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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles

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2001 Mitsubishi Montero brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 102003

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


Defective hydraulic brake booster accumulator (NHTSA id#01V254001) on my 2001 Montero caused my brakes to fail while stopping at an intersection which resulted with me rear ending another vehicle! this happened over 1 year ago and the defective part has been making a terrible sound while braking for over 2 years. Everytime I performed maintenance on my vehicle. No one could confirm what was causing this noise. I just found out today (06/08/2004) what the part is and that it's known to fail, causing crashes what happened on 03/10/2003. I was cited for "failure to yield, but contested that my brakes failed at the point of avoiding the car in front of me. I had the vehicle checked several times and no one knew what was wrong with the vehicle? the brakes would continue to fail if I came to a fast stop and I have been driving the vehicle very carefully since this accident. Luckily I came accross the NHTSA website and discovered that I had a defective part!!! accident caused my vehicle $1,700 in damages and the other vehicle damage. Also (not sure $ / covered by insurance) how do I go about filing a claim for my vehicles damage of $1,700 and getting this part exchanged"?" the Mitsubishi dealer I purchased my 2001 Montero from went out of business years ago.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

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