2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT: Illuminated Seat Heaters; Don't Use During Heat Wave
September 28, 2010
Are the seat heaters on? In our long-term Mitsubishi Outlander GT the seat heater switches (located on the inboard side of the seat) are always illuminated. That's great for finding them at night.
But when you give them a casual glance you may think they're actually on when they're not. I wanted to make sure they weren't turned on yesterday, as it was 113F in Downtown LA.
This reminded me of my experience on a June test trip in Arizona with my Technician a few years ago. We left rental car pick-up in a new 370Z, driving to the hotel in 110F ambient.
My Tech (and buddy), sweat pouring off of him, kept complaining about the Z's poor air-conditioning --
"It sucks," he said.
After about 25 minutes, I told him that his seat heater, which I had activated as we left the airport, may have contributed to his discomfort.
Following 5 minutes of cursing and laughing, he threatened 3AM wake-up calls for me for the duration of our business trip.
But they never materialized.
Albert Austria, Senior Engineer @ 5,600 miles