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#427 of 438 ABS and 4 wheel drive lock warning lights
Mar 07, 2013 (2:45 am)
im new here and new to outlanders.
just bought a jan 2009 black outlander, 65000km done. service history shows all services were done right upto 60000km at the same mitsubishi service centre. have had it for about 2 months and all was good,
until 3 days ago when i start my car, ABS light comes on as well as 4WD with the exclamation mark and the large ABS sign with service required. All the lights stay on, and sometimes when I'm driving, even at 10km/hr the light goes off saying drive slow.
Wanted to know how bad is it? Is it just a sensor problem or is this really serious.
#428 of 438 Re: ABS and 4 wheel drive lock warning lights [r8d]
Mar 07, 2013 (4:44 am)
I had an ASC problem that turned out to be and ABS module problem on my 2007. While in my case I could still drive around , I didn't like they originally quoted several weeks to get the part. Luckily it only took 2 weeks to get the module and was replaced while still under the 5 yr bumper to bumper warranty. (don't want to guess how much it would have cost otherwise ) If you go back to article 320 you can pick up the thread. Sure hope it is only a sensor in your case or it's otherwise covered and whatever parts are quickly available. (modules like this should be more readily stocked if so many things depend on them and the replaceable part is the whole module and not a sub assembly)
#429 of 438 Re: 2007 exhaust [comem47]
Mar 07, 2013 (1:45 pm)
Why not have the exhaust shop fabricate a piece to replace your corroded piping
That second canister is likely a resonator/inline muffler and not a catalytic convertor.
It sounds like for $950 you are getting a new catalytic convertor too?
Even though the mitsubishi builds it as one piece, a shop can cut off right after the cat and make new pipe piece-wise to the muffler. replace the resonator with another one, etc. Check with local emission laws though.
#430 of 438 Re: ABS and 4 wheel drive lock warning lights [r8d]
Mar 21, 2013 (3:36 am)
so finally went to the mitsubishi service center, seem that it was just an dirty sensor. Got the warning rest. All seems ok.....for now.
#432 of 438 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander ignition locked after the dome light was left on
May 31, 2013 (3:12 pm)
My 2010 Outlander locked my ignition and could not be started unless I got my battery jumped because my dome light was left on for a couple hours. A few months back the same thing happened, the ignition locked and had to get a jump because I left the radio on for a few hours and I replaced my batter then. Does anyone know how to get it to stop doing that?
#433 of 438 Re: 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander ignition locked after the dome light was left on [anm032204]
Jun 01, 2013 (5:49 am)
What do you mean by "ignition locked." Couldn't turn the key? If it's just a dead battery the interior lights should shut themselves off after a while, I know mine do. Leaving the radio on for an extended period of time will kill the battery, a few hours should be OK. Still have the original battery in my '07, gonna replace it before winter.
#434 of 438 Brake Fluid Flush
Jul 05, 2013 (9:07 am)
Just had a 3 year service under the severe maintenance schedule protocol required for Canadian owners. The 2010 AWD Outlander ES has 26,320 kilometers (16324 miles). I declined a mechanic's recommendation to have the brake fluid flushed every 3 years. I see no mention of this procedure in the Mitsu service schedule but notice the owners manual specifies dot3 or dot4 brake fluid rather than the more advanced dot5 spec.
Given the advanced braking systems on these vehicles with ABS and ASC stability control what would be a reasonable brake fluid flush interval?
#435 of 438 Re: Brake Fluid Flush [jonox]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jul 06, 2013 (6:19 am)
I don't know about Mitsu, but BMW recommends a brake fluid change every two years...
Brake fluid is hygroscopic..... it attracts water.. Water makes rust... Not good for brake lines..
I think your mechanic gave good advice, in this case..
#436 of 438 Keyless (Smart key) stop working
Jul 15, 2013 (1:50 am)
For some mysterious reasons when my wife started our car,(Outlander GT 2012) yesterday while visiting a friend the message “keyless operation system service required” appeared on the driver’s controls fascia.
Querying my wife about what happened at her friends she told me that they have been using remotes (transmitter) to open the gate of their home and also the same (or other remote) to open the garage door.
Making a search on Google about the problem it comes out that this problem is endemic specially with the Mitsubishi EVO where drivers could not even start the engine as usual (having the key in his/her pocket). Some of these owners had to transport their car to the dealer to sort out the problem and others decided to use the manual key to start the engine, which was a relief when the engine started. However, they inform that the “warning message” is still there.
Everybody seems to be concerned about how to solve the problem but no one seem interested to know what triggers the problem in the first place.
RF remotes in the US work in the region of 315 MHz and every remote used in the country has to use this range of frequency to operate including every car used in the US (by law).
At the moment we cannot lock our car by touching the little button adjacent to the door handle and although we can still use the control key to open the door (by pressing the key manually), and start the engine while having the control key in our pocket the warning message:”Keyless operation system service required” is still there.
We will appreciate it, if members in this forum may provide their own comments and experiences about this problem.