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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 252001


  • miles


In a frontal head on collision vehicle impacteed on a tree, and it pushed radiator into engine, and frame bent because vehicle had no bumper. Not sure if it came from maufacturer without it or it was removed.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 071999

(reported on)

Montero 4WD

  • miles
When Montero runs into a fllod are with speed of 30 mph or over, water may spread over windshield/roof, making it difficult for driver to see anything for a few seconds.

- Temple Cit, CA, USA

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