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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
68,667 miles

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2002 Mitsubishi Montero body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 202015


  • 96,000 miles


I took my truck for a frame inspection, frame was rend endeared unsafe and rusted all the way through. Body & engine are intact. New frame is $10,000. The mechanic told me their were numerous complaints about this years frame. He said the metal was dipped correctly. I can obtain a written report. I also called Mitsubishi & they said they could not offer any compensation.

- Ventnor City, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 042006


  • miles
Takata recall - my late husband and I were in a SUV rollover accident in May 4, 2006. Our vehicle was rear-ended by another SUV and ultimately involved four (4) vehicles total. The airbags in our vehicle did not deploy and my husband died later from complications induced by internal bleeding. Police report filed and sent to manufacturer with no response or comment. Noticed that there are several airbag complaints with ntsb for my vehicle type with no open investigations. My husband's death should trigger some type of investigation or concern from both ntsb and the manufacturer.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 042013

Montero 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero sport. The contact stated while inspecting the vehicle, he noticed that the frame was corroded. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 110,000.

- New Braintree, MA, USA

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