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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Mitsubishi Montero transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 082002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When vehicle is stopped on an incline vehicle will go into reverse when gas is reapplied. Driver has to apply brakes, and put vehicle into park, then go into drive. Dealer can't solve problem.

- Bayside, NY, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Jan 232002

Montero 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
During normal driving conditions the vehicle transmission goes into a nuetral position and will not return into gear. Once this occurs none of the drive gears will work. The dealership has had this vehicle for almost three weeks and cannot determine the problem although they have got the vehicle to duplicate the problem. I believe this vehicle is a lemon and plan to take the appropriate steps to deal with this problem.

- Tehachapi, CA, USA

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