SAFETY SYSTEMS

SAFETY SYSTEMS

You can sleep well at night knowing that Mitsubishi Motors is committed to creating a car that you will not only love but will also keep you and your loved ones safe. To achieve this, we set the highest standard for every aspect of our vehicles – technology, styling, performance and especially safety. The Mitsubishi car range are packed full of Active Safety Systems, which is technology that assists in the prevention of a crash.

FAQs

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

ABS is an active safety system which can help a driver avoid obstacles and a collision during heavy braking or while braking on slippery road surfaces.

ABS prevents the wheels from locking up under heavy braking or while braking on slippery road surfaces, thereby allowing the driver to maintain steering control and steer around potential obstructions and/or avoid collisions.

*Outlander model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Standard across all vehicles.

Emergency Brake Assist System (EBA)

This system can help providing greater brake force by assisting brake pedal actuation during emergency braking.

This system can assist by automatically increasing brake hydraulic pressure under emergency braking conditions to maximise potential braking force.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Standard across all vehicles

Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) works hand-in-hand with the ABS computer to assess load and distribute braking force between the front and rear wheels. When you have a load in the rear, it helps you stop in a shorter distance than with standard brakes.

*Outlander model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Standard across all vehicles.

Active Stability Control (ASC)

ASC helps drivers maintain control in adverse weather conditions and during emergency manoeuvres. When the system detects that proper grip cannot be maintained at each tyre while driving on slippery road surfaces or due to sudden steering wheel input. Braking force is then applied at one or more wheels and engine output is automatically adjusted to help the driver maintain control.

In addition, sensors monitor the tyre traction and work with the anti-lock braking system (ABS) to counteract slipping on wet / snowy roads.

ASC can help a driver maintain control in adverse conditions and during emergency manoeuvres. However, ASC has limits and cannot help a driver maintain traction and control of the vehicle in all circumstances. It is the responsibility of every driver to drive carefully, taking into account the traffic, road and environmental conditions.

*Outlander model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Standard across all vehicles.

Hill Start Assist (HSA)

This system prevents vehicles rolling backwards and makes hill starts easier by holding the braking force during the time when the driver is moving his/her foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal in order to start the vehicle on a steep road.

When the system determines that the car has stopped on a steep road (via the sensors or the engine control unit), it will hold the braking force (after the driver releases the brake pedal) until the accelerator pedal is depressed (for a maximum of two seconds). The system will reduce the braking force in accordance with the operation of the accelerator by the driver and the engine torque that is generated. HSA also functions when the vehicle is reversing up a steep road.

*Outlander model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Standard across Mirage HatchMirage Sedan (CVT models only), Lancer (CVT models only), ASXTritonOutlanderOutlander PHEV and Pajero Sport.

Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)#

FCM uses radar and other detection systems to predict potential collision and applies the braking system to help avoid the collision or reduce the effect should a collision occur. Warning: The Forward Collision Mitigation System is designed to help avoid or reduce the crash speed in certain frontal collisions and it is not a substitute for safe and careful driving. Under certain circumstances, the system may not operate or may not detect a frontal vehicle correctly.

*Outlander model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Outlander LS Safety Pack and Exceed, and Pajero Sport.

Adaptive Cruise Control System (ACC)

Radar based cruise control maintains distance from the vehicle ahead even if it comes to a stop.

If there is no vehicle in front, your selected speed is maintained even if you remove your foot from the accelerator pedal.

When there is a vehicle in front, your selected distance between vehicles is maintained.

*Outlander model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Outlander LS Safety Pack and Exceed.

Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS)

AVAS provides an audible warning which varies in pitch depending upon vehicle speed when an electric vehicle or hybrid electric vehicle is operating at slow speeds in ELECTRIC mode.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Outlander PHEV

Rear View Monitoring System

The reversing camera supplements the driver’s rear field of view by automatically appearing on screen when reverse is engaged. In models that feature the Mitsubishi Multi Communication System (MMCS) or SDA (Smartphone Display Audio), the rear view will show on the MMCS or SDA screen. In models without MMCS, where reversing camera is available, the camera’s view will appear in the audio display screen interface.

*Triton model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Standard across ASX, OutlanderOutlander PHEV, Pajero, Pajero SportTriton GLX+ Double Cab, GLS and Exceed and Lancer.

Reverse Parking Sensors

The reversing sensors will audibly warn you if you’re getting too close to an object behind you, and will also take the very last centimetre of guesswork out of parking or backing into a tight spot.

*Outlander model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Standard across ASX, Outlander, Outlander PHEV, Pajero GLS and Exceed, Lancer LS and GSRPajero Sport.

MULTI AROUND MONITOR

The Multi Around Monitor System provides a bird’s-eye view of your car. The view can be customised to provide a bird’s-eye, front, rear or side view.

*Outlander model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Outlander Exceed and Pajero Sport Exceed

BLIND SPOT WARNING SYSTEM (BSW)^

Change lanes with confidence with the Pajero Sport Exceed’s Blind Spot Warning System. Ultrasonic sesnors detect when cars are in your rear blind spots and you are alerted by a warning light in your side mirror and tachometer. If you indicate on the side the vehicle has been detected, the light will start blinking and you will be further alerted by a warning sound.

*Pajero Sport model shown

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Outlander Exceed and Pajero Sport Exceed

Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

Lane Departure Warning uses a camera to issue an audible alert and shows a warning on the multifunction display if your vehicle drifts from its lane while the turn signals are not operating. 

*Outlander model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Outlander LS Safety Pack and Exceed.

Lane Change Assist System (LCA)^

The Lane Change Assist^ system sounds an audible alert and displays a blinking warning in the door mirror when the system detects a high collision probability with a vehicle coming from behind moving to the same direction within 3.5m from Outlander’s side or 70m from its rear bumper.

*Outlander model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Outlander Exceed.

ULTRASONIC MISACCELERATION MITIGATION SYSTEM (UMS)~

The Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System reduces the chance and severity of hitting obstacles 4m in front or behind a vehicle when a driver mistakenly presses the accelerator when stationary or at speeds of up to 10km/h.

*Pajero Sport model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Outlander Exceed and Pajero Sport Exceed

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)*

Outlander Exceed's Rear Cross Traffic Alert system helps detect a moving vehicle when reversing. It alerts you via a buzzer sound, and an indicator light appearing in the combination meter and a blinking light in the side door mirror.

*Outlander model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Outlander Exceed.

Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution Body (RISE)

The reinforced impact safety evolution body RISE enhances passenger protection performance. In the event of a collision, efficient energy absorption and high cabin integrity are important. RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution body) achieves these features and enhances collision safety performance.

*Pajero Sport model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Standard across all vehicles.

SRS Airbags

SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) Airbags supplement the occupant protection provided by the seatbelts and the design of the vehicle structure. 6-SRS Airbag System includes driver & passenger frontal impact airbags, driver & passenger side impact airbags, and side curtain airbags.

SRS airbags are designed to inflate when the vehicle is subjected to frontal and/or side impact forces that can cause serious injury or death. In order to reduce the risk of head injury, side curtain SRS airbags inflate between the heads of the vehicle occupants and the windows of the vehicle in response to side impact forces that may cause serious injury or death (first and second row of seats).

SRS air bags are designed to supplement the protection provided by the seatbelts and the vehicle structure. To best protect yourself from injury in an accident, you must always wear your seatbelt!

*Triton model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature:
Driver & Front Passenger SRS Airbags are standard across all vehicles.

Driver Side SRS Knee Airbag

A knee airbag working together with the driver side frontal airbag can further enhance the protection of the driver in the event of a frontal collision by restraining movement of the driver's lower legs. SRS air bags are designed to supplement the protection provided by the seatbelts and the vehicle structure. To best protect yourself from injury in an accident, you must always wear your seatbelt!

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Standard across LancerASXPajero Sport, Triton,  Outlander and Outlander PHEV.

Seatbelts

Seatbelts are the foundation of safety, and are the most important piece of safety equipment drivers and passengers can use to reduce their risk of injury or death in an accident.

Seatbelts with Pre-Tensioner & Force Limiter

The driver and front passenger seatbelt pre-tensioners are designed to activate in response to frontal impacts that can cause serious injury or death. When the airbag sensor detects this type of frontal impact, the pre-tensioner quickly draws back seatbelt webbing to help maximise the performance of the seatbelt. In addition, if excessive forces are applied to the seatbelt by the driver or front passenger during the accident sequence, the force limiter will act to limit the force applied to the driver and/or front passenger's chest, helping to reduce their risk of injury.

Mitsubishi vehicles with Front Seatbelts Pre-Tensioner: Standard across all vehicles.
Mitsubishi vehicles with Force Limiters: Standard across all vehicles.

TRAILER STABILITY ASSIST (TSA)

To prevent ‘trailer swing’ when towing at speed, Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) controls individual wheel slip to stabilise the trailer. The system detects when the trailer is starting to oscillate and automatically warns drivers behind, by flashing brake lights on both the car and trailer.

*Triton model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Triton and Pajero Sport.

Rain Sensing Wipers

The rain-light sensor supports the field of vision of the driver by detecting the amount of rain and the amount of light and operating automatically. Rain-Sensing automatic windshield wipers detect raindrops on the front windshield glass surface and depending on the amount of rain operate in intermittent mode or switch the windshield wiper speed from low to high automatically. The sensitivity with which the windshield wipers detect the amount of rain can be changed using the dial on the column switch.

*Triton model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature:  Lancer LS and GSR SportbackASX XLSTriton ExceedOutlander LS Safety Pack and ExceedOutlander PHEV, Pajero Sport GLS and Exceed and Pajero GLS and Exceed.

Dusk Sensing Headlights

Dusk Sensing Headlights are automatic light controls via two illuminance sensors. These sensors detect the ambient brightness, as well as the brightness ahead of the vehicle, and turn on/off the headlights automatically. This system makes it possible for the driver to control the turning on/off of the headlights with more accurate timing based responsively on the driving situation.

*Triton model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature:  Lancer LS and GSR SportbackASX XLSTriton ExceedOutlander LS Safety Pack and ExceedPajero Sport GLS and Exceed and Pajero GLS and Exceed.

Automatic High Beam

Automatic high beams detect both the headlights of oncoming vehicles and the tail lights of vehicles ahead, automatically switching between high and low beams. 

*Pajero model shown.

Mitsubishi vehicles with this feature: Outlander LS Safety Pack and Exceed and Pajero Exceed.

ANCAP Safety rating

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) gives consumers consistent information on the level of occupant protection provided by vehicles in serious front and side crashes. The program is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, all State governments, the New Zealand government and the FIA Foundation. Each vehicle model tested in ANCAPS is subjected to an offset crash test into a barrier, a side impact test and a pedestrian impact test. A pole test is optional.

Mitsubishi vehicles with 5 Star ANCAP rating:  All models.

Disclaimer

Please drive safely and never rely solely on this system while driving.

^The detection and control capabilities of BSW and LCA are supplemental only and do not warn you of vehicles in blind spots in every situation. BSW and LCA may not activate in some situations. Please read the operation manual carefully and be aware of these limitations. It operates when a vehicle is in a rear, right or left blind spot and is not designed to detect motorcycles or pedestrians, but may detect them and activate in some situations.

# The detection and control capabilities of FCM are supplemental only and do not prevent collisions in every situation. Please read the operation manual carefully and be aware of these limitations. FCM operates when a vehicle or other obstruction is in front of your vehicle. It is not designed to detect motorcycles or pedestrians, but may detect them and activate in some situations.

~ UMS may not activate in some situations. Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS): The engine output control activates when: driving 0-10km/h (not in N or P Position); obstacle/vehicle is within approx. 4m range; accelerator pedal is pushed hard or abruptly; driver is not turning to avoid obstacle/vehicle. The detection and control capabilities of UMS are supplemental only and do not prevent misacceleration in every situation. Please read the operation manual carefully and be aware of these limitations. It operates when a vehicle or obstacle is within an approx. 4m range and is not designed to detect motorcycles or pedestrians, but may detect them and activate in some situations.

* Do not rely solely on this system, which may not detect all moving vehicles in certain conditions. Drivers are fully responsible for their own safe driving. Detection area of RTCA is 70m from back and 3.5m from the side.

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