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Mitsubishi Outlander, SUV
Jul 25, 2010 (5:04 pm)
the following is truth. Although it won't help you with these nagging recent '10 Outlander problems.
From what I have read, they sell about 2,500 Outlanders a month. Mitsubishi is a large enough company that if they decide they want to be in the USA, they will be there. Cars are only one part of the picture for them. They are a much bigger car presence in other countries around the world.
Mitsubishi's CEO has stated that they're very excited about Mitsu's continued presence in the U.S. and their output of all-electric and hybrid rigs. I love my 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS. It has performed flawlessly and I really feel that overall Mitsu has it's engineering and production act together. Plus, IMHO of course, I feel they make the sexiest critters on the road, too. Yaa-hoooo!
#261 of 341 Re: Dead A/C and MP3 player loading [blackngold1000]
Jul 26, 2010 (3:08 pm)
I just purchased my 2010 Outlander GT this weekend July 24th. Two days later the A/C doesnt work.
Maybe I'm doing something wrong? I made sure the snow icon shows and the little orange light is also on.
#262 of 341 Re: Dead A/C and MP3 player loading [noeffectx]
Jul 26, 2010 (4:31 pm)
If you adjust the climate control down to 70 or so and make sure the fan is on or on Auto, you're not doing anything wrong. If it's blowing warm air you might have gotten hit with a bad AC unit as noted in prior posts. Call your dealer.
#263 of 341 Re: Dead A/C and MP3 player loading [fushigi]
Jul 26, 2010 (5:05 pm)
Can I bring my Outlander GT to any Mitsubishi dealer? I bought my vehicle in New Jersey (about 12miles from where I live) I wanted the White GT and theyre the only one who had White GT in stock. There is a Mitsubishi dealer about 2 miles from where I live, can I get my A/C service there and still get free warranty coverage?
#264 of 341 Re: Dead A/C and MP3 player loading [noeffectx]
Jul 26, 2010 (6:46 pm)
You can go to any US dealer. Before you go, check your owner manual on proper AC usage.
#265 of 341 Re: Dead A/C and MP3 player loading [piast]
Jul 27, 2010 (5:27 am)
As piast says, any dealer can perform warranty work. When no dealer is available, call Mitsu (number in the manual) and make arrangements. Non-dealers can do the work as well but there might be an issue for paying & getting reimbursed v. the dealer who bills Mitsu directly.
That said, you might get more courteous service at the dealer you bought from. It shouldn't matter, and may not in your case, but the service departments of some dealers are a little nicer to customers who also bought there. This is an industry issue and not limited to Mitsu.
Jul 29, 2010 (5:28 am)
One last trip to the dealer yesterday and the A/C is comfortably pushing out cold air again. Took about two hours.
#267 of 341 Re: Dead A/C and MP3 player loading [fushigi]
Jul 29, 2010 (8:56 am)
Thanks for the helpful info.
I brought my vehicle to the dealer this morning and mine has an air compressor issue. They ordered and will replace the compressor on Monday 8/2.
Thats 2days I bought my outlander gt and the compressor already died. Now i'm starting to rethink the reliability of Mitsubishi brand.
#268 of 341 Re: Dead A/C and MP3 player loading [noeffectx]
Jul 29, 2010 (6:40 pm)
I had a '99 Galant with a 3L V6 for close to 11 years and over 152K miles before I sold it & bought my '10 Outlander. During my Galant ownership I had 1 engine repair that was around $500; everything else mechanical was just scheduled maintenance. Everything still worked when I sold it, too, including the AC. I had blown out 1 speaker & had it replaced (I likes me music loud sometimes) and replaced a trim piece on the exterior that got damaged by a car wash. But the leather seats were still in good shape, it still had the original exhaust and passed emissions tests, and so on. It survived hot summers & cold Chicago winters.
I really don't think the Outlander will be any less reliable. My Galant was reliable enough to earn repeat business for Mitsu and no other brand I've owned so far has accomplished that feat. That includes Mazda, Toyota, Mercury, and Nissan (taking me back to the mid '80s).
My advice would be to try and think of your AC issue as teething pains. Consider cars have thousands and thousands of parts and you were unlucky enough to get a bad one. But it'll be fixed under warranty (and it has one of the best warranty's available) so you are seeing first hand that the dealer and Mitsu are standing behind the car.
And if you care to research reliability, you'll find most of the other Japanese brands are doing recalls. Not just Toyota (who just did another 400,000 or so car recall) but Subaru and others. I haven't seen any on Mitsus recently. Not that they can't/won't happen, but my point is no brand is immune to having a run of bad parts or suffering an engineering defect.
Best wishes and keep us informed how things go.
#269 of 341 Re: Dead A/C and MP3 player loading [fushigi]
Jul 29, 2010 (8:35 pm)
fushigi - good point! I love everything on my GT except for the air compressor hiccups, so yeah going to give Mitsubishi a chance. Actually, when I was on the market for suv/cuv for my family's vehicle, my 1st option was the Subaru Forester XT2.5 Limited (I'm big subaru fan and still own 09 WRX), then my friend introduced me to the Outlander GT for almost same price $$$ the Forester felt pretty cheap compare to Outlander GT and thats the reason I went with the GT. I just felt I'm getting more for my money.
On the side note the dealer I went to was very helpful and the staff really took care of me, as I mentioned earlier, they will replace the a/c compressor free of charge on monday 8/2, even though I didnt bought the vehicle from them. That also made me feel a lot better knowing Mitsubishi's warranty is pretty good.
I'll definitely keep you guys posted... Tnx again