Starting the engineStarting the engine  - Starting and driving - Mitsubishi Outlander Owner's Manual - Mitsubishi Outlander

[For vehicles equipped with the keyless operation system].

For information on operations for vehicles equipped with the keyless operation system, refer to “Keyless operation system:

Starting”, 1-30.

[Except for vehicles equipped with the keyless operation system].

Tips for starting

Do not operate the starter motor continuously longer than 10 seconds; doing so could run down the battery. If the engine does not start, turn the ignition switch back to “LOCK”, wait a few seconds, and then try again. Trying repeatedly with the starter motor still turning will damage the starter mechanism.


● Never run the engine in a closed or poorly ventilated area any longer than is needed to move your vehicle in or out of the area. Carbon monoxide gases are odourless and can be fatal.


● Never attempt to start the engine by pushing or pulling the vehicle.

● Do not run the engine at high rpm or drive the vehicle at high speed until the engine has had a change to warm up.

● Release the ignition key as soon as the engine starts to avoid damaging the starter motor.

● Do not stop the engine immediately after high-speed or uphill driving. First allow the engine to idle to give the turbocharger a chance to cool down.

Starting the engine

1. Insert the ignition key and fasten the seat belt.

2. Apply the parking brake.

3. Depress and hold the brake pedal.

4. Depress the clutch pedal all the way and place the gearshift lever in the “N” (Neutral) position.

5. Turn the ignition key to the “ON” position.

5. Turn the ignition key to the “ON” position.

The diesel preheat indicator lamp will first illuminate, and then after a short time go out, indicating that preheating is completed.


● If the engine is cold, the diesel preheat indicator lamp is on for a longer time.

● When the engine has not been started within about 5 seconds after the diesel preheat indicator lamp went out, return the ignition key to the “LOCK” position. Then, turn the key to the “ON” position to preheat the engine again.

● When the engine is warm, the diesel preheat indicator lamp does not come on even if the ignition key is placed in the “ON” position.

Start the engine by turning the ignition key right to the “START” position.

6. Turn the ignition key to the “START” position without depressing the accelerator pedal, and release it when the engine starts.


● A ticking noise may be heard after starting the engine.

This is not an abnormal condition. The noise will disappear after a short time of engine running.

If the ticking noise continues after the engine is warmed up, we recommend you to have your vehicle checked.

Fuel injection amount learning process

To keep exhaust emissions and engine noise low, the engine very occasionally performs a learning process for the fuel injection amount.

The engine sounds slightly different from usual while the learning process is taking place. The change in the engine sound does not indicate a fault.

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