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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,494 miles

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2001 Mitsubishi Montero drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 252011

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • 152,989 miles


Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminates when towing, on steep grades, or even continuously. Diagnostic trouble code (dtc) P0125 is displayed indicating insufficient coolant temperature, even though actual coolant temperature is within normal range of 200 to 215 degrees. Replacement of coolant temperature sensors (2) and thermostat will not rectify this problem! this is a known computer error that Mitsubishi motors North America will not address or pay for the repair of. NHTSA item number: 10001033 mmna technical service bulletin: 0313001.

- China Grove, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 312001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When accelerating tachometer goes from 0 to 3.2 without warning. Also there is a surge in the engine.. consumer also stated there were problems with the transmision flare shifting between 2nd and 3rd gear.

- Columbia, SC, USA

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