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Hi,

My first post. I have just taken delivery of a new EC Exceed PHEV. So far we’ve clocked 280km and are pleased with our choice. The only negative is the picture quality of the central touch screen display. The clarity of the image does not remotely compare with the screen in the Mazda CX-9 I was driving recently.

We intend to use our EC to tow our camper trailer (700kg loaded) on trips around Australia. I have purchased an after-market full-sized wheel and tyre that will be carried on remote area trips. (I purchased after market because Mitsubishi were asking $1,200 for a wheel and tyre! On some of our highways there can be 600km between towns so, if you happen to slash a sidewall on a rock you could be waiting a very long time for assistance, especially if there is no mobile/cell phone coverage.

I have reviewed the Owner’s Manual and have not found any reference to TPMS. Can anyone confirm authoritatively whether the Australian EC PHEV is fitted with TPMS? Alternatively, what do I need to look for if my vehicle has TPMS?

If I ever have to use the aftermarket wheel, I will ensure it is fitted to the rear of the vehicle to avoid issues with the steering due to different tyres on left and right at the front.

I have read comments in the past that the Outlander PHEV is ‘sensitive’ to the fitment of dissimilar tyres. I‘m not sure if the sensitivity relates to different tyre brands, different amounts of tyre wear, differences between front and back wheels or differences from left to right on either the front or back. I’m assuming that any Outlander PHEV sensitivity will apply to the EC PHEV. Can anyone shed light on this topic?
 

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You do not have TPMS

The plug in Hybrid can be sensitive to differences in tyre wear, as can all AWD cars, so its good idea to get them rotated when needed. .
 

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It is not standard equipment in Australia unlike here in Europe. If it is fitted you should be able to access in your onboard computer.
 

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It is not standard equipment in Australia unlike here in Europe. If it is fitted you should be able to access in your onboard computer.
Thanks Johnny1. I spent several hours last night reading the owner's manual. The degree of complexity, options feedback loops is 1-2 orders of magnitude beyond my previous vehicle! Great fun tho' for engaging a retired engineer!
 

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I know how you feel, I'm a retired Patent Administrator, after 5 weeks with the new EC PHEV, I'm still trying to come to grips with all the bells and whistles. My wife thinks I'm nuts when I sit at the dinner table re-reading the 500+ pages manual. What else is a man of leisure supposed to do, its too cold to sit in the garden.
 

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I know how you feel, I'm a retired Patent Administrator, after 5 weeks with the new EC PHEV, I'm still trying to come to grips with all the bells and whistles. My wife thinks I'm nuts when I sit at the dinner table re-reading the 500+ pages manual. What else is a man of leisure supposed to do, its too cold to sit in the garden.
I showed your reply to my wife. She had a laugh and empathised with your wife!

We are soon to depart with the camper trailer for Perth, the Kimberley, Darwin (home for a daughter and family) and finally home to Sydney. We’ll probably go via Alice Spring. SA has had exceptional rainfall making it the ‘green centre’ rather than ‘red centre’. We’ll likely have our first vehicle servicing in Darwin because Specialist Service Centres (ie those trained for PHEV) are very scarce up north. Mitsubishi provide free roadside assistance for the first 4 years if you have servicings done in their centres. If you have a breakdown, the assistance package covers the cost (if necessary) of recovery to a Specialist Service Centre. The recovery distance could be 1,000s of km!
 
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