Mitsubishi Triton 2008 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mitsubishi Triton 2008 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Mitsubishi Triton 2008: Central locking issues
A lot of cars don’t like having a battery that is low on charge or being jump-started. Either of these things can cause the body computer or even the main ECU to start playing up. My guess in this case would be the body-computer which controls the dashboard functions and things like the central locking system.
Before you rush out and pay a mechanic to look at the vehicle, there are a couple of things to try. The first is to take the remote-control for the central locking and hold the button down for at least 30 seconds. Sometimes this is enough to reset the computer and return the vehicle to normal.
If that doesn’t work, get the engine up to temperature, shut it down and carefully disconnect the battery. Leave it that way for at least 30 minutes, reconnect the battery and see if that has produced a reset. You might find the car will run a bit roughly (mainly at idle) at first until the reset computer relearns a few parameters, so be careful on the first drive after trying any of this.
Mitsubishi Triton 2008: Transmission warning light
It could be a number of things, and the only way to establish the cause of the light flashing is to have a mechanic check it.
What's a '08 petrol-powered Triton like on fuel?
From what we can see, that specific Triton carried an official combined fuel consumption figure of 10.9L/100km.
In the real world, you can expect to achieve a similar number on a constant highway cruise, but be prepared for it to climb to something more like 15L/100km around town. So more like a six cylinder modern Falcon or Commodore than a Corolla or Mazda3.
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Mitsubish Triton 2008: Airbag clock spring
Yes, I do. You might not get the full amount reimbursed, but I think you have a good claim for part payment of the costs involved.
Mitsubishi Triton 2008: Turbo failure
This is one of the nasties of modern cars, the issues that have no ready explanation. It could be an electronic issue. The computer could be detecting something is not right, so shuts the turbo off. Re-starting would have the effect of rebooting the computer.
Mitsubishi Triton 2008: Faulty caliper
No I don't think you are being unreasonable, the brake caliper should last for the life of the vehicle.
I bought a car with rust
You should have walked away having seen the rust instead of going ahead and buying the car, but having bought it you’re in a bit of a pickle. You need to assemble all of the information about the car’s history that you can, and then consult an independent expert to get an opinion on the cause of the rust. It’s a little unfair on Mitsubishi to present them with a claim without any supporting documentation to back it.