hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,849 miles

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problem #8

Apr 272021


  • 134,000 miles
Mitsubishi has a limited recall for rusted crossmembers on 2008+ Outlander sports from certain states that used salt to treat snow. My daughter's 2008 Outlander has always been registered in satellite beach, fl, a very salty atmosphere. The front wheels wobble on acceleration and rapid deceleration because the crossmember is severely rusted - caused by the beachside salty location. It's unsafe to drive as the suspension components may break loose at any time. The NHTSA campaign no. 20V280000 should include salty, beachside locations like satellite beach. It is obviously a safety issue very similar to what NHTSA already acted on.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 102021


  • 42,000 miles
The car is a Mitsubishi Outlander E.S 2008 with 42000 miles on it, and the transmission is not shifting. I contacted Mitsubishi motors but since 10 years passed nothing could be done.I had been surfing internet and there are too many issues related to this type vehicles.

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #6

Aug 082020


  • 160,504 miles
I received a recall notice from Mitsubishi related to a cross member of the frame. There was a problem with the vehicle and I took it in for service and they discovered a corrosion issue which I had they service garage fix and I paid for the repair. Mitsubishi is denying the claim because they say that there was no deflection of the cross member. There was no deflection of the cross member because I had it repaired before Mitsubishi's recall notice. I would like to be reimbursed for $358.51 the cost of the repair per the recall notice. The repair notice is and the repair invoice are attached.

- Muskego, WI, USA

problem #5

Mar 282019


  • 151,787 miles
Cross member rusted through - unsafe to drive - had it fixed in March 2019 and Mitsubishi will not reimburse me for the out of pocket costs before the recall was issued July 2020

- West Chicago, IL, USA

problem #4

Mar 172020


  • 148,500 miles
While having exhaust work done on my 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander in March of 2020, it was discovered that the front crossmember is rusted completely through. This vehicle has the 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. There was apparently a recall involving V6 Outlanders for this issue, but none for the 4-cylinder model for what appears to be exactly the same problem.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #3

Mar 282019


  • miles
Noticed that the crossmember has rotted away at the weld and not safe to drive. All other components are ok. There is a recall for 2008 V6 models for the corrosion, but not for 2008 4 cyl?? it uses the same defective parts back in 2008.

- West Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 142017


  • 74,000 miles
Cross member recall. Taking too long for schaller to perform repair/recall work.

- Kensington, CT, USA

problem #1

Aug 152016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V458000 (suspension); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Bath, PA, USA