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Mitsubishi Transmission Recall

2016 Outlander Sport SE interior

Mitsubishi has issued a recall which affects their 2015-2016 Lancer, Outlander and Outlander Sport vehicles. The problem has been identified as a faulty signal in their constant velocity transmissions which will result in the vehicle hesitating upon acceleration. The momentary hesitation may increase the risk of an accident. The recall impacts approximately 80,000 vehicles.

Mitsubishi initiated tests to confirm the issue and results indicate that the loss of signal is a result poor contact between two electric terminals inside the switch. When the signal is lost, this triggers the engine to put out less torque resulting in the hesitation.

The recall will resolve the issue by having dealerships update the software in the transmissions’ control unit. Recalls began August 15 so we encourage all affected owners to contact their local dealership to schedule their recall appointment. The Fix: Mitsubishi dealerships will reprogram the CVT control unit with a modified software. The inspection is said to take around 30 minutes. The recall began August 15.


Ford Issues Recall on Faulty Transmission

Ford Recall

Ford will be issuing a recall on 201,900 vehicles. The issue has been identified as a faulty output speed sensor on the 6R80 transmission which could force shift the transmission into first gear. If the vehicle is travelling at high speeds, this could result in the rear wheels locking up or losing traction and could result in an accident.

Specific vehicles that are impacted include the 2011-2012 F-150, 2012 Expedition, 2012 Mustang, and 2012 Lincoln Navigator. There are 84,000 cars in the United States and 17,900 in Canada. As or right now, no injuries have been liked to this recall, however, three accidents have been related to the issue.

Beginning on May 23, Ford dealers will start contacting customers. If your vehicle is impacted by the recall, bring the car into your local dealership and they will replace the faulty speed sensor and also replace the lead transmission frame.


FCA Recalls 820,000 SUV’s

jeep grand cherokee recall

FCA issued a recall on an estimated 820,000 SUVs and sedans due to a misleading transmission. That might sound strange, but the issue is that their new transmission gear selector is not as sensitive as it needs to be which misleads drivers to think that the car is in the Park gear when in fact it isn’t. The automaker is changing their warning indicators should the gear of choice is not selected properly.

So far, there have been 41 injuries linked to this recall. The issue isn’t that the transmission is faulty, it’s that the selector isn’t sensitive enough or provides enough sense of engagement that results in incorrect driver gear selection. Instead of a position on the gear selector like traditional automatic transmissions, FCA’s new transmissions use indicator lights to signal a selected gear.

The fix for the recall will include enhancing the warning indicators via lights and possible auditory signals to notify drivers of an error. Further fail safe features will be programmed into the transmission as well to help with situation where a wrong gear is selected and results in the car rolling away if the driver steps out. So far, vehicles that have been identified as impacted include the 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans. An estimated 52,144 vehicles are located in Canada.


Honda Issues TSB For Faulty Transmissions

Honda has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) for faulty manual transmissions in several of its vehicles. One of the main concerns that vehicle owners were reporting were difficulty shifting into third gear sometimes resulting in a grinding noise. Other owners have reported that the transmission would occasionally pop out of third gear into neutral.

If you own one of the following vehicles, you can take it into any Honda/Acura dealership and they will fix it for free.

Honda
2006-08 Civic Si coupe
2007-08 Civic Si sedan
2003-07 Accord V6
2008 Accord V6 coupe

Acura
2003 3.2 CL
2002-06 RSX
2004-08 TL