Mitsubishi Pajero 2010
The 2010 Mitsubishi Pajero carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Mitsubishi Pajero 2010 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mitsubishi Pajero 2010 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Mitsubishi Pajero 2010: What problems are there with this model?
The Mitsubishi Pajero is one of the longest running models ever, and was first seen in 2006 in much the same form as today’s version. With that in mind, the vehicle is very much a known quantity and the trade regards the mechanical package highly.
As with any off-road oriented machine, the major thing to check is how the vehicle has been used (and abused) in the past. If it’s highly accessorised with winches, mud tyres, bash plates and lifted suspension, you can be fairly sure it’s had a tough life.
As the vehicle in question approaches 100,000km, you’ll be up for a new timing belt, as that’s the recommended change interval (some say 90,000km). While you’re in there, the advice is to change the water pump and the various tensioners and pulleys at the same time. It’s a lot easier to do it all in one hit than have to open the front of the engine a second time.
On the recall front, the big one to watch is the Takata air-bag fiasco which did affect this model.
Mitsubishi Pajero 2010: Replacing front-end bushes
It’s not possible to say with any degree of accuracy, but I wouldn’t want to be relacing bushes before 200,000 km.
Mitsubishi Pajero 2010: Is it a good family car?
The Pajero ticks most of the boxes for a big four-wheel drive wagon. It's well built and reliable, and the diesel is economical. As for family use it is a big, heavy four-wheel drive and would be overkill for a family that doesn't plan on towing or going off-road. Look for signs of bush use and walk away if you see any damage to the body or underbody that might have been the result of driving off-road.
Mitsubishi Pajero: Problem with the EGR valve
I don't believe there is a way of detecting the problem before it actually happens, except maybe to remove the EGR valves and manifolds and clean them, and that's probably worth doing if you're concerned about it happening on your car. I do also think Mitsubishi should come to the party and cover at least part of the cost of repairs.
Mitsubishi Pajero 2010 Towing capacity
The Mitsubishi Pajero’s towing capacity ranges from 2500kg to 3000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Mitsubishi Pajero Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|R||SUV||3.8L,ULP,5 SP AUTO||2500kg|
|R||SUV||3.2L,Diesel,5 SP AUTO||2500kg|
|GL LWB (4X4)||SUV||3.2L,Diesel,5 SP MAN||3000kg|
|Platinum Edition||SUV||3.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN||3000kg|