Mitsubishi misleads Outlander PHEV Owners on Battery Heater Components

Driving an Outlander PHEV during cold weather may come with a risk; for one, you may not be able to drive your vehicle at all.

The Mitsubishi Outlander may be advertised online as having a battery heater, but the actual specs of the vehicle may prove otherwise. This false advertisement may lead to Outlander issues such as drivers experiencing issues with starting their vehicle, especially in cold weather. 

If you own a Mitsubishi Outlander and fear you may be at risk, fill out the attached form! Keep reading for more information.

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

Mitsubishi Motors’s website has marketed the 4th Generation 2023 Outlander PHEV as containing a battery heater, a much-needed component for cold climates to ensure that the vehicle turns on. But official user manuals and vehicle documents that owners might not receive until after they purchase the vehicle allegedly provide conflicting information.

Though the Mitsubishi’s website advertises a battery heater with the 2023 Outlander PHEV, owner’s manuals may indicate that the battery does not come with a battery heater, relying on the battery to heat itself up while traveling or energy consumption. But what if the vehicle can’t start unless the battery is warmed up?

If a vehicle’s battery is too cold, the absence of a battery heater may prevent the vehicle from being able to start up or turn on. Apart from being annoying, this issue may affect owners of the Mitsubishi Outlander by preventing or delaying travel, stranding them alongside the road, or potentially resulting in dangerous situations while driving.

If you own or lease an Outlander PHEV and are worried that this issue may affect your ability to drive your vehicle, or have experienced issues with your vehicle already, join Shub Law’s investigation by providing your information and story in the form above!

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV intake form