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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,500 miles

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2001 Mitsubishi Montero exhaust system problems

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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 152006

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I purchased a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero ltd from gibbons Toyota in eynon, pa. I also purchased a warranty from them. My engine light comes on. They say sensors have to be changed. Light came back on. Changed another sensor, light came on. Now they say it is the catalytic converter. They tell me it is covered by Mitsubishi for 8 yrs. They try ertley motor world numerous times and cannot get them to respond. They are in wilkes-barre, pa. Gibbons mgr then contacted domiano's in archbald. They to did not want to have anything to do with this. Why is it that Mitsubishi dealers will not stand behind their warranty's. this is the 4th Mitsubishi I have owned, and now that I see the service, it will be the last. They are very ignorant people. They treat you like dirt. Very arrogant. Something should be done about this. There is an 8 yr warranty on the converter, and it should be changed with no hassle. Thank you. This has been going on for the last 6 months.

- Jessup, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 262004

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles
At 35000, the trunk door latch mechanism is broken. At 57000 miles check engine light lit, caused by spark plugs or spark plug wires open. Replace all plugs and wires at dealership, cost $300.not covered by warranty. At 77000 miles, check engine light lit, dealership replaced catalytic converter under warranty but I pay for the oxygen sensor plus labor that goes with the catalyst.old parts not available. Car driven about 3 miles home from dealeship after replacing the cat. Converter, the check engine light lit again. Dealership checked and said another oxygen sensor is bad. Total 4 oxygen sensors in the system. Cost $230 to replace one sensor. I could not believe that these sensors will go bad at the same time. Is that a coinsidence or manufacturer parts defects"?"

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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