Gearbox Mitsubishi V5AWF

The Mitsubishi V5AWF 5-speed automatic transmission has been produced by the concern since 2008 and is installed on the Pajero 4 with a 4M41 diesel engine, and since 2015 also on the L200 and Pajero Sport with a 4N15 diesel engine. This transmission has a rear-wheel drive version of the R5AWF and is a clone of the Aisin TB-50LS automatic transmission.

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


Production years since 2008
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 5
Type of drive all wheel
Engine volume, l up to 3.2
Torque output, Nm up to 450
Recommended oil Toyota ATF WS
Oil capacity, liter 10.9
Replacing the oil every 60,000 km
Replacing the filter every 120,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~400 000

Gear ratios Mitsubishi V5AWF

Using the example of a Mitsubishi Pajero 2011 with a 3.2 liter engine:

Main 3.941
1st 3.520
2nd 2.042
3rd 1.400
4th 1.000
5th 0.716
Reverse 3.224

The transmission was installed on:

  • Mitsubishi L200 5 (KK) since 2015;
  • Mitsubishi Pajero 4 (V90) since 2008;
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 3 (KS) since 2015.

Disadvantages of the Mitsubishi V5AWF gearbox

  • Mitsubishi installed an updated version of the gearbox and the breakdowns of the first years did not affect it.
  • The gearbox is reliable, problems begin with wear of the torque converter clutch.
  • Dirty lubricant corrodes the valve body and solenoids, vibrations break the oil pump.
  • During prolonged slipping, the rear row of the planetary mechanism often suffers.
  • On automatic transmissions with high mileage, it is often necessary to replace the solenoid wiring.

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