any other outlander owners here?


nugundam93
06-16-2006, 01:36 PM
any other outlander owners here?

i used to think that the outlander was so-so but after a trackday last saturday...i'm impressed. ours is a 2.4L non-mivec AWD model and it did acquit itself pretty well during spirited lapping at a local racetrack. :D

lsj102856
07-28-2006, 07:46 AM
I have an outlander and for the past 2 weeks it's acting like it's not getting gas, it will hesitate and miss and die when you let off the gas. Just had a tune up last week and put on a diagnostic machine and was told it didn't give any bad codes, had it towed last night for the same thing only this time the service engine light is on. Anybody have any ideas on the problem.

nugundam93
07-28-2006, 03:05 PM
hmmmm. bad maf sensor?

Thurbs
07-28-2006, 08:03 PM
Ya, Outlander owner here.
2003 XLS..
I just picked one up last weekend and I am looking for a good forum to talk about the good and the bad.
I hope this is a good one.

nugundam93
07-30-2006, 11:45 AM
welcome aboard thurbs. how's your mileage so far?

i hate it when there isn't too much in terms of suspension upgrades for the outlander.

fortunately, Tein has one...the basic wagon damper which is a height adjustable coilover kit. dunno how much it costs though, but that's what the Tein Japan guys said anyway.

Thurbs
07-30-2006, 08:00 PM
I don't know if I am going to do any mods on this other than probably a stereo upgrade.

I live in So. Utah so there are many places to off-road. I know the Outlander isn't much of an off-road vehicle, but it is nice to finally be able to go into the hills without worry about damaging the undercarriage of your vehicle. Took it into the hills last night to see how she did on rocks, dirt and gravel. I was impressed by the torque she gave me going up a steep dirt/rock incline.

I have been getting about 20 MPH, pretty sucky for a 4 banger. It is the AWD that is killing me.

Question for you...
On the little plate where you have PRND +/- is the alluminium plate with the letters supposed to illuminate? Every other automatic I have driven usually lights up the gears your in.

lsj102856
07-31-2006, 08:13 AM
I don't know if I am going to do any mods on this other than probably a stereo upgrade.

I live in So. Utah so there are many places to off-road. I know the Outlander isn't much of an off-road vehicle, but it is nice to finally be able to go into the hills without worry about damaging the undercarriage of your vehicle. Took it into the hills last night to see how she did on rocks, dirt and gravel. I was impressed by the torque she gave me going up a steep dirt/rock incline.

I have been getting about 20 MPH, pretty sucky for a 4 banger. It is the AWD that is killing me.

Question for you...
On the little plate where you have PRND +/- is the alluminium plate with the letters supposed to illuminate? Every other automatic I have driven usually lights up the gears your in.Mine doesn't light up on the plate only where it shows the gears in the speedometer gage

nugundam93
07-31-2006, 03:07 PM
thurbs: i know what you mean, almost all a/t cars do have the PRND illuminated. for some reason, mitsubishi decided to omit that on the 1st gen outlander. :(

the one on the speedo's the only one that indicates the gear you're in.

the ride height's a plus actually for me. i don't need to worry too much about typical floods and potholes here on philippine roads, and it still has a decent center of gravity to let me make use of awd on curvy roads. :D

packrtz
08-18-2006, 11:29 PM
Hi
I have a 2003 Outlander. Runs great - no problems BUT--I have a small spot on the right rear door that is actually rusting thru. I sanded and primed it but to no avail. It seems to be something during the mfg process. No other rust anywhere. Ever hear of this? I'm wondering if there was anykind of known problem or fix offered.

nugundam93
08-19-2006, 05:58 PM
packrtz, (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/member.php?u=471338) have you tried filing for a warranty claim? sounds like one to me. i haven't run across any outlander owner here who's had that situation before...

Lukido
11-06-2006, 10:06 PM
Yo! Just bought a 2007 Outlander G-Type (In Japan) fully loaded with lots of extras. I'm very pleased.:grinyes:

L

nugundam93
11-14-2006, 11:34 AM
congrats lukido!

i've been lusting after the 2nd gen outlander as well ever since i saw it featured in a Motor Fan magazine. too bad mitsubishi philippines doesn't seem too keen on bringing one in, was planning on trading our 1st gen when the time came. :(

GRSteffes
10-20-2007, 11:52 AM
:naughty: I am new at this so bare with me. I have a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander with the multi-communication system in it. It has the nav/cd/dvd/rad my question is does anyone know the process to allow the dvd to play while driving. I have been told that there are two ways to do it push in some secruity code? or by cutting one of the wires ? I would rather not cut any wires but I would like to have this in use for rear screens for the kids. please reply

lsj102856
10-23-2007, 01:02 AM
I have no idea, I just have the radio/cd player

smily157
11-01-2007, 08:49 AM
I have a 2007 Outlander XLS and I love it, it is a great automobile. In regards to playing a DVD while driving, the car uses the GPS signal to track your speed, so if you are going over 5mph, you can't view a picture, you can just hear sound. The only way I have heard is to disable the GPS signal so that the car can't tell how fast you are going, but what is the point of having the MMCS without gps navi? It is just not worth it to try. But I know that the Japanese Outlanders have an optional TV tuner in the unit so you can watch live TV while driving, since it is apparently not illegal in Japan, so the capability must be there, but until someone figures it out, I guess we are all stuck :-(

supermanrob
02-27-2008, 05:53 PM
I have a 2007 Outlander XLS and love it also. My g/f bought my 2004 Outlander and that ran great with no problems! Had one question and not sure if anyone can give me an answer. Would having 07 vehicle waxed help or hurt the vehicle? I have the dark blue one and dirt shows up a little easier than a light color. I was thinking of having it waxed but not sure if it will help or is it just not a good idea for a new vehicle?

Thanks for any help

rivs4
03-01-2008, 10:19 AM
Hi im just baught a 2008 outlander and lovin it! I hav a black one and wax is something absolutly mandatory for dark colors. I live in the Dominican Repblic and its anoying how much dust there is EVERYWHERE! I usualy wax my cars abput every 2 weeks when they are new and it keeps the paint shiny as new. But u need a good wax. I use the meguiars NXT witch just need a very light layer and is very easy to remove when it dries.

nugundam93
03-29-2008, 01:26 PM
i usually don't wax a new car until about 6 months or so, just soap and water. :)

congrats too on the 07 outlander! been contemplating on trading in out 05 model for the new one but a huge payment looms over the horizon for a condo unit, so that'll have to be kept just a contemplation. LOL!

besides, the 1st gen's fun on trackdays, even on stock everything. :)

ozzie32
04-21-2008, 10:31 AM
I have had an 03 for a year now and really like it. With all the snow we had this winter it was great to plough right through everything and never get stuck. I just started to have a problem with the transmission. The semi auto function does not work and when in full auto the D does not light up on the dash. Otherwise it still drives and shifts great. Anyone know of this problem and what it might be?

Thanks

jackyy186
02-26-2010, 04:34 PM
Hi I am new to this forum. I own the 2006 AWD. I have problem taking the bolt off the rear drum-disc to replace the brake lining. Any suggestion ??
Also is it easy to replace the timing belt ? Thank you all in advance for any ideas. I like my Outlander very much.:smooch:

RahX
02-27-2010, 12:28 AM
The timing belt isn't too bad just make sure you replace the secondary belt behind the main and make absolutely sure you get the balance shaft in the right position. What bolt are you talking about?

jackyy186
03-02-2010, 09:20 AM
The timing belt isn't too bad just make sure you replace the secondary belt behind the main and make absolutely sure you get the balance shaft in the right position. What bolt are you talking about?
Thank you very much for your reply. -- The bolts that hold down the rear brake calipers. I stripped one of them . I want to take it offto see the star wheel inside to adjust the brakeshoe to the drum. Looking through the hole of the drum did not see a typical spring clip on the star wheel.
So I don't know if it is correct to pry it upward to tighten the brakeshoe.:screwy: Thanks.

RahX
03-03-2010, 06:01 PM
Turn it several turns one way and see how tight it gets. If it doesn't tighten, turn it the other. I *THINK* you are supposed to adjust it to 0 clearance then back it off like 20 teeth or whatever, I'd just back it off until you cant hear it rub and see how the parking brake feels.

basic122
03-05-2010, 08:46 PM
Well I bought a 2009 Outlander and it now has over 41000 km and it still drives like new as when I bought it home.Gas mileage could be better ,but it still rides great. I would buy one again when I go looking. Lots of room in it plus the sound system is great

jackyy186
03-06-2010, 10:08 AM
Turn it several turns one way and see how tight it gets. If it doesn't tighten, turn it the other. I *THINK* you are supposed to adjust it to 0 clearance then back it off like 20 teeth or whatever, I'd just back it off until you cant hear it rub and see how the parking brake feels.


Thank very much.

No_Floaters
03-06-2010, 05:11 PM
My wife and I liked our 2008 XLS with AWD, Sun & Sound, Leather & Nav so much we bought the 2010 GT with SAWC, Sun & Sound, Leather & Nav also. My oldest son has wanted an Evo forever & finally got a 2010. His wife got a 2008 Endeavor. So as a group we have quite a few.

iBgodsmacked
09-11-2010, 10:18 PM
we just bought an 03. I have noticed a bit of a shudder around 35 mph to about 50 ish. I am really hoping it isn't a convertor shudder. New car so naturally i will need to become better aquainted with the vehicle. My biggest question is does anyone know where I could find a left and a right head light lense/ assembly. I have been on ebay and searched every salvage yard in the nation via the web and having a hard time finding one (on the cheap preferably). help and comments please.

All and all i must say I have been surprised and pleased with the ride and response of the outlander. I have read a few reviews with the :sarcasmsign: "so called expert" who was writing it was complaining about the response of the engine. claiming the engine couldn't respond well enough for the heavier outlander since the motor was from galant.

pryornfld
04-22-2018, 11:28 AM
When I was switching from Park to Reverse a Service light came on for th s-awc then went off. I never had it fully in gear as I was waiting for someone to move...not sure what to think. 2014 GT

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