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Hello, I bought a used Eclipse Cross 4wd 1.6 fuel with 8000 km and with 7 months of life directly from the importer Mitzubishi Italy. After a few weeks I found a problem on the delivery. I explain better....Up to 2000 rpm the car revs up too much but it doesn't click as it should. In short, up to 2000 rpm it's as if the clutch was slipping. Then once the critical threshold of revs is exceeded, the car starts like a rocket. Two of the official dealers I spoke to told me that it is not possible to fix it with their electronic diagnostic tools, also to avoid voiding the warranty. Can you give me some advice on this issue? Thanks in advance to everyone.
 

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There is a few clutch problem on the forum’s that is fixed by a clutch plate upgrade and an ecu rewrite for the electronics. This gave me a clutch pedal when completed and much better Rev control?
The only way to get it done is to complain very forcefully that this warranty job might fix your problems?
have a read into some of them mainly todo with a grinding between 1st & 2nd hope this helps
 

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thanks for the reply. I understand it's a clutch issue. Is it possible that in Mitsubishi they are not aware of this inconvenience? Is it possible that I was the only one to experience this anomaly?
I hope that some other subscribers can give me more information based on their (negative) experience .... Thank you very much for the suggestions.
 

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No your not but they call it a characteristic of the car my feeling on the matter is that is English just whinge about things but never complain!!!
If you look at some of the post of clutch/gear problems you would find that the Germans started this a couple of years ago and believe me they are good at complaining hence things got sorted
You need to complain at a dealership and tell them this tech bulletin is new and they need to find it and follow what needs doing or you’ll get in contact with customer service.
 

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I brought the car for yet another inspection and yet another complaint. This is the response of the Service Manager:

Hello, in these few lines I will try to clarify and explain the characteristics of the car in question as well as possible.
I was able to test your car during the maintenance service at our dealership as I was intrigued by the note left to the acceptors, and together
to the technician who carried out the maintenance work, we took a tour noting the salient characteristics of a car with a continuously variable gearbox equipped with a torque converter like his. The first phase that you describe from 0 to 2000 rpm is the phase in which this device called the converter reaches the point of "stall" at the very point where it begins to transmit its force almost directly.
Once this is done, continuous variation comes into play (which from its name) gives back an infinite series of relationships.
The combination of these two things gives back the feeling that you describe but which is a completely normal fact that all cars equipped with this technology have in common.
The note I read below is a note or technical bulletin that applies to cars similar to yours but equipped with a manual gearbox that solves other types of problems but precisely because it is aimed at specific cars with manual gearbox. IT IS POSSIBLE TO APPLY IT TO YOURS.
Furthermore, any other action would not resolve what you have reported.

Is it true what I have been told? What can I do? Do I have to resign myself and keep the car like that?
 

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Look at a post first gear !
Hi, Kevg,

I brought the car for yet another inspection and yet another complaint. This is the response of the Service Manager:

Hello, in these few lines I will try to clarify and explain the characteristics of the car in question as well as possible.
I was able to test your car during the maintenance service at our dealership as I was intrigued by the note left to the acceptors, and together
to the technician who carried out the maintenance work, we took a tour noting the salient characteristics of a car with a continuously variable gearbox equipped with a torque converter like his. The first phase that you describe from 0 to 2000 rpm is the phase in which this device called the converter reaches the point of "stall" at the very point where it begins to transmit its force almost directly.
Once this is done, continuous variation comes into play (which from its name) gives back an infinite series of relationships.
The combination of these two things gives back the feeling that you describe but which is a completely normal fact that all cars equipped with this technology have in common.
The note I read below is a note or technical bulletin that applies to cars similar to yours but equipped with a manual gearbox that solves other types of problems but precisely because it is aimed at specific cars with manual gearbox. IT IS POSSIBLE TO APPLY IT TO YOURS.
Furthermore, any other action would not resolve what you have reported.

Is it true what I have been told? What can I do? Do I have to resign myself and keep the car like that?
 

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You refer to a clutch problem, but as all 4x4s have the automatic gearbox you have and the solution offered by Kevg applies to the 6 speed manual gearbox cars. I note the Service Manager has confirmed that it is the variable automatic type gearbox, and his explanation seems to be fair, in pointing out that it is a characteristic of that type of gearbox arrangement. Hope you can find a solution that you can accept and enjoy the car.
My car, a 4x2, had a manual gearbox and was a delight to drive. Here's hoping someone on here can help you to improve the performance.
 
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