Mitsubishi Triton 2008 Problems

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Mitsubishi Triton 2008: Central locking issues

Answered by CarsGuide 4 May 2020

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.

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Mitsubishi Triton 2008: Transmission warning light

Answered by CarsGuide 10 May 2019

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.

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Mitsubishi Triton 2008: Petrol fuel consumption

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Jun 2018

Mitsubishi quotes a combined average of 10.9 L/100 km for the 2.4-litre dual-cab Triton. Around town they claim 13.9 L/100 km and on the highway 9.1 L/100 km. It’s similar to other dual-cab utes.

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What's a '08 petrol-powered Triton like on fuel?

Answered by CarsGuide 21 May 2018

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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800,000 cars recalled in two days

800,000 cars recalled in two days

30 Jun 2016 · by Joshua Dowling

Cars are either being built worse -- or companies are getting better at detecting faults.Almost every Mitsubishi model sold in Australia over the past 10 years -- close to 500,000 cars -- and 324,000 ...

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Mitsubishi recalls 3600 Tritons and Challengers

Mitsubishi recalls 3600 Tritons and Challengers

27 Sep 2013 · by Karla Pincott

The safety recall is to fix a fault that could see the powered seats' reclining lever stick in the operating position after use, allowing current to continue to flow to the seat motor. Mitsubishi ...

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Mitsubish Triton 2008: Airbag clock spring

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Sep 2013

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.

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Mitsubishi Triton 2008: Turbo failure

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Jun 2013

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.

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Mitsubishi Triton 2008: Faulty caliper

Answered by CarsGuide 16 Nov 2012

No I don't think you are being unreasonable, the brake caliper should last for the life of the vehicle.

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I bought a car with rust

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Mar 2011

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.

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