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Hydraulic Power brake

ODI ID: 10075035 NHTSA Complaint ID: 485424

Make: Mitsubishi Model: 2001 MONTERO 01

Component/Parts: Hydraulic Power brake

Failure Date: March 10, 2003 Complaint Date: June 08, 2004

City/State: WOODSTOCK, GA (Georgia)
Crash: Yes Fire: No Injured: 0 Deaths: 0

Complaint Description: defective hydraulic brake booster accumulator (nhtsa id#01v254001) on my 2001 montero caused my brakes to fail while stopping at an intersection which resulted with me rear ending another vehicle! this happened over 1 year ago and the defective part has been making a terrible sound while braking for over 2 years. everytime i performed maintenance on my vehicle. no one could confirm what was causing this noise. i just found out today (06/08/2004) what the part is and that it's known to fail, causing crashes what happened on 03/10/2003. i was cited for "failure to yield, but contested that my brakes failed at the point of avoiding the car in front of me. i had the vehicle checked several times and no one knew what was wrong with the vehicle? the brakes would continue to fail if i came to a fast stop and i have been driving the vehicle very carefully since this accident. luckily i came accross the nhtsa website and discovered that i had a defective part!!! accident caused my vehicle $1,700.00 in damages and the other vehicle damage. also (not sure $ / covered by insurance) how do i go about filing a claim for my vehicles damage of $1,700.00 and getting this part exchanged??? the mitsubishi dealer i purchased my 2001 montero from went out of business years ago. *ak .

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Last Update: August 28, 2004