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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero suspension problems

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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #8

Feb 231998


  • miles


Front end vibrates when driving at 65mph. Dealer contacted five times, . stated normal driving condition, problem cannot be duplicated, problem still exists. Provide further information.

- Thousand Palms, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 271999

Montero 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front suspension out of alignment causing vibration and tire wear. Mjs

- Toa Alta, PR, USA

problem #6

Jun 201999


  • miles
Whenever brakes are applied, vehicle would slide or skid. Intermittent problem. Took to dealer & informed brakes are sticking. Would have odors/fumes coming inside vehicle. Also, some squeaking coming from front end.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #5

Mar 011998


  • miles


Constant vibration at 50 and over, heavy shaking, steering wheel must ne held by 2 hands.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 161998


  • miles
I was in an accident six weeks after I purchased my Montero. Stuart Lincoln-Mercury, who is an authorized dealer, repaired my Montero. My front end was supposed to be aligned. At 6400 miles, I had my tires rotated, and I saw that the tires on the passanger side were wearing as if they were out of alignment. I took my Montero back to the shop to have it checked. I was told they aligned my front end while my vehicle was being repaired for the accident. I was told that mitisubishi uses cheap tires, and that is normal wear. I aso had tire kingdom, (a certified yokohama representitive) evaluate my tires. They said the front end must be out of alignment. Again, I went back to Mitsubishi, and again, I was told that there was nothing wrong with my alignment. I'm afraid, if this is true, I will have to be replacing my tires every 6400 to 10,000 miles. I was also told that they have seen this happen on these Monteros. I believe, if my tires are going to wear like this, there has to be a more serious problem with my vehicle. Please help me!( dot number: Fbefm43287 tire size: 265/70R15 )

- Stuart, FL, USA

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problem #3

Feb 271999

(reported on)

Montero 4WD

  • miles
No summary( dot number: Tire size: 265/70-15 )

- Apalachin, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 281998


  • miles
From the outset, I have experienced constant, continued vibration from the front end of this vehicle, the dealer has balanced the wheels but refuses to try changing the wheels themselves...this is a safety issue as the vibration is rapidly and excessively wearing the front tires, and the vibration is worst between 50-60 miles per hour, a different dealer admitted to wife that the company knows of the wheel/suspension defect but will not handle the matter- help please!

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 011997


  • miles
Vehicle shakes while driving.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

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