Last post on Apr 12, 2008 at 1:43 AM
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Mitsubishi Outlander, SUV
#81 of 90 Get over it
Jan 28, 2008 (4:01 pm)
it sounds like you never owned any other cars... Prior to my 07 Outlander, I owned brand new 06 Acura TSX and it had ton of rattles, my other car 03 Mazda6 rattles too, forget about these ones though, my friends $50k Lexus GS rattles... as well another friends car 04 Audi A4 rattles. Anyway, my point is that rattle could be on any car regardless of make or price...
#82 of 90 Re: Get over it [klas]
Jan 28, 2008 (9:20 pm)
I don't have one rattle in my 07 Outlander. I would agree that the fit and finish is not top of the class as there are few spots that could use some improvements, but it's far from being bad. I don't know how other Outlanders are, but one thing I appreciate about the interior of my car at least: no rattles and no misaligned panels (except for 1-2 millimeters for the lid on the top of the dash, there is nothing else I can think of). Few other Outlander I've been into and I drove did not have any rattles or misaligned interior panels either.
My car had seen so far temperatures from -25 to +35 Celsius in the 17,000 kms and 10 months so plenty of opportunities to develop some rattles.
My other car, 05 Mazda3 doesn't have any rattles either after 55,000 km and almost 3 years. The only part that rattled at one point was the glove box door, but Mazda had a TSB on it and I got it replaced; no rattles ever since.
Maybe I'm lucky....
#83 of 90 Re: Get over it [dodo2]
Jan 29, 2008 (5:08 pm)
You know, sometimes the little rattle in my Outlander irritates me, but then I get back into my 13 Year old Ford T-Bird and I'm reminded what real squeaks and rattles sound like!
But yeah, I know there's a big difference between an old beater and a new car you're making payments on.
#84 of 90 Re: Get over it [dodo2]
Jan 31, 2008 (8:09 am)
I donít have idea of what Outlander trim the majority of participants are talking about. But the Outlander can be ordered with or without at least of 4 option packages that when installed by the dealer or someone else has the potential of rattling when the equipment is not fitted properly. These packages are: Navigation, Sun & Sound, Luxury, and Entertainment. If any of these packages are not fit properly and carefully rattles will be the results or worst falling items.
I have terrible experiences with my old car. It was up to me to find that loose screw, nut, and bolt left for the people servicing my car. The replacement of an old A/C filter produce so much rattle that I have to take the car back to the dealer to install again the A/C filter. The adjustment of the free play of brake pedal produce some much rattle that was left to me to re-route the wires under the panel. I can go on and on. Internal wires that have not been properly isolated (e.g. doors) or wires left loose after installing a front fog lights option also can produce rattle.
I think Mitsubishi has a strict quality control rules and also dealers must do the vehicle PDI which ensures that the car has been delivered according to some standards. I think the first culprit of any rattle problems should be Mitsubishi dealers and I think this is not doing any good to Mitsubishi America.
If doctors can forget a scissor in a human body after the operation you can image what is happen with a vehicle.
#85 of 90 Re: Get over it [batman47]
Jan 31, 2008 (8:21 am)
none of the packages are installed by the dealer. if you order the luxury package, it comes installed from the factory.
#86 of 90 Re: Get over it [busta4]
Jan 31, 2008 (8:38 am)
I bought the F3 Accessory Fog Lights package for a LS Outlander. I could not installed it by myself in spite of the instructions (the package contained relay, fuse, a new stalk switch and the front fog lamps). The dealer installed it eventually (free of cost). The dealer used its laptop to instruct the OBC to recognize the new hardware and make the front light operative. I was there to check each movement of the technician.
Somebody with authority should write to Mitsubishi America that rattle noises (as a result of bad option fittings) is pushing customer out of the Mitsubishi market.
#87 of 90 Re: Get over it [batman47]
Jan 31, 2008 (7:28 pm)
One positive thing, I drove my Outlander the other day in -8F weather and I heard no unusual noises or rattles. Most cars I've driven in that cold of weather sounded awful.
Drove home tonight in snow and icy roads and the car did great with the 4WD and stability control.
#89 of 90 Re: A few reviews [chiefstinkytoe]
Apr 02, 2008 (6:01 pm)
Good reviews. I have the 2007 Consumer Reports guide because I'm researching used '07 sedans. They gave the Outlander great reviews for reliability, safety, etc. for the '07 models.