Some 2007-08 Outlander SUVs built before Nov. 20, 2011 and 2008 Lancer sedans built prior to Nov. 13, 2007 may suffer from an intermittent no-start condition.
Mitsubishi reports that the starting difficulties usually occur in extremely cold temperatures, may illuminate the check engine light and may store one or more of the following trouble codes in PCM memory: P0657, P1590, U0101 and P0201 through P0206.
The car maker attributes all these problems to condensation getting into and freezing the contacts in the power relays for the A/T control, throttle valve control servo, injectors and starter. Replacing all four black power relays with an improved green relay, part No. 8627A011, should eliminate the troubles immediately.