Outlander BUYER BEWARE
We purchased an outlander from MMAL dealer in Victor Harbor some 2 years ago and from that point we have been trying to get the surge/shudder sensation and reversing sensors that don't work regularly. It has been back to the dealer 4 times with no resulting fix however the service tech reported the problem to MMAL. Their response was and I quote "The shudder/surge felt during deceleration is due to ratio change in the CVT and is normal for the transmission" this means every outlander of this model will have this problem and this should be expla...ined when you buy this vehicle from the dealer. We have driven many outlanders of this model all over Australia as hire cars but have never experience it any of these so I can only believe we are unlucky with this vehicle or its and engineered concern. MMAL are not helpful with either of the problems at all so before you buy ensure that the vehicle seller explains this so called acceptable engineering defect to you. I can say if this is not a defect it can when happening at its extreme whilst going through an "S" bend could cause the driver to over correct and cause an accident. MMAL have been extremely negative and totally unacceptable with a response to our problem and basically don't care so if you are thinking of buying one of these please understand this defect or as MMAL put acceptable condition may cause the customer a serious concern. If you go to this website you will see the same problem above is a problem with Outlanders in America. https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2020/MC-10177379-9999.pdf. Copy and paste this website and you will see a Mitsubishi Motors Technical Service Bulletin that explains the defect and then explains the fix. So much for the MMAL answer of its normal for this transmission.
Rear main leak at 30,000 kms. Bearing at 60,000. Mistubishi Australia refuses to do warranty work as the issues arent big enough. Will never buy another mitsubishi again.
Car has issues excellerating, but aparently its normal.
Purchased in October 2017 at Mitsubishi Dealers for $30,000.00.
Thirsty, too easy to skid
Have had a 2012 ZH Outlander 5sp manual for a year, and while I really like Mitsubishi, this model is pretty average. Fuel consumption is heavy, however when the fuel light comes on I can get at least 45km before refilling. It is too easy to induce a front-wheel skid and spin the wheels in this, even when taking off on a level road. I would not want to tow anything as a result. I recently bought new tyres, and it is still skidding when I take off turning a corner with foot to the floor. It is very sluggish acceleration until the engine gets to about 1800rpm. so you need to give plenty of accelerator when taking off. However, one good feature is that it has rear folding seats that give you more room in the back for large items.
- Outlander PHEV ZL ES (2018-2021)
towing with Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ZK ES (2018-2020)
Despite what the brochures say the Mitsubishi PHEV ZK is not suitable (or rather safe) for any sort of towing if there is any chance of having to go up a slope. They (Mitsubishi) don't advertise the fact it has 'torque limiting' apparently to protect the electric motors. It means if you have to stop on an uphill slope due to traffic etc you will not be able to move off. A PHEV loaded to its max GCM (1500kg trailer + passengers) struggles to move if the gradient is greater than approximately 6 deg. Even at its GVM (passengers + baggage, no trailer) the limit is about 9 deg.
Purchased in June 2020 for $57,600.00.
2011 ZH Outlander LS 2.4 5 seater 4WD Auto CVT. Full size spare.
Bought car in 2015 from Fleet Sales ex-NSW Gov car (Dept of Food Lismore) AUD$20K. Was fitted witha non-Mitsi, Nokia-only Bluetooth by NSW DoF which had to be removed.
I have retrofitted a Bluetooth handsfree and fog lights (both OEM parts ex-wreckers), the chiller box vent (new parts ex Mitsi dealer) and installed the ZG top of dash glove box (again OEM ex wreckers).
Bought the car for myself and my two dogs (their travelling bed is in the cargo area and their harnesses attached to the cargo barrier anchor points on the side.
The drop down...tail gate acts as a ledge, shelf, seat and ladder (to the back of the roof racks). I do not like that is is gone on the later models and will probably stick with the ZH until I retire. The cruise control is beautiful (set 1km above limit) and it roars its way up hills on the limit.
Purchased in July 2015 for $20,000.00.
Towing with a Mitsubishi PHEV
There are a few "hacks" when towing with a Mitsubishi PHEV.
Remember you have a petrol motor and a front and rear electric motor so drive accordingly.
Stay within your vehicle's towing limits.
Buy a quality electric brake controller.
Select CHARGE if you have a hilly journey
Select CHARGE if your Electric Fuel level is low
Fantastic SUV. Big Size but very fuel efficient.
I am happy to say that after purchasing this SUV with a lot of comparison with other SUV's. I am happy with this SUV. The main thing I like is for a SUV it is very (very) twice fuel efficient. It has at times given me 5.8 Its/100KM equal to 17 Kms/Ltr for its large size and 2.0 Litre engine. Very comfortable and spacious. I have done so far over 100K in 6.5 years and its been fantastic. I like the shape and the size. The boot is very spacious. I used it only on paved roads. Infact, still using the Toyo A24 tires that came with it with 20K -30...K more life on tires. I have averaged 15K per year. All previous services within warranty were done with the dealer. I ensure timely service. Other that that it's a real smooth running car, it just glides effortlessly. Did have some issue with the transmission giving a sudden jerk on the lowering of gears. I gave to the dealer, they sorted it and also got the alternator replaced due to some recall. All was within warranty and so nothing to pay. Overall I am very happy and satisfied with my decision to buy a Mitsy.
Purchased in February 2014 at Mitsubishi Dealers for $31,500.00.
The Mitsubishi PHEV Exceed 2020 model - after 4 weeks
Superficially it seems to be very impressive and fuel economy is great (got 1500km out of 30 litres of fuel) but in the 4 weeks I have had it I have noticed a few software 'bugs' (erroneous displays etc). Around town and on a freeway it is a pleasure to drive ....but.... the electric drive system seems to be very under powered at low speed - it struggles going up a slope slowly with 4 people on board. It is also supposed to be able to tow 750kg (unbraked) and 1500kg (braked) but it cannot pull a light (400kg) unloaded trailer up an 18deg sl...ope. The tow bar option is a waist of time unless all your trips were downhill. The dealer's service depart do not seem to know much about the electric drive system so they cannot give sensible answers to the problems I am seeing.
Purchased in June 2020 at Australian Motors for $57,634.00.
This is my fourth Outlander
I believe the Outlander is best value for money of all vehicles in its category. It's not necessarily the quickest or best equipped, but for all-round value it's hard to beat. Admittedly, my usage is low, more of a runaround, so I can't speak for how well it survives long-distance commuting, for example. Certainly worth consideration if you're in the market for a family SVU.
Purchased in February 2019 at Booths Wyong for $35,000.00.
Don’t be DECEIVE by the sales price at NORTHSHORE Mitsubishi RYDE!
# AVOID NORTHSHORE Mitsubishi # at all cost.
Read all the reviews left by customers at their Facebook Page and Google review for both Mitsubishi and Hunter Holder !
The same dealer principle for Hunter Holden Ryde ,603 Victoria Road NSW
They will lied to you with the LOWest price compare with other Mitsubishi dealership but the price you pay for a POOR after sales service and EXPENSIVE spares parts is what you get. Misled and Misrepresented of the product is what they are good at ...STAY AWAY please don’t b tempted by their low price you pay what for you get
Purchased in March 2020 at Northshore Mitshubishi .
Good choice for second hand vehicle
I was pleasantly surprised to how smoothly my car drives. Fuel economy is very reasonable. Inside space and back seating roomy and comfortable. Best to consider bigger than the two litre engine, as underpowered on hilly roads.
Purchased in June 2019 at Oz cars for $16,100.00.
I use my outlander to go to work and family outings it has heaps of space in it.
Very smooth in driving i drove it to snowy mountains very comfi drive.
Service it regularly from dealership.
Purchased in April 2019 at McGrath Mitsubishi Liverpool.
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Bought my 2017 outlander brand new within 12 months the carpet started to fall apart (no where near feet area) MMA replaced and said it was a good will.
Roughly 12 month later same place same issue. Was told sorry its wear and tear through foot traffic. Funny unless u are driving with a twisted foot.
I now in the process of taking them to the small claims tribunal
Purchased in February 2017 at McGrath Mitsubishi Liverpool for $30,000.00.
- Outlander ZK LS (2015-2017)
Love my Outlander
We bought our Outlander 3 years ago as a dealer demo with 400kms. We're up to 75,000kms and haven't had a single issue with it. We've always received good service from Mitsubishi and are really happy overall. We have 2 little kids and have to cart around a big pram with 2 seats. There's heaps of room inside, even at 6'2 I'm legitimately as comfortable in the front seats as I am the back. There's heaps of legroom and even after hours in the car (we do lots of long distance driving) I'm never cramped. I really rate this car highly. The only featu...re its missing is sat nav but we have google maps on the phone so not a big issue. Being a 2lt petrol with a CVT transmission, it's a bit sluggish and overtaking isn't instantaneous but it is great on fuel, cheap to service and very comfortable.
Purchased in February 2017 at Mitsubishi Dealers for $27,000.00.
Misunderstood by car reviewers
Very simply the electric outlander is a good buy and Subaru have just released a self charging hybrid which mimics the charging while driving function of the Outlander.
1: dual fuel... electric and petrol so if you run out of fuel RACV just give you some petrol.
2. Home charging. Well your oven works on a 15 amp circuit so does the mitsi. There are also chargers which plug into a standard household 10 amp socket.
3. On road charging while driving gives you a new full tank in 30 minutes.
4. All the advantages of a family SUV four wheel drive.
Purchased for $45,000.00.
Questions & Answers
I have a diesel, have had it 2 year, the last year there has been the odd little chug when coasting along the highway. This problem got rapidly worse and the car blows smoke and loses power and ability to get revs up.
I have replaced the MAF sensor yesterday and it went beautifully until this morning when it was cold and it played up again. It’s blowing smoke, can get revs or power up, just dies when you press the accelerator. Starts and idles fine.
Take it to a local mechanic, they will look iver it for you, Mitsubishi are hopeless at their own brand.
Take off air inlet hose & try a few spurts of throttle body cleaner. And of course make sure to replace air filter if you havn't done so.
Wipe around inside of throttle body carefully with a clean rag. Check outside of throttle body for leaks of oily sludge or soot. Would also replace fuel filter.
Hi, I have an outlander LS 2018.5 MY. Have been using premium 98 fuel, personally I found the mileage is better than 91 and its bit smooth to drive.
I read a few articles about premium fuels not necessary benefit the cars where recommended fuel is 91. Now I am doubting myself on the improvements am getting in my car is not a placebo (haha), hence asking other outlander owners their experience using 98 fuel
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|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Transmission||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic and Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||1.7 L/100km||1.7 L/100km||1.7 L/100km||7.2 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||45 L||45 L||45 L||60 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0 L||4 Cylinder 2.0 L||4 Cylinder 2.0 L||4 Cylinder 2.2 L|
|Max Power||87kW @ 4500rpm||87kW @ 4500rpm||87kW @ 4500rpm||124kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||186Nm @ 4500rpm||186Nm @ 4500rpm||186Nm @ 4500rpm||220Nm @ 4200rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,500 kg||1,500 kg||1,500 kg||1,600 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||190 mm||190 mm||190 mm||190 mm|
|Release date||Sept 2018||Sept 2018||Sept 2018||Nov 2017|
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