The overheating lemon
2018 bought in March 2019 was as the online reviews say a great budget 4wd with 3100 towing.
Not sure how it can tow that as my 13ft 1600 kg fully loaded Jayco Journey makes the car overheat and boil at the slightest hill.
Three times have been back to the dealers who won’t do anything about it as I haven’t driven the car till the red engine light comes on and cars engine cuts out.
Have provided video and photographic evidence but still not enough proof
Last time the dealership told me the want a weight certificate for the van to prove it’s no...
Purchased in March 2019 for $52,000.00.
We love this car - so far
Bought this car as our Hyundai Santa Fe was a complete lemon. After completing a comprehensive review of other vehicles in its range, I decided to purchase one of these due to its drive and handling. Use is primarily for commuting around in the city, but when we go away we need to include our 2 dogs, and bird as well as 3 growing boys, plus luggage.
The car is great to drive, the 360 degree camera has been a lifesaver and parking in a breeze. The airconditioner is amazing, it is nice to be in a car where it works.
The seats are incredibly comfo...
Great all round vehicle
I bought this 4x4 because I like to go into the bush, walking around looking up various things. On the road it is quite good with minimal roughness experienced compared some other manufacturers 4x4s I have tried. The equipment level beats all other makes of this sort of 4x4, exceptional value for money paid when buying. Fuel consumption is reasonable. Normal driving on highways can be as low as 8.5 litres per 100 km. Even driving in suburban areas can be below 10 litres per 100 kml.
Overall I am very happy with the Pajero Sport 2017 GLS.
Purchased in October 2017 for $45,000.00.
ABS activated when driving
ABS intermittently activated while driving. No lights or alarms just when you get out of the car a strong smell of brake fluid and burning brake pads. The first time it happened Mitsubishi had no clue this was a brand new car 15000km. Rebooted computer and ABS deactivated. The second time took it back the problem had fixed itself this was at 21000km. Mitsubishi said bring it back if it happens
again. Great! Doesn't really instill a lot of confidence in driving the vehicle long distances.
Purchased in March 2019 for $48,000.00.
We love it and yet are annoyed by it.
Pros - we got it for rough 4WD excursions and it performs well. Love the feature that makes the car go like a snail down super steep, rocky mountains without needing to touch the brake. Love the ACC when it works. Love the 7 roomy seats for a tall family. Love having the kids waaaaayyyy in the back. Love the comfort of the seats. Addicted to the heated front seats in winter. Kids love having control over AC vents in the back.
Cons - as one other person commented, we also have had issues with the ACC randomly beeping and sending out warnings eve...
Purchased in May 2019 for $31,000.00.
- Pajero Sport QE GLS 5 Seats
- Verified purchase
Great value genuine 4wd.
Bought a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport for my daughter who was in the market for a mid size 4wd.
She uses it for a general daily run around, with a fair few off road trips into the beautiful national parks around the NT.
So far it has been a fantastic buy with its excellent fuel economy and genuine ability to go off road.
It is an excellent size for her small family, with plenty of room for the kids and their camping gear when they go bush.
Her favourite part of the car is the great fuel economy she gets, and the excellent way that it eats up the kilometres on the roads around here.
Compared to her previous cars, it’s quiet on road and even though it’s a base model, it still has lots of gadgets that she enjoys using.
- Pajero Sport QE Exceed (7 Seats)
- Verified purchase
Good value, average build quality and poor importer support
In 2016 we bought our Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed after quite a bit of research, comparing and test drives. I chose the car as it is very well equipped for its price and has a lot of features as standard that you cannot even get with the direct competitors and seems a step above its direct competitors for interior design and finish.
Further to the features: especially the 360 degree camera I found very impressive (and would not like to do without anymore going forward) and the great (sound) quality stereo is also better than expect...
Amazing cheap high quality reliable all round family vehicle.
Use this car on weekenders, travelling away camping, commuting everything, even a run about ( diesel is so fuel efficient for such a large car as comparison less then 4wd Rav 4 petrol ).
Fantastic towing vehicle
Our Pajero Sport 2016 is used for every day driving, regular towing of our 18ft van and off road. It has never missed a beat and has great torque when towing also able to overtake safely when towing our caravan due to the the diesel turbo engine. Regular maintenance keeps our car in tip top condition and ready for our next adventure.
Purchased in April 2017.
Great value for money
I purchased my 2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in March 2019, I think the car is good value for money. I fitted a genuine Snorkel, Bull Bar and Tow Bar, the original intention was to use it as a recreation vehicle but I find myself driving it everyday. Although it's a little bit slow to move off the mark it soon picks up the pace. The 8 speed gear box does a really good job, and considering it has a 2.4 litre engine what you may miss in the initial burst of power it more than makes up in economy, on highway I've had as good as 7.1 litres per 100Kl...m. So far my best has been a range of just over 900Klm on a 68 Litre tank of diesel. I decided on the 5 seat rather than the 7 seat and the cargo space in the back is pretty good. The only thing I would suggest is that Mitsubishi supply more storage options in the front and also in the cargo area. Up front you have a glove compartment, centre console and drink/map holders in the doors. So if you want to use the Android Auto App you either have to put your phone in the consol or the cup holder in th consol. And there are no storage compartments in the rear cargo area. These are just minor annoyances, overall I'm pleased with the car and it's performance. If your after a 4X4 that won't cost you a fortune, this car is packed with features, the Forward Crash Mitigation system is pretty impressive. The Radar Controled Cruise Control if very effective in reducing speed if another vehicle cuts in front, and then bringing the car back up to speed when there is sufficient distance. Who needs Sat Nav, with the Android Auto I use Google Maps through the car and activate it by voice control, no messy programming. When I looked at this car and it's competitors and weighed all the options, for me the decision was easy. Nice to drive, packed with features, off road capabilities, 7 year warranty, 2 years free servicing then capped price services, it ticked the boxes for me.
Purchased in March 2019 at Camden Valley Motors.
Overall extremely happy, however !!!!
Extremely poor tyre wear on tyres, only got 30,000kms from factory fitted set, apparently they are "sport tyres" with a softer compound... and this is why they wore so quickly. Also Noticed it feels funny from time to time between 100-110kmh on the highway, wife doesn't notice it just me, but I'm a car guy so it stands out, I had seen quite a few complaints about this but have learnt to deal with it since its my wife's car and it does not seem to be a failure issue. Also when you have two child seats on each side of back seat middle seat is r...eally quite skinny and squishy for that passenger. However all that said, this car is fantastic.... best value for money, best interior in its class and very capable off roader, would 100% recommend. Oww and the stereo could be a little lowder, the wife and I like to pump it up and its lacking a little.
Purchased in February 2017.
Issues when going to lower gear
I love my 2018 pajero exceed purchased new .July 2018
Except for the horrendous noise it makes when in lower or trying to go to lower gear usually at 60 kms
I have been back to the dealer from the very first week and continually back to them they have had senior technicians test it from Mitsubishi .
Say nothing can do about it as Mitsubishi changed the computer system for the new 2018 model
And apparently no one else in the World has complained about it
To stop the noise we have to accelerate and then it sometimes stops .does anyone else have this issue?
Purchased in July 2018 for $53,000.00.
A perfect package
Drives beautifully, smooth and very comfortable. Engine is very silent when compared to other diesel engines. Seats are very suitable for long drives. Good safety features for the price. Totally happy with the car so far.
Purchased in January 2019.
Great vehicle, but adaptive cruise control is buggy
About two years ago I leased the Pajero Sport for my company vehicle as it had to be capable offload, a decent commuter vehicle and have a bit of luxury inside. The key features to make this work were preferably a 7 seater SUV but 5 was OK, leather interior, push button start, adaptive cruise control (spoiled by driving an Outback for 2 years) and diesel was preferred. I was seriously getting another Outback, but as a family we thought having two identical vehicles was not a great idea, so I did my studying like everyone else and found the Paje...ro Sport tick all the boxes. Build quality is good, but the leather and plastics are not as nice as my wife's 2015 Outback. The cabin is surprisingly quiet at speed. The Apple play is a great and a must have in any vehicle I own going forward. It has acted up at times, but I suspect it is the phone or more likely the wired connection and not the head unit as a different USB solved the problem for awhile. The back two seats take some getting used to setting up, but they are very good when we have out of town company. I am 189cm, so getting into the vehicle is a bit of a ballet at times, but once inside the headroom is great. Plenty of room in the second row even with the driver's seat back to where I need it. It is no speed demon, especially compared to a 2.5L Outback (which is saying something). I find the turbo can lag unexpectedly, usually when you are trying to get accelerate at the most important times. It is almost as if it the engine is flooded, but only for a fraction of a second. In general traffic and on the highway though it is more than competent and really no complaints with the exception of excessive turbo lag from a standing start. The only big issue issue I have with the vehicle, and its a big one, is the adaptive cruise which will glitch a couple of times a week for no known reason. For example, I will have the cruise set to 80kph and the adaptive cruise will have a lock on the vehicle in front and an icon of a vehicle will show on the dash. The traffic then slows to 40kph which the adaptive cruise handles well and all is fine. Then just when you are not expecting it, a beep can be heard, the adaptive cruise icon on the dash disappears and the adaptive part of the cruise disengages and the vehicle will suddenly try to accelerate into the vehicle it is following in front at the previously set 80kph. This is a major issue and a serious safety issue. I've had it into my local dealer twice and they cannot find any issues or replicate the problem. I have taken to video taping it and showing them the issue, but again they can find no problem. If I had to guess, it is a software problem as it seems to happen only during certain drives and not others and when it starts happening, it tends to do it a lot. So perhaps something is not booting up properly when the vehicle is started. I have asked others I know who own a Pajero Sport and they do not seem to have this issue. But on the basis that my vehicle is just not safe when using a key feature, I cannot recommend this vehicle as a safe choice. For me, I will continue to try to get the dealer or Mitsubishi sort out the issue and continue to drive with my foot over the break when using cruise control.
Purchased in August 2017.
Extensive online research confirms decision to buy!
Hi all. Bought my MY2019 in March after considerable research and I'm very pleased with my decision. Closely considered Isuzu MUX but the transmission (with "AWD" option) and general value for money decided me on the PS. Also the 7 year warranty plus 2 yrs free servicing & $1000 accessories made the decision a no-brainer! I have only 3 issues with it; very little storage space, the cockpit room is a little cramped and it would be great to have the ability to "save" my seating position so I can easily retrieve it after my wife has driven it. Otherwise its a great car and i thoroughly recommend it!
Rob from Maitland SA
Purchased in March 2019 for $50,000.00.
Brilliant all rounder
I have purchased a pajero sport glx brand new about 3 months ago and its a brilliant all rounder. Comfortable on the highway and excellent off road. I realise havent had it long but time will tell for reliability etc. i also fitted a provent 200 catch can on day 1 so no oily crap in the induction.
Purchased in March 2019.
Transmission clunking .
I bought my Mitsubishi Sport 6 months ago and from day 1 have had transmission problems.
The problem is a clunking transmission when the accelerator is used on and off in bad traffic.
Its a lot worse at around the 100k mark and at times the engine seems to miss as its happening.
Ive had it back to the dealer three times to be told its normal. Ive driven cars for 45years and never experienced anything like this in any other car including a Pajero from the 90s.The service manager told me last week that some grease will fix it ,really!! Apart from this the car is great , its so disappointing when you buy something brand new and its not as it should be. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do as I know there is something wrong here?
Purchased in November 2018.
Ticks all the boxes
Purchased our MY17 Exceed with 50000kms in February this year after looking at and test driving the Prado, Everest, Fortuner and Land Rover Discovery 4 line-up. The PS cannot be beaten for value/features/capability/reliability/warranty. Being a family of 4 with 2 infants a 7 seater was top of the list. In the PS we can fit 2 baby seats on the 2nd row 60 split leaving us with a full size 40 split seat for an adult and further access to the rear 2 seats. Even though the PS is a touch narrower than the Audi A4 we sold the 2nd row seats are shaped ...better for baby seats in the PS, we could not fit 2 baby seats on the 60 split in the Audi. Fuel consumption is same or slightly better in the PS being a diesel than the 1.8T petrol Audi that also weighed 500+kgs less! Engine performance is decent but I have since had a re-map done giving a 3 second 0-100 improvement from stock, that is quick for a 2.1T 4x4. We go off-roading and camping twice a month and while being a bit smaller than the Prado and Everest it is more than adequate for our size family, more importantly it is a very capable 4x4 and I've recovered my friend in his Prado and brother-in-law in his JK Jeep. If I had to fault anything it would be the Mitsubishi dealership I visited who wanted to charge me for something that is a warranty job making this and that excuse. I made enough noise and they did it at no cost but this is exactly why I try to stay away from dealerships whenever possible. What I have had done: EFS 2" lift, M/T tyres, exhaust, snorkel, Rhino roof tray, fridge, draw, air compressor, LED light bar, Ironman bull bar, ECU re-map, recovery points, window tint, fender flares and catch can. Well done Mitsubishi on a great family 4x4 that ticks all of our boxes!
After having issues with a Nissan xtrail, I decided to move it on and upgrade to a pajero. I am so impressed, with the car feactures, including birds eye view cameras. It travels very sturdy and smooth, and for a Triton motor it runs extremely quiet. The 8 speed auto transmission is a great upgrade and happy I no longer have a cvt transmission. With all diesel cars like these there will always be a little pedal lag, so I purchased a throttle controller through Hikeit, and it has done wonders. I recommend this car, easy to drive, very very low road noise, and for the price, and safety for my family, it's a must to consider
Purchased in March 2019.
Amazing car..great drive and feature rich
I upgraded from my challenger PB 2012 model. The Challenger is a good vehicle, had no complaints...Was attracted to the 2019 Pajero Sport as it is different, doesnt look or feel truck like even though based on Triton...wanted the 7 seat option, leather power seats, spoiler on the rear, dual zone climate control so Gls is the sweet spot...havent been offroad but driving in the city and across town with some rural driving i have been very impressed at how easy and comfortable it is to drive and despite one or two comments read about engine noise,...it almost sounds like you are driving a petrol model...for a diesel it is very quiet and smooth...a little bit of lag, common on all diesels, but the 8 speed auto is very responsive and handles the engine extremely well as it runs up and down to select the right gear for the demand. The engine is willing and not overly noisy. I have returning fuel consumption of between 7L - 8.3 L 100/klm and overall combined average is 8.2 L / 100klm. The seats are very comfortable, adaptive cruise control and the media entertainment and phone system is very good, runs Android Auto, rides well, maybe a little bit soft but generally a very smooth quiet drive. Handles well for a big vehicle..only negatives is the rear camera is offset so image takes some getting used to, the dab radio sometimes "tunes out" and says "no data" but seems to reset itself after a while...the led headlights are excellent on low beam and pretty good high beam..a light bar will further improve the high beams. As a big family station wagon that can go offroad, tow up to 3.1 tonne, has electronic trailer anti sway, this vehicle in my view is excellent and well worth considering.. Have read lots of comments about the rear end lights which seem to be polarising to some, but they are a great safety feature and not a deal breaker, great looking modern designed vehicle. Mitsubishi have made a great vehicle, low service and maint costs as well..Love driving my car, its a keeper for sure! Update...now more than 3 months in...have had no problems with the car...saw one reviewer with adaptive cruise control problems but mine works a treat and is great feature...got used to the offset camera but overall no regrets and love driving my car as its very comfortable and very smooth, love the seat comfort and its very quiet for a diesel in this class. Take one for a test drive...you might be pleasantly surprised!! Update: 11000 k,s in and hasnt missed a beat..tows a trailer and my caravan very well..have had it on some rough terrain...through clay mud and over rocky hilly terrain..handled very well...great on gravel roads and handles well..love this car!
Purchased in March 2019.
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Questions & Answers
Replaced wiper blades recently because very noisy, still making scraping/rubbing noise.
Is anyone else had that problem
Have replaced wiper blades recently but still making scraping/rubbing noise, any suggestions
Just purchased a Pajero Sport MY16. I find when stopped at a traffic light with my foot on the brake, it feels like the car is shifting a gear after a few seconds while stationary, like a mild judder. Is this normal or is this a transmission problem (See updated comment below Jan 2020)
Have the same issue dealer told me it's been reported by 90% of owners, Mitsubishi are looking into it but appears to be an electronic glitch, I noticed it does not happen if you shift to neutral and back to drive.
noticed that too on my MY18 PS Exceed when just from a full stop on a traffic light. I didn't mind at first since it's just a mild shrudder. Sometimes it's noticeable but most of the time it isn't. I would not mistake it from SUA though (Sudden Unintended Acceleration) which plaque the Montero Sport or Challenger.
Spoke to a service rep at Chadstone Mitsubishi, as I described the issue to him, he interjected and finished my sentence by saying ... "a jolt!" . He says its normal. Sometimes the vehicle stops in third or 2nd gear and the transmission shifts it to a lower gear after a period of time. Said he has had 3 Pajero's as company cars and they all do it! I hope he is right. I will ask another dealership shortly as the car is due for its next service!
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