Mitsubishi Lancer Owners Manual
Locking and unlocking the door
Turning the emergency key in the forward direction locks the door, and turning it in the rear direction unlocks the door. Also refer to “Locking and unlocking: Doors”.
Electronic immobilizer (Anti-theft starting system)
The electronic immobilizer has been designed to significantly reduce the possibility of vehicle theft.
The purpose of the system is to immobilize the vehicle if an invalid start is attempted. A valid start attempt can only be achieved (subject to certain conditions) using a keyless operation system “registered” to the immobilizer system.
All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have been programmed into the vehicle’s electronics.
Refer to “Keyless operation system: Ignition switch” on pages 1-11 and 1-18.
► If you lose one of the keyless operation keys, contact a MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorized Service Point as soon as possible.
To obtain a replacement or extra spare key, take your vehicle and all remaining keys to your MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorized Service Point. All the keys have to be re-registered in the immobilizer computer unit.
The immobilizer can register up to 4 different keys.
To prevent vehicle theft, only the emergency key with the preregistered keyless operation key inserted can start the engine. (Electronic immobilizer function) Also refer to “Starting and driving: Starting the engine” on pages 4-15, 4-16.
The engine is stopped and the steering wheel locked. The emergency key can be inserted and removed in this position.
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 emergency 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 (Anti-theft starting system)”.