2-3 Shift Flair From Automatic Transmission on Mitsubishi Endeavor

The automatic transmission may develop a 2-3 shift flair. This is commonly caused by an internal fault related to the reverse clutch assembly. Replacement of the rear housing and reverse clutch assembly may be required to correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 115,955 (14,000–197,000)
Drive Trains affected: AWD, FWD
5 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, more2008
30 people reported this problem
20 people shared problem details
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD154,650
Strong vibration between 25 - 40 MPH (when shifting) appears to NOT be in the tires or drive shaft (U-joints are tight) I will get the transmission evaluated ASAP
transmission slip 2-3
Transmission shutters when shifting gears or coasting. I took my 05 AWD Endeavor to the Mitsubishi dealer and they tell me they don't work on transmissions and I would have to take it to a transmission shop..! I did a little research and called a couple of other places for estimates all saying I need to replace the transmission. I'm told 11 hours to do the job including a used transmission from a salvage yard total $3,400. So far, my research is that this is a common problem and I would need to repair or replace rear housing and reverse clutch assembly. I haven't got an estimate yet for that cost.
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD109,000
The wife was 1 hour into a 17 hr crosscountry trip and while on the freeway the car suddenly dropped into neutral. She was able to exit and park off the freeway. She drove it ever so slowly to a shop that was near by. We are told the tranny needs to be replaced and looking at a near $4000 bill to fix a car we paid $10000 for, dissappointing!
2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD90,000
It started at just under or at 90K miles. turned into a shudder. Now it will die sometime when put into reverse or drive. Mitsubishi will do nothing about it even with 100K extended warranty/ Looking at trying to find a new transmission. Does not help that dealership installed wrong ECU at 80K+ miles and installed wrong ECU 8 times till right one was installed 3 years later! IT has been in the shop since 2009 at least 20 times. WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER MITSUBISHI OR EVEN LOOK AT ONE AGAIN. JUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Strong vibration between 25 - 40 MPH (when shifting) appears to NOT be in the tires or drive shaft (U-joints are tight) I will get the transmission evaluated ASAP
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD90,566
problem between 2-3 gears, not fixed yet
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD70,000
Same issue
2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD174,300
The start a strong vibration when changing from 2nd to 3rd (between 20 and 25 miles/hr.) More noticeable when driving uphill and no problems at cruise. Going to the transmission shop for a diagnostic.
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor- FWD92,000
Exactly the same problem, the transmission began to slip between the 2nd and 3rd gear, very disappointment issue from mitsubishi whom is well known by "the high quality parts".
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD197,000
Haven't had the 2nd to 3rd Flair fixed yet - holding off as I already replaced the transmission in 2008 and don't want to put significant dollars into this vehicle.
2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor- FWD114,000
Sticks in gear at 2000 Rpm for 10 seconds or longer. Acceleration or breaking needed to get from one gear to the next.
Missing at 30 to 40 mph
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD61,000
Purchased used with 37,000 miles on it. 1 week after getting car started to have trouble. Had a warranty so they replaced Trans with rebuilt one. 2 years later same thing happened and the trans had to be replaced again. Still have the hard shift with the 2- 3 flare. AAMCO does not know what to do to fix it!
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD117,000
Car started vibrating weirdly on highway. Pulled over and it seemed to go away. Continued on pulled over at gas station and car vibrated loudly and wouldnt go into park drive or reverse. Waiting on diagnostic but told the transmission is shot.
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD14,000
The transmission has n strong noise when the mileage was less than 40,000. While driving the noise was very loud and I parked. The change even though it was in 3 stayed in neutral. Bring it to a mechanic who tells me there to repair the transmission.
I had the same problem. Took it to a trans shop they told me the rings were bad and needed to be replaced. For that and the reprogramming of the trans and of course labor I paid $934.
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD142,000
When trans needs to shift to 3rd gear, it will jump to neutral instead. Local reputable shop recommended replace with rebuilt trans at $3700.
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD68,000
Snap ring brings and trashes transmission causing 3200 dollar repair
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