Problem Description and Possible Solution
If the automatic transmission intermittently stays in second gear (will not shift into a higher gear), restarting the engine may fix the condition temporarily. Updated software for the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) can solve this concern.
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Average mileage: 103,893 (57,000–181,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 3.7L V6, 4WD
8 people reported this problem
2006 Mitsubishi Raider Durocross access cab, 2 wheel drive, 4.7 v8. Occasionally stays in 2nd gear after starting (approx. 3 times a month). I can stop and turn the engine off and sometimes that works or I can continue to drive slowly and the transmission will start working after a few blocks. I have been to multiple dealers several times and they put my truck on their machine, charge me and tell me nothing is wrong. It has been doing this for the 3 years and 4 months I have owned the truck.