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  Safety Recalls of Mitsubishi Montero Vehicles

There have been 15 safety recalls for the Mitsubishi Montero. The most recent recalls are shown below. Table 1 and Table 2 show the historical recalls and the recall statistics by the model year of the Mitsubishi Montero.

NHTSA Recall #: 98V220000; Sep. 9, 1998

Brake fluid can leak resulting in deteriorated braking performance and illumination of the brake indicator lamp.

Recalled Vehicles: 1997 Mitsubishi Montero, 1998 Mitsubishi Montero
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles. The front brake lines can develop pin holes due to chaffing against the edge of the pass-through hole in the inner fender. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 98V205000; Sep. 2, 1998

In the event of a crash, an occupant of the third seat may not be properly restrained and could be ejected from the vehicle.

Recalled Vehicles: 1994 Mitsubishi Montero, 1995 Mitsubishi Montero, 1996 Mitsubishi Montero, 1997 Mitsubishi Montero, 1998 Mitsubishi Montero
Component: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with accessory cargo mats in the third-seat and cargo area. This cargo mat interferes with the latching integrity of the folding third seats. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 96V143002; Aug. 12, 1996

Brake fluid leakage will cause illumination of the brake warning lamp and reduction in braking effectiveness increasing the risk of a vehicle accident.

Recalled Vehicles: 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT, 1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT, 1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT, 1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT, 1992 Mitsubishi Diamante, 1993 Mitsubishi Diamante, 1994 Mitsubishi Diamante, 1992 Mitsubishi Montero, 1993 Mitsubishi Montero, 1994 Mitsubishi Montero
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Recall Summary: Under conditions of full lock steering and full suspension travel, the left or right front wheel-side brake hose can crack, resulting in brake fluid leakage. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 96V143001; Jul. 25, 1996

Brake fluid leakage will cause illumination of the brake warning lamp and reduction in braking efficiency increasing the risk of a vehicle accident.

Recalled Vehicles: 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT, 1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT, 1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT, 1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT, 1992 Mitsubishi Diamante, 1993 Mitsubishi Diamante, 1994 Mitsubishi Diamante, 1992 Mitsubishi Montero, 1993 Mitsubishi Montero, 1994 Mitsubishi Montero
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Recall Summary: Under conditions of full lock steering and full suspension travel, the left or right front wheel-side brake hose can crack, resulting in brake fluid leakage. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 95V103004; May. 24, 1995

The safety belts would not provide adequate protection to an occupant in a vehicle crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT, 1986 Mitsubishi Cordia, 1987 Mitsubishi Cordia, 1988 Mitsubishi Cordia, 1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 1986 Mitsubishi Galant, 1987 Mitsubishi Galant, 1989 Mitsubishi Galant, 1986 Mitsubishi Mighty Max, 1987 Mitsubishi Mighty Max, 1988 Mitsubishi Mighty Max, 1989 Mitsubishi Mighty Max, 1990 Mitsubishi Mighty Max, 1991 Mitsubishi Mighty Max, 1986 Mitsubishi Mirage, 1987 Mitsubishi Mirage, 1988 Mitsubishi Mirage, 1989 Mitsubishi Mirage, 1990 Mitsubishi Mirage, 1991 Mitsubishi Mirage, 1986 Mitsubishi Montero, 1987 Mitsubishi Montero, 1988 Mitsubishi Montero, 1989 Mitsubishi Montero, 1990 Mitsubishi Montero, 1991 Mitsubishi Montero, 1988 Mitsubishi Sigma, 1989 Mitsubishi Sigma, 1990 Mitsubishi Sigma, 1986 Mitsubishi Starion, 1987 Mitsubishi VAN, 1988 Mitsubishi VAN, 1989 Mitsubishi VAN, 1990 Mitsubishi VAN
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Recall Summary: The front safety belt buckle release buttons can break. These red plastic release buttons are marked "press. " if a button breaks, pieces can fall into the buckle assembly causing the buckle to operate improperly. ... Details of this recall goto detail
Table 1. Historical Recalls of Mitsubishi Montero Vehicles
Date Component Vehicle Affected
Sep. 1, 2004   Equipment:other:labels 100,432
Jul. 6, 2004   Fuel System, Gasoline:storage 44,214
Feb. 20, 2004   Equipment:other:labels 491
Feb. 11, 2004   Equipment:other:owners/service/other Manual 134,000
Aug. 3, 2001   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:power Assist:vacuum 39,020
Oct. 2, 2000   Engine And Engine Cooling:engine 210,000
Aug. 15, 2000   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings 344
May. 1, 2000   Visibility:rearview Mirrors/devices:exterior 4,275
Sep. 9, 1998   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings 61,800
Sep. 2, 1998   Unknown Or Other 60,243
Aug. 12, 1996   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings 10,000
Jul. 25, 1996   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings 93,000
May. 24, 1995   Seat Belts:front:buckle Assembly 658,000
Mar. 3, 1989   Vehicle Speed Control 7,500
Aug. 27, 1984   Engine And Engine Cooling:engine 2,489


Table 2. Recall Statistics of Mitsubishi Montero Model Years
Model# Recalls
2004 Mitsubishi Montero 3
2003 Mitsubishi Montero 2
2002 Mitsubishi Montero 3
2001 Mitsubishi Montero 4
2000 Mitsubishi Montero 1
1999 Mitsubishi Montero 1
1998 Mitsubishi Montero 3
1997 Mitsubishi Montero 2
1996 Mitsubishi Montero 2
1995 Mitsubishi Montero 2
1994 Mitsubishi Montero 5
1993 Mitsubishi Montero 3
1992 Mitsubishi Montero 3
1991 Mitsubishi Montero 1
1990 Mitsubishi Montero 1
1989 Mitsubishi Montero 2
1988 Mitsubishi Montero 1
1987 Mitsubishi Montero 1
1986 Mitsubishi Montero 1
1984 Mitsubishi Montero 1