Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Mitsubishi Montero engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 132008


  • 115,000 miles


Driving to store I accelerated from a stop sign and car continued to accelerate after taking foot off gas pedal. Tried to stomp on throttle to get it unstuck, but it did not work. Finally after about a mile and a half and speeds past 80 miles per hour throttle released on its own. I have not found any safety recalls on this very scary malfunction and maker says take it to a dealer.

- Beavercreek, OR, USA

problem #1

Dec 141999


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
After driver had been driving approximately 3-31/2 miles automobile lurched forward, causing the rear end of the auto to fishtail and spin around twice, resulting in another vehicle hitting consumer's automobile.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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