Mitsubishi wants you to know that you need to be extra careful when troubleshooting knock sensor faults on 2007-08 Outlander SUVs. The problem has to do with the fact the knock sensor circuits were mistakenly reversed between the left and right banks of the V6 engine during production.
That means the trouble codes you see on your scan tool's display for Bank 1 actually are being triggered by faults on the opposing bank, and vice versa.
Following are a list of knock sensor codes that might be displayed on a scanner, a short description and the code that should be used to diagnose the problem correctly:
Displayed Code Description Correct Code
P0326 Circuit Performance (Bank 1) P0331
P0327 Circuit Low (Bank 1) P0332
P0328 Circuit High (Bank 1) P0333
P0331 Circuit Performance (Bank 2) P0326
P0332 Circuit Low (Bank 2) P0327
P0333 Circuit High (Bank 2) P0328
"Factory Fixes" is written by Jim DePalma, a 30-year veteran of the auto repair business who has served stints as a service manager, parts manager and ASE-certified technician. His column provides vehicle manufacturers' authentic factory technical service bulletins (TSBs) that have been condensed for easier reading. Mr. DePalma advises that techs always check with a dealer or repair information system for the latest revisions before starting to work on a vehicle. He can be reached via e-mail at [email protected].