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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,000 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Montero fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 172004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer contacted manufacturer, and was told to contact nearest dealer for service on recall. When dealer was contacted, they referred him back to the manufacturer. When consumer contacted the manufacturer he was told to call back, they again referred consumer to dealer. As a result, consumer still did not have vehicle repaired.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 012004

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
Hesitation and stalling between 0-45 mph at slightly above 3/4 full tank of gas. Vehicle leaks substantial quantity of fuel when parked on incline at slightly above 3/4 tank of gas. In addition, this vehicle was not filling properly at the gas pump (pump continually shut off as if tank were full even though it was not). These same problem occurred with our 2002 Montero which was returned to Mitsubishi through the lemon law. These problems began at 26,000 miles, problems occurred with other vehicle starting at 9,000 miles. In the 2003, they have replaced the rollover valve (cracked).

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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