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#289641 19-Sep-2021 14:19
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We have a fairly new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, which is great in many respects apart from an excessive amount of beeping.

 

One of the many different types of beep is the BRAKE! warning to let you know you're about to drive into something. Since we live in a part of Wellington with a lot of narrow windy roads, it gives this warning frequently, and it really isn't helping. I've never driven into anything forwards before buying the Outlander so could happily live without.

 

The Mitsubishi dealer says that the BRAKE! warning can't be disabled, but I don't know if maybe they just don't want to for some liability reason. Does anyone know if there's a way to do it?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 


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  #2780659 19-Sep-2021 15:02
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You can adjust how sensitive the FCW is by holding down the FCW button… but I don’t know if you can disable it.





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  #2780660 19-Sep-2021 15:04
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Thanks cokemaster. The thing is that I seem to need to press that button every time I go out in the car, which is a bit of a drag. Is there any way to have the preference saved permanently?

 

 


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  #2780661 19-Sep-2021 15:05
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It may not be able to disable it permanently but have you done the obvious and checked the manual for a per trip disable button on the dash? We don't have a Mitsubishi but on our vehicle if you are towing it's recommended to switch off forward collision avoidance.



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  #2780674 19-Sep-2021 15:30
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Do you turn FCM off with a long press every time you start the vehicle, or just switch between one of the three Near/Medium/Far settings with short presses? I think the Near/Medium/Far is remembered between trips but FCM always turns back on when the vehicle is power cycled.

 

I just checked the hidden touchscreen menu out of curiosity, and no way to disable it there. If there is a way to do what you want, I expect it requires an OBD2 adapter and special software.

 

Down here on the flat roads of Ōtautahi Christchurch I leave FCM on and rarely see the "BRAKE!" warning; those rare occasions tend to be curves with parked cars. I can see that would be annoying if it happened often.


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  #2780676 19-Sep-2021 15:33
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Our Pajero sport has this as well but isn’t an issue.
I’ve only seen the warning a couple of times.
I also don’t think it can be disabled permanently and will come back on each time you turn the car on.

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  #2780709 19-Sep-2021 16:58
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I had the same problem with my Mazda when driving on windy Wellington roads with a lot of parked cars. The solution was to adjust the sensitivity.

 

If this is possible on your vehicle then the procedure will be covered in your handbook. 


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  #2780711 19-Sep-2021 17:08
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heapsort:

 

Do you turn FCM off with a long press every time you start the vehicle, or just switch between one of the three Near/Medium/Far settings with short presses? I think the Near/Medium/Far is remembered between trips but FCM always turns back on when the vehicle is power cycled.

 

 

That was the behavior on both my previous Outlander PHEV too and my current Pajero Sport.





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  #2780868 20-Sep-2021 08:41
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Thanks - I had been turning it off, but will try turning it down instead and see if that sticks.

 

 


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  #2783549 24-Sep-2021 13:01
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Changing the FCM to "near" does stick but still gives a warning far more often than I'd like. I could slow down, but would rather disable it altogether 😁

 

Does anyone know if there's a backdoor method to disable it?

 

 


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  #2783814 24-Sep-2021 18:58
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In latest models Tpyota with numerous radar sensors around the car body red BRAKE! warning pops-up together with actual automatic braking when you are extremely close to the obstacle. That is one of many reasons why Toyota's Safety Sense System is considered the best.
Unfortunately cannot help you with MMC. You need to find somebody who has MMC dealership scanner or at least Launch Universal scanner with latest full MMC license to check if the feature could be adjusted/deactivated. Price tag for that kind of service is around $120. I had to pay couple of years ago the guy in Auckland for front radar calibration on MMC Outlander.




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