KEEP YOUR MITSUBISHI HAPPY
You're now the proud owner of one of the most cutting-edge cars on the planet. To keep it around for years to come, try these simple car-care tips at home and at the dealer. For example, did you know that you should use different kinds of gas in the winter and the summer? Yeah, it's a thing. Read on to become a Mitsubishi-care aficionado.
At Home *
Locking - Choose between flashing lamps AND horn, lamps only, horn only or no signal
Unlocking - Choose between flashing lamps and no signal. The horn cannot be selected for unlocking.
The detailed procedure is explained in the Features and Controls section of the owner's manual, listed under "Keyless entry system."
The "Vehicle Care and Maintenance" section of your owner's manual includes information on the proper care and cleaning of your vehicle, including wheels and advises the following:
- Remove dirt using a wet sponge.
- Use a mild detergent on any dirt that cannot be removed easily with water.
- Rinse the detergent after washing the wheel.
- Dry the wheel thoroughly using a chamois leather or soft cloth.
- Do not use a brush or use other hard implements on the wheels. Doing so could scratch them.
- Do not use any cleaner that contains an abrasive substance or is acidic or alkaline. Doing so could cause the coating on the wheels to peel or become discolored or stained.
- Do not directly apply hot water using a steam cleaner or by any other means.
- Contact with seawater or road salt used for de-icing can cause corrosion. Rinse off such substances as soon as possible.
If you have additional questions, contact your authorized Mitsubishi Motors dealer.
At The Dealer *
- Factory-Trained Technicians
- Advanced Diagnostic Equipment
- Quality Workmanship
- Mitsubishi Genuine Parts
- Mitsubishi Authorized Accessories
- Competitive Prices
- Fast Service
- Use the factory authorized scan tool to check for Diagnostic Trouble Codes in all of your Mitsubishi's computers.
- Query the factory databases to check your Mitsubishi for:
- Open recalls
- Remaining warranties
- Warranty extensions
- Check your vehicle's battery, starter, and charging system utilizing Mitsubishi's Advanced Battery and Electrical System Diagnostic Tester.
- Have factory trained technicians complete a 27-point inspection of key vehicle systems.
- Provide you a customized report of their findings.
A dirty cabin filter may also restrict the airflow and taint the air quality entering the passenger compartment. Keep the air inside your vehicle fresh by replacing the filter as recommended.
Brake fluid should also be changed according to the maintenance schedule and with the appropriate fluid indicated in your Owner's Manual. Moisture is absorbed by brake fluid, and no system is "air tight". Eventually, the water content can become too high and lead to corrosion of the braking system's components and brake fade.
Additional Advice *
Top Tier gasoline contains higher levels of detergent additives to prevent build-up of engine "gunk," known to reduce fuel economy and engine performance, and lead to possible mechanical breakdown.
MMT is a gasoline supplement that is used to increase a fuel's octane rating. However, use of MMT in gasoline can lead to an increase in emissions and possible decrease in performance and fuel economy.
It may even cause the malfunction indicator on your instrument panel to illuminate. Gasoline containing MMT is not commonly sold in the US, and is banned in California.
Do not use gasoline containing MMT. Mitsubishi recommends all its vehicles be fueled with federal reformulated gasoline (see Oxygenated Fuels below) since it does not contain MMT. To determine if a fuel retailer sells gasoline containing MMT, you must contact their customer service department or ask the attendant on duty. The fuel pump will not indicate if MMT is contained in the gasoline.
One other oxygenated fuel available in the US is methanol (wood alcohol). Gasoline containing methanol cannot be used in your vehicle. Using this type of alcohol could adversely affect the vehicle's performance and damage critical parts of the vehicle's fuel system.
There is no advantage in using higher than the minimum required octane in your vehicle unless otherwise indicated in your Owner's Manual.
"Winter" gasoline contains detergents with higher volatility, which compensates for cold, dense air and assists in cold start conditions. "Winter" gasoline varies by region, and is usually sold in cold weather conditions.
Using "Summer" gasoline in cold weather conditions and "Winter" gasoline in warm or hot weather conditions can cause minor complications. Typically, refueling at a major name brand gasoline retailer will remedy this situation.
Sulfuric odor is emitted from your vehicle's exhaust system, but is not always noticeable. Typically, the odor can be noticed during engine warm-up from a cold start, right after deceleration, or after wide-open throttle acceleration. This is a normal condition, however, if the odor becomes overwhelming; please contact your local Authorized Mitsubishi Motors dealership to discuss.
- Turn your vehicle off.
- Always handle fuel in a well-ventilated, outdoor area and do not inhale fuel vapor.
- Do not use any mobile devices (pagers, cellular phones, tablets).
- Keep away from flames, sparks, and smoking materials.
- Before removing the fuel cap, discharge your body's static electricity by touching a metal part of the car or fuel pump. Any static electricity on your body could create a spark that ignites fuel vapor.
- Perform the whole fueling process yourself. Do not let any other person come near the fuel tank filler.
- Do not move away from the fuel tank filler until the refueling is finished.
- Do not "top off" your fuel tank.
- Always securely tighten the fuel cap per the procedure in the Owner's Manual. An insufficiently tightened cap can cause illumination of the service engine light.
1 Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes destination/handling, tax, title, license etc. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your Mitsubishi retailer for details.
2 Legal Disclaimer for I-MiEV:
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes destination/handling, tax, title, license etc. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. Includes CHAdeMO DC quick-charge port, battery warming system and heated side-view mirrors. Destination/handling charges for Mitsubishi i-MiEV $850 ($975 Alaska/Hawaii). Actual prices set by retailer. Federal and state tax credits and/or rebates may be available "post- sale" (after purchase of the vehicle has been completed by the dealer). Consult your tax professional for details.