on my car to see if there was one and I found it. It says that the recall is incomplete. I would like to know what I can do about getting this fixed or if I am going to have to come up with the money myself.

- Philmont, NY, USA

problem #6

Jan 102017


  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V791000 (structure:body) was received in October. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Megley, OH, USA

problem #5

Aug 162016


  • miles
August 2016 important safety recall inside and out side cross menber rusted through inspected by lovering Mitsubishi concord nh 10/24/2016 603-225-6681 received recall made appointment 4 weeks out...fixed one of 3 problem most important front cross member is rusted thru dangerous driving in nh gave me no rent a car and no parts expected till the end December and possible Jan. I purchased this car brand new in 2008 left over 2007 and have taken great care of it... what should I do car is perfect engine condition interior, but driving it because it is my only way to get to work.. I believe I should get a rental for this rusted thru cross member dealer ship said they cannot give me a rental because they have no permission from Mitsubishi "?" I fearing something could happen to

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #4

Sep 212016


  • miles
Dealer didn't fix parts, but thay said that thay replaced, (crossmember, but this part is not available yet I already checked).after service my car was broken by dealer(steering wheel very hard to move, and they want me for pay for this fix it was happend on the Mitsubishi dealer parking 1119 S.milwaukee ave libertyville il 60048 ).I have been waiting for 3 days on my car for what"safety recall ??" I'm not satisfied cose my car was fine before!it's time for new car but I will definitely think about other car brands.

- Hainesville, IL, USA

problem #3

Dec 162015


  • 73,000 miles
I was driving my Outlander XLS AWD at low speed (~25 mph on a side street) when I heard a loud "pop", and lost control of the steering. I swerved into the oncoming lane, but was able to stop the car without hitting anything or anyone. I regained partial control of the steering, but the steering wheel was now nearly a half-turn off-center and did not fully control the car's direction. The problem was diagnosed as a rotted subframe, which suddenly failed. When the subframe cracked, steering/suspension components were thrown far out of alignment. Mitsubishi kindly replaced the subframe at their expense. The car had been in service for 8 years and 73,000 miles at the time of the incident.

- Watertown, MA, USA

problem #2

Aug 022011

Outlander 6-cyl

  • 41,200 miles
Rear passenger windows coming out of the track and or opening out of the window, opening to the exterior of the vehicle, then windows are inoperative leaving the vehicle not safety. The door needed to disarmed the inner panel to work to install the windows in the tracks, in a few operations of the windows, it goin out again.

- San Sebastian, PR, USA

problem #1

Feb 022007

Outlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1. loud clunk noise when turning sharply 2. excessive wind noise, drivers side( per tech's findings.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA