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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles

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2001 Mitsubishi Montero suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012004

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Contact stated everything underneath the vehicle was rusted, and going toward the engine. The vehicle had to be towed to the service station. The inside of the left wheel well cracked, causing the wheel bearing to break, and the driveshaft to slip down, causing the gears to grind in the drivshaft, sensors for the wheel well, and the components of the axle assembly were rusted. When the mechanic was taking the bolts from the inside of the driveshaft to replace it, the bolts disintegrated. Mechanic stated that the manufacturer did not spray the rust corrosion protection on the vehicle. It had not been repaired yet, but the consumer was going to take the vehicle to the service dealer to be serviced. Consumer did contact Mitsubishi, but the warranty was not valid overseas. But once the consumer was back in the United States warranty would be valid. The manufacturer told consumer to take the vehicle to a service dealer to have it serviced.

- Coppers Cove, TX, USA

problem #1

May 052005

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Last year in November of 2005, I had to replace the passenger side wheel hub bearing because the bearings inside the hub broke down. Prior to getting it replaced, loud metallic grinding noise was coming from the wheel area. I took the hub bearing apart and found that the bearings were damamged and no sign of grease inside of the hub bearing. Now, on May 5, 2005, I have the same kind of problem and I inspected the hub bearing by taking it apart and discovered the bearings were damage. This led to my conclusion that it must have been a product defect and not a coincidence. I drive my vehicle from home to work normally and never have abuse the use of the vehicle like taking it offroad for a joy ride. It is a 2001 full size limited Mitsubishi Montero. Please, someone help me out because it caused me a great deal in time and money to replace the parts.

- Archdale, NC, USA

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