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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,548 miles

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2002 Mitsubishi Montero brakes problems

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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #15

Jan 142008

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,200 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero. While depressing the brake pedal from 60 mph, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the brakes. The vehicle would not stop once the brakes were applied. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the hydraulic brake booster had a small leak and needed to be replaced. NHTSA campaign id number 01V254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum) was referenced. The current and failure mileages were 80,200. Updated 05/05/08. The consumer stated the problem was a result in a leakage from the pressurized gas from inside the accumulator. Updated

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #14

Jan 012008

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,340 miles
Abnormal noise from the car everytime I step on the brakes and its taking longer to stop its a Mitsubishi Montero 2002 limited.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #13

Dec 012007

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero. When the vehicle was started and the brake was applied at approximately 35 mph, the contact heard a metal sound. The repair shop replaced the hydraulic boost assembly. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 01V254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). The current and failure mileages were 80,000. Updated 03/06/08.

- Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #12

Aug 052007

Montero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 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 his vehicle has a 20 second delay in stopping distance and makes a loud noise. He also noticed bubbles in the brake fluid compartment and a leak in the accumulator booster. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA recall number 01V254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). Current and failure mileages were 70,000. Updated 01-16-08. Updated

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #11

Aug 112007

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
2002 Mitsubishi Montero. The hydraulic brake accumulator failed at 65,000 miles. I heard a noise from the left side of the dash board and stopped at my local mechanic. He diagnosed the problem and told me I shouldn't drive it until it is repaired. He also said there was a recall, NHTSA id 01V254001. After calling my local Mitsubishi dealer I found out that my accumulator failure doesn't qualify for the recall. The recall dates were for build dates of June 2001 and earlier, (12/1999). According to the label on my vehicle, it was built in July of 2001. I believe it is possible some of the defective accumulators were installed on vehicles produced at a later date. This is not a normal failure.

- Chambersburg, PA, USA

problem #10

Feb 232007

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
My Mitsubishi Montero 2002 is making the same sounds as the listing below from which a recall was ordered. I contacted Mitsubishi and was told that the VIN number did not match the ones being recalled. They told me that I had to make a complaint even if the SUV is the same year and model. The recall states that it can cause a crash and it is very costly to replace. Mitsubishi Montero 2002 (02) Mitsubishi recall campaign no.: component: Service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum recall date (Y/M):2001/08 defect: Vehicle description: Sport utility vehicles. The accumulator that is installed on the hydraulic brake booster may have been improperly manufactured. Over a period of time, this could result in leakage of the pressurized nitrogen gas from inside the accumulator. Consequence: The loss of this gas pressure could result in an abnormal noise from the left side of the dash panel when the brakes are applied, and possibly a delayed first time brake boost assist after the vehicle has been parked for a period of time, which could result in a vehicle crash. Corrective action: Dealers will install an improved accumulator. Owner notification mailing began October 1, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #9

Sep 232006

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving 20 mph trough a neighborhood road, a noise was noticed when the brake pedal was depressed. The noise became more frequent even when the vehicle was parked. No warning light were illuminated prior to the incident. The vehicle was taken to a dealership, who determined the hydraulic brake booster had to be replaced as it was indicated in the NHTSA recall # 01V254001; but the vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN. The manufacturer was also contacted who provided the same answer. The contact expected the vehicle to be included the recall because it presented the same symptoms of those vehicle covered by the existing recall.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #8

Jul 282006

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,242 miles
: the contact stated there was a squeaking noise coming from under the dash driver side. An independent repair shop determined there was a leak of nitrogen and the accumulator needs to be replaced. There is a NHTSA recall, # 01V254001, regarding the brake vacuum. The VIN was not included in the recall.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #7

Jun 222006

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,200 miles
The accumulator that is installed on the hydraulic brake booster is making an abnormal noise, that can be heard from inside the truck, and I know this type of truck had a recall a few years ago ( NHTSA # 01V254001), so I took it to the dealer this morning, just to be told that my Montero was not in the recall list and that I had to pay about $350 to get it fixed. Is there anything that I can do to get it fixed without having to pay all that money ? thank you.

- Annandale, VA, USA

problem #6

Jun 212006

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,900 miles
The contact stated that when the vehicle was started and shifted into reverse, the vehicle started making an intermittent squeaking sound. This was accompanied by a vibration in the brake pedal. The vehicle was taken to a private repair shop, where it was determined that the brake booster accumulator was faulty. The dealer was also consulted, where it was confirmed that the booster was faulty, however the dealer informed the contact that there was no recall on the vehicle. There is a NHTSA recall # 01V254001. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #5

Jun 152006

Montero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while attempting to apply brake pressure there was a squealing noise. This occurred at various speeds on normal roads without warning during normal braking. The dealership determined the hydraulic brake booster accumulator needed to be replaced. There is a NHTSA recall, # 01V254001, regarding the service brakes hydraulic power assist vacuum. The VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer has been alerted.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #4

Apr 142006

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
I started my truck, put it in reverse and attempted to apply the brakes. There was a loud grinding sound and no brakes--just a dead pedal. I was able to stop the truck by applying the emergency brake--with only inches to spare before rolling through my garage. I had the truck towed to the dealership--they called to tell me the problem was with the accumulator. I checked on this website to see if their were any recalls--and found one (01V254001) that described the problem exactly. However, the dealership told me that my VIN was not included in this recall, that the replacement was my responsibility, and referred me to the manufacturer. The manufacturer was equally helpful. I wanted to report this to the NHTSA in case other vehicles in the recall year that aren't included in this recall are notified that this could be a problem. I feel really lucky that my kids (ages 3 1/2 and 6 months) weren't in the truck with me and that nobody was hurt.

- Newtown, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 042006

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,800 miles
1) I suddenly began hearing a noise that sounded like metal squeaking against metal under the driver side of the hood when I applied my brake. 2) when braking under normal circumstances, I can tell no difference. However, when braking under wet, slick conditions or suddenly, the anti-lock feature did not seem to work, and the brakes felt as though they locked. 3) nothing has been done to correct the problem. I took my truck to a local garage the day that I discovered the noise. They told me that the ABS system was faulty. I took my truck to the dealer, explained to them that a recall was in effect for the same model, but my VIN number was not included in the recall. I asked that my vehicle be repaired under the recall. The dealer refused. I have contacted Mitsubishi directly in an attempt to have my truck repaired as I am not financially able to incur the cost of the repair at this time. My truck is parked at this time as I have been advised that it is unsafe to drive.

- Rives, TN, USA

problem #2

Aug 302005

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero. There was a recall regarding the hydraulic brake booster accumulator for this year, make, and model vehicle, but the consumer's vehicle did not fall under this recall campaign. The consumer states while applying the brakes, there was an abnormal sound from the dash and brake pedal. Upon starting the vehicle, there was a delay in the braking capability. A certified mechanic stated it was the hydraulic brake booster accumulator that was causing the problem. The consumer has contacted the manufacturer. They informed the consumer that there was no recall for this specific component on his vehicle.

- Piedmont, OK, USA

problem #1

Oct 012003

Montero

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,535 miles
The consumer experienced the same problem as stated in recall 01V254001. The brake pedal went completely to the floor upon trying to stop. Ultimately, the consumer had an accident as a result of the brake failure. The consumer stated he received a recall notice in the mail, however the manufacturer stated the consumers vehicle was not a part of the recall.

- Minoa, NY, USA

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