I know it's been inconvenient, but the dealer is just following Mitsubishi's process. Even if the dealer thought you needed a new CVT the first time you brought your car in, they couldn't give you one. Mitsubishi has to approve major repairs like a new transmission. Before they approve one, they require the dealer to try a fluid change and a transmission module re-flash first...which is what they did. Those repair attempts didn't work...but that's not really the dealer's fault.
Originally Posted by WI_Mirage
Not test-driving the car to verify a repair...now that is the dealer's fault.
Now you have a new transmission AND module...and hopefully the module has the latest programming. Don't just assume they screwed it up. Pick the car up and drive it around to verify that it's better.
You may not realize it, but you probably have $8,000+ in retail dealer repairs in that car right now. The last time I looked, the list price of a CVT was close to $7,000. Your new CVT is worth more than the car.
The good thing is that once this is straightened out, your car will have no problem lasting your for another 2 years and beyond.
Since the new transmission was installed just before your powertrain warranty is expiring, it should be covered if something happens 2 months from now. If you contact Mitsubishi Customer Support and let them know the situation, they can put a note in their system that will extend coverage on your transmission. If you get the car back and it still doesn't drive correctly, I would make that phone call to Mitsubishi before your warranty officially expires.
I still have 2000 miles / 1.5 months left until the powertrain warranty expires.
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 52.1 mpg (US) ... 22.2 km/L ... 4.5 L/100 km ... 62.6 mpg (Imp)