2008-2011 Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander Transmission Issue

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Vehicles affected by service bulletin:

  • 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander
  • 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander
  • 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander
  • 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
  • 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer
  • 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer
  • 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
  • 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
  • 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

With continuously variable automatic transmission

The problem: Clicking, whining and/or humming noises related to vehicle speed can be heard in the passenger compartment. As speed increases, the clicking noise increases, as well. This is due to two faulty primary pulley-shaft bearings and one secondary pulley-shaft bearing inside the CVT.

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Corrective action: Dealers will remove the transmission, disassemble it and replace the faulty bearings, along with any other failed parts related to the bearing condition.

Warranty info: This repair is being done under Mitsubishi’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if it’s involved in this service bulletin. You can also call Mitsubishi directly at 800-648-7820 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. 15-23-003.

Need to find a dealer for service? Go to Service & Repair to find a local dealer.

Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.

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