It Finally Happened
As we had been joking on another posting on shifting .
JoeS had mentioned he would probably be the first to wear out the shifter well...
I'm sad to say that I beat you to it Joe.125,000 km, 77,600 miles
of heavily using the shifter brought it on...
my first repair due to wearing something out.The Symptoms
1) I would get warning light lighting up after starting up and then shifting into D, making me think there was a much larger problem.
A restart and shift again would often make the problem disappear.Things got worse
2) The shifter felt stiffer.
3) Warning light would sometimes light up when shifting through D, N, E, & B requiring a pull over & restart.
4) Finally, when placing the shifter into B mode, the indicator in the dash display would occasionally show it was in E mode.Cost
Was about 200 for the shifter sensor unit, another that much for the dealer to install it & of course the taxes. $ 446 totalVideo
I had taken 2 to present the problem to the Mitsubishi service department since this was happening intermittently. Here are the links for those interested.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBNP87KcMKIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_9QWqLWVB4Diagnosis
The mechanic recognized this problem from other i Mievs he had serviced with about the same mileage & said the shift selector sensor needed to be changed.
So Far So good. The problem seems to be gone.