The automatic transmission may fail prematurely on Mitsubishi Lancer

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: 85,111 (20,000–109,000)
6 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, more2011, 2012
17 people reported this problem
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Abruptly downshifts from 3rd gear to 2nd gear and stays in 2nd gear until transmission cools down. It is not fixed. Disabled, our only car and no money to fix or replace.
U started notice a problem that if you drive for a certain amount of time at the same speed, my rpms start to jump around like 500rpm up then back to normal, but putting into cvt mode, it goes up the 500rpm. I was told i might need a new tranny, is that true?
I went to Advanced Auto, to make a "scanning" and the scan shows a code: # p0725 and PO868 they told me that is a TRANSMISSION PROBLEM.

this problem has a RECALL?? lancer 2008

Complete transmission failure without warning signs. Just gave out at a stop light when going to move. Repair is replace transmission.
Driving home from work. Got on the highway and found the car won't shift past 3rd gear. The car woundn'the excesses 45mph. Took it to a local garage and was told the transmission was cooked. Also took the car to a second garage and was told the same thing. The car hasn'the been fixed yet.