The lying Mitsubishi dealers
Got a 2012 4x4 triton Ute, I really hate how they said it can tow 3.5t what a lie, unless you get upgrades, especially suspension etc you might as well get out and walk along side it, 131kW, and 430Nm won’t get it done, DON’T BUY
Purchased in September 2013 at Peter James 4x4.
I have not made up my Mind, Good, Bade ore indifferent
I have purchased a Triton 4x4 in Dec 2018 at a Dealer in Adelaide 2014 Model. 150000km after 3weeks I noticed that the car was smoking like it was on Fire. Under warranty there fixed Timing belt, Ballance shaft? Injectors and stopped smoking without ever telling me what caused the smoking. now I have driven the car 20000km towing my Caravan 18' and have spend the last 4 Days in a Caravan Park while the local Mitsibushi dealer has attempted to fix my new problem. Without warning the Cargos into crawling mode the Dashboard showing the Motor Mana...gement and Traction Control sign. There fixed it yesterday because of excess Carbon built up in the Manifold? $629.00 later I have driven the Car 129km and the same thing happened again Motor Management and Traction Control sign-on in crawling mode 170km in the Bush. The car is now back at the same dealer and there have got no idea what is causing the problem.
Purchased for A$22,000.00.
Been fantastic !
Purchased Dec 2018 with 150g km for 17g at Dealer. Now have 185g km not one single problem. Used to get 725 km until fuel light went on, fitted light bar and spot light on tub roof bar and it dropped to 680km When I fill up only takes 60 litres though. A great car to get around, very jumpy on the road over bumps, but very comfortable. My wife finds the passenger front seat uncomfortable for her back on long drives. Nothing has fallen off or stopped working. I am 54 and owned a lot of cars, this is a favourite for just loping along and chucking stuff in the back. I service it every 10g km through mechanic as I do all my cars. Hope this helps anybody looking at buying one. Cheers !
Purchased in December 2018 at harrigans for A$17,000.00.
The biggest heap of junk you'll ever buy
We bought a Mitsubishi Triton only to be totally disappointed. It spent 91 days in its 1st year in Mitsubishi have multiple things fixed including a blown engine at 49000 km. The list is endless of problems it has had over the years. More recently it blew the new engine up so it has gone through 2 motors in only 170000 km. I would never recommend a Mitsubishi to anyone and have just forked out to but a new Isuzu which we certainly didn't plan after only 7 years owning the Triton. It was meant to last at least double that time but spent most of it on the back of a tow truck. It was always log book serviced etc.
Purchased in February 2013 for A$35,000.00.
Has been a great ute
This Ute has been totally reliable for the 7 years of ownership. The only small issue was the usual turbo lag on take off (Which you get used to) and some rust in the roof, which Mitsubishi rectified for me. Otherwise very happy with the way it performed on road and off-road - so much that I bought a new MR 2020 Triton. Hope it’s as reliable!
Overhearing, dealer takes over 5weeks to repair
Bought a second hand 2012 mn triton in December 2019, coolant down dealer said just replaced overflow bottle topped up and away I went. Two days later no coolant, dealer water pump gone, replaced. Had vehicle for about two weeks, coolant down and noticed between engine and gear box. Back to dealer, Mitsubishi dealer check and said head in stress level. Back to dealer bought triton from. Sent head away to be checked and surface ground. Head now back on vehicle, this has taken over four weeks to get to this stage. Air bag light on when vehicle we...nt for head repair. Now they scan it and Curtin side air bag fault. This could have been sorted out earlier while head was away for repair(scan for fault). We are now in the fifth week without vehicle. I don’t know whether to keep or try and sell as I am reading other posts and it seems I could encounter more issue. Stat warranty is only three months and vehicle has been in workshop for most of this. Believed the Triton was a reliable vehicle, guess not. Triton had done 140000 klms. Snorkel noisey and vibrates, knock in steering column. Have not yet got to really try out vehicle. Going to tow a 18ft fibreglass boat
Purchased in December 2019 at Bay city auto for A$16,000.00.
A reliable and effective Ute
Bought with 40K on the clock and no mods beyond canopy, tow and bull bars. We use Ute to tow a <2 T van on regular country runs, including gravel/sand, and daily use in city commutes. We have added long range tank, snorkel, window tint, roof bars, medium OME front and rear shocks, medium OME front coils, heavy duty Lovell rear leaf springs, rest of vehicle is stock. Ute tows well under load, up hill take off is slow but can’t complain given size of engine and manual gearbox. Under warranty Mitsubishi did repair gearbox cogs at 60K for excessive...wear, and elec wiring sub harness at 150K. We have replaced clutch and radiator. Now with 260K on the clock and continued regular book servicing, including interim the Ute cannot be faulted. Very happy with local dealer and Mitsubishi for warranty items. Have owned a range of other 4x4 brands and am surprised how well this Ute is going, in my view it is as reliable as my old Series 80 1HZ.
Not happy jan
Got brand new , serviced regularly, looked after, never towed weight, only five years old and massive overheating problems, water pump , coolant, radiator cap. Viscous fan, thermostat all replaced and still overheating, in the end it was a cracked head and needs new motor, Mitsubishi didn't give a crap only said ohh we don't cover the motor, what an annoying poor company response especially when they knew it had overheating problems in that model and should have recalled them all. I'll never buy this brand again and will tell everyone that Mitsubishi dont really give a crap.
Purchased in May 2014 for A$26.90.
The MN 2.5 Triton had a casting problem in the block between the head and Mitsubishi know this and have motors sitting around Australia to replace defective motors but it has a lot to do with the dealer whether they want to rip you off or not and what sort of a repor they have with Mitsubishi Aust.
They have been great with my issue new motor all good no cost.
Engines are boat ankers
All mn tritons should have been recalled due to having such engine problems never buy one all ways serviced and looked after also leaking suspension which was checked out by a dealer they told me they were weaping not leaking I told him I would be back to see him when I needed a roadworthy certificate
Purchased in January 2015 for A$35,000.00.
Never buy a triton
Rust discovered in doors after weeks of delivery. Countless warranty repairs later engine terminated at 60,000kms. Extremely limited assistance from Mitsubishi despite factory servicing. 1st new car, never again Mitsubishi
Very disappointed with this triton
3 call backs first 36k, radiator,power steering pump,indercators,42k clutch burn out had to go to v.cat , 110k injectors gone my cost to replace 3500 for the 4 of them .tow 17ft van 3 times a year and use for shopping weekly
Purchased in February 2014 at Car dealer shepparton for A$34,000.00.
On going EGR issues.
Bought new, constant issues with EGR seal blowing out. Replaced in warranty.
Just out of warranty same symptoms have started again have been told it’s EGR pipe now. $1500 not happy.
Purchased in March 2014 for A$32,500.00.
At July 2019, 94 000Kms and brought new as a runout model 2015. Towed 2.4 tonne caravan for 30 000 of these kms. At 85, 000 ISH noticed power loss issues that turned out to be a badly carboned inlet manifold and turbo as well. Mechanic described engine at time as having emphysema. Extremely poor fuel economy as well.
Also issues with clutch, but have lived with issue for 50 000 kms (started to overheat on a moderate but extended climb with the caravan) and needs to be replaced very soon.
Disappointed with hill starting while towing carav...
Purchased in April 2015.
I have owned my 2010 triton for the last 5 years. Purchased with 80,000 on it, It now has 290,000. The only things I have replaced are an air flow sensor common problem and replaced at 200,000 and shockys at 240,000. I service every 5000 and would highly recommend a triton to anyone. I tow a trailer regularly and drive long ks daily and the ute handles everything I have thrown at it.
Purchased in March 2014 for A$22,000.00.
Good all rounder
09 MN .I brought my ute new and have have done 193000 km .I have had an injector failure at 17000 but was replaced by dealer.i have had a 3rd gear problem at 100000 .again sorted by the dealer.it is very comfortable as a daily driver and a great weekend 4wd.i have after market shocks and wheels ,bullbar ,canopy was originally an Mitsubishi one but it warped on the sides and was replaced by the dealer with a ARB model.overall it is solid and reliable now after some teething problems being the new 2.5motor in 09.i have fitted a catch can and had ...the sludge cleaned out internally.i would not buy a new one as they are plastic all over and not as tough as the old ones.with regular services and a little mechanical sympathy it will last me another 10 years i hope.i tow regularly a tandem trailer and it pulls very well now I have fitted a throttle controller. Good luck.
Purchased in October 2009 for A$45,000.00.
BUYER BEWARE - customer service shocking
Bought new triton 2013 - 40,000 ks on the clock. Over heating with numerous breakdowns took us ages to get results finally we got a new motor. Fast forward to 2018 same problem with 2nd motor. Had to basically fight for assistance had fair trading involved they replaced with a short motor but could not tell us why we were having problems . Not confident with this as we has almost been killed several times as the car would only overheat on freeways after several hours and would loose power so travelling 110 km would drop down to 40 km stranded ...on side of highways with B double trucks screaming past you is something you don't forget. After breaking down 12 times in total we asked for a refund or a new vehicle Mitsubishi claimed that we had aftermarket items on the car and said that they would not deal with us. DIRTY TRICKS......... What type of company would leave us like that we purchased a new car and in less than 5 years had 3 motors. We gave up after 7 months of fighting. We have lost so much money as it was a work vehicle we mentally can not fight any more. Yes they won. I sincerely warn any potential buyer not to buy Mitsubishi !
Purchased in June 2013 for A$32,000.00.
Ordinary at best
2011 Triton was bought to tour Australia, bout it early to have it ready for the big trip it had done 20k Klms around town before we started the preparations to have it ready to go , by the time we left it had 60kKlms and now we are stuck in Alice springs with a blown motor and Mitsubishi have decided the diesel injector was the problem and as such there is no warranty , 98k Klms and all we have is a paperweight, and no way to get back to Brisbane
Purchased in September 2011 for A$48,750.00.
Great Reliable Little Truck
I have owned my Triton since March 2009. It has been reliable with fuel consumption consistently less than 9 L/100KM and having clocked over 160,000km. It has the 2.4 L Turbo Diesel engine with an alloy trayback and although the engine sounds small it has fantastic torque. I have taken this vehicle through Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory several times and never felt like the truck was going to let me down. The traction system is second to none and is, in my opinion, better than competitors. I also use it regularly to tow my 5 meter boa...t over various roads including heavily corrugated roads in the middle of nowhere as I search out a new launching for the boat. I am looking at replacing the vehicle in the next couple of years either with another Triton or, due to family reasons, a Pajero, but in either case it will be another Mitsubishi. I would highly recommend the Mitsubishi Triton to any bloke or lady out there who want a reliable vehicle.
Purchased in March 2009.
Cheap that’s it
I purchased my 2013 MN Triton December 2013. I have had the following issues whilst within warranty period
3 new steering wheels (replaced under warranty) latest has failed and now out of warranty
2 new clock springs (replaced under warranty) latest has failed and now out of warranty
1 new drivers seat belt (replaced under warranty) latest has failed and now out of warranty
2 rear door window runners and guides because of rust
Questions & Answers
Hi can some one please tell me how to brighten my 2011 triton dash board can not find a switch any where cheers tracy .
Just wondering if anyone has ever had problems with the chassis such as it bending or folding. it hasn't happened to me but i have been told it can happen. i own a 09 MN Triton GLX-R Turbo Diesel 2.5 liter. has anyone heard of this problem or even had this problem happen..
Have 2010 diesel 4x4 triton
Having issues with intermittent overdrive Automatic)
When overdrive not working always takes off in 2nd gear, when It does work takes off in 1st gear and all gears are smooth changing up. We have another auto transmission installed and same problem we’ve had is still there. It’s been going on like this for 2 years
Sometimes it may not do it for 1 week - month but then comes back and does it every time
Anyone had any experience with this or know what we can look at next?
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