2006 Outlander, Cols. OH winter MPG goes from 24 to 17 MPG. Same application. Any ideas?
I have a 2006 Mitsubishi Outlander with 96,000 miles, winter MPG drops from 24 to 17 MPG. What can I do to maintain the 24 MPG in the winter., the application does not change winter or summer. I maintain the vehicle properly. Is the MPG decrease related to a misinterpretation of the computer's ambient temperature? I do not buy the argument regarding winter vs. summer fuel, idle n winter to heat the vehicle I do not do this more than a few minutes. Unemployment causes us to reevaluate this issue. I appreciate any viable ideas!