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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,667 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Montero seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 042014

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • 177,000 miles


The horn goes off by itself the pads where stuck and it cost $1000 to repair since it needs to remove the steering airbag, this should be on a recall.this has a lot of problems who has same model on Mitsubishi forums found here

- Bremerton, WA, USA

problem #2

Nov 282006

Montero 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
I was operating a 2003 Mitsubishi Montero when I rear ended a Mercury Mountaineer and projected it into 2 other vehicles...... heavy damage to the front end of my Montero, however, my driver side air bag did not go off. I was projected into the steering column and then my head went through the windshield.

- Crestwood, KY, USA

problem #1

Mar 272006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 55mph a deer was struck with the front end of the vehicle. While applying brake pressure the vehicle began to gain speed, spun around, veered off the road and rolled over four times in a ditch. The air bags did not deploy in the accident. The air bag warning light was not illuminated prior to the crash. There were three occupants in the vehicle all of which were wearing seat belts. The contact was six months pregnant and received injuries during the accident. The police were alerted and a report was filed. The vehicle was deemed totaled, but has not been inspected to determine why the airbags did not deploy.

- Camden, AR, USA

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