Mitsubishi Montero 2001 - Service brakes



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Mitsubishi Montero 2001 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - VACUUM
01V254001MITSUBISHI AMERICAfrom 12/12/1999 to 06/20/2001V (Vehicle)3902010/01/2001MFRMITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC.08/03/200108/07/2001
Defect SummaryVehicle 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.
Consequence SummaryThe loss of this gas pressure could result in an abnormal noise from the left side of the dash panel when the brakes are applied, and possibly a delayed first time brake boost assist after the vehicle has been parked for a period of time, which could result in a vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will install an improved accumulator. owner notification mailing began october 1, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.
NotesAlso contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
Mitsubishi Montero 2001 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
033500101/01/200310001037Hydraulic brake booster accumulator disposal - service manual revision. *tt2003-04-11
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
8003/01/2002637148Bulletin review regarding tsb-02-35-002 adding rear brake pad shims to service procedures. *tt2002-11-20
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM
8003/01/2002637147Bulletin review regarding tsb-02-35-001 containing instructions for installing shims to the rear brake pads for rear brake squeak. *tt2002-11-20
TSB023500202/01/20020235001632195Subject regarding rear brake pad shims. *tt2002-07-11
023500102/01/2002629417Vehicles may experience a squeaking noise from the rear brakes.*jb2002-04-02
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - VACUUM
TSB013500212/01/2001TSB0135002631894Subject regarding hbb pressure switch check procedures, service manual revision. *slc2002-06-25
013500110/01/20010135001631705Subject regarding the operating values of the hydraulic brake booster pressure switch being incorrectly specified. *slc2002-06-19
SR0100810/01/2001627244Subject regarding hydralic brake booster accumulator.*jb2002-02-06
013500111/01/2001627294Information on hydraulic brake booster pressure switch. *jb2002-02-06
3507/01/2001622485Subject regarding hydraulic brake booster accumulator replacement. *tt2001-10-18
ATIN013500105/24/2001621760Subject regarding hydraulic brake booster and accumulator for vehicles vin 1j039087. *tt2001-10-01
Mitsubishi Montero 2001 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES
11/01/2012149000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that he was traveling 10 mph when he applied the brakes to avoid a preceding vehicle than abruptly applied their brakes. the brakes failed and the contact crashed into the vehicle. the abs warning light illuminated immediately after impact. the police were not contacted. there were no injuries associated with the crash. the vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. the contact stated that he was involved in two additional crashes as a result of failed brakes. the vehicle was not inspected and the contact stated that the abs accumulator was the cause of the failure, based on his research. the manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 149,000. the current mileage was approximately 152,000.
11/01/2012149000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that he was traveling 10 mph when he applied the brakes to avoid a preceding vehicle than abruptly applied their brakes. the brakes failed and the contact crashed into the vehicle. the abs warning light illuminated immediately after impact. the police were not contacted. there were no injuries associated with the crash. the vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. the contact stated that he was involved in two additional crashes as a result of failed brakes. the vehicle was not inspected and the contact stated that the abs accumulator was the cause of the failure, based on his research. the manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 149,000. the current mileage was approximately 152,000. kmj
11/01/2012149000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that he was traveling 10 mph when he applied the brakes to avoid a preceding vehicle than abruptly applied their brakes. the brakes failed and the contact crashed into the vehicle. the abs warning light illuminated immediately after impact. the police were not contacted. there were no injuries associated with the crash. the vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. the contact stated that he was involved in two additional crashes as a result of failed brakes. the vehicle was not inspected and the contact stated that the abs accumulator was the cause of the failure, based on his research. the manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 149,000. the current mileage was approximately 152,000. kmj
11/01/2012149000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph approaching a stop sign. as he was depressing brakes the vehicles in front of him hit the brakes abrubtly and as the contact did so the brakes failed and he crashed into the vehicle in front of him. immediately after the abs light illuminated. the police were not contacted. there were no injuries associated with the crash. the vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. the contact stated that he was involved in 2 more crashes. the vehicle was not inspected and the contact stated that the abs accumulator was the failure due to his research online. the manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. the failure mileage was approximately 149,000. the current mileage was approximately 152,000. tb
11/01/2012250000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that when the vehicle was idle in park, she would hear a loud grinding noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where they advised her that the anti-lock brake accumulator needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and advised her that there was a manufacturer's recall for the failure however, the recall was expired. the failure mileage was approximately 250,000. the current mileage was approximately 260,000.
11/01/2012250000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that when the vehicle was idle in park, she would hear a loud grinding noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where they advised her that the anti-lock brake accumulator needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and advised her that there was a manufacturer's recall for the failure however, the recall was expired. the failure mileage was approximately 250,000. the current mileage was approximately 260,000. kmj
11/01/20122
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that while sitting in park she would hear a loud grinding noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. after diagnosis they advised her that anit lock brake accumulator needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired for the anti lock brake accumulator. the manufacturer was contacted and they advised her that the manufacturers recall expired. the failure mileage was approximately 250,000. the current mileage was approximately 260,000. tb
09/04/201232900
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph the brake warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. also, the contact mentioned that after parking, the vehicle failed to stop and continue rolling. the contact stated that she had to engage the emergency brake in order to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer, who diagnosed that the accumulator was defective and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. the failure and the current mileage was 32,900.
09/04/201232900
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph the brake warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. also, the contact mentioned that after parking, the vehicle failed to stop and continue rolling. the contact stated that she had to engage the emergency brake in order to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer, who diagnosed that the accumulator was defective and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. the failure and the current mileage was 32,900.pmb
09/04/201232900
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph the brake warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. also, the contact mentioned that after parking, the vehicle failed to stop and continue rolling. the contact stated that she had to engage the emergency brake in order to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer, who diagnosed that the accumulator was defective and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. the failure and the current mileage was 32,900.pmb
09/04/201232900
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph the brake warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. when exiting a parking the vehicle would not stop the vehicle was rolling. she stated that she had to pull on her parking brakes where the vehicle stop. the vehicle was towed to the dealer. the dealer stated that they needed to install an improved accumulator. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they stated that the vehicle was not under warranty. the failure and the current mileage was 32,900.jp
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
12/05/2011153000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the anti-lock warning lamp illuminated and he was unable to engage the brakes. the contact stated that he was able to stop the vehicle by gradually down shifting. the vehicle was towed to a local repair shop and the contact was informed that the abs system needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance because the vehicle was previously repaired under the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number: 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 153,000. sm.
12/05/2011153000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the anti-lock warning lamp illuminated and he was unable to engage the brakes. the contact stated that he was able to stop the vehicle by gradually down shifting. the vehicle was towed to a local repair shop and the contact was informed that the abs system needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance because the vehicle was previously repaired under the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number: 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 153,000. sm.
12/05/2011153000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that while driving 60 mph the anti-lock warning lamp illuminate and he was unable to engaged the brakes. the contact mentioned that he was able to stop the vehicle by gradually down shifting. the vehicle was towed to a local shop who diagnosed that abs system needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offered any assistance since the vehicle had been repaired under recall nhtsa campaign id number: 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 153,000. pm
10/01/2011129000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that a cycling noise emitted when the brakes were released. in addition, the abs system failure light was illuminated. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the mechanic confirmed that the master cylinder needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was contacted and they confirmed vin did not qualify for repairs under the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number: 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 129,000 and the current mileage was 129,153.
10/01/2011129000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that a cycling noise emitted when the brakes were released. in addition, the abs system failure light was illuminated. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the mechanic confirmed that the master cylinder needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was contacted and they confirmed vin did not qualify for repairs under the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number: 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 129,000 and the current mileage was 129,153. kmj
10/01/2011129000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that a cycling noise emitted when the brakes were released. in addition, the abs system failure light was illuminated. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the mechanic confirmed that the master cylinder needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was contacted and they confirmed vin did not qualify for repairs under the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number: 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 129,000 and the current mileage was 129,153. kmj
10/01/2011129000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 mitsubisi montero. the contact stated a cycling noise emitted when the brakes were released. the contact stated the abs system failure light illuminated. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. the mechanic confirmed the master cylinder needed to be replaced . the manufacturer was contacted and they confirmed vin did not qualify for recall under nhtsa campaign id number :01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 129,000 and the current mileage was 129,153. rds
07/06/2011109000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact was driving approximately 35 mph and when the brake pedal was engaged. there was an unusual noise emitting from the front left side of the vehicle intermittently. the dealer was notified and advised the contact that the failure was contributed to the brake booster. the vehicle was previously repaired in 2004 for a recall under nhtsa campaign id number: 01v2540001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the failure recurred and the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 109,000. the vin was unavailable.
07/06/2011109000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact was driving approximately 35 mph and when the brake pedal was engaged. there was an unusual noise emitting from the front left side of the vehicle intermittently. the dealer was notified and advised the contact that the failure was contributed to the brake booster. the vehicle was previously repaired in 2004 for a recall under nhtsa campaign id number: 01v2540001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the failure recurred and the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 109,000. the vin was unavailable.
07/06/2011109000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact was driving approximately 35 mph and when the brake pedal was engaged. there was an unusual noise emitting from the front left side of the vehicle intermittently. the dealer was notified and advised the contact that the failure was contributed to the brake booster. the vehicle was previously repaired in 2004 for a recall under nhtsa campaign id number: 01v2540001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the failure recurred and the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 109,000. the vin was unavailable. kmj
10/01/2011125000
 While heading home from work, i got the surprise of my life. i was driving and my brakes went out. luckily, i was heading home after the rush hour otherwise i would have been in a major accident. i got off the gas and steered the car to an embankment to slow the momentum. the only logical thing to do at this point was to engage my emergency brake. i called the mechanic immediately who advised me not to drive the car and that they will tow it to the shop. upon inspection, he informed that the brake booster system (hydraulic brake booster system) as been compromised and it seemed like just faulty manufacturing.thinking this was an easy fix, i searched for the part. a new surprise appeared, the part was over $1400.00. then i found this site. i will attempt to contact the manufacturer and see if they can resolve this issue. if not, mitsubishi will never have me as a customer ever again.
07/06/2011109000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact was driving approximately 35 mph and when the brake pedal was engaged there was an unusual noise emitting from the front left side of the vehicle intermittently. the dealer was notified and advised the failure was contributed to the brake booster. the vehicle was previously repaired in 2004 for a recall under nhtsa campaign id number 01v2540001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the failure recurred and the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 109,000. the vin was unavailable. js
10/01/2011125000
 While heading home from work, i got the surprise of my life. i was driving and my brakes went out. luckily, i was heading home after the rush hour otherwise i would have been in a major accident. i got off the gas and steered the car to an embankment to slow the momentum. the only logical thing to do at this point was to engage my emergency brake. i called the mechanic immediately who advised me not to drive the car and that they will tow it to the shop. upon inspection, he informed that the brake booster system (hydraulic brake booster system) as been compromised and it seemed like just faulty manufacturing.thinking this was an easy fix, i searched for the part. a new surprise appeared, the part was over $1400.00. then i found this site. i will attempt to contact the manufacturer and see if they can resolve this issue. if not, mitsubishi will never have me as a customer ever again.
10/01/2011125000
 While heading home from work, i got the surprise of my life. i was driving and my brakes went out. luckily, i was heading home after the rush hour otherwise i would have been in a major accident. i got off the gas and steered the car to an embankment to slow the momentum. the only logical thing to do at this point was to engage my emergency brake. i called the mechanic immediately who advised me not to drive the car and that they will tow it to the shop. upon inspection, he informed that the brake booster system (hydraulic brake booster system) as been compromised and it seemed like just faulty manufacturing.thinking this was an easy fix, i searched for the part. a new surprise appeared, the part was over $1400.00. then i found this site. i will attempt to contact the manufacturer and see if they can resolve this issue. if not, mitsubishi will never have me as a customer ever again.
08/16/2011134000
 I have a 2001 mitsubishi montero and it has about 135k miles, today it had abs brake warning light came on and continuous beep came, then brakes became too hard and stop working. i had to use handbrakes to stop the vehicle. it seems like a problem as stated in 2001 recall 01v254001. please help me to resolve this problem.
08/16/2011134000
 I have a 2001 mitsubishi montero and it has about 135k miles, today it had abs brake warning light came on and continuous beep came, then brakes became too hard and stop working. i had to use handbrakes to stop the vehicle. it seems like a problem as stated in 2001 recall 01v254001. please help me to resolve this problem.
08/16/2011134000
 I have a 2001 mitsubishi montero and it has about 135k miles, today it had abs brake warning light came on and continuous beep came, then brakes became too hard and stop working. i had to use handbrakes to stop the vehicle. it seems like a problem as stated in 2001 recall 01v254001. please help me to resolve this problem.
08/16/2011134000
 I have a 2001 mitsubishi montero and it has about 135k miles, today it had abs brake warning light came on and continuous beep came, then brakes became too hard and stop working. i had to use handbrakes to stop the vehicle. it seems like a problem as stated in 2001 recall 01v254001. please help me to resolve this problem.
07/17/2010176000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that when depressing on the brakes, he noticed a vibration feeling. the vehicle was inspected by the owner and he noticed that the power brake booster accumilator. the vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer nor repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that the recall 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum) had previously been performed. the failure and current mileages were approximately 176,000. tb
07/17/2010176000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that when depressing on the brakes, he noticed a vibration feeling. the vehicle was inspected by the owner and he noticed that the power brake booster accumilator. the vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer nor repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that the recall 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum) had previously been performed. the failure and current mileages were approximately 176,000. tb
07/17/2010176000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that when depressing on the brakes, he noticed a vibration feeling. the vehicle was inspected by the owner and he noticed that the power brake booster accumilator. the vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer nor repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that the recall 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum) had previously been performed. the failure and current mileages were approximately 176,000. tb
07/17/2010176000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that when depressing on the brakes, he noticed a vibration feeling. the vehicle was inspected by the owner and he noticed that the power brake booster accumilator. the vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer nor repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that the recall 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum) had previously been performed. the failure and current mileages were approximately 176,000. tb
03/01/2011161801
 Tl - the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that while driving and engaging the brakes it makes a loud noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the brake booster accumulator that was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was contacted who did not offered any assistance since the vehicle was already repaired under recall nhtsa campaign id number: 01v254001 (component: service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 161,801. pm
07/17/2010176000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that when depressing on the brakes, he noticed a vibration feeling. the vehicle was inspected by the owner and he noticed that the power brake booster accumilator. the vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer nor repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that the recall 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum) had previously been performed. the failure and current mileages were approximately 176,000. tb
03/01/2011161801
 Tl - the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that while driving and engaging the brakes it makes a loud noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the brake booster accumulator that was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was contacted who did not offered any assistance since the vehicle was already repaired under recall nhtsa campaign id number: 01v254001 (component: service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 161,801. pm
03/01/2011161801
 Tl - the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that while driving and engaging the brakes it makes a loud noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the brake booster accumulator that was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was contacted who did not offered any assistance since the vehicle was already repaired under recall nhtsa campaign id number: 01v254001 (component: service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 161,801. pm
03/01/2011161801
 Tl - the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that while driving and engaging the brakes it makes a loud noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the brake booster accumulator that was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was contacted who did not offered any assistance since the vehicle was already repaired under recall nhtsa campaign id number: 01v254001 (component: service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 161,801. pm
04/25/2011130000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact noticed that when applying pressure to the brakes he heard a clicking noise similar to nhtsa campaign id number: 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they performed a diagnostic test which confirmed that the accumulator needed to be replaced. the manufacturer advised the contact that his vehicle had not been included in the previous recall and offered no additional assistance. the vehicle had not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 130,000.
04/25/2011130000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact noticed that when applying pressure to the brakes he heard a clicking noise similar to nhtsa campaign id number: 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they performed a diagnostic test which confirmed that the accumulator needed to be replaced. the manufacturer advised the contact that his vehicle had not been included in the previous recall and offered no additional assistance. the vehicle had not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 130,000.
04/25/2011130000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact noticed that when applying pressure to the brakes he heard a clicking noise similar to nhtsa campaign id number: 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they performed a diagnostic test which confirmed that the accumulator needed to be replaced. the manufacturer advised the contact that his vehicle had not been included in the previous recall and offered no additional assistance. the vehicle had not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 130,000. bw
04/25/2011130000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact noticed that when applying pressure to the brakes he heard a clicking noise similar to nhtsa campaign id number: 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they performed a diagnostic test which confirmed that the accumulator needed to be replaced. the manufacturer advised the contact that his vehicle had not been included in the previous recall and offered no additional assistance. the vehicle had not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 130,000. bw
11/13/2010167000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that when applying the brakes, the brakes would exhibit an abnormal dinging sound and the abs warning light would illuminate. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who advised that the abs had disengaged independently but the advised that the vehicle was safe to drive. on a later date, the contact attempted to apply the brakes but the vehicle would not respond. the vehicle also exhibited an unusual beeping. the vehicle was taken back to the mechanic who advised her to take the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer replaced the hydraulic brake booster accumulator but the noise persisted. the manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance. the current mileage was 173,660 and the failure mileage was approximately 167,000.
11/13/2010167000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that when applying the brakes, the brakes would exhibit an abnormal dinging sound and the abs warning light would illuminate. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who advised that the abs had disengaged independently but the advised that the vehicle was safe to drive. on a later date, the contact attempted to apply the brakes but the vehicle would not respond. the vehicle also exhibited an unusual beeping. the vehicle was taken back to the mechanic who advised her to take the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer replaced the hydraulic brake booster accumulator but the noise persisted. the manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance. the current mileage was 173,660 and the failure mileage was approximately 167,000.
11/13/2010167000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that when applying the brakes, the brakes would exhibit an abnormal dinging sound and the abs warning light would illuminate. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who advised that the abs had disengaged independently but the advised that the vehicle was safe to drive. on a later date, the contact attempted to apply the brakes but the vehicle would not respond. the vehicle also exhibited an unusual beeping. the vehicle was taken back to the mechanic who advised her to take the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer replaced the hydraulic brake booster accumulator but the noise persisted. the manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance. the current mileage was 173,660 and the failure mileage was approximately 167,000.
11/13/2010167000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that when depressing the brake pedal, she noticed a cash register sound and the abs light illuminated at that time and turned off. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who stated that the abs was disengaged which was the cause of the failure but the vehicle was safe to be driven. the failure occurred again and the contact noticed a beeping noise; the brakes failed and the contact was unable to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken back to the mechanic who advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer replaced the hydraulic brake booster accumulator but the noise continued. the contact called the manufacturer who stated that they could offer no assistance. the current mileage was 173,660. the failure mileage was approximately 167,000-bk
11/13/2010167000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that when depressing the brake pedal, she noticed a cash register sound and the abs light illuminated at that time and turned off. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who stated that the abs was disengaged which was the cause of the failure but the vehicle was safe to be driven. the failure occurred again and the contact noticed a beeping noise; the brakes failed and the contact was unable to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken back to the mechanic who advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer replaced the hydraulic brake booster accumulator but the noise continued. the contact called the manufacturer who stated that they could offer no assistance. the current mileage was 173,660. the failure mileage was approximately 167,000-bk
10/13/2010128000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the brake made a loud metal noise while attempting to break. the abs light illuminated while the failure occurred. the vehicle was taken to the garage located the failure at the brake accumulator. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer will be contacted. the failure mileage was 128,000 and the current mileage was 128,300. li
10/13/2010128000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the brake made a loud metal noise while attempting to break. the abs light illuminated while the failure occurred. the vehicle was taken to the garage located the failure at the brake accumulator. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer will be contacted. the failure mileage was 128,000 and the current mileage was 128,300. li
10/13/2010128000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the brake made a loud metal noise while attempting to break. the abs light illuminated while the failure occurred. the vehicle was taken to the garage located the failure at the brake accumulator. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer will be contacted. the failure mileage was 128,000 and the current mileage was 128,300. li
10/13/2010128000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the brake made a loud metal noise while attempting to break. the abs light illuminated while the failure occurred. the vehicle was taken to the garage located the failure at the brake accumulator. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer will be contacted. the failure mileage was 128,000 and the current mileage was 128,300. li
03/15/2010184000
 Our 2001 mitsubishi montero ltd. experienced a near complete brake failure after the vehicle had been parked overnight. my wife was taking our children to school when the vehicle would not stop at an intersection. to avoid running into traffic, she was forced to throw the vehicle into park because there was less than 10% braking power, even after pumping the brakes several times. there was a strange noise coming from the engine compartment near master cylinder assembly. local dealer in murrieta, ca told us that the vehicle already had been serviced for hbb accumulator recall, and that the vehicle did not qualify for repairs. also mileage was over 150k at 184k. we had the accumulator replaced by another certified mitsubishi mechanic which solved the braking problem. 6 months later, we experienced a second brake system failure, also losing about 90% of braking power. this time the brake and abs lights on the dash came on and a buzzer sounded continually. the problem was initially intermittent, but now the lights and buzzer stay on continually. took vehicle to the same mechanic who fixed the hbb accumulator and after diagnosing the vehicle he stated that the hydraulic control unit was malfunctioning. the vehicle is currently awaiting repairs. i am writing the complaint due to the fact that the loss of brake power is nearly total and without warning. we avoided serious accidents only by divine providence. it seems that any brake system on a modern vehicle out to allow for some subsystem failures and remain able to stop the vehicle. i have heard of abs or booster failures on other vehicles, yet they maintain the ability to stop the vehicle, that seems to not be the case with the mitsubishi montero. it also would seem that the manufacturer has had ample opportunity to remedy this situation since 2001 and yet seems unconcerned that their design is so significantly flawed.
03/15/2010184000
 Our 2001 mitsubishi montero ltd. experienced a near complete brake failure after the vehicle had been parked overnight. my wife was taking our children to school when the vehicle would not stop at an intersection. to avoid running into traffic, she was forced to throw the vehicle into park because there was less than 10% braking power, even after pumping the brakes several times. there was a strange noise coming from the engine compartment near master cylinder assembly. local dealer in murrieta, ca told us that the vehicle already had been serviced for hbb accumulator recall, and that the vehicle did not qualify for repairs. also mileage was over 150k at 184k. we had the accumulator replaced by another certified mitsubishi mechanic which solved the braking problem. 6 months later, we experienced a second brake system failure, also losing about 90% of braking power. this time the brake and abs lights on the dash came on and a buzzer sounded continually. the problem was initially intermittent, but now the lights and buzzer stay on continually. took vehicle to the same mechanic who fixed the hbb accumulator and after diagnosing the vehicle he stated that the hydraulic control unit was malfunctioning. the vehicle is currently awaiting repairs. i am writing the complaint due to the fact that the loss of brake power is nearly total and without warning. we avoided serious accidents only by divine providence. it seems that any brake system on a modern vehicle out to allow for some subsystem failures and remain able to stop the vehicle. i have heard of abs or booster failures on other vehicles, yet they maintain the ability to stop the vehicle, that seems to not be the case with the mitsubishi montero. it also would seem that the manufacturer has had ample opportunity to remedy this situation since 2001 and yet seems unconcerned that their design is so significantly flawed.
03/15/2010184000
 Our 2001 mitsubishi montero ltd. experienced a near complete brake failure after the vehicle had been parked overnight. my wife was taking our children to school when the vehicle would not stop at an intersection. to avoid running into traffic, she was forced to throw the vehicle into park because there was less than 10% braking power, even after pumping the brakes several times. there was a strange noise coming from the engine compartment near master cylinder assembly. local dealer in murrieta, ca told us that the vehicle already had been serviced for hbb accumulator recall, and that the vehicle did not qualify for repairs. also mileage was over 150k at 184k. we had the accumulator replaced by another certified mitsubishi mechanic which solved the braking problem. 6 months later, we experienced a second brake system failure, also losing about 90% of braking power. this time the brake and abs lights on the dash came on and a buzzer sounded continually. the problem was initially intermittent, but now the lights and buzzer stay on continually. took vehicle to the same mechanic who fixed the hbb accumulator and after diagnosing the vehicle he stated that the hydraulic control unit was malfunctioning. the vehicle is currently awaiting repairs. i am writing the complaint due to the fact that the loss of brake power is nearly total and without warning. we avoided serious accidents only by divine providence. it seems that any brake system on a modern vehicle out to allow for some subsystem failures and remain able to stop the vehicle. i have heard of abs or booster failures on other vehicles, yet they maintain the ability to stop the vehicle, that seems to not be the case with the mitsubishi montero. it also would seem that the manufacturer has had ample opportunity to remedy this situation since 2001 and yet seems unconcerned that their design is so significantly flawed.
07/15/2010128000
 I had a total brake failure of my 2001 mitsubishi montero, found out there is a recall on them, yet mitsubishi will not honor it!.here is recall. my cost to repaire it is $1300.00 i think mitsubishi should foot cost! aug 03, 2001 | recall id# 271 recall reason service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum recall date aug 03, 2001 model affected montero potential units affected 39020 recall summary 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. consequence the loss of this gas pressure could result in an abnormal noise from the left side of the dash panel when the brakes are applied, and possibly a delayed first time brake boost assist after the vehicle has been parked for a period of time, which could result in a vehicle crash. remedy dealers will install an improved accumulator. owner notification mailing began october 1, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.
07/15/2010128000
 I had a total brake failure of my 2001 mitsubishi montero, found out there is a recall on them, yet mitsubishi will not honor it!.here is recall. my cost to repaire it is $1300.00 i think mitsubishi should foot cost! aug 03, 2001 | recall id# 271 recall reason service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum recall date aug 03, 2001 model affected montero potential units affected 39020 recall summary 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. consequence the loss of this gas pressure could result in an abnormal noise from the left side of the dash panel when the brakes are applied, and possibly a delayed first time brake boost assist after the vehicle has been parked for a period of time, which could result in a vehicle crash. remedy dealers will install an improved accumulator. owner notification mailing began october 1, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.
07/15/2010128000
 I had a total brake failure of my 2001 mitsubishi montero, found out there is a recall on them, yet mitsubishi will not honor it!.here is recall. my cost to repaire it is $1300.00 i think mitsubishi should foot cost! aug 03, 2001 | recall id# 271 recall reason service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum recall date aug 03, 2001 model affected montero potential units affected 39020 recall summary 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. consequence the loss of this gas pressure could result in an abnormal noise from the left side of the dash panel when the brakes are applied, and possibly a delayed first time brake boost assist after the vehicle has been parked for a period of time, which could result in a vehicle crash. remedy dealers will install an improved accumulator. owner notification mailing began october 1, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.
07/15/2010128000
 I had a total brake failure of my 2001 mitsubishi montero, found out there is a recall on them, yet mitsubishi will not honor it!.here is recall. my cost to repaire it is $1300.00 i think mitsubishi should foot cost! aug 03, 2001 | recall id# 271 recall reason service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum recall date aug 03, 2001 model affected montero potential units affected 39020 recall summary 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. consequence the loss of this gas pressure could result in an abnormal noise from the left side of the dash panel when the brakes are applied, and possibly a delayed first time brake boost assist after the vehicle has been parked for a period of time, which could result in a vehicle crash. remedy dealers will install an improved accumulator. owner notification mailing began october 1, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.
04/04/201058000
 I was driving my vehicle, suddenly my brakes fail. i almost struck a motor vehcle and a pedestrian. my brake pedal was very hard. i had my mechanic check the vehicle.my brakes pads were fine. i later learn from the mitsubishi dealer that i need a abs hydraulic unit. the repair is very expensive. my car is in good condition only 58,000 miles. mitsubishi refused to cover the parts. at this moment the car is park. can't seems to understanding how an abs unit fail suddenly leaving the car with no brakes. believed it's a manufacture defect.
06/26/20091730001
 I own a 2001 mitsubishi montero ltd. approx 2 weeks ago noticed random, intermittent chirping noise. can also feel vibration in brake pedal when chirping. noise has become more frequent and continual. took to midas and was told there is a recall #01v254001. called capitol mitsubishi,san jose,ca only to be informed that since suv has 173,000 miles the recall does not apply. per dealership max miles is 150,000 so the repair will cost me between $500-600. based on research the hydraulic brake booster wont function when needed. *tr
12/03/20081150001
 Brake booster accumulator failure there was a recall in 2001 it was replace now it fail. mitsubishi refuse to replace. *tr
07/09/2008750001
 My 2001 mitsubishi montero (full size xls) is making loud sounds when i apply the brakes. i understand that there was a recall on the hydraulic brakes booster accumulator. when the car was still very new this recall was conducted and my vehicle was fixed according to dealer records. now i am having the same problem again and the dealer and mitsubishi motors say it is my problem now. if their recall does not work then they should be liable, not me. this is a safety issue, other people have had their brake fail completely and not be able to stop because of this issue. mitsubishi should have corrected this problem free of charge until they get it right, not just the first time! i will never buy mitsubishi again! this consistent problem is putting peoples lives at risk. *tr
05/19/20081269001
 When i applied the brake there was a buzzer noise under the left dash. so i drove the vehicle to near service shop. and they told me that there were a re call defect part on the brake booter acculator. and tell told me to call mitsubishi motor. i talked to them and the rep. said there was not an open recall in the particular model. so i went back to the car repair shop. and they did the repair , they replace the bake booster accumulator. and them after two day i call mitsubushi again saying that i replace the brake booter accumulator . they open a service order, that a technical will next week. i like to know how can you help me resolve this? *tr
07/20/200680000110/15/2000
 Dt: the contact stated there was hydraulic brake booster accumulator failure with the vehicle. while traveling 2 mph exiting the drive way, the brakes were depressed however there was no response coupled with a squeaking noise. the brakes continue to make noises when depressed. the vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop who determined there was a recall for vehicles of the same year make and model. the recall number is #sr-01-008 when the dealership was alerted, they determine the vehicle was not included in the recall due to the vin. *nm
07/10/2006450001501/10/2006
 Montero under 50,000 miles. have to replace compressor, alignment bars for sun roof, and brakes. cost $2700 with labor. have owned the vehicle for 4 months. no warranty left. montero has to be jumped to turn on, bucks with defrost on, no air, no radio, and brakes are bad. dealer will not help with cost. *nm
01/26/2005712/01/2000
 The 2001 montero xls experienced 7 instances of brake failures. *bf most of the brake failures have occurred at low speeds. *sc *jb
04/18/2004270001
 While backing out of the driveway brakes failed. this caused extended stopping distance, and consumer had to switch to neutral to decelerate the vehicle. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
04/09/2007124352702/15/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. while driving at 65 mph the contact heard a loud noise underneath the vehicle. the dealer confirmed that the noise was directly related to recall # 01v254001 for the service brakes,hydraulic: antilock. the manufacturer stated that this vehicle was excluded from the recall due to the vin. the contact stated that the noise became more frequent since it began one week ago. the contact was aware of the safety risk involved. the current mileage was 124,300, and failure mileage was 124,352.*ak
01/24/200790000110/09/2000
 Tl* - the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. while driving 20 mph and attempting to stop the vehicle the brakes didn
07/25/200340892107/31/2002
 We have problems with the recall part 01v254001, the dealer replaced this part but the brake booster is damaged , therfore, the part malfuctions. *ak
12/05/2001
 Brakes are not stopping properly. please provide any further information.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
03/01/2000
 Replaced brakes (front and rear) at 18000 miles. will have to do it again at 27000 miles. brakes are woefully undersized for weight of the vehicle. rotors overheat and warp which makes stopping a bone shaking experience. resurfacing rotors only provides temporary relief. brake system should be redesigned an properly sized - current systems should be replaced immediately before someone dies.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
09/21/20041
 Brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced at 27000 miles. then again, the rotors warped to the point where they needed to be resurfaced on both the rear and front at 43000 miles. dealer claimed that this is due to driver abuse.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
09/21/20041
 Brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced at 27000 miles. then again, the rotors warped to the point where they needed to be resurfaced on both the rear and front at 43000 miles. dealer claimed that this is due to driver abuse.*ak
08/01/20042
 Problems with the brake equipment on the 2001 mitsubishi montero limited. *mr the rotors, front and rear brakes were replaced due to violent shaking. the problem recurred. *sc *jb
07/01/20041
 Problems with front and rear brakes and rotors. *mr the rotors had been warped which made stopping very difficult due to the violent shaking. both the front and rear brakes and the rotors were not strong enough for the vehicle. *sc *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST
12002
 Brake booster accumulator malfunctioned. manufacturer issued a recall on this problem. however, 1,200 miles later the problem recurred. dealer and manufacturer claimed that consumer was obligated to pay for repairs. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - HYDRAULIC
03/10/200365000010/01/2001
 Defective hydraulic brake booster accumulator (nhtsa id#01v254001) on my 2001 montero caused my brakes to fail while stopping at an intersection which resulted with me rear ending another vehicle! this happened over 1 year ago and the defective part has been making a terrible sound while braking for over 2 years. everytime i performed maintenance on my vehicle. no one could confirm what was causing this noise. i just found out today (06/08/2004) what the part is and that it's known to fail, causing crashes what happened on 03/10/2003. i was cited for failure to yield, but contested that my brakes failed at the point of avoiding the car in front of me. i had the vehicle checked several times and no one knew what was wrong with the vehicle? the brakes would continue to fail if i came to a fast stop and i have been driving the vehicle very carefully since this accident. luckily i came accross the nhtsa website and discovered that i had a defective part!!! accident caused my vehicle $1,700.00 in damages and the other vehicle damage. also (not sure $ / covered by insurance) how do i go about filing a claim for my vehicles damage of $1,700.00 and getting this part exchanged??? the mitsubishi dealer i purchased my 2001 montero from went out of business years ago. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - VACUUM
09/19/2009130000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero with 130000 miles. the contact stated that recall 01v254001 is not an adequate fix for the failure. while driving 60 mph under normal conditions the contact attempted to stop the vehicle and the power brakes failed. the contact was able to stop the vehicle with out a crash. the contact had the recall repaired but it failed again. the dealer is aware of this failure and stated that there is not a current solution. the vin was not available.
06/26/20091730001
 I own a 2001 mitsubishi montero ltd. approx 2 weeks ago noticed random, intermittent chirping noise. can also feel vibration in brake pedal when chirping. noise has become more frequent and continual. took to midas and was told there is a recall #01v254001. called capitol mitsubishi,san jose,ca only to be informed that since suv has 173,000 miles the recall does not apply. per dealership max miles is 150,000 so the repair will cost me between $500-600. based on research the hydraulic brake booster wont function when needed. *tr
03/02/20091660001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero limited. while the contact was driving in reverse, the brakes failed to respond. when he pumped the brake pedal, he heard a squeaking sound. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic, who determined that the hydraulic brake booster accumulator failed. regarding nhtsa campaign id number 01v254001, the manufacturer denied his right to have the recall repairs performed because the vehicle exceeded the 150,000 mile requirement. the vehicle has not been repaired. the speed was unknown. the failure and current mileages were less than 166,000. updated 5/18/09 *cn updated 05/20/09.*jb
07/19/20081200001
 Several months ago the accumulator broke on my mitsubshi montero limited. the dealer is saying that the accumulator was replaced, under recall, prior to my acquiring the vehicle. i purchased the vehicle in 2002. if the accumulator was replaced it should not have broken. i was quoted a price of $4,000 to have repaired. your help is greatly appreciated. *tr
04/15/2008905641
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that the brake pressure canister was defective. the contact's wife was backing out of the driveway and realized that the brakes failed. she had to engage the parking brake in order to stop the vehicle. when she stopped the vehicle, the brakes began to work, but there was a tapping noise under the dashboard. when the contact's wife attempted to pump the brakes repeatedly, the abs light illuminated and began beeping. he discovered nhtsa campaign id number 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the contact has not taken the vehicle to the dealer. the manufacturer stated that the original recall repair had previously been performed on the vehicle. the purchase date was unknown. the current and failure mileages were 90,564.
01/01/2008123606111/01/2000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that the hydraulic power assist vacuum on the brakes is causing a loss of gas pressure. when the vehicle is parked for a long period of time, the gas pressure is lost. when the brakes are applied, they do not perform to their full potential. the dealer and manufacturer stated that her vin was not included in nhtsa campaign id number 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the vehicle was evaluated and it was found to have the exact same defect as stated in the recall. the recall also stated that the affected vehicles were produced before june 20, 2001. the contact's vehicle was produced on september 4, 2000. the failure and current mileages were 123,606. updated 02-12-08 *bf
11/15/2007108000109/01/2001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. while driving at any speed, the contact heard a honking noise coming from the engine compartment. the mechanic stated that the brake booster accumulator for the abs caused the failure. there is a recall for the service brakes, hydraulic: power assist: vacuum (nhtsa campaign id number 01v254001). the manufacturer stated that they would not repair the vehicle because the recall was too old. the failure mileage was 108,000 and current mileage was 110,000.
09/24/2007101000112/01/2001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. while the vehicle was parked with the parking brake applied, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the driver side of the dashboard. the mechanic stated that the brake booster accumulator needed replacing. the vehicle was serviced for nhtsa campaign id number 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum) before it was purchased. the dealer stated that the vehicle was only inspected for the recall, however, the manufacturer would not service the recall because their records indicated that the part was replaced. the current and failure mileages were 101,000.
09/23/200765000107/17/2006
 My 2001 mitsubishi montero is making load sounds when i apply the brakes. according to your site there was a recall on a part of my brakes. in 2001 when the car was still very new this recall was conducted and my vehicle was fixed according to dealer records. now i am having the same problem again and the dealer and mitsubishi motors say it is my problem now. if their recall does not work then they are liable, not me. this is a safety issue, other people have had their brake fail completely and not be able to stop because of this issue. mitsubishi should have to fix this problem free of charge until they get it right, not just the first time! i will never buy mitsubishi again and your agency should not allow this policy to further put peoples lives at risk. *jb
08/20/2007910001504/12/2002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. the contact stated that she heard a loud noise when the brakes were applied. no warning lights illuminated. the vehicle has not been taken to the dealer or a mechanic. she called the manufacturer and they stated that her vin was not included in nhtsa campaign id number 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). the current and failure mileages were 91,000. updated 01/11/08. *lj updated *jb
07/09/20072
 I am a second owner of a 2001 mitsubishi montero sport that i purchased from a mitsubishi dealership. the original owner was notified of a recall for the service brakes, hydraulic foundation components and subsequently had the vehicle repaired in 2001. two weeks the vehicle began having the same issue. it is my understanding from both mitsubishi corporate offices and my local dealership that they are no longer responsible for the recall as they complied with the initial repair. the part has lasted only 6 years and is now defective again. recalls should repairs should last longer and be covered for the life of the vehicle. it seems that the revised part was not properly corrected. there should be some obligation on the part of mitsubishi motors to see that the parts that were re-manufactured under the recall to last a bit longer than six years. they apparently did not do any justice for the consumer. *jb
05/29/2007930002112/15/2000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. while depressing the brakes from 25 mph, the contact heard a loud noise coming from the drivers side of the vehicle. the dealer stated that the failure is related to recall # 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). however, her vin is not included. the noise continues to persist. the current mileage is 94,000 and failure mileage was 93,000. updated 06/26/07 *tr
04/27/200768611104/03/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 mitsubishi montero. at 16,000 miles, the vehicle was repaired due to nhtsa recall campaign # 01v254001 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). when attempting to brake, the contact heard a loud pitched beep coming from the left side of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the mechanic who stated that the accumulator was leaking similar to the failure noted in recall # 01v254001. the current mileage is 68,611 and failure mileage was 68,611. the consumer provided a copy of invoice for repair. updated 06/08/07 *tr
04/02/20071170001012/30/2000
 Regarding nhtsa recall campaign number: 01v254001 i know there are extremely similar complaints to mine regarding this bulletin (used google to find them) i noticed strange noises when depressing brakes in my 2001 mitsubishi montero. had it looked at by 2 separate independent mechanics who determined an issue with the hydraulic unit. item is dealer only. so i researched the issue on the web only to find the exact symptom description was covered in an nhtsa recall bulletin. i promptly contacted my lancaster, pa mitisubishi dealer and was told that my vin number was not included in the recall. my car is unsafe to drive due to a defective brake unit and they want me to pay to have it looked at? this is ridiculous. i have already had three other recall related issues fixed. i also called the mitsubishi national customer hotline and was told the same thing. i am very disappointed in mitsubishi. i feel i have no recourse..please help! *jb
08/01/200672000106/02/2005
 Tl*- the contact stated that while driving the 2001 mitsubishi montero with 72000 failure mileage at 30 mph he applied hthe brake, but there was a delay in slowing and stopping the vehicle. there was recall 01v254001 repairs performed on the vehicle in december 2001. the vehicle had the same failure as stated in recall 01v254001. the contact was unhappy that the manufacturer only honored the recall once. the current mileage was 76329.*ak
09/15/200671864108/01/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated there was a noise coming from the brake pedal and the pedal went to the floor when depressed. the vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop who gave the contact recall information. there was a nhtsa recall, # 01v254001, regarding service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum. the vehicle was not included in the recall due to the vin.
05/02/200610350004/01/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while applying brake pressure at various speeds, there was a noise from underneath the dash panel area. a nhtsa recall, #01v254001 was performed on the vehicle concerning, the service brakes power assist vacuum however, the recall did not remedy the problem. the dealership would not offer a second repair without charge under the recall.
12/12/200514000010004/28/2003
 Dt*: the consumer stated there is a noise coming from the left front wheel. when the brakes were applied there was a metal to metal grinding sound. there was a recall on the brake accumulator, nhtsa # 01v254001. the vehicle was repaired prior to ownership under this recall. the recall work has failed. *jb updated 2/7/2006 - *nm
06/09/200571000107/20/2002
 Refusal to comply with recall id# 01v254001. we took our 2001 montero to the mitsubishi dealer as the brake part had gone bad just as stated in the recall. the dealer said the vehicle had been inspected when new and it was deemed ok. it was never replaced and now that it has become defective they will not replace it. *jb
07/15/20051
 Dt: the service brake was doing the same thing as stated in the recall for accumulator on the brake system . it made a pressure noise from underneath where master cylinder was and the brake booster. the whole piece will actually shaken. have not contacted the dealer. they will charge to look at it. *ak
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 Consumer received a recall letter on his vehicle, upon attempting to make an appointment to have this serious defect fixed, consumer was informed that the repair will take a day and the dealer refused to pay for loaner vehicle. *yd
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 Consumer received a recall letter on his vehicle, upon attempting to make an appointment to have this serious defect fixed, consumer was informed that the repair will take a day and the dealer refused to pay for loaner vehicle. *yd