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Mitsubishi Outlander Maintenance and Repair

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  • does this affect all outlanders sold in North america? or just US alone? thanks for the info
  • toomanyfumestoomanyfumes S.E. Wisconsin Posts: 892
    The notice is from Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) you could try the number to see if yours is affected. I would guess it affects all areas.
  • US(certain states) and canada is having a recall for 2007-2008 outlanders built prior to jan 2008, it's regarding the wires under the front seats that might cause fire due to corrosion. contact mitsu # given by toomayfumes or go to this link for details

    http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm

    hope this helps
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,917
    You'll have to go to the main page and drill down - your link won't get you to the Outlander results. You have to start at the recall search page.

    A shortcut would be to put in the NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number of 08V094000.

    I guess this is a big deal if your Outlander is at risk for catching fire, but in the overall scheme of things, ~5400 affected vehicles is pretty small. GM & Toyota recalled over 600,000 cars this week (Reuters).
  • comem47comem47 Posts: 389
    I also see you can get a summary of TSBs from this site (but must pay for details).
    Anyone know that the tow hitch TSB is about? I already had the driveability TSBs applied

    Make : MITSUBISHI Model : OUTLANDER Year : 2007
    Manufacturer : MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Service Bulletin Number : 0651002 Date of Bulletin : NOV 22, 2006
    NHTSA Item Number : 10020985
    Component : OTHER
    Summary :
    ACCESORY TOW HITCH INSTALLATION. *KB
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,917
    Sometimes the details are free at the NHTSA but there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason why they give you some free and charge for others.

    It'd be my luck to pay for one, and have the TSB read "please correct the spelling of Mitsubishi on page 6 of the Owner's Manual".
  • comem47comem47 Posts: 389
    I guess I'll ask what the tow hitch thing is about when I have the power seat connector
    addressed (got my notice in the mail a few minutes ago). I installed the factory hitch myself (and fog lights) from a discounted Mitsu dealer on the internet as my LS didn't come with either (and I wasn't up for paying retail plus install costs). While at it I'm going to see if they can explain why the oil service reset does not reset properly (I've changed the oil twice myself and the service interval number keeps jumping up, not down when I activate it. (It now says something like 16.5K till the next service) If it's a special thing that only they can do then I'll just live with it (I do my own synthetic oil changes and have no desire to pay more and drive the distance for them to do it.)
  • carstalkcarstalk Posts: 16
    Recall for power seat harness connector is applicable to 07 Outlander registered in specific states listed, not for all US.

    I can't find the TSB for tow hitch. Would someone post it if you have a soft copy? Thx.

    Make : MITSUBISHI Model : OUTLANDER Year : 2007
    Manufacturer : MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr's Report Date : FEB 21, 2008
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V094000
    N/A
    NHTSA Action Number: N/A
    Component: SEATS
    Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5400
    Summary:
    MITSUBISHI IS RECALLING 5,400 MY 2007-2008 OUTLANDER PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. FOR VEHICLES WITHOUT AN ELECTRIC POWER SEAT, THE FLOOR HARNESS CONNECTOR FOR THE POWER SEAT IS PLACED DIRECTLY ON THE FLOORBOARD UNDERNEATH THE CARPETING (VEHICLES WITH POWER SEATS ALREADY HAVE THE HARNESS ELEVATED). IF A VEHICLE OCCUPANT ENTERS THE VEHICLE WITH A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF SNOW ON THEIR FEET CONTAINING ROAD SALT, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE MELTED SNOW MIXTURE TO SOAK THE CARPET AND ALLOW THE SALT-WATER SOLUTION TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE UNUSED POWER SEAT HARNESS CONNECTOR.
    Consequence:
    THE CONNECTOR TERMINAL MAY CORRODE AND ALLOW CURRENT TO FLOW, RESULTING IN THE GRADUAL HEATING AND MELTING OF THE CONNECTOR AND MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.
    Remedy:
    DEALERS WILL RELOCATE THE FLOOR HARNESS FROM BENEATH BOTH THE PASSENGER AND DRIVER SEATS TO ABOVE THE CARPET AND AWAY FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE FLOORBOARD TO PREVENT CONTACT WITH ANY FUTURE MELT SOLUTION. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 7, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037.
    Notes:
    CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    The replacement of fluids in the Outlander is of paramount importance that these tasks can be done by everybody with a bit of handy skills and a few tools that can be bought in Wal-Mart. Some fluids can be bought from any garage and some has to be bought from a Mitsubishi garage. Mitsubishi also sell a workshop manual for each Mitsubishi model. Part department can help.

    Fluids that we need to buy from a Mitsubishi garage (with the exception of the engine oil) are:

    1- Rear axle fluid (limited differential)
    2- Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF)
    3- Transfer Case Fluid
    4- Steering (wheel) fluid
    5- Coolant fluid

    You can have from any garage the following:

    1- Engine oil e.g. 5W-30 (the grade of the oil is in your owner manual)
    2- Brake fluid (e.g. 4 DOT)

    Other items can be also bought form a Mitsubishi garage:

    1- Oil filter
    2- Air filter (engine)
    3- Air filter (interior)
    4- Spark plugs (platinum) - can be bought from any garages. Specifications are needed.
    5- Ignition cables (this job better to be done by a Mitsubishi technician)
    6- Timing belt (this job better to be done by a Mitsubishi technician)
    7- Drive belts (this job better to be done by a Mitsubishi technician)
    8- Disc brake pads kits

    A lot of money can be saved and the warranty of the vehicle is not undermined as far as you keep the invoices of the items you bought.
  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    These are my suggestions about fluids in the Outlander (Change according vehicle mileage).

    Oil Engine: 10W-40 or 10W-30 or 5W-30 or 5W-40. Change every 6000 miles (new filter + new gasket). Buy from any garage.
    ATF: Diamond ATF SP-III or SK ATF SP-III (from Mitsubishi dealership)
    Rear Axle Oil: SAE 80W/90 (API-GL5) e.g. Shell Spirax.
    Transfer Case: SAE 80W/90 (API-GL5) e.g. Shell Spirax.
    Power Steering: PSF-III or PSF-IV (very low temperatures). Buy from Mitsubishi dealership.
    Brake: DOT 4 (Buy from any garage)
    Coolant: Ethylene glycol base for aluminum radiator. Buy from Mitsubishi dealership.
  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    You may use a multipurpose grease NIGL grade # 2 for the following:

    parking brake cable mechanism,
    hood,
    door latches
    seat adjuster,
    tailgate latch
    door hinges, and
    tailgate hinge.
  • dodo2dodo2 Posts: 496
    Anyone in Canada received the letter?
  • gene_vgene_v Posts: 235
    Check out the price for 15,000 mile maintenance:

    http://www.kirkwoodmitsubishi.com/docs/documents/REGULARMAINTENANCEMITSUBISHImen- u.pdf

    Includes;
    Nitro fill in tires,
    BG MOA oil fortifier,
    Power Steering flush,
    Air Induction Service,
    Clean & Adjust rear brakes.

    What a rip-off.

    I declined the $391 service and went to a certified ASE shop.
  • piastpiast Posts: 269
    You did good.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,917
    The 15k service for an 07 Outlander should cost $129.53 for my zip code according to the Edmunds Maintenance Guide.
  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    Does anybody know the value of the standard torque applied to the tires (wheel nut) of a 2008 Outlander 18” wheels?

    Does anybody know the value of the standard torque applied to oil plug (sealer) of a 2008 Outlander V6?

    Does anybody know the value of the standard torque applied to the oil filter canister of a 2008 Outlander V6?

    Thanks,
  • maryj786maryj786 Posts: 2
    I bought my new 2007 Outlander back in Oct/07 here in Canada. I did receive the harness recall notice and took it into the local dealer here in Victoria,BC. Since it was due for a 12,000km warranty service, I had them take care of it which in turn turned into a problem. The mechanic noticed an oil leak coming form the front of the engine around the crankshaft area that was dripping onto the oil pan. They proceeded to investigate by opening up the front engine compartment, etc and found after even more dismantling that an entire O-RING had not been installed at all during the building of my vehicle. In turn Japan head office was notified of the problem and I am waiting to find out if any other vehicles may have suffered the same dilemma as mine has. Over all, I love my Outlander. I also own a 2004 Galant bought New.It's been the best long distance highway trip car I've ever had.
    I would suggest that all 2007 Outlander owners examine the vehicle's engine compartment to check for a frontal oil leak or have the mechanic inspect it during your next oil change. It could effect a recall on some of the other Outlanders.
  • dodo2dodo2 Posts: 496
    Did you notice any oil drip on the ground or the oil wouldn't reach the ground so you wouldn't know unless you put the car on the hoist and closely inspect?
  • maryj786maryj786 Posts: 2
    I didn't notice any new drip as it was parked on the gravelled part of the driveway. The lealer's mechanic noticed the leak when it was put up onto the hoist to rotate the tires, check the brakes and change the oil. They were shocked. It's the first reported case of such a problem. It's been fixed now.
  • wwomackwwomack Posts: 2
    The driver door window motor sounds like it is working, but the window has come off track or something and will not go up or down. Can I fix this myself? And if I can... Are there any improtant points to make it as easy as possible or special tools I need that you can share with me for my daughter and I to do the job? thank you for your time and this resource w womack
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