Mitsubishi Lancer Owners Manual

Operation of the Twin Clutch SST
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Mitsubishi Lancer: Operation of the Twin Clutch SST. Caution Caution

► Before selecting a position with the engine running and the vehicle stationary, fully depress the brake pedal to prevent the vehicle from creeping.
The vehicle will begin to move as soon as the Twin Clutch SST is engaged, the brakes should only be released when you are ready to drive away.
► Depress the brake pedal with the right foot at all times.
Using the left foot could cause driver movement delay in case of an emergency.
► To prevent sudden acceleration, never race the engine when shifting from the “P” (PARK) or “N” (NEUTRAL) position.
► Operating the accelerator pedal while the other foot is resting on the brake pedal will affect braking efficiency and may cause premature wear of brake pads.
► Use the gearshift lever in the correct shift position in accordance with driving conditions.
Never coast downhill backward with the gearshift lever in the “D” (DRIVE) or manual shifting position or coast forward with the gearshift lever in the “R” (REVERSE) position.
The engine may stop and the unexpected increase in brake pedal effort and steering wheel weight could lead to an accident.
► Do not race the engine with brake pedal pressed when the vehicle is stationary.
This can cause sudden acceleration and damage the Twin Clutch SST.
Also, when you depress the accelerator pedal while holding down the brake pedal with the gearshift lever in the “D” (DRIVE) position, the engine revolutions may not rise as high as when performing the same operation with the gearshift lever in the “N” (NEUTRAL) position.

Passing acceleration

To gain extra acceleration in “D” (DRIVE) position, push the accelerator to the floor. The Twin Clutch SST will automatically downshift.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Operation of the Twin Clutch SST. ► In manual shift, downshifts do not take place when the accelerator is depressed Note

► In manual shift, downshifts do not take place when the accelerator is depressed all the way to the floor.

Uphill/downhill driving

DRIVING UPHILL

The Twin Clutch SST may not upshift to a higher shift position if the computer determines the current speed cannot be maintained once a higher shift position is engaged.

For smoother vehicle performance, if you release the throttle while climbing a steep grade, the Twin Clutch SST may not upshift. This is normal, as the computer is temporarily preventing shifting. After reaching the top of the hill, normal shift function will resume.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Operation of the Twin Clutch SST. Caution Caution

► Do not use the tendency of the vehicle to creep forward in order to drive at low speeds up hills.
The transmission may be damaged and an accident may occur due to the following conditions.
• The Twin Clutch SST fluid temperature will rise and can cause transmission damage.
• If the vehicle is continuously driven at low speeds using the tendency of the vehicle to creep forward, the vehicle will vibrate or the
Mitsubishi Lancer: Operation of the Twin Clutch SST. on the information screen in the multi-information display to alert the driver that warning display will appear on the information screen in the multi-information display to alert the driver that the Twin Clutch SST fluid temperature has risen.
After that, if the Twin Clutch SST fluid temperature rises even higher, the transmission protection control will operate.
If this occurs, the vehicle may suddenly reverse as if the gearshift lever was in the “N” (NEUTRAL) position and cause an accident.
If the
Mitsubishi Lancer: Operation of the Twin Clutch SST. appears or the transmission protection control operates, refer to “When warning display appears or the transmission protection control operates, refer to “When Mitsubishi Lancer: Operation of the Twin Clutch SST. DRIVING DOWNHILL warning display is showing”.

DRIVING DOWNHILL

When travelling down steep grades, the computer may automatically select a lower shift position.

This function assists engine braking efforts, reducing the need for using the service brakes.

Waiting

For short waiting periods, such as at traffic signals, the gearshift lever can be left in position and the vehicle held stationary with the service brake.

For longer waiting periods with the engine running, place the gearshift lever in the “N” (NEUTRAL) position and apply the parking brake, while holding the vehicle stationary with the service brake.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Operation of the Twin Clutch SST. Caution Caution

► Do not keep the vehicle in a stopped position on an uphill slope by depressing the accelerator pedal instead of the brake pedal.
The transmission may be damaged and an accident may occur due to the following conditions.
• The Twin Clutch SST fluid temperature will rise and can cause transmission damage.
• If the vehicle is kept in a stopped position by depressing the accelerator pedal instead of the brake pedal, the vehicle will vibrate or “SLOW DOWN” and the
Mitsubishi Lancer: Operation of the Twin Clutch SST. on the information screen in the multi-information display to alert the driver that warning display will appear on the information screen in the multi-information display to alert the driver that the Twin Clutch SST fluid temperature has risen.
After that, if the Twin Clutch SST fluid temperature rises even higher, the transmission protection control will operate.
If this occurs, the vehicle may suddenly reverse as if the gearshift lever was in the “N” (NEUTRAL) position and cause an accident.
If the
Mitsubishi Lancer: Operation of the Twin Clutch SST. appears or the transmission protection control operates, refer to “When warning display appears or the transmission protection control operates, refer to “When Mitsubishi Lancer: Operation of the Twin Clutch SST. Parking warning display is showing”.

Parking

To park the vehicle, first bring it to a complete stop, fully engage the parking brake, and then move the gearshift lever to the “P” (PARK) position.

If you are going to leave the vehicle unattended, always switch off the engine and carry the key.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Operation of the Twin Clutch SST. ► On a slope, be sure to apply the parking brake before moving the gearshift Note

► On a slope, be sure to apply the parking brake before moving the gearshift lever to the “P” (PARK) position. If you move the gearshift lever to the “P” (PARK) position before applying the parking brake, it may be difficult to disengage the gearshift lever from the “P” (PARK) position when you next drive the vehicle, requiring application of a strong force to the gearshift lever to move from the “P” (PARK) position.

What to do if the following occur with the Twin Clutch SST

If there is a malfunction in the Twin Clutch SST or engine electronic control module, the following may occur.

► Twin Clutch SST does not shift.
► Vehicle cannot move.
► Twin Clutch SST acceleration is slow.
► Vehicle does not creep.
► “Shift shock” is large.
► Shifting occurs at higher engine speed.
► Response is slow.

If either of these occurs, perform the following procedure.

When Mitsubishi Lancer: Operation of the Twin Clutch SST. is showing warning display is showing

The temperature of the Twin Clutch SST fluid is high. Refer to “Warning display” and follow the appropriate measures.

When the check engine warning lamp comes on or blinking

There could be a malfunction in the engine electronic control module. Refer to “Check engine warning lamp” and follow the appropriate measures.

When the gearshift lever position display is not showing

A safety device in the Twin Clutch SST has been activated due to a possible malfunction in the Twin Clutch SST. Refer to “When the gearshift lever position display is not showing” and follow the appropriate measures

When Mitsubishi Lancer: Operation of the Twin Clutch SST. is showing or when no warning is showing in the multi-information display warning display is showing or when no warning is showing in the multi-information display

A safety device in the Twin Clutch SST has been activated due to a possible malfunction in the Twin Clutch SST or in the engine electronic control module.

Perform the following procedure.

1. Park your vehicle in a safe place and stop the engine.
2. Restart the engine.

If the vehicle moves and accelerates normally after this procedure is performed, there is no malfunction.

However, if the vehicle does not move or accelerate normally, or if this problem occurs repeatedly, have the vehicle checked by a MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorized Service Point as soon as possible.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Operation of the Twin Clutch SST. Caution Caution

► When the Twin Clutch SST fluid temperature is high, the engine idle speed when the vehicle is stopped may increase or the vehicle will have a weak tendency to creep.

After that, if the Twin Clutch SST fluid temperature rises even higher, the Mitsubishi Lancer: Operation of the Twin Clutch SST. Full-time 4WD warning display will appear.


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