Mitsubishi Lancer Owners Manual

To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”
Locking and unlocking / Keyless operation system / To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”

1. [Vehicles equipped with M/T]

Push the emergency key in at the “ACC” position and keep it depressed until it is turned to the “LOCK” position, and remove 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 push the emergency key in at the “ACC” position and keep it depressed until it is turned to the “LOCK” position, and remove.

2. Install the cover of the ignition switch.
3. Reinsert the emergency key into the keyless operation key.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. ► Vehicles equipped with CVT or Twin Clutch SST, the emergency key cannot be Note

► Vehicles equipped with CVT or Twin Clutch SST, the emergency key cannot be removed unless the selector lever (CVT) or the gearshift lever (Twin Clutch SST) is set to the “P” (PARK) position.

► When not using the emergency key, always install the ignition switch cover. Otherwise, there is a danger of dirt or dust getting into the keyhole of the ignition switch and causing a malfunction.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. Caution Caution

► Do not remove the emergency key from the ignition switch 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.

Steering wheel lock

To lock

Turn the emergency key to the “LOCK” position.

Turn the steering wheel until it is locked.

To unlock

Turn the emergency key to the “ACC” position while moving the steering wheel slightly right and left.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. Caution Caution

► Remove the emergency key when leaving the vehicle.
In some countries, it is prohibited to leave the key in the vehicle when parked.

Starting

Tips for starting

► Do not operate the starter motor continuously longer than 10 seconds; doing so could run down the battery. If the engine does not start, turn the ignition switch back to “LOCK”, wait a few seconds, and then try again.

Trying repeatedly with the starter motor still turning will damage the starter mechanism.

► After starting the engine in cold weather, drive in a way that keeps the engine speed low for the first few minutes or the bar graph of the engine coolant temperature display starts to move. Otherwise the engine operation may not rev smoothly and the vehicle could jerk or surge while driving.

A longer warm up period will only consume extra fuel.

► [For vehicles equipped with Twin Clutch SST] The following may occur after the engine is started, but they do not indicate an abnormality.

• You may hear operational sounds of the Twin Clutch SST and you may feel vibration in the vehicle body.

• If you shift the gearshift lever into the “N” (NEUTRAL) position and depress the accelerator pedal, increases in the engine speed will be limited.

► [Diesel-powered vehicles] While the vehicle is stationary with the clutch pedal fully depressed, the engine revolutions do not rise to over 3,000 rpm in order to protect the engine even if the accelerator pedal is depressed.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. Warning Warning

► Never run the engine in a closed or poorly ventilated area any longer than is needed to move your vehicle in or out of the area. Carbon monoxide gases are odourless and can be fatal.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. Caution Caution

► Never attempt to start the engine by pushing or pulling the vehicle.
► Do not run the engine at high rpm or drive the vehicle at high speed until the engine has had a chance to warm up.
► Release the emergency key as soon as the engine starts to avoid damaging the starter motor.

Starting the engine (petrol-powered vehicles)

The starting procedure is as follows: 1. Fasten the seat belt.
2. Make sure the parking brake is applied.
3. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
4. Fully depress the clutch pedal. (M/T)

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. ► On vehicles with the Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) system, the starter will not operate Note

► On vehicles with the Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) system, the starter will not operate unless the clutch pedal is fully depressed (Clutch interlock).

5. On vehicles equipped with M/T, place the gearshift lever in the “N” (Neutral) position.

On vehicles equipped with CVT or Twin Clutch SST, make sure the selector lever (CVT) or the gearshift lever (Twin Clutch SST) is in the “P” (PARK) position.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. Note

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. ► On vehicles with CVT, the starter will not operate unless the selector lever Note

► On vehicles with CVT, the starter will not operate unless the selector lever is in the “P” (PARK) or “N” (NEUTRAL) position.

On vehicles with Twin Clutch SST, the starter will not operate unless the gearshift lever is in the “P” (PARK) position or the gearshift lever is in the “N” (NEUTRAL) position with the brake pedal depressed.

For safety reasons, start the engine in the “P” (PARK) position so that the wheels are locked.

6. While pushing the lock release button (A), remove the cover of the ignition switch.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. 7. Insert the emergency key into the ignition switch.

7. Insert the emergency key into the ignition switch.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. 8. Insert the keyless operation key into the emergency key.

8. Insert the keyless operation key into the emergency key.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. 9. After turning the emergency key with the keyless operation key to the “ON”

9. After turning the emergency key with the keyless operation key to the “ON” position, make sure that all warning lamps are functioning properly before starting the engine.
10. Turn the emergency key with the keyless operation key to the “START” position without depressing the accelerator pedal, and release it when the engine starts.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. ► Minor noises may be heard on engine startup. Note

► Minor noises may be heard on engine startup.

These will disappear as the engine warms up.

11. Remove the keyless operation key from the emergency key.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. Warning Warning

► Make sure to remove the keyless operation key from the emergency key after the engine is started.
If not removed, the keyless operation key could fall to the floor, which could disturb the pedal operation. Furthermore, the keyless operation key could prevent the driver’s knee airbag (if so equipped) from inflating normally or could be propelled to cause serious injury if the airbag inflates.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. ► If the emergency key is attached to a key holder, it may become impossible Note

► If the emergency key is attached to a key holder, it may become impossible to insert the keyless operation key into the emergency key, and it may prevent the engine from being started.

When using the emergency key to start the engine, first remove the key from the key ring.

Starting the engine (diesel-powered vehicles)

1. Fasten the seat belt.
2. Make sure the parking brake is applied.
3. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
4. Fully depress the clutch pedal.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. ► On vehicles with the Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) system, the starter will not operate Note

► On vehicles with the Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) system, the starter will not operate unless the clutch pedal is fully depressed (Clutch interlock).

5. Place the gearshift lever in the “N” (Neutral) position.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. 6. While pushing the lock release button (A), remove the cover of the ignition

6. While pushing the lock release button (A), remove the cover of the ignition switch.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. 7. Insert the emergency key into the ignition switch.

7. Insert the emergency key into the ignition switch.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. 8. Insert the keyless operation key into the emergency key.

8. Insert the keyless operation key into the emergency key.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. 9. Turn the emergency key with keyless operation key to the “ON” position. The

9. Turn the emergency key with keyless operation key to the “ON” position. The diesel preheat indication lamp will first illuminate, and then after a short time go out, indicating that preheating is completed.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. ► If the engine is cold, the diesel preheat indication lamp is on for a longer Note

► If the engine is cold, the diesel preheat indication lamp is on for a longer time.

► When the engine has not been started within about 5 seconds after the diesel preheat indication lamp went out, return the ignition key to the “LOCK” position. Then, turn the emergency key to the “ON” position to preheat the engine again.

► When the engine is warm, the diesel preheat indication lamp does not come on even if the emergency key is placed in the “ON” position.

Start the engine by turning the emergency key right to the “START” position.

10. Turn the emergency key with the keyless operation key to the “START” position without depressing the accelerator pedal, and release it when the engine starts.

Mitsubishi Lancer: To turn from “ACC” to “LOCK”. ► Minor noises may be heard on engine startup. Note

► Minor noises may be heard on engine startup.

These will disappear as the engine warms up.


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