Maintenance Record Confusion - 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Long-Term Road Test

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander Long Term Road Test

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT: Maintenance Record Confusion

April 25, 2011

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Our long term Mitsubishi Outlander GT has this detailed maintenance information screen in the navigation system. The problem is -- it's slightly off. In the above photo, the maintenance information screen says that the oil and filter were changed at 11,368 miles, on December 30, 2010. That's not what our records say.

According to our records, the last service was at 9,907 miles on December 1, 2010.
Mitsubishi recommends changing the oil every 7,500 miles. This would make our next service due at 17,407 miles. The maintenance light has recently come on and seems to reflect the proper intervals. It has been 6,413 miles since our last service. Most maintenance minders tend to come on at least 1,000 miles before the service is due.

The maintenance light on the instrument panel doesn’t seem to be connected to the one in the navigation system. There is an "update" button in the maintenance information menu, near each service type. Someone probably pressed it after we had taken the Outlander in for service. This would explain the later date and higher mileage.

We'll be taking the vehicle back in for its next service soon and we'll have them reset both maintenance minders. Does your car have a maintenance information menu? Does it work the same way?

Ron Montoya, Consumer Advice Associate @ 16,320 miles

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