Mitsubishi Verada Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mitsubishi Verada reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Feeling deflated

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Feb 2006

BOTH maker and retailer are actually correct. The Mitsubishi pressure takes into account ride comfort, handling, noise and tyre life and is usually a compromise. The tyre retailer gives you a recommendation for better life and handling, but the ride may be harsher and road noise higher. I'd be happy to follow the 32psi he recommends. I prefer to run pressures slightly higher than those recommended by makers. Use your own hand-held gauge. Go to your tyre retailer and check it against the gauges there. Forget about servo gauges.

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Stinky verada

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Jul 2005

A ROTTEN-EGG smell is usually caused by a malfunctioning catalytic converter. Your dealer should be able to detect this when he checks the emission system. I don't believe shopping around for petrol will overcome the problem. I would take the car back to your dealer and have the engine and emission systems checked for faults.

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Nitrogen tyres

Answered by CarsGuide 31 Mar 2005

HAVE you done back-to-back testing with tyres inflated with air compared to tyres that are inflated with nitrogen? That's the only way you can accurately determine the effect of the nitrogen as an inflation medium. Most tyre experts will tell you nitrogen makes no difference under normal driving conditions.

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Warranty warning

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Jan 2005

TRADE-practice laws allow you to have your car serviced anywhere without affecting your warranty, as long as the service agent is qualified. But if something breaks, you must convince the factory dealer the problem is covered by the warranty and wasn't a result of poor servicing. If you're happy to negotiate with the dealer/factory in the event of a problem, have your car serviced where it's most cost-effective.

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Manifold problem

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Dec 2004

I'M AFRAID there is no special tool that will do the job. You need to take off the top half of the inlet manifold to get at the rear plugs, but leave the throttle body hanging on the hoses so you don't have to bleed the system when you put it back together. The whole job takes an expert about an hour.

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A knock up front

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Nov 2004

CHECK the top mounts of the front struts. The Mitsubishi has a system of two mounting nuts, one on top and one underneath. The knocking could be caused by looseness in the lower nut, even if the top one is tight.

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