Gearbox Mitsubishi V4A12

The Mitsubishi V4A12 4-speed automatic transmission was assembled only from 1998 to 2012 and was installed on all-wheel drive versions of the Pajero Mini with a supercharged modification of the 4A30 engine. The same automatic transmission was installed on rear-wheel drive models, but under its own designation R4A12.

This series includes: V4A11, V4A12, V4AW2, V4AW3, V4A51, V5A51, V5AWF.


Production years 1998 – 2012
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 4
Type of drive all wheel
Engine volume, l up to 0.7
Torque output, Nm up to 100
Recommended oil Mitsubishi ATF SP-III
Oil capacity, liter 3.5
Replacing the oil every 40,000 km
Replacing the filter every 80,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~270 000

Gear ratios Mitsubishi V4A12

Using the example of a Mitsubishi Pajero Mini 2010 with a 0.7 liter engine:

Main 5.625
1st 2.846
2nd 1.581
3rd 1.000
4th 0.685
Reverse 2.178

The transmission was installed on:

  • Mitsubishi Pajero Mini 2 (H53) in 1998 – 2012;
  • Nissan Kix 1 (H59) in 2008 – 2012.

Disadvantages of the Mitsubishi V4A12 gearbox

  • This automatic transmission is installed with low-power engines and the load on it is small.
  • The gearbox has no problems with reliability, but with spare parts everything is complicated.
  • In many cases, it is much easier to buy a contract transmission than to repair it.
  • With shocks and jerks, changing the oil and filter or cleaning the valve body can help.
  • The service station also replaces burnt clutches as a whole and a brake band.

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