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Mitsubishi Montero Sport, SUV
#472 of 935 Dangerous Montero sport
Mar 25, 2001 (9:10 pm)
Since I bought my 2000 m.s. in Nov.99 I've had trans. problems . First service visit said just a fluid leak, problem didnt go away. Another visit said same. Now one year later problem is worse,the vehicle drops out of gear and slams back in even at 70 mph. Now the truck stalls because it cant find a gear. The last time it happened in an intersection the service eng. soon light came on. When I brought it in the told me nothing was wrong, the emergency light malfunctioned ,knowing full well the history of this problem , lied and said the vehicle was safe for my family to travel in. Now I know with all the complaints ,mitsubishi is stonewalling m.s. owners .the car sits in the driveway because it is unsafe. I dont know what to do next, has anyone had any satisfaction with lemon laws. Please let me know your experiences. All I know is the company should be forced to buy them all back and they know why.
#473 of 935 2000 MS LTD 4X4
Mar 26, 2001 (12:46 pm)
I have had my Sport for 18 mos and 18,500 miles and has been a very good vehicle, so far. I do have a very good dealership that is willing to do just about anything you ask. Seems that no matter what make you buy, there are lemons. But don,t give up on correcting the problem. There is a phone number in you owners manual to call to take it to the next level above the dealership. And if they refuse to do anything, hate to say it, the next choice is legal. But you better have good documentation.
If you can, try a different dealership. May or may not help, but it is worth a try.
So far, I have not been sorry that I purchased the Sport. I have been a Toyota loyalist for may years, and this vehicle has been just as good, if not better, than the previous 4-Runner I have owned.
Mar 27, 2001 (6:37 am)
I just bought a 2001 Montero sport LS and was
wondering about how to polish the alloy wheels.
The wheels are a sort of pitted, rough alloy,
not smooth. I suppose I could still use the metal polish I've always used on my cars, but I wanted to make sure.
#475 of 935 Need buying advice.... quick!
Mar 27, 2001 (7:59 pm)
Hello all... just came back from dealer tonight with $500 deposit already down for a 2000 LS with 19,000 miles. The original sticker was $22,500 but we (wife & I) got them down to $20,600. We just love the look and ride of this SUV over the competition. Any opinions on this deal? Consider that we live outside of Boston where prices are always higher than the national average. Need some responses ASAP!
#476 of 935 PIECE of JUNK!
Mar 28, 2001 (11:48 am)
We did the manufacturer's research 18 months ago when we were in the market to purchase an SUV, I only wish we'd read town hall discussions such as these...If I can prevent anyone from being "taken" has we have been, I'm glad. We purchased a 1999 Sport, in July '99. The oil pump and transmission went out in October '00. We had a terrible time dealing with Mits. Motors. They refused to cover any of the repairs under warranty, and our dealership was very "hands-off" even to the point that they would not offer a rental car/loaner while the repairs were being done because "Mits. had not authorized such." My husband and I both work full time jobs, have three small children and I am in graduate school fulltime, so you can imagine the headache, inconvenience, and stress that a disabled car, dishonest and evasive manufacturer, and "hands-off" dealership can cause. We paid an unthinkable amount of money for repairs to this "still new" vehicle, and now 4 months later, the same problems have occurred and the vehicle is not drivable!!! You can imagine our disgust! If you are looking to own a foreign vehicle, please, please, please consider Toyota, Mercedes, and Honda....but leave this MITS Montero Sport ALONE!!!!!It has been a nightmare for us!!!
Mar 30, 2001 (8:16 am)
I am curious. How many miles do you have on your Sport. The warranty period for drivetrain is 5 yr or 60,000 miles. The drivetrain waranty covers engine, transmission, driveline, differentials, and axles.
#478 of 935 Montero Sport Transmission Problems?
Apr 05, 2001 (10:00 am)
I have a 97" Sport w/ 62000 miles on it, and have loved it....so far. Now I'm having a vibration in the rear end and after balancing tires 4 times and rotating them, it still occcurs. Took it to Mitsu yesterday for service, and they said it needed a transmission fluid flush and that should keep it from "bogging down". Of course the vibration continued on the way home from the dealership. I called them and asked if it could be the universal joint, and he said that they hadn't seen problems w/ that and went back to transmission discussions. He said that if I had kept up w/ the services at a mitsu dealer, they were pretty lenient w/ items even if they're not under warranty. We'll see. If any one has had similar problems, please advise.
#479 of 935 Make it Japan or USA?
Apr 09, 2001 (7:19 pm)
I am just wondering....
For those of you who had problem with the Montero Sport, is the car made in Japan or US? (You can tell by the VIN. If it starts with "J", it is made in Japan.)
#481 of 935 Praise for Montero Sports
Apr 10, 2001 (9:05 am)
My wife and I have just traded in our '99 XLS. After 60,000 miles in less than two years we
had NO problems other than the three recalls which were resolved in a timely fashion.
The recalls were a concern, but basically putting 5 years worth of miles in 1 1/2 years,
we have been very satisfied. I hope this '01 XLS is just as good. Remember to read some other
reviews and you'll find dissatisfied customers with Toyota, Honda, etc. Mitsubishi has also made many
good refinements to this '01 XLS.