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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,776 miles

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Mitsubishi Montero brakes problems

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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 102007

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero. While depressing the brake pedal, the contact heard a noise coming from the passenger side of the vehicle. The noise was heard while driving 15 mph and can also be heard when the brakes are not applied. The repair shop stated that the accumulator, which is part of the ABS, needed to be replaced. NHTSA campaign id # 01V254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum) is related to his failure, however, the dealer stated that his VIN is excluded from the recall. The current mileage is 85,600 and failure mileage was 84,000.

- West Chester , IL, USA

problem #5

Dec 302005

Montero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,500 miles
My vehicle started making a noise when brakes were applied. I took to dealership and they informed me that my accumulator was bad. Some Montero's had this under recall, but they said mine was not covered and it will cost me $650 to replace it.

- Burleson, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 212005

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi montaro. Started with an abnormal sound in left side of vehicle, noise sounded like a goose when applying brakes. Contacted dealership, who told the contact that it would cost $200 to fix it. Also, called manufacturer who said vehicle was not included in recall 01V254000L due to VIN. No crashes. No police injuries.

- Callaway, MD, USA

problem #3

Jul 092005

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,500 miles


Brake warning and antilock lights come on the first and several subsequent times the brake pedal is pushed. The bake pedal is very stiff and hard to press at this point. A strange noise can be heard from the left side of the dash each time the brake pedal is pushed. These symptoms are identified in recall id 01V254001 but Mitsubishi states that my vehicle is not part of this recall.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #2

Dec 072004


  • 35,657 miles
While driving the ABS warning light illuminated and stayed on the remainder of the time that vehicle is being operated. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 282002


  • miles
Brakes system failed to stop the vehicle

- Mount Airy, MD, USA

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