Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: When driving the car it feels like it's gone into a higher gear.

asked by on

car feels like it goes into high dear

My car has 133036 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello, thanks for writing in. Is your Check...

Hello, thanks for writing in. Is your Check Engine Light illuminated? Your description sounds like your transmission may be in "limp mode" which is usually 2nd gear in many transmissions. It is also possible that the sensation you are getting is caused by a less-than-smooth engagement of the torque converter lockup clutch (at 40-50 mph).

There are a number of technical service bulletins (TSB) for your vehicle and transmission: 237946, 224290 and 222394. Check with your Mitsubishi service center regarding these TSBs.

Otherwise, consider having the vehicle inspected and serviced by one of our mobile technicians at your home or office.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: A/c compressor

Yes, it should be located on the driver's side. The tensioner or idler pulley is more likely the cause, but in order to verify it as the problem, you would have to remove the belt and turn the pulleys to...

Q: Trans sensors

Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle suffered some sort of serious issue, especially if it put the vehicle in limp mode. A few things that can cause the symptoms you describe are issues with the...

Q: Humming sounds during driving over 30 mph

The inner and outer edges of the tire tread wall on the affected side where the noise is coming from needs to be inspected for a cupping or cupping wear pattern. These types of wear patterns can produce a noise...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...