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by msmatt
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: News and Main Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Forum Discussions
Topic: What CAN I tow with PHEV
Replies: 24
Views: 882

Re: What CAN I tow with PHEV

I have the OEM trailer hitch . I mainly wanted it to mount a bike carrier, but I was surprised that it has a 2" receiver. That size is usually associated with Class 3 hitches which go well above 3500 lbs. I suspect the OEM hitch is quite capable of 1500kg, but for some reason Mitsubishi decided to d...
by msmatt
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: News and Main Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Forum Discussions
Topic: 2018 Canadian PHEV wont run in ev.
Replies: 32
Views: 2795

Re: 2018 Canadian PHEV wont run in ev.

I'm in the same boat. First winter in 2018 was fine, EV most of the time, I just had to make sure not to turn on the heater. Now it's lots of cold starts where the ICE barely warms up. It's at 56,000 km and 78% battery SOH. I read an article where someone in Europe was claiming PHEV's contribute mor...
by msmatt
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Some cosmetic upgrades for 2018 Outlander PHEV
Replies: 17
Views: 8633

Re: Some cosmetic upgrades for 2018 Outlander PHEV

Speaking of minor changes ... anyone figured out a radio control knob replacement? The tiny one is just to small for my ham-hands. Yes, I know I can use the control on the steering wheel, but when I'm a passenger ... I recently was browsing on Amazon and happened across some silicone wedding bands....
by msmatt
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Check engine lite code p0a45
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Check engine lite code p0a45

Google says: "P0A45 OBD-II: Drive Motor "B" Position Sensor Circuit The hybrid control module uses sensors to determine the position of the hybrid motor's internal components. If the hybrid control module determines there is a fault in the position sensor, the engine control module will set code P0A...
by msmatt
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: The fuel consumption of the PHEV and how I decrease it.
Replies: 31
Views: 16538

Re: The fuel consumption of the PHEV and how I decrease it.

[How can I force my vehicle to run in parallel hybrid mode runnig in the highway. I find series hybrid mode to be not very good in highway conditions] As long as it's not too cold and the battery is not fully charged, putting it in Charge Mode usually makes it switch to parallel mode. I do that goi...
by msmatt
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: News and Main Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Forum Discussions
Topic: J1772 handle problem
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: J1772 handle problem

I've got a Duosida as well for my 2018 PHEV, and it's also much tighter than the 120V Mitsubishi one. It has gotten somewhat easier to connect with a few years of usage. I tried sanding the outer housing at one point but I don't think it helped much. I didn't find a way to work on the internal posts...
by msmatt
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Japanese text on MMCS screen
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Japanese text on MMCS screen

Sounds like it it's not booting up properly, maybe the memory was corrupted somehow. Just for fun you could try Google Translate with the camera on your phone to translate the Japanese to English, then search that error message.
by msmatt
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: North America - USA and Canada
Topic: Canada Service Schedule
Replies: 10
Views: 5663

Re: Canada Service Schedule

My 24k service was $422, However, it did not include an overnight battery check. I don't think my dealer has ever checked the battery, and probably doesn't know how. It was the usual oil change and heavy on the drivetrain inspection, plus brake service. I think my dealer likes working on brakes, whi...
by msmatt
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Let's stop ICEheat, when cold...
Replies: 60
Views: 15649

Re: Let's stop ICEheat, when cold...

Based on comments here it would seem that Mitsubishi made a software change to North American vehicles in late 2018 or 2019. I bought my 2018 SE model (Canadian) in late summer 2018 and in the first winter I was able to drive in below 0C temperatures easily without the ICE starting. I'm not sure whe...
by msmatt
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: ICE Startup Parameters In Cold Weather?
Replies: 17
Views: 2902

Re: ICE Startup Parameters In Cold Weather?

I have the same situation as you kpetrov, 2018 Canadian model, and I find close to 0C and below, the ICE can't be prevented from starting. It does seem that if I pre-heat for 10-20 minutes, it had less tendency to start. I don't know why, but I'm guessing the pre-heating also has an effect on the ba...

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