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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Gear Position Indication (Prndl) Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,660 miles

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2001 Mitsubishi Montero transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 292005

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,660 miles


The contact stated that while driving on an incline the gear shift indicator moved from drive to neutral. The vehicle would not move forward, so he pulled over. Upon stopping the check engine light came on. There was smoke coming from under the hood, but no fire. He walked away from the vehicle and called 911 and a towing service. When the tow truck arrived he discovered a lot of oil underneath the vehicle and suspected this was from the transmission. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, who noted that the transmission line disconnected from the vehicle. There was no explanation as to why this occurred. The dealer installed new lamps, refilled fluid to proper levels, and cleared the code. The transmission line was also replaced with a new one. No further problems since the repair.

- Brockton, MA, USA

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