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Automatic Transmission Problems of Mitsubishi Montero Sport



Mitsubishi Montero Sport owners have reported 14 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 1
Failure Date: 04/15/2009

2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport I purchased the vehicle from drivetime and the service engine light came on immediately. It went off after I turned it off. 2 days later the a/t temp light came on. The 4h light came on and the anti lock brake light came on. I called the warranty company and I was sent to a mechanic who removed all the electric connectors and pronounced the car fixed. 2 days later the a/t temp light came on again I was sent to a transmission specialist who changed the transmission 2 weeks later the light is on again anytime I drive more that 40 miles.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 2
Failure Date: 12/01/2008

The contact owns a 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. While driving over 30 mph, the vehicle would jerk backwards and hesitate. Whether the vehicle was idling or in park, the contact smelled a strong odor of burning oil. The dealer stated that the failure may be minor and could not assist because the vehicle was not covered under warranty. The contact intends to take the vehicle in for service soon. The failure and current mileages were less than 96,000.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 3
Failure Date: 08/02/2008

On my way to a funeral, my trucks transmission stalled on the road. When this started my vehicle started to overheat. When I finally was able to get on the shoulder of the highway my truck was on fire under the hood. I had my car towed to the dealer in richmond, va. Right now my truck is still at the dealer awaiting my approval for more repairs to be done. Right now my repair bill is at a cost of 2,013. 29 and they are now telling me that I need to have my transmission rebuilt.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4
Failure Date: 11/20/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. When entering a highway intersection or accelerating from a stop at 5 mph, the vehicle slowly gained speed as if it were in second gear. The only way to correct the issue was to restart the vehicle. The neutral indicator light illuminated when the failure occurred. The dealer stated that there was a service bulletin for this failure and the transmission may have to be rebuilt. The VIN, engine size, and service bulletin number were unknown. The failure mileage was 92,000 and current mileage was 100,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 5
Failure Date: 08/19/2005

July, 2005 a/transmission shifting erratic, slipping, creating hazardous driving conditions due to loss of control. Mitsubishi dealership performed a/t flush and erratic behavior was cleared. On first road trip after this repair, the neutral shift indicator, "n", began to flash after vehicle was traveling on highway for 45 minutes. According to the owners manual, this indicates the a/t is overheating and vehicle should be brought to a stop to avoid damage and/or injury. I have taken the vehicle back several times without any resolution as the dealership claims they were not able to duplicate my complaint. On my last visit of 12/19/06, the dealership recommends I upgrade the a/t oil pan to a larger one per TSB 00-23-008 at my cost. This potential fire hazard is not due to a damage or a part that has worn out. This is an obvious design defect that the manufacturer should correct at no cost to the consumer. Please assist me in resolving this situation.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 6
Failure Date: 08/27/2004

While driven at 85 mph vehicle caught on fire under the hood. Prior the incident dealership provide a general tune up. The insurance company indicated to consumer this vehicle had recall on transmission, and that was the problem.


car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 7
Failure Date: 10/07/2003

I bought the truck on a cloudy day. When the sun hit it, it had swirl marks burnt into it from where it was buffed at the factory. When turned in they buffed it again. Now that it rained it still shows all. Another problem is the transmission. It has severe lag and sometimes won't shift at all.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 8
Failure Date: 09/15/2003

2nd timeinto daeler for transmission problems. Will have problems shifting then the check engine light comes on. First time dealer unsure of the cause or how to fix had vehicle in shop almost 2 weeks. 2nd time, dealer has had vehicle over 2 weeks and still not fixed ,said could be 1 of 3 things. They have replaced 2 of the 3 so still have 1 to go and I guess I will be out of the vehicle another week for a total of 3 weeks if this fixes the problem. First incident was around 3000 miles second incident at 16000 miles.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 9
Failure Date: 08/04/2003

I just purchased the vehicle may of 2004 and already it needs a new transmission, I have talk to alot of other people and there vehicle is doing the same thing.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 10
Failure Date: 07/07/2003

Neutral light flashs when driving.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 11
Failure Date: 05/04/2003

While driving, the automatic transmission temperature light illuminated. The consumer pulled over to check the owner's manual. The manual stated to pull over and wait until the automatic transmission temperature light goes off and to proceed driving. The consumer started driving and the transmission illuminated again. The consumer managed to pull over again. The engine started to smoke and the consumer took the vehicle to aamco transmission who diagnosed the transmission as being damaged and needed to be replaced. Upon completion of the transmission, the vehicle continued to experience rough shifting.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 12
Failure Date: 04/01/2003

Vehicle won't engage when shifted into drive and reverse (acts like it's in neutral). Only happens when vehicle is cold (under 30 degrees outside). Sometimes will slam into gear causing the vehicle to lunge forward. Very dangerous in our opinion. Vehicle has 146 miles. Dealer had vehicle twice for 2 days each and say they can't reproduce the problem.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 13
Failure Date: 01/12/2001

When driving gears will change and make vehicle end up going slower. At other times, vehicle will stall. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 14
Failure Date: 11/01/2000

The contact owns a 1999 mitsubish Montero Sport. The automatic transmission light came on intermittently and overheated on long trips. The contact believed there was a design flaw in the vehicle. The failure mileage was 40,473. The current mileage was 88,000.