Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4?
The Mitsubishi Outlander is proving to be a very robust car, so your main checks should centre on whether it has been well cared for. Look under the bonnet and boot carpet for signs of repaired crash damage, and in a car that’s as relatively new as this you should insist on a full service history.
If the car has been used for towing, check for any unusual noises from the four-wheel-drive system, and if you’re looking at a PHEV built between July and September 2015 ensure that it should has undergone remedial work to fix a potentially loose fuel pipe as part of a recall.
The large flap covering the charging sockets has also been known to bend, or for clips to fall off meaning it doesn’t close easily.
The door latching mechanism can malfunction in hot weather on cars built between 6 May 2015 and 14 March 2016 that could allow doors to open while the vehicle is being driven. Find out if your car is affected by speaking with a Mitsubishi dealer because new latches will need to be installed if it is.
A relay for the ECU might overheat and could cause the engine to stall on examples made between 5 December 2014 and 31 March 2016. Any affected Outlander will need to have the relay replaced to fix the issue.
The parking brake caliper boot could let in water and lead to corrosion and reduced effectiveness of the parking brake on Outlanders made from the start of production until 21 January 2016. Any example affected will need to be inspected by a technician at a dealership.
Electronic stability program
The braking function used as part of the various driving assistance systems, such as the electronic stability program (ESP), could be interrupted on some examples made between 4 August 2016 and 22 January 2018. A software update will need to be performed to solve the problem.
Automatic emergency braking (AEB)
A software problem identified with some examples equipped with AEB and were built between 5 August 2016 and 6 November 2017, but it only requires an update at the dealership to sort it.