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New Xpander users report fuel pump issues; Mitsubishi working on it

  • May 10, 2019
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MANILA: It seems like Mitsubishi’s popular MPV, Xpander has some issues according to various reports on social media. The customers, who purchased the new MPVs that were released this year, have posted the complaints of their vehicles on social media.


Mitsubishi Xpander Front


The Xpander, which the affected customers are using, has a tendency to stall suddenly while driving. One such social media post mentions, the MPV has been stopped all of a sudden while being driven at 60 kmph speed on the highway. It can be assumed that the fuel system of these cars might have a fault and to be more specific, the main issue might be with the fuel pump.


Xpander Side


While asking out for the reasons behind the problem to Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC), it is found that Mitsubishi is already aware of the issue and working on it. Mitsubishi has released a statement saying, “We deeply regret the inconvenience caused to our customers by the recent technical issue being encountered in our Xpander model. We have started receiving service complaints regarding the fuel pump issue sometime in April. We are currently looking into the cause of the issue and have expedited the arrival of affected parts this month for distribution. For concerns regarding this issue, please visit any of our authorized dealers nationwide.”


Xpander Rear


MMPC (Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation) imports the new Xpander units from Mitsubishi’s Indonesian manufacturing hub. The MPV comes with seven-seat layout inside and gets a Montero Sport-influenced styling. The car comes with ABS with EBD along with dual-airbags as standard. The top-spec variant comes with hill start assist, traction control and electronic stability control in terms of safety.


The car is equipped with a 4A91 MIVEC 1.5-litre petrol engine, which is capable of providing a maximum power of 103 hp along with a peak torque of 141 Nm. The engine can be paired with either a four-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed manual gearbox.


 

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