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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander - Squishy pedal

Is there a fix for a soft brake pedal. My braking is very sluggish and too soft. Can I improve this problem

I am guessing your vehicle is NOT a 2018. Sounds like the brakes need to be bled, if the fluid is more than 3 years old, the brake fluid needs to be flushed.

Has any work ever been done on your brakes so far?

Maybe yes, maybe no…
If the OP’s Outlander is indeed a 2018 model, the one word that he needs to know is…

A brand-new vehicle is covered by multiple warranties, and if the OP tries to resolve a problem on his own–instead of having the dealership do it–he runs the risk of voiding at least part of his warranty coverage.

Soft or spongey brake pedal problems are usually caused by

  • air in hydraulic system, or
  • deteriorating rubber brake hoses
  • improperly adjusted drum brakes
  • faulty disc brake mechanicals

The air in the system theory is where to start. If you have ABS on your Outlander, bleeding may require a specialized scan tool.

Why would you guess that? A brake caliper failed on my 1991 Jeep Cherokee at less than 4,000 miles.

Because if it is a 2018 it would be a warranty issue.

Thre may be nothing wrong. The 2018 brake pedal may be softer than the OP’s prevous brake pedal. I have a 2016 Acura MDX and a 2018 Acura RDX. The brake pedal on the MDX, and other MDX’s I have owned and driven, have all been “softer” and had more travel then my other Acura’s.
Go to the dealership and check another 2018 Outlander. The feel may be normal.

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