2003 Mitsubishi Montero Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mitsubishi Montero

2003 Mitsubishi Montero Problems

Loose or Broken Crankshaft Pulley Bolt

The crankshaft pulley bolt may become loose or break causing loss of power steering operation and other related engine accessories. Some of these vehicles may be involved in a recall for this issue. Our technicians tell us that an updated bolt may be available. Replacing as necessary and properly torquing the crankshaft bolt will commonly correct this issue.

Handling Issues Due to Worn or Damaged Front Suspension or Steering Components

A vibration, steering wheel shimmy, or vehicle pull to the left or right may be noted. These conditions are commonly caused by worn or damaged front suspension or steering components. Our technicians tell us that extra care should be taken to inspect the front end components often and replace any worn or damaged parts as soon as possible to try and avoid these potentially unsafe conditions.

Front Brake Wear Issues

A pulsation may be noted upon brake apply, most commonly caused by warped front brake rotors. Front brake pads may also wear out prematurely. Our technicians recommend replacing worn pads and rotors with quality replacement parts in order to achieve the best possible longevity for the front brake components.

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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Questions

why would the temperature gauge just stop working and not move at all (1 answer)

The gauge was working the other day. I drove it last night extensively and the temperature gauge didn't even move at all, it was very very warm in our area last night. All fluid levels are perfect, everything works fine including AC, but gauge is not working at all

Wondering how much it costs to fix o-rings (2 answers)

My car didn't pass CA's snap test (blows bluish/grey smoke when punched). I took the car to the local STAR repair shop because i qualified for the repair assistance progream. He is telling me its the o-rings which are causing it to burn oil (i only go through 1-2 quarts between oil chang...

Suddenly my car makes a sound like a flat rear tire at low speeds (0-15 mph). the tires are fine. (1 answer)

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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Recalls

Recall 04V319000
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, WHEN THE FUEL TANK IS FULL AND THE VEHICLE IS PARKED FACING FORWARD ON AN UPWARD SLOPE, THE FUEL TANK LEVELING VALVE MAY NOT MAINTAIN PROPER SEALING IN THE EVENT THE FUEL EXPANDS FROM A RISE IN THE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE.
Recall 04V428000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, 'OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.' THE BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH REMOVABLE AIR BAG WARNING LABELS AFFIXED TO THE DASH AND TO THE SUNVISOR DO NOT MEET THE SIZE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.

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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Reviews

We have been driving our 2003 Montero primarily here in the winter and it handles all conditions with ease. We have the 3.5L V6 so it has decent power, but the fuel mileage sure is poor. Really a solid vehicle!

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