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#249 of 438 Re: Mitsubishi Outlander 2003 Heating/Cooling [toomanyfumes]
Jan 05, 2010 (8:52 pm)
Further adventures of the Austin, TX. Outlander...
The cooling/heating vent on my outlander is stuck so that it won't switch to "heat".
I've taken off the actual control knob to make certain it hasn't worn down and it's ok.
I'm afraid that I'll have to take of some form of panel to get the vent lubricated or unstuck...and- I have no idea how to do that-any sources you can recommend?
#250 of 438 Re: Mitsubishi Outlander 2003 Heating/Cooling [cbdrums]
Jan 13, 2010 (10:03 am)
I have the same problem...
Did you have any luck, it's getting pretty cold here in New England.
#251 of 438 Re: Mitsubishi Outlander 2003 Heating/Cooling [rgorton]
Jan 18, 2010 (8:51 am)
I have this problem as well for about 1.5 years. The dial is stuck right at the top between the hot/cold spot while the engine is running. However, I can easily change the dial over if the engine is off. This may seem like a "duh" thing, but I actually didn't try it w/o the engine on until last fall. Surprisingly this also made my A/C light come back on; it hadn't worked all summer. Maybe this might work for you.
#252 of 438 2010 Engine light
Jan 22, 2010 (1:20 pm)
Hi, I have a new 2010 Outlander V6. The engine light came on and it felt like I was running on 5 cylinders. Dealer found a random misfire and reset the code. 15 mile later same thing. They switched coils and it now looks like a bad injector. Anyone seen the problem? The car have 2600km, or 1600 miles, just a month old? Any suggestions.
#253 of 438 Re: 2010 Engine light [cigarpro]
Jan 22, 2010 (5:01 pm)
I do also have a 2010 Outlander GT. Your car is under warranty and you ought to use it all the way until your car is put all right. After one or twice the dealer failed to put your car right you should ask for a new vehicle or have your money back. Your problem is a very specialized situation and may need to reset the ECU (run again all the software that control your vehicle) from scratch. Take note of the work been carried by the dealer if the problem persist then I think you have all the right to request your money back or a new vehicle
#254 of 438 Re: 2010 Engine light [batman47]
Jan 22, 2010 (7:32 pm)
I think they'd replace the engine before replacing the entire vehicle.
The problem sounds repairable so I would continue with the dealer and let them resolve it. If they cannot fix it to your satisfaction or if it is taking too many visits, escalate to the regional manager or take it to another dealer.
My '10 GT is now about 6 weeks old and has 1200 miles. 0 problems so far. I just had the towing kit & remote start installed the other day.
#255 of 438 Re: 2010 Engine light [fushigi]
Jan 22, 2010 (10:51 pm)
I think Batman47 is referring to a lemon law which keeps new owners from being jerked around by dealers after a certain amount of repairs have been attempted without being resolved, A quick search for the the law here in NY yielded this:
What Are A Consumer's Rights If The Manufacturer Does Not Meet Its Duty To Repair?
If the problem is not repaired after a reasonable number of attempts, or the manufacturer or the dealer refuses to commence repairs within 20 days from the manufacturer's receipt of the "refusal to repair" notice from the consumer, and if the problem substantially impairs the value of the car to the consumer, the manufacturer, at the consumer's option, must either refund the full purchase or lease price, or offer a comparable replacement car.
Does The Law Specify The Number Of Required Repair Attempts?
It is presumed that there have been a reasonable number of attempts to repair a problem if, during the first 18,000 miles of operation or two years from the original delivery date, whichever comes first, either: (1) the same problem has been subject to repair four or more times and the problem continues to exist; or (2) the car is out of service by reason of repair of one or more problems for a cumulative total of 30 or more calendar days and the problem continues to exist.
#256 of 438 Re: 2010 Engine light [batman47]
Jan 23, 2010 (6:27 am)
Hi, The dealer thinks its a bad injector and a new one is one order. I wanted to know if this was a common problem or not. The XLS in Canada is the GT in the US and so far its a great vechicle, other than this hick up I am happy. I wanted to see if this was a common problem or not, my guess is its not.
Thanks everyone for the feedback.
#257 of 438 Re: 2010 Engine light [fushigi]
Jan 23, 2010 (6:40 am)
How do you like the remote starting kit? What did they charge you? Its 600 bucks here.
#258 of 438 Re: 2010 Engine light [cigarpro]
Jan 23, 2010 (10:41 am)
The one the dealer sold me was an Audiovox & not OEM MItsu. It's OK but includes a separate fob. There's only one button and you do a slow double-click to start it. The car will run for up to 20 minutes before automatically shutting down. Downside, though, is that the integration is not 100%. When I get in the car I have to start it again with the FAST key in the vehicle. Basically, press the brake and the engine stops (canceling the start initiated by the remote start), then turn the starter and restart it. It only takes a couple of seconds but is not my ideal.
It will do to warm up/cool down the car from a distance (up to 300 yards supposedly) but I would have preferred better integration, namely not having to restart and not having a second fob even if it is very small.