Last post on Mar 10, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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#13 of 22 Re: Mitsubishi outlander noise [batman47]
Nov 01, 2009 (9:04 am)
I've seen and experienced this over and over again . Usually the OEM tires are crap and you don't really get many miles before the whup-whup sounds start. I recently replaced the rear Firestone OEM tires on my wife's Malibu (fronts were replaced earlier with another brand due to a sidewall accident). I told her I couldn't believe how she was putting up with the noise. All quiet now (all 4 tires are now the same). We earlier had an identical experience when we owned both a Dodge Dakota and Dodge Durango, both equipped with Goodyear Wrangles as OEM tires. When we switched to Michelin LTX tires (and later the same Michelin made for SEARS) the noise immediately went away and we never got those sounds with the Michelins (and their successor Michelins) as both sets were only replaced after a good long life .
#14 of 22 Re: Mitsubishi outlander noise [comem47]
Nov 02, 2009 (2:40 pm)
My parent's Grand Prix GT did the same thing. Whenever I drove it, I would ask them how they could stand the noise. They didn't even notice it. When they finally replaced the OEM tires, they couldn't believe how quiet the car was.
#15 of 22 Re: Mitsubishi outlander noise [20vcq]
Nov 17, 2009 (8:26 pm)
How did you arrange the warranty? Did they give you discount on the new set? I have confirmed that the flapping noise and steer vibrations was due to tire warping. How does warranty work for tires? Does it need to be replaced by the dealer or is any tire place carrying Goodyears okay?
#16 of 22 Re: Mitsubishi outlander noise [rcpax]
Nov 25, 2009 (11:04 am)
I had just driven off the lot - so to speak. The dealer had I noticed it before hand would have replaced the tires. They contacted a local Good year dealer Fountain Tire, and they checked the tires - found them warped and ordered new ones under the tire warrantee.
#17 of 22 Engine howls at 30km/h
Jan 14, 2010 (7:14 pm)
Sorry - in Oz so working in kilometres not miles. It's approx 18 miles per hour.
Anyway, I have a 2006 Outlander (just the LS I suppose) and I have taken it back three times to Mitsubishi service to fix a howling noise that only occurs on the passenger side (left side for my vehicle) once the car is warm and only at 30km/h. It is not the brakes as it doesn't matter whether you are speeding up or slowing down - it always happens when you hit that speed (and it goes away once you go faster or slower than that speed).
If I take it out of auto-shift and use the manual gear option the sound is almost gone. So I guess it is something to do with the transmission?
Does anyone have any ideas on this because Mitsubishi certainly don't.
#18 of 22 Re: Engine howls at 30km/h [siabho]
Jan 15, 2010 (5:53 pm)
Well some people might give you their best guess but that's a hard one to diagnose without actually driving the car. Maybe try a different dealer?
#19 of 22 Re: Engine howls at 30km/h [siabho]
Jan 15, 2010 (6:49 pm)
Could it be wind noise from the mirror ? (Well known problem in 2007 model, easy to fix by stuffing some foam under plastic screw cower)
#20 of 22 Re: Engine howls at 30km/h [piast]
Jan 18, 2010 (5:02 pm)
thanks - will try the mirror.
We already tried two dealers
#21 of 22 Re: Mitsubishi outlander noise [20vcq]
Jan 23, 2010 (10:47 am)
It appears that the condition of highway roads is the main culprit for the warp phenomena. I donít think that tires, disregarding , the make can sustain such a punishment as result of driving at 70 miles per hour on these segmented roads that appear that they were constructed using regular pieces of road (tarmac). The place where these pieces of road join (scar) are uneven and the tires keep hitting them at high speed for miles. The noise of the tires is a continuous drum noise (dump-dump) and eventually the tires finish internally damaged. When the tires are damaged the drum noise will be there even on a very smooth road. It is very probably that if you donít drive at high speed on a segmented road your tires will last longer. Tires may suffer premature damage when the car is fully loaded and driving at high speed on those highway roads.
Mar 10, 2010 (1:20 pm)
I get a couple of little squeeks here and there, but the lifter noise from the motor is unusual to me. I don't recall ever having a car with as much motor noise as this one. But my last two vehicles have been luxury rides with a lot more sound proofiing, too. I use synthetic oil, which usually will make an engine run smooth and quiet.