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#2565 of 2830 Montero/Pajero status
Jan 14, 2005 (6:31 am)
Whoever is thinking to buy the NEW Montero/Pajero should do this by this year as this great SUV is going to be discontinued with the 2005 model production ( which is available to dealers now). Here is the news blurb for future replacement by Edmund's -
It's believed that Mitsubishi will be introducing a seven-seat version of the Outlander for the 2007 model year. Part of the appeal for Mitsubishi to introduce this larger variant of the Outlander is the fact that the company is dropping the seven-seat Montero from its lineup for 2006. It is not certain whether the five-seat Outlander will remain in production in its current form, although the company has apparently considered pairing the tentative seven-seat Outlander with an entry-level SUV. The new Outlander is expected to be powered by 3.0-liter V6 which will yield about 250 horsepower. This engine will be mated with a six-speed automatic transmission.
#2566 of 2830 clear is separating off the spare cover!
Jan 15, 2005 (11:32 am)
I went out to the garage this morning and noticed something that I haven't before, on the top portion of the spare tire cover (black), there's about a 1'x2' section in which a clear layer has separated from the black. Has anyone else experienced this? FYI, it's a silver '01 LTD, 50k miles, So CA car. I can't imagine this as being normal wear and tear, and wonder if this is something Mitsubishi should be responsibe for? Thanks for any advice/opinions.
#2567 of 2830 re: Transmission fluid (help)
Jan 15, 2005 (11:35 am)
I was having diffy issues as well (it would make noise on tighter turns, ad buck slightly) and the dealer said the fluid was very dirty. Changed it out and all is well. Dealer recommended every 30k miles.
#2568 of 2830 Re: clear is separating off the spare cover!
Jan 17, 2005 (12:43 am)
Checked with my SA yesterday, and apparently he's been seeing more than a few of this. I should be hearing from the manager this coming week. Also, I passed another LTD this evening and noticed his cover looked even worse than mine, with a lot more peeling.
#2569 of 2830 Re: clear is separating off the spare cover! [mp19fan]
Jan 17, 2005 (8:12 am)
All the 01 covers are going bad. I caught mine right before 36 months was up. Replaced with an 03 cover in black. After 36mos it wont be covered under warrenty. I havent seen an 01 yet that hasnt peeled.
#2570 of 2830 Re: Radio removal 2001 Montero [mujman]
Jan 20, 2005 (9:23 am)
I did as you suggested and the radio was then easily accessable. However, there is two screws that connect the whole ensemble? which are under the top of the dashboard. Thanks for the info, it saved me $85.
#2571 of 2830 Re: clear is separating off the spare cover! [bldr]Re: clear is separating
Jan 20, 2005 (9:28 am)
Is it only '01 or other years as well? Is this a known defect?
#2572 of 2830 Re: $31K with the 0% financing... [cracovian]
by john phillip
Jan 20, 2005 (11:33 am)
I work at a dealer and most dealer demos are driven by responsible people. demos now days are not driven by salespeople!
#2573 of 2830 Re: Radio removal 2001 Montero [dinel]
Jan 21, 2005 (10:57 am)
Hello Dinel - sorry about not mentioning the 2 screws on the dashboard but at the end glad to know it worked for you. Just for information - what you really have to do to bring the radio back to work ? Is it every time you have to do if the battery goes down?
#2574 of 2830 Re: clear is separating off the spare cover
Jan 27, 2005 (9:41 am)
So I call Mitsu customer service about this, and all he can say is that I'll have to have the dealer check it out. What does that mean? He says there has been no recalls about it, etc., and the dealer needs to see it and determine if it was nornal wear and tear, weather related, abuse, etc. How could it be normal for the clear to separate from the paint in 4 years of So CA driving and keeping it in a closed garage nightly?
I'm not too confident about my dealer, because I had recently taken it in for a check engine light and they wanted to charge me ~$300 for an O2 sensor. They said it was 3/36k, but I had to show them in the warranty booklet that CA has a 4/50k emisions warranty.
Anyway, the CS rep at Mitsu wasn't helpful. My SA talked it over wih the mgr, and he will talk it over with the Mitsu rep, who come in next month. We'll see...