Mitsubishi Outlander 2003-06

Description & Operation


The Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) electronically controls the brake fluid pressure of all 4 wheels to ensure stability and operability (driveability) in the direction of the vehicle upon quick braking. This ABS features a 4 sensor, 3 channel system with left/right independent control of the front wheels and integrated control of the rear wheels (select low control*).

*Select low control: Control system that compares the speeds of the right and left wheels and performs the same fluid pressure control on both wheels according to the speed of the wheel that is likely to be locked

In ABS, electronic control method is used whereby the rear wheel brake hydraulic pressure during braking is regulated by rear wheel control solenoid valves in accordance with the vehicle's rate of deceleration and the front and rear wheel slippage which are calculated from the signals received from the various wheel sensors. EBD control is a control system which provides a high level of control for both vehicle braking force and vehicle stability. The system has the following features:

EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution system) control has been added to provide the ideal braking force for the rear wheels.
Fail-safe function which ensures that safety is maintained
Diagnostic function which provides improved serviceability
Because the system provides the optimum rear wheel braking force regardless of the vehicle laden condition and the condition of the road surface, the system reduces the required pedal depression force, particularly when the vehicle is heavily laden or driving on road surfaces with high frictional coefficients.
Because the duty placed on the front brakes has been reduced, the increases in pad temperature can be controlled during front brakes applying to improve the wear resistance characteristics of the pad.