2003 Mitsubishi MONTERO Fuel System, Other Delivery Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2003 Mitsubishi MONTERO Fuel System, Other Delivery Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID491690
 Internal NHTSA #10080910
 ManufacurerMITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
 BrandMITSUBISHI
 ModelMONTERO
 Model Year2003
 File date01/06/04
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemHesitation 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). *la
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure26000
Number of Occurences4
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateLAS VEGAS, NV
VIN pattern JA4NW31S63JXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase14/11/02
Was original owner?Y
Anti-lock brakesY
Cruise controlY
Number of cylinders6
Drive train type4WD
Transmission typeAUTO
 Vehicle speed40
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's nameCOURTESY MITSUBISHI
 Dealer's telephone number702-242-6000
 Dealer's cityLAS VEGAS
 Dealer's state codeNV
 Dealer's ZIP code89117
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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