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#66 of 101 Why- You are driving a car with a CVT transmission
Feb 17, 2007 (11:43 am)
All cars w/ CVT transmissions move off with a pause. That is why Honda won't use a CVT on the US Fit/Jazz. I have a Fit that moves-off like a bullet. Mitusi has added a hydrolic/software enhancement to the box vs. Nissan/Toyota, but you can tell, once the belt is engaged, it is engaged 100%. After that, serges only come from 'fake' changes in the 6 steps in gear ratios. Drive it like you are driving a CVT, because that it what it is- Push the pedal down slowly.
#67 of 101 Re: Why- You are driving a car with a CVT transmission [metuchenscale]
Feb 17, 2007 (12:45 pm)
As far as I know, Outlander has a traditional auto transmission not CVT. Please correct me if I'm wrong. 2008 Lancer will have the first Mitsu CVT (in NA at least).
#68 of 101 Re: Why- You are driving a car with a CVT transmission [metuchenscale]
Feb 17, 2007 (4:01 pm)
The Outlander does NOT have a CVT transmission. Please do not confuse people by posting incorrect information.
#69 of 101 Re: Why- You are driving a car with a CVT transmission [metuchenscale]
Feb 17, 2007 (6:10 pm)
If, by any chance, you live in Canada and you read "The Globe and Mail" newspaper, I hope you did not get this information from there. On Thursday's February 15 issue of the Auto Globe section, they had a review of the Outlander and the author, along with other idiotic statements, was saying that the Outlander has a CVT transmission. Later on, they corrected the article online by removing the references to the CVT, but they could not remove the rest of the non-sense originated from the CVT idea. Useless review in any case.
Sep 23, 2007 (5:23 pm)
We're rearranging some of the discussions to consolidate closely related issues for your convenience. As a result, you will see some messages out of order with respect to date.
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#71 of 101 Re: Throttle Lag TSB for 07+ Outlander [biscuit_xls]
Oct 20, 2007 (6:09 pm)
I had the throttle lag as well. I printed off the 2 tsb's and took them into the dealership. They fixed everything in the vehicle runs MUCH more smoothly. Thanks to whoever posted the tsb's.
#72 of 101 Mitsubishi Outlander Tranny
Oct 29, 2007 (8:07 am)
This message is directed to owners of an '07 Outlander.
My Mom purchased one last spring. She took it in for the 3K maintenance last week and they found that her transmission was leaking. It was repaired, supposedly, but when she returned to the dealer a week later as informed, the tranny was still leaking.
The dealer made several calls and she was told to leave the vehicle at the dealer. She was given a loaner and told that they would be replacing the tranny. Japan asked that hers be returned to the engineers in Japan to see what was causing the leak.
Anybody have this, or other, tranny-related issues?
#73 of 101 Re: Throttle Lag TSB for 07+ Outlander [clutchguy77]
Oct 30, 2007 (4:14 am)
Amen to the TSBs. I had them done and the tech was cautious about what I should expect since the throttle is "fly by wire", and he expected I'll always find it "different", but
I'm very pleased with the results. I told my wife to forget
what I told her to do before if she were to drive my outlander since it behaves normally now .The pedal is much more linear from stop and no "sags" when rolling along.
#74 of 101 Re: Throttle Lag TSB for 07+ Outlander [biscuit_xls]
Nov 06, 2007 (4:43 pm)
I am so glad to read this from you. Many thanks. Can you also post the 2nd tsb (07-23-006). I can only print the 1st tsb.
#75 of 101 Re: Throttle Lag TSB for 07+ Outlander [biscuit_xls]
Nov 07, 2007 (5:23 am)
Thanks for the tsb info. I bought a 2007 Outlander this September and noticed the throttle lag the second day of use. Probably didn't notice it earlier because i was used to my Ford Taurus which had a much stiffer gas pedal. Took it back to the dealer who ran diagnostics, found nothing wrong. I'm not sure when my car was built but the VIN does not fall under those listed on the bulletin; ie 7U instead of 7Z, yet I am still noticing this problem. Can i still use this bulletin to take to my dealer? Other than this problem, I love the car.