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#1 of 41 2010 outlander XLS
Jun 15, 2010 (3:21 pm)
Hi all,, just got my XLS
mine has a dull knocking sound that is heard while inside the car but not as loud when outside the car..best way I can describe it is a bearing knock kind of noise, and it's engine speed sensitive.. not as noticable above 1K
doesn't happen when cold only when hot or at operating temps
Dealer says it's normal, so I made them show it to me
on another V6 outlander,, guess what the noise is not there, and we drove it to get it to operating temps,, and still no noise... tech says he hears it but very faint,,, well I must be efen deaf cause I didn't hear s**t
just curious if this is a common noise amongst the V6 engines.. thanks in advance
#2 of 41 Re: 2010 outlander XLS [leo67]
Jun 16, 2010 (9:54 am)
I've got a '10 GT with the same V6 and I can't say I've noticed any knocking sounds. The engine makes a little noise when first started but just for a few seconds before it quiets down and it's similar to what any engine will do when cold.
At operating temps I've not noticed anything. It's smooth & quiet enough that at idle I can barely tell it's running
#3 of 41 Re: 2010 outlander XLS [fushigi]
Jun 19, 2010 (8:40 am)
I've never heard a similar noise on my '07 V6 and I notice strange noises like that, they really bug me.
#4 of 41 Re: 2010 outlander XLS [toomanyfumes]
Jun 20, 2010 (7:29 pm)
Also "Top techs" at dealerships bug me just as much as strange noises.. possibly more.......because they are liars
They are the same motor right ? just want to be sure..
#5 of 41 Re: 2010 outlander XLS [leo67]
Jun 21, 2010 (5:06 am)
Good morning Leo. Like the RAV4, Edge, Santa Fe, and other CUVs, there's just one V6 in the Outlander lineup: http://www.mitsubishicars.com/MMNA/jsp/outlander/10/specs.do#engineering It's basically the same V6 that's been offered since 2007, but has been tweaked over the years. For 2010, for instance, power, torque, and fuel economy all went up a little. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_6B3_engine
Back to your noise. You say it's louder inside than outside the car; that's unusual. Is your Outlander AWD? I'm kind of wondering if this is an issue with the rear differential or transmission and not the engine itself.
Or, since it's only at temp, it could also be a heated up exhaust system expanding & causing the knock.
Can you isolate the sound as coming from front v. rear and drivers v. passenger side?
#6 of 41 Re: 2010 outlander XLS [fushigi]
Jun 21, 2010 (2:09 pm)
Thanks for that Info.
Yes AWD (leave it in 2 WD) Yes louder inside but still can hear it outside,, hard to pinpoint, but definately sounding off in the front of vehicle,, I would even say center front of vehicle, because my girlfriend hears it too ( so I know I'm not nuts, if a girl hears it then it's def there)
#7 of 41 Re: 2010 outlander XLS [leo67]
Jun 22, 2010 (1:32 pm)
Well, I'm kind of grasping here. It could be something like a heat shield and not an actual piece of the engine/trans. But to be honest I'm not sure what it might be.
If you've a camcorder or your cell phone does A/V recording, trying to see if you can record the noise when it happens. If you're stopped, get out & walk around the car, pop the hood, etc. Take it to your dealer and use the vid to provide more detail to the tech. Maybe hearing it in reality will help them isolate the problem.
#8 of 41 Re: 2010 outlander XLS [fushigi]
Jun 22, 2010 (5:10 pm)
Doubt it's any kind of shield ( but ya never know)
no vid needed, dealer confirmed that they hear a noise, what ticks me off is the that they dismissed it to be a normal noise W/O checking into it + the tech's BS replies.. we pulled out another V6 for comparison from thier stock, ran / drove it to operating temps,, and no noise, but the tech says it's there just not as loud, This S**T Head must have super canine hearing, cause I sure didn't hear a thing, except for the normal noises like injector tick,VVT tick and AC clutch engaging and disengaging I even made them drive it to the back away from the traffic/ road area for quieter surroundings... even at this quiet spot I still didn't hear the knocking sound, but boy genius insists that it's present...and actually convinced the salesman that the noise is there..."oh yea I do hear it" and what really pissed me off was his other answer "it's normal just drive it for a couple thousand miles and it'll quiet down, + you'll have the radio on anyway" and he also tried to compare it to a sportbike, "oh those really make alot of noise" Like I give a S**T about his damn bike or any bike for that matter. if you ask me I think this tech is lacking alot of skill / experience. I wouldn't even trust this guy to check my tire pressure
Would any of the above answers be acceptable to you ?
can't say much for the service manager either he was supposed to call me today with an update,, guess what, never got a call
wish I could attach the list of issues that I made for the dealer .. It's 7 long
#9 of 41 Re: 2010 outlander XLS [leo67]
Jun 23, 2010 (8:28 am)
Are there any other dealers in your area you can take it to? Speaking of, what is your area? I'm in the Chicago suburbs.
I don't like to divert traffic away from Edmunds but you might also cross-post this to some other Mitsu forums or to the Mitsu FaceBook page to see if any others have had the problem.
Another place to talk with other owners in person would be the Mitsu Owners Day - MOD. Here's the calendar: http://www.mitsubishicars.com/MMNA/jsp/company/autoshow.do and I'll most likely show up at the Normal, IL one in September.
#10 of 41 Re: 2010 outlander XLS [fushigi]
Jun 23, 2010 (1:26 pm)
Yeah that's my next step , then to the phone number that was provided, in the owners manual,, guess what the dealer found...... absolutely nothing, it's normal the car is 100%... I asked if a Mitsubishi tech looked at it he said yes, I was surprised that they got a regional tech in 1 day,, but further down the conversation, it was his top mech who looked at it, and will look at it again later to confirm things,, then I asked why would he confirm things if things are 100% ?? no answer thought I heard crickets in the background
not to much mitsu forums out there, but I'll search again
thanks for pointing out the MOD too bad eastr coast is a few months away...
sorry I forgot I'm in the NY metro area