1997 Mitsubishi montero Problems

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1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Differential Unit
ODI No: 10005704 - problem with front and rear differential reported to dealership. they did nothing to fix, just reset check engine light. 3 weeks later car was in a rollover accident. driver steered slightly

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Engine/Cooling
ODI No: 10021714 - while driving at low speed and without warning the vehicle shut off. *tt .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 97 Brake Disc Caliper
ODI No: 10024406 - the rear calipers became very hot, locked up while driving and as a result the driver almost lost control of the vehicle. *ak *cb *nlm .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Engine
ODI No: 10034181 - consumer's vehicle had the same problem as stated in recall 00v311002 . the dealer would not repair the vehicle because the vehicle identification number was not included. *ak the cranks

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Interior wiring
ODI No: 10037207 - while sitting in traffic, passenger (wife) moved her window visor, a flame shot out towards her face coming from upper right corner of window visor, where wire for vanity mirror had chaffed

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Steering
ODI No: 10044520 - crankshaft bolt is loosening on vehicle causing loss of power steering.*mr consumer's vehicle wasn't recognized to be within the recall. consumer experienced the defect and had to pay $1355

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Fuse
ODI No: 10080813 - in early 2003 i purchased a 1997 mitsubishi montero full suv. in april 2003 my girl friend was driving the car one day , when it just broke down on her .hen she turned the key to start t

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Electrical System Door Latch Other
ODI No: 10081177 - 1 - this just started happening, no accident or misuse. 2 - vehicle will not start at times and must keep turning ignition, eventually it stats. (changed battery, terminals, wires, etc,

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Gas Engine Belt Pulley
ODI No: 10082008 - while driving a loud clanking noise was heard from the front. all electrical lights flashed on the dashboard. steering column failed to move. consumer was able to maintain the control of

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 97 Engine
ODI No: 10083048 - 1997 mitsubishi montero sport was taken to dealership for crankshaft pulley bolt recall service. 18 months later, the bolt backed out, causing approx. $1000 in damages, repaired at private

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Air conditioner
ODI No: 520305 - air conditioning quit working while vehicle was parked. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Steering Wheel and Handle Bar
ODI No: 520613 - steering plate between frame and power steering warped. .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Windshield
ODI No: 532649 - windshield whistles very loud .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Automatic Transmission
ODI No: 534187 - when shifting from reverse into drive vehicle stalls. .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Air Bag
ODI No: 535132 - no deployment of air bag during vehicle collision. .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Brake Speed Control
ODI No: 539573 - accelerator failare/brake failare. .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Engine exhaust Brake Body
ODI No: 539958 - brakes/exhaust/crancase emission control devices and cup holder failed. .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Frontal Air Bag Frontal Air Bag Front Suspension
ODI No: 546457 - vehicle lost control in the front suspension area while driving resulting in vehicle collision, no deployment of air bags during impact. mjs (attorney for consumer). .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Gas Engine Air conditioner Front Wheel Bearing
ODI No: 700095 - this car has been in the shop 17 times within a year. it was bought brand new. the major problems we have with it are the wheen bearing, airconditioning and the engine shutting down with n

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Brake Hose Pipe
ODI No: 702793 - i read in nov. import service magazine that the rear brake hose will fail if the vehicle is lifted by the frame. if this is correct won't the brake hose fail when the rear wheel drop into a

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Tires
ODI No: 703852 - despite repeated attempts to balance these tires - they consistently return to their original state and cause vibration at highway speeds( dot number: tire size: 265-70-15 ) .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Rear Seat Belt
ODI No: 704896 - i believe there to be a defect in the positioning of the seat belt mounts in the second row seats (seats directly behind driver's seats). the mounts are placed too high on the frame to allo

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Steering Wheel and Handle Bar
ODI No: 705801 - steering column knocks and rattles while driving under 30 mph. dealer will not address the problem. taken in 12 times. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Cooling fan Clutch
ODI No: 707222 - entire fan and clutch assembly. sheared off while i was traveling in inter city traffic, if this failure would have occurred while traveling on a highway this assembly could have damaged ei

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Front Suspension
ODI No: 708749 - i am scared. at 50-70mph the vibration from the front tires up through the steering wheel is dangerous, borders on losing control. research on internet: this is a highly common problem for m

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Rearview Mirror
ODI No: 709633 - no summary .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Gas Engine
ODI No: 712049 - my suv on numerous occasions has stalled when vehicle comes to stop. on one occasion, my wife was accelerating from a standstill-when the vehicle stalled. on each occasion, we were able to

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Brake
ODI No: 714359 - i've had same problems with my brakes twice now. my brakes pulsate at higher speeds. i've had my rotors resurfaced twice.(1) at 34,000 miles & (2) at 58840. the warranty the dealer ship give

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Radio CD Player ABS Antilock
ODI No: 719928 - i have nothing but problems with the brakes and cd changer on this vehicle, as well as numbrous other problems. please advise if i have any recourse? *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 97 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 724955 - airbag failed to deploy on front impact of approx. 30 mph sustaining $10k in damage. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Automatic Transmission Differential Unit
ODI No: 725531 - this car was in a major accident & sold to me without a mv-103 form or title stating that this a rebuilt salvage. no saftcy defect mentione din summary. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 97 Engine
ODI No: 745226 - i am inquiring on whether or not other other montero sport es owners have had the same problem with the bolt snapping and whether mitsubishi is doing another one of its cover ups. mitsubish

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 97 Hatchback Support Hatchback Support
ODI No: 750171 - when opening the hatch door, the shock arm broke causing the door to slam down, bend the frame of the back door and break the rear window of the vehicle.this looks like a defect to me. majo

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 97 Fuel Delivery
ODI No: 755453 - fuel fitting and pump assy. rubbed against body to cause a rupture resulting in a serious fuel leak. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Back up alarm Door
ODI No: 764308 - failure caused erratic operation of power door locks, alarm and all other electronic components. of special concern was the rapid failure of door locking components. .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Engine
ODI No: 766528 - after driving the car for 49 days the oil plug came out, all the oil fellout of the car and engine locked, dealer says it is not covered my warranty*ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 97 Gas Engine
ODI No: 768842 - no summary. dt .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 97 Seats
ODI No: 769931 - while waiting for the light to change at zero speed, i was struck in the rear by a conversion van going approximately 40 mph. primary impact caused the back of the driver's seat to collapse

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Side Rear Glass
ODI No: 781200 - window seal malfunctioned. .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 97 Engine Power Steering
ODI No: 8018482 - crankshaft/pulley recall was done in january 2002. recently vehicle lost powers teering at 45 mph. dealer stated crankshaft/ pulley needed to be replaced. please provide additional informat

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Engine
ODI No: 8023247 - after vehicle crank shaft pulley was impacted and dealership indicated that it was okay. while driving the crank shaft pulley broke. the dealership is refusing to fix the vehicle. please p

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Electrical System
ODI No: 8023626 - while driving vehicle was loosing power. consumer states' now vehicle will not start. took to dealer and they replaced the computer, problem has reoccured. please provide any further info

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 97 Alternator/generator
ODI No: 8024109 - while driving at highway speeds, consumer states that the vehicle has had 5 alternaters in the last 13 months. please provide any further information. ts .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Frontal Air Bag Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 812816 - dual airbags did not deploy during front end crash, vehicle broadsided another moving vehicle, according to auto repair shop, sensors were not hit, front bumpers totally damaged. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Starter Radio CD Player
ODI No: 813278 - 14 hours after purchasing a new vehicle the consumer tried to start it up and the vehicle would not start, and then tried to turn the radio on and the radio did not work because of a shor

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 819814 - driviing at approximately 35 mph in center lane, hit side of another vehicle head on, both fenders and entire front was hit. consumer almost hit windshield. driver's air bag failed to depl

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 ABS Antilock Brake Hose Pipe
ODI No: 821399 - left front brake lines are too close to air conditioner lines. friction caused brakes line hose to have hole in it & leaked fluid. was applying brakes & vehicle did not stop quickly. had it

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 ABS Antilock Brake Disc Rotor
ODI No: 823110 - abs brake problems; during normal braking, no inclement weather, when the brakes were applied the truck would pulsate very badly. the front rotors were resurfaced on december 31, 1997 at 44

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Brake
ODI No: 827096 - defective brake light comes on and stays on. upon starting vehicle brake lights automatically come on. dealer contacted two times, and cannot duplicate the problem. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Child Seat
ODI No: 829180 - child safety seat with the seat belt extended in proper locking mode the css still moves around on both sides. gives more than 2 inches, which does not meet the fmvss of installing a childs

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 ABS Antilock
ODI No: 829417 - the consumer has been experiencing problems with anti-lock brakes. vehicle skids during inclement weather when the brakes are applied. in addition to that, there is a loud noise.*ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 ABS Antilock
ODI No: 829797 - intermittently while driving in wet conditions, the abs braking system malfunctioned, causing the wheels to lock up, and almost resulting in an accident. cause unknown. please provide detai

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 ABS Antilock
ODI No: 830031 - manufacturer's recall sr-98-005; vehicle was taken in for repair work on brakes, dealer found problem in the brake motor, and wants consumer to pay $570 for additional repairs before the re

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Brake Disc Rotor Brake Hose Pipe
ODI No: 834426 - front and rear brake rotors are prematurely warping due to excessive hea., dealer cannot identify why overheating occurs. also, when applying brakes, brake lines leaked fluid, causing ve

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Suspension
ODI No: 835069 - when driving while on the highway steering column and vehicle sevrely vibrate which could result in loss of vehicle control. please give any further details. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Gas Engine
ODI No: 835373 - on certain occasions when applying the brakes, engine stalls, and vehicle has to sit for a few minutes in order to be started again. dealer can't duplicate the problem. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Seat belt Anchor
ODI No: 842322 - seat belt anchor and attachment bolt separated from the vehicle. the dealer has been notified. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Front Suspension
ODI No: 850313 - while driving 45mph or faster the front end begins to vibrate very hard. dealer has not been contacted. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 97 Other
ODI No: 863795 - spring on drink holder just flies off, and the little handle comes off.*ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Body
ODI No: 864168 - design of the cup holder does not hold a cup properly. this allows the cup to fall over which distracts the driver. also, causes liquid to spill all over the dash, which causes electrical

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 97 Windshield
ODI No: 879442 - when driving over 50 mph a very loud wind noise has been coming into passenger's compartment through windows. noise is so loud that it is drowning out radio. consumer has contacted dea

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Battery Gas Engine
ODI No: 880747 - engine light stays illuminated and never goes off, on one occasion when the battery was failed, the light went off. *slc .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 ABS Antilock Brake Master Cylinder
ODI No: 880914 - brake pedal goes to floor. regular brakes would fail to work whenever pedal is depressed. took to mechanic, and had master cylinder replaced, and brakes bled. problem still exists. *ak

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Rear Leaf Spring
ODI No: 883245 - rear axle leaf spring broke. dealer has been contacted.*ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Body
ODI No: 883264 - vehicle was in 40 mph car collision, crashed into a tree, and roof collapsed. onto consumer's husband. has not contacted dealer yet. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO 97 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 886634 - while driving about 35 mph hit an elk, and air bags did not deploy. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 97 Engine
ODI No: 890279 - while traveling at approximately 65 mph vehicle starting "thumping and squealing". consumer stopped vehicle, and had vehicle towed to dealership, who determined that crankshaft/ pulley

1997 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 97 Gas Engine Air conditioner
ODI No: 893283 - everytime consumer starts up vehicle there is a loud noise due to back pressure in engine. consumer has taken vehicle to dealer several time, but cannot determine cause.*ak consumer has



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