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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
115,154 miles

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2002 Mitsubishi Montero brakes problems

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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #18

Oct 182016

Montero

  • 120,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving on central street in hoffman estates, il the brake light & ABS light came on. Also an alarm sounded. Loss all brakes. We were just going to go on the highway 90. This could of ended up deadly. Upon inspection by pep boys, it was the hydraulic brake booster has failed. The SUV can not be driven until this part is replaced. I have new brakes on the SUV.

- Streamwood, IL, USA

problem #17

Sep 302015

Montero

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero. While driving 5 mph, the contact noticed an abnormal noise was heard from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the brake booster vacuum accumulator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 01V254001 (service brakes, hydraulic), but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #16

Jul 202016

Montero

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero. While driving 5 mph, an abnormal screeching noise was heard when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 01V254001 (service brakes, hydraulic). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 105,000.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #15

Jan 012015

Montero

  • 140,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero. The contact stated that when the brake pedal was depressed, the ABS delayed to engage and the ABS warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the ABS failed. The contact stated that the front driver side axle was replaced. The failure was not corrected. The contact also heard an abnormal noise while driving. The contact inspected the vehicle and found that the brake accumulator failed. The manufacturer was advised that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 01V254001 (service brakes, hydraulic). The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #14

Apr 102016

Montero

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero. The contact stated that a loud grinding sound emitted from the vehicle when the brake pedal was depressed while reversing from a parking space. In addition, while driving at various speeds, a squealing sound was heard coming from the hood of the vehicle when the brake pedal was depressed. The failure recurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the hydraulic brake booster accumulator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 01V254001 (service brakes, hydraulic). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Cumberland, RI, USA

problem #13

Jun 082015

Montero

  • 144,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero. While driving approximately 50 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal and an abnormal noise emitted from the vehicle. The contact stated that this was a recurring failure. The vehicle was driven to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 144,000.

- Los Gatos, CA, USA

problem #12

Jan 012014

Montero

  • 145,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The power brake master cylinder power booster accumulator is defective as outlined ion your recall 01-V254-001. I made an appointment at bergstrom automotive appleton wi to repair the problem. They informed me that it is not included in the recall due to the time my vehicle was built and indicted that they did not have the part. Please be known that my vehicle has the recall problem as stated in the NHTSA notification. They claimed my vehicle does not qualify for the recall due to the production date of my vehicle but I did not care we just needed to get the car fixed. An appointment was made on 7/20/15 to have the repair made. Bergstrom confirmed on 7/14/15 that the parts arrived. An appointment was made for 7/24/15 to fix the accumulator. We drove 2 hours to the bergstrom's for this appointment, waited 2 1/2 hours in their show room for them to make the repair, and drove 2 hours home. When stacy the service consultant spoke with us she proceeded to glaze over the accumulator and proceeded to discus the headlight repair which I never requested. They never fixed the accumulator but proceeded to fix the head light adjuster instead. I wasted 6 1/2 hours and the master cylinder accumulator has not fixed. To sum it up: Repair not made, said it was covered then not covered under the recall. Was told that it was. 6 1/2 hours wasted.

- Rothschild, WI, USA

problem #11

Apr 232015

Montero

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero. While the vehicle was being serviced at the dealer, it was discovered that the hydraulic brake booster accumulator module assembly was defective. While driving at an unknown speed, the brake pedal was rock hard, which made it difficult to stop the vehicle. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure as listed in NHTSA campaign number 01V254001: (service brakes); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Lincoln, CA, USA

problem #10

Sep 012014

Montero

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero. When the brake pedal was applied, the contact heard a loud noise under the front driver side hood. The dealer stated that the accumulator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #9

May 252014

Montero 6-cyl

  • 114,051 miles
ABS yellow light flashing and not power brake.

- Bronx , NY, USA

problem #8

Oct 052013

Montero 6-cyl

  • 122,783 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driving truck when I first hear noise when I was I was pressing on the brakes a week and a half earlier. I took to repairs shop and told them I was hearing beeping noise, they told me I needed new brakes, which they did, and they would reset the computer and I would not hear the noise that day or in a view days. Then I found out I did not need the brakes right a that time, only one shoe pad was a little wore. I took it back and then they told me it was the brake system and they would try to get parts from friends that work at the dealer and would call me back, he did not. Took it to pep boys told me to take it to the dealer which I did because they didn't have the tools and it was the only one could do it, because I told them I was hearing beeping noise on left side of truck. Called the dealer and took to them and they said them the same thing, need new braking system. Ask if there was a recall they said no. Charged $2200.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 302013

Montero 6-cyl

  • 108,974 miles
I bought this truck in April then I was driving on the express way and when I applied the brakes to start slowing down the brakes locked on the vehicle almost causing and accident. I have tried to fix them and still having the same problem, them I found out there is a recall on the brakes. The dealers refuse to fix it. What should I do and what are the laws on recalls.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #6

Jun 292013

Montero 6-cyl

  • 108,974 miles
I bought this truck from a used car dealer in April of this year 2013, 2 months later I started to hear a chirping noise coming from the engine from the left side when I applied the brakes. Then 3 weeks later as I exited the ramp to go home and stepped on the pedal to brake the four wheels locked on me causing the vehicle to come to a complete stop after going on the ramp for aprox 50 mph. Two cars behind me almost crashed in to me luckily avoided me of course they were upset because they thought I had intentionally did it. I had the truck towed home and have tried numerous times to repair it and the braking system still does not work. It still makes that same noise and locks up. I have not used the vehicle for two months because this problem, after doing some research on how I could fix the problem I came to find out there is a recall on the braking system of this vehicle. I have read the laws and info on the website and called the dealer numerous times so they can fix this manufactures defect and the Mitsubishi Corp office and they are not willing to help. The dealer told me they have not fixed the issue on my truck when they checked the modrl number and the Corp offices told me the first time that they had and then that they did not. If they did then it would be a lemon. I think the dealer sold me the truck knowing about the issue. My question is what can I do and were can I get help.

- Chicago , IL, USA

problem #5

Jul 112013

Montero

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero. The contact stated that while applying the brakes, a clicking sound was heard as smoke was emitted from the driver's side. The contact inspected the vehicle and found that the braking system was vibrating. The contact did not take the vehicle to the dealer or a local mechanic. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign I.D. number 01V254001 (service brakes, hydraulic) and called the manufacturer. The manufacturer stated that the recall was closed. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Peyton, CO, USA

problem #4

Apr 272013

Montero 6-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
I was driving home from work and notice my truck had died while slowing to make a right turn at a light..noticed the brake and battery light came on...I restarted the car then tried to make a quick left on my street and couldn't steer my car...I had to use all my strength to turn the steering wheel...had to make a hard turn because on coming traffic was coming and I couldn't speed up or really brake...luckily I made the turn coasted a bit heard a loud clacking under my hood coasted to side of road where I wouldn't be in middle of road...I lost all power steering...tried to crank it wouldn't start...looked up under hood didn't see anything...called my stepdad and mom we tried to give it a boost with cables didn't work...so looked under the car where the trap is noticed a fairly large bolt sheared in half and what I found out later to be the harmonic balancer and belt to it...pulled all this out from atop hood...had it towed to a mechanic and they said the crankshaft pulley bolt had broke and part of it was still in the crankshaft said pray I can get this bolt out if not you have to replace the whole motor...

- Pantego, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 242013

Montero 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
The vehicle started making a chirping noise from the front driver's side dash. It was determined the ABS hydraulic pump was failing. On a call to Mitsubishi they informed me the extended warranty was expired 9 months ago and would not make any adjustments to cover any of the cost of replacement. There is obviously an issue with this part and Mitsubishi fails to have any concern for their customer's safety.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 152011

Montero

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero. The contact was driving approximately 40 mph and heard a loud squeaking noise when depressing the brake pedal. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection of the failure. On one occasion while approaching a traffic stop, the contact applied the brakes but the brakes did not respond. As a result, the contact was involved in a crash. On another occasion, the contact crashed into a fire hydrant as a result of the brakes failing to engage. The contact was not injured in either crash. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic advised that the ABS module pump needed to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 01V254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum) and contacted the manufacturer. The manufacturer advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

- Pond Desert, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 132012

Montero 6-cyl

  • 128,999 miles
Loud noise front driver side dashboard chirping and vibrating. When I applied brakes it was like U had no brakes I applied it again N the pedal went all the way down at the same time there was a clicking noise coming from dash board I tried to stop the car after several attempts I was able to pull over hitting the side rail of the freeway. At the moment the ABS lights came in turn the car off once we turned the car back on the brakes seemed to be working just fine but know I'm unable to drive it this is the 5 time this has happened since. I took it in to a shop close to my home the mechanic advised me to call the dealership because there is a recall on the booster accumulation system default I called Mitsubishi and no one had helped me.. I have a car that has a default not from wear N tear. But a mistake from Mitsubishi I could have killed my self or for that matter some one else please help me find a resolution...

- Hayward, CA, USA

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