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    2014 Mirage CVT with 45k miles a reliable vehicle?

    Hello all. I just purchased a 2014 Mirage DE CVT with 45k miles on it. Ive just had it serviced at a Mitsu dealership including cvt fluid change, oil change, rotations etc. Can I reasonably expect to get 100k miles out this CVT? Mine runs smooth but I lose sleep at night thinking of mine crapping out after warranty. Im the subsequent owner so my warranty runs out in 5 months. Please help me put my mind at ease. Or tell me the cold hard truth.



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    You'll be fine for quite a while yet. I think the 2-3 failures we've had had around 180k miles on them.
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    I'd be more worried about the flywheel and starter that a few have had problems with. Seems like a 2014 cvt problem only.

    I've had most failures with high mileage, only had one with around 80k kms/50k miles start making noise and was replaced under warranty. Keep up on your cvt fluid changes and replace the cartridge filter on the side of the cvt once in a while and you should be fine for many miles. Besides if it does fail you can just get a used one. There are lots around with low mileage but it might be 14' only for the cvt. I know for sure a 17' will fit a 15 though...

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    Thank you my Canadian brother! Ive read your past posts, very insightful and a crack wit too I might add. Its a relief to hear a response from someone with as much experience as yourself. With your fleet and all. Cheers!

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    Thank your for the wordes of encouragement!

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    Wait, a flywheel replacement? I thought that only involved manual transmissions? Forgive my ignorance Im truly trying to absorb as much info as I can. My girlfriend got the 2017 G4 sedan a month before I got mine so Im responsible for two Mitsus. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Wait, a flywheel replacement? I thought that only involved manual transmissions? Forgive my ignorance Im truly trying to absorb as much info as I can. My girlfriend got the 2017 G4 sedan a month before I got mine so Im responsible for two Mitsus. Lol
    Does either Mirage make a grinding noise on startup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Wait, a flywheel replacement? I thought that only involved manual transmissions? Forgive my ignorance Im truly trying to absorb as much info as I can. My girlfriend got the 2017 G4 sedan a month before I got mine so Im responsible for two Mitsus. Lol
    The technical term for it on a CVT car is the 'ring gear', which is what I am sure Fummins meant. This seems to be a problem that Mitsubishi caught on to fairly quickly, and it is mostly seen in very early '14 CVT cars. It is prevalent in '14 cars with 2013 build dates. What is the build date on yours? Check the sticker inside the driver's door jamb.

    If yours doesn't grind on engagement, then it is possible the problem was already taken care of by Mitsubishi under warranty. By the way, if you have 45k on the car you might try to find your car's original in-service date. You may have some of the factory 5/60 warranty left if you encounter any problems. That warranty is transferable to other owners.

    Other than this problem and the notorious 'misaligned rear axle problem' (search here), these cars are very, very reliable.

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    No they do not. Theyre both operating great. Im just trying to getva piece of mind about reliabilitybog the CVT.

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    Thank for the insightful reply! Everybody on here is so hgelpful. I used to be a member of a Subaru forum and all it was was constant condescension and bad attitudes. Thank you kind sir!



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