Electronically controlled 4WD systemElectronically controlled 4WD system  - Starting and driving - Mitsubishi Outlander Owner's Manual - Mitsubishi Outlander

The electronically controlled 4WD system is an 4-wheel drive system that allows one of three drive modes to be selected with a switch, in accordance with the driving conditions.

The following drive modes are available.

4-wheel drive operation requires special driving skills.

4-wheel drive operation requires special driving skills.

Carefully read the “4-wheel drive operation” section and take care to drive safely.

Drive mode-selector

The drive mode can be switched by turning the dial while the ignition switch is in the “ON” position.

1- 2WD.

1- 2WD.

2- 4WD AUTO.

3- 4WD LOCK.

The drive mode is displayed as an interrupt display on the information screen in the multi-information display when the drive mode is switched.

After a few seconds, the information screen returns from the drive mode display to the previous screen.

CAUTION:

CAUTION:

● Do not operate the drive mode-selector with the front wheels spinning on a snowy road or in similar conditions. The vehicle could lunge in an unexpected direction.

● Driving on dry, paved roads in “4WD LOCK” mode causes increased fuel consumption and noise.

● Do not drive with the tyres spinning in “2WD” mode.

Doing so could generate heat in the drive-system components.

NOTE:

● The drive mode can be switched while driving or stopped.

Drive mode indicator

Normally the indicator illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the

Normally the indicator illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, and then the drive mode is displayed a few seconds after the engine is started.

The status of each drive mode display is as follows.

The status of each drive mode display is as follows.

CAUTION:

● If the selected drive mode indicator is blinking, the vehicle switches automatically to front-wheel drive in order to protect the drive-system components, and drive mode selection is no longer possible with the drive mode-selector.

“SLOW DOWN” is also displayed in the information screen in the multi-information display.

Reduce speed, and if the indicator goes out after driving a while, resume driving as before. If the indicator continues blinking for more than about 5 minutes, have the vehicle inspected at a MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorised Service Point.

CAUTION:

CAUTION:

● If the “4WD” and “LOCK” indicators blink alternately and “SERVICE REQUIRED” appears on the information screen in the multi-information display, a problem has occurred with the electronically controlled 4WD system and the safety device has activated.

Have an inspection made by a MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorised Service Point.

CAUTION:

CAUTION:

● Always use tyres of the same size, type, and brand that have no wear differences. Using tyres that differ in size, type, brand, or wear amount may activate the protection of the drive-system components, causing the drive mode in “4WD AUTO” mode to lock or the “4WD” and “LOCK” indicators to blink alternately.

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