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2003 Mitsubishi Montero fuel system problems

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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 282005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Previously reported similar problem in Nov. 2004 (reference no. 10101312) fuel leakage, acceleration/power loss at critical times of highway travel. SUV is now parked due fueling system problems and unreliability. SUV was repaired at fazeli misubishi 11/2004. Even after know recall (purported) correctly vehicle experienced same problem. SUV failed again while on family vacation, loss of acceleration and power began to occur, engine began to cough and sputter (even with a full tank of gas), gas gauge and digital fuel mileage indicator malfunctioned. SUV was eventually parked at a location, while parked fuel apparently had leaked from the fuel tank or other compartment... fire erupted while we were parked on side of (hwy 10- Alabama) I was attempting to light a flare to indicate to passing motorist that we were stranded in the road. Destroyed by the flames were clothing, lap top computer, medication, children toys and electronic games, and religious effects.

- Tampa, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 012004


  • miles
Important safety recall notification: Sr-04-008 the consumer took his vehicle in for service on the recall issue and was told it could not be serviced at the original dealership location but had to be taken two hours away to an unrelated dealership for service at the owners expense and time. Recall issue deals with the fuel tank leveling valve not maintaining proper sealing. Fuel may leak to the ground when tank is on full. The recall stated that gasoline in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

- Tyler, TX, USA

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