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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,315 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Montero drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 112014


  • 230,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Mitsubishi Montero. The contact heard a loud piercing sound when the ignition was started. All of the warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 230,000.

- Louisville , KY, USA

problem #2

May 052008


  • 73,945 miles
Loud humming noise from the drivers side rear end. Excessive wear on rear drivers side tire. Got louder the higher the mph went. Had mechanic inspect and found the arm from the wheel to the differential was separated and about to come apart. Mistubishi dealer repaired and charged $2100 to fix.

- Keno, OR, USA

problem #1

May 042006

(reported on)


  • miles
5-4-06. 2003 Montero center differential light flashes slowly. *****

- Benton, LA, USA

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