Mitsubishi Lancer Owners Manual

Operating hints
Starting and driving / Trailer towing / Operating hints

► Do not let the clutch slip (vehicles equipped with M/T only) and do not increase the engine speed more than necessary when starting.

► Be sure that the driving speed does not exceed 100 km/h (62 mph) for trailer operation.

It is also recommended that you obey the local regulations in case driving speed with a trailer is limited to less than 100 km/h (62 mph).

► To prevent shocks from the overrun brake, depress the brake pedal lightly at first and then more strongly.

► To make full use of engine braking, change to a lower shift position before descending a slope.

Additional precautions for vehicles equipped with a CVT or Twin Clutch SST

It is recommended the “D” position (CVT or Twin Clutch SST) on slopes or at low speed. Use the sports mode (CVT) or manual shifting (Twin Clutch SST) in mountainous areas in order to make better use of engine braking and to assist the brake system. However, be sure that the speed does not exceed the maximum speed limit for the selected shift position.


This will normally occur as a result of some mechanical failure. If your vehicle should overheat, stop and check for a loose or broken water pump/ alternator drive belt, a blocked radiator air intake or a low coolant level. If these items are satisfactory the overheating could be caused by a number of mechanical causes that would have to be checked at a competent service centre.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Operating hints. Caution Caution

► If the engine overheats, please refer to the “Engine overheating” section of “For emergencies” prior to taking any corrective action.
► On vehicles equipped with a CVT or Twin Clutch SST, if the
Mitsubishi Lancer: Operating hints. the temperature of the CVT fluid or Twin Clutch SST fluid is high. warning display is showing, the temperature of the CVT fluid or Twin Clutch SST fluid is high.
Read the reference page and take the required measures.
Refer to “When a malfunction occurs in the CVT” or “Warning display”.

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