Mitsubishi Lancer Gearbox & Transmission Problems

Mitsubishi Lancer: Vibration on gear shifter

Answered by CarsGuide 5 Oct 2018

You say it is a slight vibration, which makes me think it’s not serious. It could just be caused by wear. I wouldn’t be concerned about it if it were my car, after all it’s not a new car.

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Reliable secondhand small autos?

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Jun 2017

Unless you are buying a manual I would rule the Cruze out, the automatic is trouble in that model and not worth the risk. If you do but a Cruze I would choose the 1.8-litre engine. Others to think of are the Hyundai i30, Mazda 3, or Mitsubishi Lancer.

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Mitsubishi Lancer 2013: Known problems with the CVT?

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Mar 2017

Mitsubishi has recalled a number of 2015 and 2016 models in North America for a hesitation problem with the CVT. The problem is a slow response when accelerating. But overall the CVT seems to be quite reliable in the Lancer.


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Transmission problems in later model Cruze?

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Jun 2016

We aren't getting reports of problems with the latest model, the reports we have had relate to 2010 models or so. That said, I would be wary of buying the Cruze, the best thing about them is the cabin size. I would go for the Lancer first and Pulsar second, the Cruze a long last.

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Mitsubishi Lancer 2008: CVT servicing

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Jun 2015

You should never cut corners on servicing. Using an independent mechanic, with the correct lubricants, seems a good way to save money.

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Mitsubishi Lancer 2010: Dangerous crawl mode

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Nov 2012

It does sound like a computer related problem, as you say. Go back to the dealer and be assertive, let them know you are not happy and won't go away until the problem is fixed. By all means contact Mitsubishi direct and request the factory get involved.

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Mitsubishi Lancer 2010: Unusual revving with CVT

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Aug 2012

Your car has a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which is quite different to a conventional automatic transmission in the way it works. What you're observing is probably a characteristic of the CVT as the dealer has told you.

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Another shuddering Honda Jazz

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Dec 2010

The first thing dealers usually do when they get a shuddering Jazz is to change the transmission fluid, which is a special fluid for the purpose, and that appears to fix most cars. In some cases it doesn't and in those cases it usually means the transmission needs replacing.  Trading the car is drastic, but if that eases your mind then so be it.

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Mitsubishi Lancer 2008: Crankshaft and transmission playing up

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Jul 2010

You’ve got the failure codes, so follow through on them and you should be able to establish the cause. Sounds like it could be a crankshaft sensor.

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Mitsubishi Lancer 2006: Crunching gears

Answered by CarsGuide 6 May 2010

I think you will battle to get any compensation on this, unless you can prove conclusively that the pressure plate is out of specification. The only people who know what the specification for the clamping load, which might be where the problem lies, is Mitsubishi. What makes it difficult in a case like this is that car companies don't warrant clutches, they are considered wear and tear items as Mitsubishi has told you; added to which you have had the clutch replaced by a someone other than a Mitsubishi dealer.

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