Class Action Against Mitsubishi for Allegedly Defective Batteries in Outlander PHEVs

Along with co-counsel, Shub & Johns Partner Jonathan Shub filed a class action lawsuit against Mitsubishi Motors after some consumers report of a potential defect with the battery equipped in 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV models. Does this affect you? Fill out the attached form and let Shub & Johns know how you’ve been impacted.

Mitsubishi SUV parked in a parking lot in the cold weather.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Battery Defect

Consumers and drivers of the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV have taken to online forums to voice their concerns with issues related to the batteries equipped in these vehicles.

Owners of the vehicle claim that the vehicle has issues during the ignition process, stating that in cold weather conditions the vehicle may not start or is cannot be operated due to this potential battery defect. Because of the weather, the battery is too cold to start the vehicle, leaving consumers with a disabled Outlander PHEV.

This battery defect may be leaving many consumers without a functional vehicle in many parts of the country or a good portion of the year – in the colder parts of the US, a battery defect like this can mean that your vehicle may be inoperable potentially all winter! This can restrict owners, from traveling to work to limit recreational usage.

Lawsuit against Mitsubishi Motors

As the lawsuit claims, the alleged defect with the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV lies with the battery, namely with the absence of a battery heating component. The lack of a heater, especially in colder temperatures, can affect charging speed, capacity, and battery degradation, potentially rendering the vehicle inoperable. While the lawsuit focuses on 2023 models, other years of the Outlander PHEV may also be impacted.

Do you own a 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV? Are you experiencing issues with the vehicle’s battery? Let us know! Fill out the attached form and let Shub & Johns know how you have been impacted.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV intake form