Provided that you get your vehicles checked out to ensure that the ABS is working fine which in most cases with an ASC warning light on it will be. The ASC warning it seems is related to ASC issues which has separate control to the ABS it seems.
We drove our Outlander for a whole year with the ASC warning light on with no adverse affects whatsoever other than the ASC was not operational of course, and 90% of cars on the road do not have ASC anyway.
On the few occasions where the ABS was needed it worked fine and also worked under test.
When we eventually got the problem fixed it turned out to be the ECU for the ASC. Basically a PCB controller board which as an engineer with thirty years experience in electronics and software I would estimate costs Mitsubishi no more than around $30.00 to $50.00 from their supplier.
This however was quoted at 1,200 (approximately $1,900) including labor and as we were buying a new Outlander PHEV I negotiated this down to around 850. (Approximately $1,350.00). The labor and VAT (purchase tax) accounts for a lot of this, but the dealers and Mitsubishi are making a significant chunk of cash out these faults. It is no wonder that they do not solve the problems at source.
Generally speaking my experience of Mitsubishi is not good. The vehicles are over-priced, unreliable and expensive to maintain.
Despite this I have bought the Outlander PHEV as a company vehicle as the fuel/electricity running costs are very good and the tax for the company car benefit if excellent in the UK only 5%.
Having said this it is very expensive to maintain with only 12,000 miles service interval worse than my Jaguar XF 3.0 D S at 16,000 mile intervals for massively higher performance engine being run at much higher stresses!
Our PHEV has done 22,000 miles in year 2/3 of which is on electric no involvement of the engine. So why the heck is the service interval so short? To make more money for the dealers it seems!
Sorry for veering off topic. :)
Monday, January 18th, 2016 AT 12:18 PM