Mitsubishi Pajero Diesel Problems

What is causing my 2014 Mitsubishi Pajero to blow black smoke, jolt through gears and only go 60km/h?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Sep 2020

The Mitsubishi Pajero is actually regarded as a very reliable vehicle, so your experience is not typical. There are several potential causes for this, but the thing I’d check first would be the air filter. Is it possible this was overlooked during the recent service? A blocked or dirty air filter will certainly make an engine blow smoke and operate poorly.

I’m assuming your vehicle is a diesel, so it would be worth checking the suction-control valve on the back of the fuel pump, too. Also, a stuck injector that is pouring fuel into the engine can also potentially create these symptoms. I’ve also heard of the Pajero diesel suffering from a build-up of black gunk inside the intake system that can also cause symptoms like the ones you’ve described.

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Is the engine light not covered by warranty?

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Jun 2018

The engine light is telling you that there is a problem, and the diagnostic check indicated it was a problem with the DPF, which needs replacing or cleaning.

It’s not covered by the warranty, as it’s a normal wear-and-tear item. On the surface it doesn’t appear that you are being unfairly treated.

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What's a fuel efficient SUV on the market?

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Nov 2017

I don’t believe that what you want is out there, and can only reiterate past advice, buy a Patrol/Pajero/Prado/LandCruiser.

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Mitsubishi Pajero 2016: Why is the GLX diesel using so much fuel?

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Dec 2016

Mitsubishi claims an average of 9.1L/100km, 8.0L/100km on country driving and 11.1L/100km around town, so at 8.5L/100km it's on the money fuel-wise. The lack of power does seem an issue and I would have it checked by your dealer at the next service. After 10,000km it should be performing near its best.

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What is a a good 4WD for $25,000?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Mar 2015

You need a proper four-wheel drive and, with that budget, I'd suggest a Mitsubishi Pajero.

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2008 Mitsubishi Pajero diesel timing chain

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Aug 2014

It has a timing chain, which doesn't need to be replaced as a toothed belt does, but it's worth checking the timing chain guides as they wear and if the wear is allowed to become excessive they can fail and possibly jam the chain, which could cause significant and expensive damage to the engine. Around 90,000 km seems to be the danger period where failures can occur.

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Mitsubishi Pajero turbo diesel snorkel

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Aug 2011

I don't believe so; they're mainly fitted to prevent water getting into the engine when crossing creeks and rivers etc.

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Major service on 04 Pajero

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Jun 2011

The diesel engine has a chain, so there's no requirement to replace it as there is with a belt.

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Nissan Pajero 2004: Does this model have issues with its engine?

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Jan 2010

I WOULD like to be able to confirm that the problem with the 3-litre turbodiesel engine has been fixed, but I can't. My attempts to get Nissan to own up to a fix have been a dismal failure. All it would tell me is it would take care of owners of any Patrol that had an engine problem. Read into that what you will.

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