Last post on Sep 15, 2013 at 9:44 AM
You are in the Mitsubishi Outlander
What is this discussion about?
Mitsubishi Outlander, SUV
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#189 of 438 Re: 2007-2008 outlander recall [steve_]
Apr 10, 2008 (7:01 am)
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
ACCESORY TOW HITCH INSTALLATION. *KB
#190 of 438 Re: 2007-2008 outlander recall [comem47]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 10, 2008 (7:44 am)
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".
#191 of 438 Re: 2007-2008 outlander recall [steve_]
Apr 10, 2008 (9:57 am)
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.)
#192 of 438 Re: 2007-2008 outlander recall [steve_]
Apr 12, 2008 (11:54 pm)
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
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5400
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.
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.
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.
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.
#193 of 438 DIY Maintenace
May 03, 2008 (3:39 pm)
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.
#194 of 438 DIY Maintenace
May 03, 2008 (11:32 pm)
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.
#195 of 438 DIY Maintenace
May 03, 2008 (11:36 pm)
You may use a multipurpose grease NIGL grade # 2 for the following:
parking brake cable mechanism,
door hinges, and
#196 of 438 Re: 2007-2008 outlander recall [outlanderlsgeo]
May 05, 2008 (4:49 am)
Anyone in Canada received the letter?
#198 of 438 Re: DIY Maintenace [gene_v]
May 07, 2008 (3:43 pm)
You did good.