2001 Mitsubishi montero Problems

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2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Axle Hub Seats Suspension
ODI No: 10000910 - i have 2 complaints. first: i have had the car checked several times by the dealer to locate a very loud noise coming from the front of the car. it has to be in something that has to do w

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Engine/Cooling
ODI No: 10001103 - when coming to a stop the vehicle stalled without warning. this problem occured intermittently. the vehicle shut down without prior warning. dealer is aware of the problem. ts *jg .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Radiator
ODI No: 10001616 - while driving the vehicle on the hwy at 65mph suddenly the vehicle dropped the speed from 65 to 30 causing rapid loss of speed, consumer pull off the road, dealer has inspected the vehicle

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Engine/Cooling
ODI No: 10004345 - without warning consumers vehicle will shut off. ts .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Engine
ODI No: 10006539 - the oil light indicator failed to warn that the oil in the engine was depleted until approx 30 seconds prior to the engine seizing. the rods cracked the engine and broke the head gasket mixi

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Hydraulic Brake
ODI No: 10010932 - my husband and i purchased a 2001 mitsubishi montero sport 3.5xs june of 2001. it now has 37,000 miles on it and during those 37,000 miles i have had to have the rotors turned twice and hav

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Cooling fan
ODI No: 10010974 - compressor went out while driving vehicle, still under 50,000 miles. i can't use heat, or air conditioning. *jb .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Brake Disc Rotor
ODI No: 10020611 - the rotors and braking system on the 2001 montero sport are undersized for the weight of the vehicle. at 4217 miies, the rear rotors had to be turned. they warp badly, making it very hard

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Exhaust Emission Transmission TCM PCM
ODI No: 10023844 - pcm reprogramming for mil on/dtc po125. incorrect pcm software parameters cause the mil("service engine soon) light to come on and diagnostic trouble code po125 to test to set. to eliminate

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 10026937 - while driving vehicle was in a frontal collision and none of the air bags deployed upon impact.*ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 ABS Antilock
ODI No: 10032666 - we have problems with the recall part 01v254001, the dealer replaced this part but the brake booster is damaged , therfore, the part malfuctions. *ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Tread Belt Tires
ODI No: 10038563 - while driving vehicle started to shake. both front tire treads bubbled up. kelly, safari tire. *ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Hydraulic Brake
ODI No: 10038966 - i have a 2001 mitsubishi montero sport ls 2wd, which i purchased new and approximately 14 month after i purchased with only 7000 mile's at the time, i started hearing some wired noise every

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Electrical System
ODI No: 10043642 - the check engine light came on so i took the car to the dealer right away. i was told that there was an 89$ charge to diagnose the problem. later that day i was called to be told that it wou

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Engine/Cooling
ODI No: 10046159 - when driving for over an hour vehicle stalled without warning. driver pulled off the road. had the vehicle towed to the dealer on five separate occasions, but problem still recurred.*ak

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Engine/Cooling Steering Lock Anti-theft
ODI No: 10048284 - engine stalls constantly when coming to stops.also, steering wheel locks up when turning in any direction. as a result, consumer was almost in an accident.*ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Automatic Transmission Cooling
ODI No: 10048676 - while driving 35 mph the transmission cooling system broke and as a result transmission fluid leaked into the radiator which caused the vehicle to stall. the vehicle was towed to an indepen

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Hatchback Hinge
ODI No: 10048783 - hatchback hinges are out of alignment, making it difficult to open and close the door. *ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Steering
ODI No: 10050667 - 2001 monter sport xls 2wd 46,000 miles. when vehicle is in motion at any rate of speed the steering feels loose and is also rattling. causes extra effort in stabilizing vehicle in a single

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 10055828 - while driving 50 mph the vehicle was involved in a frontal collision. none of the frontal air bags deployed upon impact. as a result the consumer sustained injuries when her head hit the w

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Engine
ODI No: 10058885 - engine noise. *ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Suspension
ODI No: 10059987 - 2001 mitsubishi montero---rated not acceptable by consumer reports. yet after these findings being reported they continued to sell to the unsuspecting public. why no recall??? i just recentl

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Air Bag
ODI No: 10062476 - roll over accident in 2001 montero ltd. at 65 mph the truck was rolled over 2.5 times and ended up resting on the passenger side. of the four airbags available, not one deployed. the driv

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Horn
ODI No: 10067243 - horn blew on its own. consumer had to disconnect the fuse. *ak consumer also feared that because of the horn blowing on by itself, air bag might go off by itself as the vehicle warms

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Air conditioner
ODI No: 10068466 - when the vehicle was purchased the rattling noted in the air conditioning was noted. the aluminum bracket holding the compressor was replaced with a cast iron bracket. we have noticed that t

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Air Bag
ODI No: 10071472 - while driving 50 mph a deer ran in front of the vehicle and was hit. upon impact, air bags failed to deploy. driver lost control of vehicle, it skidded into a guard rail, and flipped

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Powe Brake
ODI No: 10071855 - brake booster accumulator malfunctioned. manufacturer issued a recall on this problem. however, 1,200 miles later the problem recurred. dealer and manufacturer claimed that consumer was

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Hydraulic Brake
ODI No: 10071976 - while backing out of the driveway brakes failed. this caused extended stopping distance, and consumer had to switch to neutral to decelerate the vehicle. dealership was notified, but did no

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 10072271 - while driving at 45 mph in the rain a deer ran in front of consumer's vehicle. consumer swerved to avoid the deer and went into a ditch. front of the vehicle struck a metal pole in a driv

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Differential Unit
ODI No: 10072435 - incident: repacement of 4 differetnials in 30.000 miles/have all documentation, returned vehicle 3 days after purchase for repair. repaired every 8000 miles and seeking repair as of todays d

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Brake light
ODI No: 10074361 - while braking the rear brake tail lights failed to work. the dealership was notified but the problem was not resolved. *nm .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Hydraulic Power brake
ODI No: 10075035 - 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 ve

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Horn
ODI No: 10078284 - this past winter (2004) when the temperature dipped to the low 20's my horn went off for no apparent reason. the only way to make it stop was to either wait until the vehicle warmed up or t

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Front Suspension
ODI No: 10078293 - within a few weeks of purchasing our vehicle, we brought it back to the dealer due to violent shaking from the front end. we were told we needed 4 brand new tires. buying new tires did not

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Engine/Cooling Power Train
ODI No: 10080681 - i purchased a 2001 mitsubishi montero sport from jack taylor alexandria toyota. on september 09, 2002, i experienced trouble with my vehicle on the way back from our south carolina vacation.

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 10082044 - while driving at 40 mph, the consumer's vehicle rear ended another vehicle. the other vehicle was part of a six car pile up. the consumer was wearing his seat belt but the air bags did not

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Ignition Rear Electrical Wiring Exhaust Catalytic Convertor
ODI No: 10083156 - at 35000, the trunk door latch mechanism is broken. at 57000 miles check engine light lit, caused by spark plugs or spark plug wires open. replace all plugs and wires at dealership, cost $30

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Brake Disc Rotor
ODI No: 10083956 - problems with front and rear brakes and rotors. *mr the rotors had been warped which made stopping very difficult due to the violent shaking. both the front and rear brakes and the roto

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Brake Disc Rotor
ODI No: 10086108 - front brake rotors keep warping and require replacement every 15000-20000 miles, causing shudder and grabbing.*ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Automatic Transmission
ODI No: 10088197 - in december 2002 i purchased my car (2001 mitsubishi montero sport xls 4x4) from a local private seller. the car had about 38,000 at the time and was still under the 60,000 mile manufacturer

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Brake Disc Rotor
ODI No: 10089254 - problems with the brake equipment on the 2001 mitsubishi montero limited. *mr the rotors, front and rear brakes were replaced due to violent shaking. the problem recurred. *sc *jb .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Rear View Mirror
ODI No: 554764 - consumer was pleased with manufacturer for recalling passenger side rearview mirror due to lack of safety compliance but feels the drivers side mirror should be included in recall. nlm .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Brake Hose Pipe
ODI No: 560550 - consumer received recall (sr-01-004) relating to a faulty brake vacuum hose, consumer was advised that replacement part would not be available until late in the week or the following week.

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Gas Engine Gas Engine
ODI No: 563547 - the check engine light has illuminated on three occasions, the dealer replaced the purge control valve. nlm .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Vacuum Power Brake Vacuum Power Brake
ODI No: 563733 - consumer received a recall letter on his vehicle, upon attempting to make an appointment to have this serious defect fixed, consumer was informed that the repair will take a day and the deal

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Radiator Radiator
ODI No: 563865 - consumer took the vehicle to the dealer regarding radiator replacement due to recall notice. consumer was told by the dealer advisor that the radiator was inspected and if its not leaking on

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Body
ODI No: 566188 - consumer attempted an avoidance maneuver when her suv lifted onto the left tires and subsequently fell onto the driver's side sliding across the highway through both the right lane and shoul

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Suspension
ODI No: 732817 - approaching highway speeds , a vibration occurs at t front end of the vehicle, most noticeable on the passenger side where a loud continous rattle developes. moreover a looseness is noticea

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Wrecker Wheel lift
ODI No: 739765 - when towing vehicle out of ditch the tow hook broke off and went through the tailgate of a 1997 full size dodge pickup. now they say it is not a tow hook it is just a tie down to get it her

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Rear View Mirror
ODI No: 740910 - a soon as i picked up my vehicle on 10/10/00, i brought to the salesman attention that something is wrong with the driver's side mirror i can't see things properly.he said see service tomorr

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 741152 - was involved in a head on collision with another vehicle traveling at 50mph and i was traveling at 50mph. the other car was totalled and my car is significantly damaged 50% of the front of t

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Body
ODI No: 744414 - we have a 2001 mitsubishi montero ltd. we specifically purchased this car because of additional passenger seating it provides with the 3rd seat that is a standard feature. as in many su

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 746495 - my vehicle was stopped at a red light waiting for a green turn signal. other vehicle failed to straighten after making a turn and hit my vehicle head-on. his speed approx .35, my speed 0. hi

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Ignition
ODI No: 747128 - the car has been given me problem since i bought the car. the car stall son me when i turn left or right and the brake light turns on. vehicle creeps forward when brake peedle is on. i hav

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Power Steering
ODI No: 747212 - having viewed rollover risk on consumer reports tests on montero, i feel this should be investigated. *ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Suspension
ODI No: 747216 - is your orginization going to test and force a recall on the potential for the 2001 mitsubishi montero to tip over. the dealer told me your orginization had no comment because you didn't ag

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Suspension
ODI No: 749619 - after viewing news about rollover my 9 yr daughter has had nightmares and i had to get someone to drive us in another car to go on a family visit to upstate ny,spoke to dealership manager a

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Interior wiring Other Tires Windshield
ODI No: 755089 - no summary listed for above vehicle. *ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Speed Control Windshield Wiper Washer
ODI No: 755227 - windshield wipers stopped working on snow, causing an accident. also, engine revving noise coming.*ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Speed Control
ODI No: 755392 - no summary listed for above vehicle. *ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Automatic Transmission
ODI No: 757754 - during normal driving conditions the vehicle transmission goes into a nuetral position and will not return into gear. once this occurs none of the drive gears will work. the dealership has

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Gas Engine Automatic Transmission
ODI No: 759527 - i'd noticed previously my car would shake as if it was going to fall dead, but wouldn't or there would be a thump like someone had hit me and the car would move slightly. this would only ha

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Differential Unit
ODI No: 759760 - for several months i have brought it to their attention,but nothing has been done. no safety defect listed. *ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Brake Disc
ODI No: 760678 - replaced brakes (front and rear) at 18000 miles. will have to do it again at 27000 miles. brakes are woefully undersized for weight of the vehicle. rotors overheat and warp which makes st

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 761607 - another vehicle made a left hand turn out of a parking lot onto the street in front of me. i had no time to brake. hit the other vehicle at 45 mhp with entire front end of montero sport.

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Brake Disc Rotor
ODI No: 762481 - our dealer informed us yesterday that both front brake rotors on our vehicle are warped. this has occurred with only 22000 miles on the new vehicle. after investigating further, we've lear

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Speed Control
ODI No: 764285 - i was traveling the florida turnpike to orlando from boca raton on vacation. as i approached the orlando toll plaza, i slowed down and eventually came to a stop in order to pay my toll. be

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Power Steering
ODI No: 768652 - it appears a pressure leak of the rubberized hose caused fluid to spray onto the hot manifold causing a fire of the vehicle above. this loss was investigated by superior investigations of

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Windshield
ODI No: 770090 - owner discovered a hairline crack approximately 6 in. on the interior of the rear quarter glass panel on the right ( passenger ) side during cleaning/maintenance of glass window. dt .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Rear Suspension
ODI No: 770132 - right side of car suddenly dropped when making a left turn from a stop light. driver lost control of car running into right side curb no injuries. after collision the wheel was at an angle

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 ABS Antilock
ODI No: 8000575 - brakes are not stopping properly. please provide any further information.*ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Power Train Automatic Transmission Speed Control
ODI No: 8004448 - when accelerating tachometer goes from 0 to 3.2 without warning. also there is a surge in the engine.*ak. consumer also stated there were problems with the transmision flare shifting between

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 8005486 - while driving 55mph consumer rearended a parked vehicle, and airbags did not deploy. frontal impact dealer contacted. *ak there was one injury. *jg .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 ABS Antilock
ODI No: 8007495 - while driving at 25 mph and trying to apply brakes they gave waa,consumer could not stop, and ran into another vehicle. consumer received a recall notice in mail and tried to get recall re

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 ABS Antilock
ODI No: 8009827 - ongoing / intermittent problem, starting from 36 mile to the present. when brakes are applied vehicle would vibrate, and pedal would go to the floor. feel free to provide any further info

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Automatic Transmission
ODI No: 8013411 - when vehicle is stopped on an incline vehicle will go into reverse when gas is reapplied. driver has to apply brakes, and put vehicle into park, then go into drive. dealer can't solve prob

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 8017030 - in a frontal collison none of the air bags deployed on impact.*ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 8020367 - consumer states that in a front end collison the air bag did not deploy on impact causing injuries to driver and passenger. *mr .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Clutch Pedal
ODI No: 8023534 - consumer called complaining about having a problem with the transmission. also stated that while reversing the vehicle it took off even do the consumer had her foot on the brake pedal. deale

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Seat Belt Retractor
ODI No: 880978 - center rear lap belt does not tighten unless it has been fully extended. dealer says it's design. *ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Rear Window Wiper Washer
ODI No: 883600 - problem is overflowing water when hitting a water puddle or if it is raining water comes overflowing like a river streaming on windshield, and top of vehicle. rear windhield wipers have

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Tires
ODI No: 884165 - consumer was traveling 65mph vehicle started shaking and driver's rear tire blewout. dealer didn't warranty tire. orginal tires had 3,000 miles, size p255/70r16, dot#9901d689c2. consu

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Steering
ODI No: 887096 - consumer was making a turn and heard a noise from linkage. apparently there was no grease applied to ball joints, fittings and steering linkage from factory, and also at dealer. there is n

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Rear View Mirror
ODI No: 888435 - power exterior mirrors are distorted and causing poor visibility. vehicle been in dealer shop on eight occasions, and unable to correct problem. *ak *jb .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Brake Hose Pipe
ODI No: 889692 - consumer received recall notice 01v027000 in mail, and has made three attempts to have defect serviced by dealership. dealership has informed consumer that parts were unavailable. *

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Gas Engine Wheels
ODI No: 892232 - consumer was traveling at about 30-40 mph when tires locked up, and vehicle became undriveable. there was also an engine part that broke off. has not contacted dealer. *ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Automatic Transmission
ODI No: 892767 - when driving gears will change and make vehicle end up going slower. at other times, vehicle will stall. contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything.*ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Front Suspension
ODI No: 892768 - while consumer is driving vehicle tends to drift to the side. please provide more information.*ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Brake Disc Suspension
ODI No: 895676 - rear suspension vibrates when traveling 55mph or above. dealer has replaced brakes. dealer also did an alignment, and balanced/ rotated the tires. please provide further details. *ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 897861 - was traveling 40mph when another vehicle came out in front unexpectedly, and vehicle was "t" boned. upon impact, air bags failed to deploy. driver suffered abdominal/ leg , and neck injurie

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Automatic Transmission Cooling
ODI No: 897888 - while driving 50-55 mph noticed smoke coming from under the hood. consumer pulled over, opened the hood, and saw the transmission on fire. fire quickly spread to engine. $ amount of damage

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Radiator
ODI No: 898380 - radiator was broken inside and coolant went into transmission. contacted dealer, and dealer stated transmission had to be replaced.*ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Windshield
ODI No: 899849 - while driving windshield shakes and makes loud wind noise. took vehicle to dealer. please provide any further information.*ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO 01 Suspension
ODI No: 899920 - while driving about 40 mph tried to make a right turn and felt vehicle almost turned over. this happened twice. please provide more information. *ak .

2001 Mitsubishi MONTERO SPORT 01 Ignition
ODI No: 899972 - ignition system failure, and vehicle would not start at all. this happens intermittently. contacted dealer, and dealer couldn't find anything wrong.*ak .



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