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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,000 miles

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2002 Mitsubishi Diamante drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Diamante Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 102015


  • miles


My wife was driving on the interstate when the transmission failed and would no longer propel the vehicle. I have researched the problem and multiple people have had the same problem. I don't understand why no recall has been made. This is a very hazardous issue, especially if you are traveling on an interstate. She had to coast the car over and was rapidly loosing speed, a very dangerous situation. The problem is a faulty part in the transmission called a wave spring. In every F4A51 Mitsubishi transmission, this has been an issue. The wave spring breaks, bypasses the filter, enters the pump gears and breaks the pump, ending in transmission failure. It is a costly repair, $1800-$2000. It is a faulty design, and a better aftermarket wave spring was eventually engineered. This should be a recall.

- Anniston, AL, USA

problem #2

Jul 022014

Diamante 6-cyl

  • 141,000 miles
Driving along at 35mph engine RPM suddenly almost red lined lost power and lost all forward and reverse gears.had to tow the vehicle!

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 032013


  • 60,000 miles
The car just stopped. The gears were nonfunctional.

- Mpls, MN, USA

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