The automatic transmission may fail prematurely on Mitsubishi Outlander

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The automatic transmission may fail prematurely. Transmission overhaul or replacement may be necessary to correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 127,194 (29,000–169,977)
Drive Trains affected: AWD, FWD
2 model years affected: 2003, 2008
14 people reported this problem
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It is getting continually worse from one day to the next but seems to do ok when i manually shift it.
going dowen the freway at 65 mph it started to jump surg and takeoff then all at once all 4 tires started to lockup i then went to a violant stop on the side of the freway to have triple a tow the car back were its needing a new trans i called the dealership they said no recalls or complants on my vin now what
I was driving down the freeway when we heard a strange whining hum that seemed to accelerate with the engine acceleration and deceleration took off again Within a couple miles of the sound we came to an abrupt stop at the side of the freeway All 4 tires seem to lock up the vehicle still is not fixed and I have yet to diagnose the entire problem which means we need to tear it down unless there's a recall on it and then I'll let somebody else tear it down the end result was we had to have it towed by Triple-A back 2 Orangevale motor still starts and runs fine you attempt to put it into gear and it goes clunk clunk clunk clunk clunk and doesn't move so the end result serious it's probably trashed
Shifting from 2 to 3 erratic
When I stop at a stop sign it hesitates to go again a liitle bit. Now it seems to do it more often. Today I drove up the bank put it in park and it completely shut off. After about 5 min it started again, went trough a drive through and it died again when I put it in park.
Slipping between 1st & 2nd also park to drive.