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Hi everyone, just wondering if you guys felt the automatic headlight's sensitivity is way too sensitive?
Any form of shelters will activate headlights to come on.
Anyone knows if we can adjust/change this sensitivity settings anywhere?
Have tried searching in SDA but doesn't seem to have any.
 

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Hi, not sure if you got an answer on this. I just picked up my EC and was checking Vehicle Settings on the SmartLink screen (right most option on the main screen) and in there is a setting for lighting and you can set it to Very Fast, Fast, Normal etc. I found it set top the most sensitive setting and reduced it by one to see how it goes. I will adjust as necessary in future. This was where the adjustment was on my older Outlander setup as well. Hope you see this and it assists...
 

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I too find that. And also have no menu options for the sensitivity levels.

What software version do people have? Mines running “O” but was delivered with “K”.

The vehicle is 2018 model.
 

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Hi, not sure if you got an answer on this. I just picked up my EC and was checking Vehicle Settings on the SmartLink screen (right most option on the main screen) and in there is a setting for lighting and you can set it to Very Fast, Fast, Normal etc. I found it set top the most sensitive setting and reduced it by one to see how it goes. I will adjust as necessary in future. This was where the adjustment was on my older Outlander setup as well. Hope you see this and it assists...



i've checked my Smartlink screen, under Vehicle settings for lighting.

But there isn't any options for Very Fast, Fast, Normal.


You've got any pics on that? So i can show my agent.
Perhaps some firmware version issues?
 

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Hi, See the attached pics. Setting options are actually Fast, Quite Fast, Normal, Quite Slow and Slow. My EC is software version U and was built 01/19. Hope this helps...

I have made a short video for you on Imgur. On my Mac the play buttons are lost but hopefully they will show for you. They are on the bottom left of the video window.

https://imgur.com/mqNv5jG
 

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Ask to try this out on a new EC at your dealers lot to see if that has the correct version of software...
 

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I too find that. And also have no menu options for the sensitivity levels.

What software version do people have? Mines running “O” but was delivered with “K”.

The vehicle is 2018 model.
Mine was built December 2017, I am in Australia and my software is "B"

Do they update software at a service?

A few Aussies here, what is your software version please?
 

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Do they update software at a service?
At the last service on my MY16 Pajero I got the car back and they noted they had updated the software. I noticed that the start-up screen was shorter in the displayed warning given and the page would close automatically once the car started moving in much the same way the EC warning closes by itself once the car gets up to speed. So yes, they do update the software in the systems. My MY12 Outlander got a few updates over the time I owned it.

From memory, one of the pre-delivery checklist points is to check the software version and update it before delivery just in case a new version had been released after it was built. I suppose it is up to the diligence of the dealer service team as it's not something they could charge for as part of the service especially if you are on capped price servicing like my new EC.

The differences between version B and U could be substantial though some of the updates may be related to revised hardware in the vehicle itself and not relevant to earlier models.

All you can do is ask I suppose. Don't call Mitsubishi Customer Support on this as I've found their standard response is talk to your dealer...
 

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Regardless of the software version I would have assumed that the method of Auto ON adjustment would be there as it is exactly the same fix on my older MY12 Outlander which had the same features and central display in the instrument cluster back when I first got it. The actual software has been around for a long time and I remember changing the On function way back then...
 

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Yea, Mitsubishi didn't want anything to do with it and said to contact the dealer.

Apparently the difference between version B and U is that U increases the bluetooth volume when connected to a phone?

My dealer doesn't update software unless the owner reports a problem.

Pretty slack that they don't do any upgrades as a matter of course, you pay enough for a service.
 

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Apparently the difference between version B and U is that U increases the bluetooth volume when connected to a phone?
Sure but there have been a raft of other versions between B and U which would have included changes to either fix problems (as noted with the U version) or to add more functionality. Would be interesting to get a listing of the changes made in each of the revisions but I doubt that would be available anywhere other than to the dealer network and many of them don't care if they can't charge for it. Like you're dealer unfortunately...
 

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I messaged the dealer asking the question and for an answer in writing, they responded by telling me I would have to phone them.

I am so over the attitude of Mitsubishi Australia and the dealer, I have started getting prices on trading it for a Toyota Rav 4 Cruiser Hybrid.

Depending on the trade offered, I will get the Rav 4 and never buy another Mitsubishi.
 

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I am so over the attitude of Mitsubishi Australia and the dealer, I have started getting prices on trading it for a Toyota Rav 4 Cruiser Hybrid.
I hear you. That's why I do my own research on my buys avoiding the high dealer pricing whenever possible and have very little to do with the dealer network or MMA as they are increasingly hopeless. MMA don't want to commit themselves and to the dealer it's just another marque in their stable of brands they sell and they care little about customer service regardless of the rhetoric they espouse in their advertising. One exception was the dealer I had for my Pajero where I found the service staff quite amenable. Don't have reason to drive that distance any longer so I'm stuck with the EC dealer for now.

I've put questions to MMA customer service over many years (I've driven Mitsi's or their Chrysler assembled predecessors since 1983) and have found their support waning as they downsized here in this country. It's a shadow of its former self. I wouldn't be surprised that, in the background, it's been outsourced to a contact centre that just answers up as MMA and the only thing they can do is send you to a dealer if it doesn't entail mailing out a brochure or the like.

I'll stick with my purchase as I do like the styling and overall performance of the EC but it may well be my last venture into the Mitsi stable. My partner drives a Subaru and I have to admit it is a comfortable drive in the same manner as the EC and very close in price but we couldn't have two Subaru's in the garage.

Good luck with your changeover. Let us know how you go. I do like the look of the new Rav 4 which mimics the front of the larger SUV's and it's the first and only Rav 4 that's grabbed my attention. I had eyes on a hybrid as well but the Outlander PHEV, the only Mitsi offering here, is very overpriced.
 

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A Toyota dealer offered me $23,000 trade for my EC.

It's the top of the range exceed with the lot plus accessories, dash camera (dual) etc etc. that cost $45,000 new.

It's done 4800klm's and is a year and a bit old.

I know they would put in in their yard at about $31,000 plus.

Well, they won't be ripping this bloke off, I will keep the EC.

Like you Zarbs, I have had a ton of chrysler/mitsubishi vehicles over the years, my mate owned a rural Mitsi dealership in SA and gave me great deals. It's a pity he sold it to a bloke who already had two dealerships (Holden/Hyundai) in the town, and he is a prick.

I actually worked at the Mitsubishi Adelaide factory (security), they offered the best service back then, yea, I think you are right, it's only a call centre now.

I will get some satisfaction as I will not return to the dealer, I will have to travel further to another one, however, that's OK.
 

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i can only hope to be able to find some links to self-update these options then....just don't understand why dealers would shut them off and ended up individuals earning quick bucks for doing it for you...simply illogical.:plain:
 

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Hi there
I am in New Zealand and took delivery in January 2018 My software version is also B

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Markus
Hi Markus,

It will interesting to hear what the NZ dealers say when you ask for the latest "U" Version

Love to know what the changes were in all the subsequent updates since "B", top secret stuff it seems? :nerd:
 

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Just been reading the posts concerning the Headlamp sensitivity settings. The other evening we were motoring home after visiting friends further down the coast from where we live. The evening sun was out and it seemed very light but the headlights came on. Will need to check out the settings.
Thanks Zarb for your information.
 

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I am scheduled for my first year visit on Monday and that is one of 2 requirements I am expecting from the service. Is U the latest, I thought I saw someone with V.
The other is to adjust the speedometer. It is 4 KM fast (says im doing 90 but im actually doing 86). At 100,000 KM that is 6,000 KM that are not actually on the vehicle. It may not seem like a lot to some, but that is 7 months worth of driving for me. I just past 10,000 KM in 12 months.
 
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