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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,874 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.

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2001 Mitsubishi Montero brakes problems

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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 162011

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • 134,000 miles


I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero and it has about 135K miles, today it had ABS brake warning light came on and continuous beep came, then brakes became too hard and stopped working. I had to use handbrakes to stop the vehicle. It seems like the problem as stated in 2001 recall 01V254001. Please help me to resolve this problem.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 222010


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero. While driving at approximately 25 mph, the contact applied pressure to the brake pedal but the brakes did not engage. The brakes were applied repeatedly and the vehicle would not slow down. The anti-lock braking system and brake warning light indicators illuminated followed by the warning chime sounding inside of the vehicle. The emergency brake was then engaged and the vehicle came to a complete stop. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the technician informed that the failure was contributed to the brake booster and ABS electronic control unit. The defective components were replaced. The failure and current mileages were approximately 120,000.

- Todd, NC, USA

problem #4

Apr 092007

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,352 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero. While driving at 65 mph the contact heard a loud noise underneath the vehicle. The dealer confirmed that the noise was directly related to recall # 01V254001 for the service brakes, hydraulic: Antilock. The manufacturer stated that this vehicle was excluded from the recall due to the VIN. The contact stated that the noise became more frequent since it began one week ago. The contact was aware of the safety risk involved. The current mileage was 124,300, and failure mileage was 124,352.

- Rialto, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 242007

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


- the contact owns a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero. While driving 20 mph and attempting to stop the vehicle the brakes didn┐T engage. The contact was only able to stop the vehicle by using the emergency brake. There were no warning indicator lights. The contact stated that there a safety recall 01V254001 the. Current failure is directly related to recall number 01V254001.the dealer stated that the vehicle was previously inspected. However, the part was never replaced. The dealer declined to fulfill the recallrequirements.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Jul 252003

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,892 miles
We have problems with the recall part 01V254001, the dealer replaced this part but the brake booster is damaged, therfore, the part malfuctions.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 052001


  • miles
Brakes are not stopping properly.

- Los Vegas, NV, USA

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