- Jun 24, 2020
- Reaction score
- 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT
The Outlander batteries themselves are fine. It's the BMS software that's the problem because it has a flat degradation curve that artificially limits the usable capacity of the batteries as they age regardless of their actual degradation, which is really dumb. Luckily, some daring folks have figured out some ways to trick the BMS into resetting itself back to its original value, not that this should be necessary. I wouldn't be surprised if Mitsubishi stops selling cars in the US at some point soon. Their volume is so low, that I can't imagine it's still worth it for them. The only reason I bought the Outlander was that it was the only non-luxury crossover with a plug available in 2018. A lot has changed since then. I'm not foreseeing having these types of issues with the MME.I came this close to buying an Outlander PHEV last year. Wife finally vetoed me and got a Cr-V.
I'm really surprised with the battery issues they are having. Maybe they can license Volte from GM.