definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,827 miles

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2002 Mitsubishi Montero fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 212011


  • 79,654 miles


The cluster was repaired in the Montero but it only works once in awhile. The panel will tell me every now and then if I have fuel or not. Also, we had to pay to have an issue resolved that shouldn't have cost us anything because it was shown here as a defect for our make and model. Our car was leaking gas, and Mitsubishi refused to fix it, at their expense, even though it was listed here and there were very many complaints filed. We had to tow the car in because of the leak, and the fire department was called. Amazing that so little care was shown by Mitsubishi for something that could have caused a serious accident. This was the complaint and the recall (NHTSA recall id 01V254001) about the car being parked at an upward slope, the fuel tank leveling valve not maintaining proper sealing in the even that the fuel expands from the rise in ambient temp. Leakage of pressurized nitrogen gas from inside the accumulator, etc. Please check the recall notice.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012002


  • miles
NHTSA recall id: 04V319000 Mitsubishi Montero 2002 (02) Mitsubishi recall campaign no.: sr-04-009 component: Fuel system, gasoline:storage recall date (Y/M):2004/07 defect: On certain sport utility vehicles, when the fuel tank is full and the vehicle is parked forward on an upward slope, the fuel tank leveling valve may not maintain proper sealing in the event the fuel expands from the rise in ambient temperature. NHTSA recall id: 01V254001 Mitsubishi Montero 2002 (02) Mitsubishi recall campaign no.: component: Service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum recall date (Y/M):2001/08 defect: Vehicle description: Sport utility vehicles. The accumulator that is installed on the hydraulic brake booster may have been improperly manufactured. Over a period of time, this could result in leakage of the pressurized nitrogen gas from inside the accumulator.

- East Hartford, CT, USA

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