scheduling the Outlander 30,000 km overhaul did not require much effort.
“At least at São Paulo’s Brabus, the attendant opened several options for dates and times,” commented test driver Leonardo Barboza, who handled the Mitsubishi’s third stop.
In addition to the 30,000 km overhaul, we asked for some spot checks. “The right rear internal safety handle was practically loose and a vibration in the front was felt on the pedals during braking”, warned Leo to the Brabus consultant.
As usual, we also asked for alignment, balancing and rotation services to be applied. Unfortunately, a practice that had almost disappeared has returned: push therapy.
Although without forcing the sale too hard, the consultant suggested extras such as polishing and crystallizing the paint, cleaning the seats and cleaning the engine.
By phone, the consultant gave the result of the brake analysis: “The front and rear discs are slightly bent, both need to be ground. The rear pads are well worn, we cannot guarantee that they will last until the 40,000 km overhaul ”.
For the first time in the history of Long Term, we have a case of rear pads with faster wear than the front ones.
And we still heard from the Brabus consultant a technically meaningless justification for the excessive consumption of the tablets: “It is normal in the Outlander, since it is a very heavy car”.