Mitsubishi Outlander Maintenance Schedule

To get the most out of your Mitsubishi Outlander, it’s essential to stay on top of its scheduled maintenance. Bill Penney Mitsubishi is here to help Huntsville, Athens, and Elkmont drivers do just that. We put together this Mitsubishi Outlander maintenance schedule so you can determine what routine services your crossover may be due for.

Schedule Service

Regular vs Severe Maintenance

Mitsubishi Outlander Off-Road Capabilities Before looking at the maintenance schedule for your Outlander, it’s important to determine which schedule you should follow. If you drive under what Mitsubishi considers severe driving conditions, you should follow Maintenance Schedule 1. These conditions include:

  • Driving on dusty, sandy, rough, muddy, or salt-spread roads
  • Commonly driving in heavy traffic when the temperature is above 90°F
  • Commonly taking short trips in freezing temperatures
  • Driving with heavy or extended brake usage
  • Commonly idling or driving at low speeds for extended periods of time
  • Using Mitsubishi Outlander to tow

Since most drivers fall into this category, we’ve outlined Maintenance Schedule 1 below. However, Mitsubishi owners who never drive under any of these conditions can follow Maintenance Schedule 2. Schedule 2 is basically the same, but only requires maintenance every 6 months/7,500 miles instead of the 3-month/3,750-mile interval outlined here.

Mitsubishi Outlander Maintenance Schedule 1

At 3,750 miles or 3 months: Every time you take your Outlander in for scheduled maintenance, it should include these services.

  • Change engine oil
  • Replace engine oil filter
  • Check cabin air filter for clogging (if equipped)

At 7,500 miles or 6 months: In addition to the services mentioned above, you should do the following:

  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect disc brakes
  • Inspect suspension system
  • Replace cabin air filter (if equipped)

Mitsubishi Outlander Oil Change At 11,250 miles or 9 months: Follow the 3,750-mile/3-month recommendations.

At 15,000 miles or 12 months: Follow the 7,500-mile/6-month recommendations. Plus, look for the following:

  • Replace engine air cleaner filter
  • Check automatic transmission and transaxle fluid
  • Inspect rear drum brake linings and wheel cylinders
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Check brake system hoses
  • Check expiration date on tire repair kit (if equipped)
  • 2008 model year vehicles only: replace spark plugs (standard-tipped type, if equipped)

At 18,750 miles or 15 months: Follow the 3,750-mile/3-month recommendations.

At 22,500 miles or 18 months: Follow the 7,500-mile/6-month recommendations.

At 26,250 miles or 21 months: Follow the 3,750-mile/3-month recommendations.

At 30,000 miles or 24 months: In addition to the 15,000-mile/12-month service recommendations, you should:

  • Check the condition of engine drive belts
  • Check the level and condition of the rear axle oil level
  • Mitsubishi Outlander Maintenance Schedule Check the level and condition of the transfer case oil level
  • Check and service the exhaust system, including muffler connections, pipes, and converter heatshields
  • Check for grease leaks or damage at ball joint grease seals, steering linkage grease seals, and drive shaft boots
  • Change the transaxle/transmission oil or fluid
  • Inspect radiator and heater system hoses

Beyond the 2-year mark: Continue rotating through the 3-, 6-, 12-, and 24-month service recommendations.

When to Change Engine Coolant

As your Mitsubishi Outlander increases in mileage, you’ll need to start thinking about getting your engine coolant changed or calibrated. The maintenance schedule for this service varies depending on model year and engine type. For instance, some models require this service at 60,000 miles, while others don’t need it until the 120,000-mile mark.

To find out when you need to change the coolant on your Outlander, check your owner’s manual or contact our Mitsubishi service department.

Schedule A Service Appointment

Is your Mitsubishi Outlander due for scheduled maintenance? If you’re in Huntsville, Athens, or Elkmont, consider bringing it to Bill Penney Mitsubishi. Our service technicians are experienced in each of the maintenance requirements mentioned above and can get you back on the road in a timely manner. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!