Mitsubishi Lancer Owners Manual
In order to prevent theft, the engine will not start unless a preregistered keyless operation key is used.
(Engine immobilizer function)
LOCK (PUSH OFF)
The position in which the steering wheel is locked.
LOCK (PUSH ON)
When the ID code verification inside the vehicle produces a match, the steering wheel lock is released and the ignition switch can be turned.
The engine is stopped, but the audio system and other electric devices can be operated.
The engine is running, and all the vehicle’s electrical devices can be operated.
The starter motor operates. After the engine has started, release the key and it will automatically return to the “ON” position.
► The keyless operation key is equipped with an electronic immobilizer.
To start the engine, the ID code which the transponder inside the key sends must match the one registered in the immobilizer computer.
Refer to “Electronic immobilizer (Antitheft starting system)”.
When turning from “LOCK” (PUSH OFF) to “ACC”
Push the ignition switch and turn it slowly.
A- Steering wheel locked
B- Steering wheel released
► If the ignition switch does not turn from “LOCK” (PUSH OFF) to “ACC”, press the ignition switch again, slightly move the steering wheel left and right, and then turn the ignition switch.
► The ignition switch cannot be turned if the keyless operation key is not in the vehicle. Refer to “Operating range for starting the engine”.
When turning from “ACC” to “LOCK”
[Vehicles equipped with M/T] Put the gearshift lever into the “N” (Neutral) position, and slowly turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position while pressing it.
[Vehicles equipped with CVT or Twin Clutch SST] First, set the selector lever (CVT) or the gearshift lever (Twin Clutch SST) to the “P” (PARK) position, and then slowly turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position while pressing it.
► Vehicles equipped with CVT or Twin Clutch SST, the ignition switch cannot be turned to the “LOCK” position unless the selector lever (CVT) or the gearshift lever (Twin Clutch SST) is in the “P” (PARK) position.
► Do not turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position while driving. The
steering wheel will be locked, causing loss of control.
► If the engine is stopped while driving, the brake servomechanism will cease to function and braking efficiency will deteriorate.
Also, the power steering system will not function and it will require greater manual effort to operate the steering.
► Do not leave the ignition switch in the “ON” or “ACC” position for a long time when the engine is not running, doing so will cause the battery to be discharged.
► Do not turn the ignition switch to the “START” position when the engine is running, doing so could damage the starter motor.