2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Airbags and electrical issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

Busy families are always looking for a comfortable, amenity-packed SUV, which is why many of them choose the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander. The automaker claims it is the “featured-filled family SUV,” but all customers are finding are defects. This model seems to struggle with the air bags and electrical system, just to name a couple.

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Problems with the Air Bags

Air bags are an essential safety feature that must work to keep occupants safe. This basic feature doesn’t seem to work correctly in the Outlander models.

Here is one NHTSA complaint worth reading. “2020 Mitsubishi Outlander was struck in the rear end and slammed against a solid foundation in the front that caused the dashboard to break and all the seats to break from the floor of the car. The airbags did not deploy and severe injuries resulted. The vehicle was stationary on the highway in route to turn when struck.”

Along with the air bags, there is a safety-related recall that puts people at risk. NHTSA Campaign Number 20V280000 illustrates how the second-row seat belts might not have been assembled correctly. It is possible that the seat belt may not restrain occupants during a crash due to the manner in which it was assembled. Considering that the second-row passengers tend to be children, this is even more dangerous. As a “featured-filled family SUV,” it pays to be able to hold onto the passengers in the first place. By not being able to secure passengers or protect anyone with air bags, this Outlander needs to take a hike. 

Problems with the Electrical System

Even the top auto publications know that there are major defects with the Outlander SUV. The editors mentioned the electrical system fairly often among the top negatives.

Here it is talked about within a Car and Driver review. “The Outlander is a lukewarm option in a boiling-hot compact-SUV market, with bland styling, a cheap-feeling interior, and an outdated infotainment system.

The automaker has chosen not to address electrical concerns among the manufacturer communications. The released bulletins have talked about nonsense. Considering the term “Outlander” means “a foreigner or a stranger,” it might be time for the Mitsubishi SUV to make its way home – to the junkyard.

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Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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