MITSUBISHI MONTERO SPORT 2000 : Problems
Battery Cable,Tail Lights,Transmission Gear PRNDL,Brake Hose Pipe,Steering Wheel and Handle Bar,Sunroof
ODI ID: 10040982 NHTSA Complaint ID: 463637,463638,463639,463636,463640,463641
Make: Mitsubishi Model: 2000 MONTERO SPORT 00
Component/Parts: Battery Cable,Tail Lights,Transmission Gear PRNDL,Brake Hose Pipe,Steering Wheel and Handle Bar,Sunroof
Failure Date: September 30, 2003 Complaint Date: September 30, 2003
City/State: BOCA RATON, FL (Florida)
Crash: No Fire: No Injured: 0 Deaths: 0
Complaint Description: my montero has had significant problems from day one with repeated/numerous visits to several mitsubishi dealerships in my area. i have had all of the same complaints i have read from other owners and am very disappointed that i bought this sport utility and have spent thousands of dollars to repair. the montero has had pull to the right as described, a vibration when driving at any speeds, and a horrible performance of braking that has almost caused several accidents that could have resulted in my life and my daughters and countless other families. i have a lifetime purchase plan for alignments which are performed on a bi-weekly basis and i have also gone through 4 sets of brakes. i have also experienced my montero to just die, completely shut off in the middle of traffic- dangerous!! then after about 10 minutes and everyone honking and cursing me out it starts after i restart it. also, with this comes a fire burning smell that i have been told by various mechanics that i have an oil leak in my engine. i have since taken the montero back and the dealership has repaired a melted gasket in the engine. i have also replaced all my belts and sparkplugs. the sunroof has had it's share of problems of leaking uncontrolallably when it rains and here in florida it has been better to stand in the rain than in my suv. now my front reading lights under my rear mirror is leaking buckets of water and the dealership wants to charge me over $500.00 for a new sunroof after i paid over invoice for this luxury! all of my brake lights in the rear have blown out numerous times to have to replace. this suv ia the million dollar money pit mistake and do not reccommend anyone to buy! i'm so glad that i am not going crazy and that others have experienced the same and hope to not ever experience my airbags not deploying in an a accident! mitsubishi will have a huge law suit!! .
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Last Update: August 28, 2004