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Mitsubishi Outlander Heating Ventilation and A/C
Last post on Jun 29, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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Mitsubishi Outlander, SUV
#7 of 46 Re: 2007 Outlander Heat Problem [blackb13]
Feb 06, 2007 (2:13 pm)
Yep, same problem here. Funny thing is, if you shift into park then the heat comes back on. Back to drive it goes away.
#8 of 46 Outlander Heating
Feb 06, 2007 (6:04 pm)
Here's my experience with my Outlander heating system. I live in NW IN so we pretty much get negative temps here too. In my Outlander, the fan (on auto) doesn't blow hot air UNTIL there is a reading in the water temp gauge. I have an XLS with auto climate control, so I just set my temp to 75-80F, set fan to auto, blower config to auto. So far I've been getting constant temps on this setup, in idle or running.
From what I understand, the hot air actually comes from the heated air in the radiator. So inorder for the air blown to be hot, the engine needed to be sufficiently warmed up.
And in this wintery conditions, the heated seats are a lifesaver. Definitely worth it.
#9 of 46 Re: Outlander Heating [rcpax]
Feb 07, 2007 (8:00 am)
Probably should have specified that I have the LS, so no climate control. Even after the vehicle is heated up fully, cool air is blown out when idled. Doesn't seem to matter if it's in park or drive, but I'll try and remember to check later today.
#10 of 46 Re: Outlander Heating [rcpax]
Feb 07, 2007 (10:18 am)
It doesn't matter if it's set to "auto" or manual. It still blows luke warm/cold air when coming to a stop or while parked. In addition, this is when the truck is up to normal operating temp.
#11 of 46 Update since visiting dealer
Feb 14, 2007 (3:24 pm)
After calling corporate and making my appointment at my Mitsu dealer, here's the update...
The service tech used a digital thermometer and measured a variance of ~20* difference in heat between moving and staying idle. I informed him that it's probably more then that, but the truck was extremely warmed up from the 45+ min drive. In addition, it hasn't been subzero here in about a week.
He had specific instructions (from corporate) and he told me that he was going to contact corporate and tell him what he found. He's going to let me know if that's within spec or not.
I suggest calling your dealer (and possibly corporate) if you're experiencing the same problem. MMNA has been more then cordial with me and I'm really starting to enjoy the experience that I've received from them.
#12 of 46 Re: Update since visiting dealer [blackb13]
Feb 19, 2007 (8:13 am)
I talked with MMNA on Friday. According to the customer service rep I talked with, they are aware of the issue and trying to figure out a way to fix it. They asked a few questions regarding whether it only occurred when the defroster was on etc.. They indicated it would be taken care of with a service bulletin, and that the bulletin would likely be out within the next two to three months.
#13 of 46 Heat is a joke
Mar 06, 2007 (3:40 pm)
Dealer still hasn't got any new information regarding the stupid heat issue. I'm suprised no one else has noticed this. Maybe they live in warmer climates?
#14 of 46 Re: Heat is a joke [blackb13]
Mar 06, 2007 (5:57 pm)
I know some people posting on this forum live in cold areas.
How is the heating keeping up with the the cold weather in Toronto these days (-20 Celsius)?
#15 of 46 Re: Heat is a joke [dodo2]
Mar 07, 2007 (8:46 am)
I live in NW Indiana, and we get negative temps here too. My Outlander's heater does a perfect job. No problems about blowing cold air on idle or when running. I just hit the preset temp, and the auto-climate does it's magic. So the heating problem is not on every Outlander. so for those having that problem, have it checked by the dealer.
#16 of 46 Re: Heat is a joke [rcpax]
Mar 07, 2007 (3:26 pm)
FYI, the heater isssue does not seem to be present in the models with climate control. Only the standard heater/AC (no preset temp) appears to have the issue. MMNA told me they were researching the problem. i have not heard from them lately.