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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,047 miles

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2002 Mitsubishi Montero fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 102004

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Recall 04V319000 concerning fuel leakage. Consumer was unable to get this recall honored because the dealer did not have the special tool to do the repairs. Manufacturer was notified.

- Grover Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 022003

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,142 miles
This car have a lot of problem that the dealer cannot resolved or fix, it first started on Nov 15,2002 when the car stalled when on idle. I called the dealer the next day Nov 16,2002 and address the problem, but they told me if the same problem happen, bring it to the nearest dealer. On January 1, 2003 the car stalls again and the check engine light is on, on January 2,2003 I went to the dealer and they diagnosed the car and they told me the problem is misfire and they reset the lights and adjust the idle. On January 14,2003 the car stalls again, the next day I went to the dealer and the car stalls again and I got almost hit at the freeway. And they replaced the idle speed control and told me they fix the problem. But after a week on January 14, 2003 the car stalls again, and when I got home a gas is leaking under the gas tank it only stop leaking when I open the the gas cap. The next day on my way to the dealer the car stalls again on the freeway and I got almost got an accident on the freeway because the car just stop and hesitate to start after several attemp it starts and I called the dealer and Mitsubishi customer relations and drive to the dealer, they advice me to leave the car for the day and they will contact the factory technician regarding the problem, the next day I went back to the dealer to pick up the car but they told me that they cannot duplicate the problem so they need another day, on the third day I just called them and ask any developement but they told me that the district manager is going to the dealer to look in to the problem, and they will give me an answer. The next day on the fourth day I called the dealer and they told me to pick up the car and they cannot duplicate the problem, so how is my safety with this car while I am driving it and stalls on the road without warning and got an accident, and when will they find a solution to this problem if they cannot duplicate the problem

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 032002

Montero 4WD

  • miles
This vehicle has had multiple problems which the dealership, on multiple attempts to fix, has not been able to fix failure. Initially, the vehicle was leaking fuel at the passenger rear wheel well. This has occurred on 3 separate occasions. No reason for this was found upon inspection. The 3rd time there was fuel leakage, there was also a failure of the engine in which hesitating and stalling occurred. The ses light did initiate. Initially the solenoid was replaced. 6 days later the same thing occurred and the ses light did again come on. The vehicle was again taken to the dealer and the rear camster and filter was replaced. We requested a meeting with the district manager to discuss the problem. We were told he would be back from vacation after 10/1 and we would be contacted. After the last repair, the vehicle had a problem with loss of power at times. This included slow response when stepping on the fuel (to include flooring it) when trying to pass. It was taken to the dealer on 10/4. the service manager drove it and stated "could not duplicate complaint". it was taken to the dealer a second time approx. 1 wk later and even though flooring it at 35 mph initiated a sluggish response in which the RPM never jumped up but just steadily inclined at a slow rate, the service manager again said he felt there was no problem. This loss of power happened once when trying to merge onto the freeway and I almost got hit before I could pull back over and out of the way. On 10/21 the vehicle again exhibited problems with acceleration from a stop this time stalling. After 3 attempts, I was still unable to restart the vehicle. It sat for 65 minutes waiting for Mitsubishi's towing service. At that time, my husband came and started the vehicle. It started on the 2nd attempt and blue-black smoke came out from the exhaust. We did drive it down to the dealership with only two instances of some loss of power. Problem still not corrected.

- Las Vegas, NE, USA

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