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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles

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2002 Mitsubishi Montero drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 082004

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


Vehicle's 4WD will engage and disengage on it's own. While in 2wd, while driving, vehicle will make a noise and while coming to a stop the noise will get louder until it gives a hard jolt, like if someone rear ended you. At this point the 4WD indicater will start blinking. If you attempt to put into 4WD then the vehicle almost becomes impossible to turn and causes the tires to squell as if you were doing a burn out. Took to the dealer twice in 2004 with no luck. They couldn't figure out what was wrong with it. All of a sudden the vehicle appeared to be okay for about 4 months with no problems until recently where it has start to act up again.

- Valdosta, GA, USA

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