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1998 Mitsubishi Montero lights problems

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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 021998

Montero 4WD

  • miles


From the date of purchase of vehicle which was during the daytime hours, problem was discovered that same night. Specifically, the front headlights have poor illumination on low beam, therefore presents shadows on shoulder, lines in lense of headlights leaves impressions on pavement on both sides, driver side lines cut off light beam when going down hills to only 10 to 20 feet at a sharp angle with no illumination ahead of you, causing loss of vision. Residential areas and rural areas in Virginia, this is a major problem with safety when in a situation that you cannot have your headlights on bright because of oncoming vehicles. On many curves and dips, there is almost total blackness directly in front of drivers side. Vehicle situation has been discussed with dealer several times, at this point, the problem has not been resolved. We feel this is a definite safety hazard for our family and needs to be resolved immediately before there is an accident. We suggested installing driving lights on the 98 to help with the illumination on low beams, because 99's have driving lights on them, dealer said Mitsubishi rep said no, if we wanted driving lights, we needed to buy a new 99. We feel that company should fix the problem on vehicle we purchased since it is unsafe. Driving lights may not correct problem but is a possible solution we have come up with. Thanks.

- Christiansburg, VA, USA

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