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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,200 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Mitsubishi Montero engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 242004

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles


Since I purchase this vehicle (2001 Mitsubishi Montero limited), I always had problem with the "check engine" light problem. The third day I got the vehicle from the alhambra Mitsubishi dealership, the light turn on. And always got the same reply " make sure the gas cap is closed properly". I had 5 cars and I never had any kind of problem like exept this Montero limited. My car has 63000miles right now, and the light will turn on every 2month. And now the vehicle has the light on again, and dealer will not do or care about the problem. This problem always happen when the car is going uphill or when it need power. Also the brake light keep failing.

- Rowland Heights, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 012004


  • 70,000 miles
Consumer stated that she had 70,000 miles on vehicle and the engine blew out. When driving the air would blow, then when stopping the air would stop. Consumer took the vehicle to dealer, and was told that it looked as if the plastic tee in the heater line was busted. Then, she was told that it may the thermostat that was sticking. The next day while driving the vehicle just stopped. Had vehicle towed to the dealer, and mechanic determined that motor blew out. She had no warning, because the indicator never showed that the vehicle was running hot.

- Lincoln, AL, USA

problem #3

Nov 192003

(reported on)


  • miles
Engine stalls constantly when coming to stops.also, steering wheel locks up when turning in any direction. As a result, consumer was almost in an accident.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 122003


  • miles
When driving for over an hour vehicle stalled without warning. Driver pulled off the road. Had the vehicle towed to the dealer on five separate occasions, but problem still recurred.

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 122002


  • miles
Without warning consumers vehicle will shut off.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

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