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Mitsubishi Montero Rollover

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Mitsubishi Montero Rollover Defective Vehicle Injury Lawsuits

Mitsubishi Montero Rollover | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Defective: Injury, Death | No Rollbars, Flimsy Roof Design

The Mitsubishi Montero has been at the center of the rated the Mitsubishi Montero Limited "Not Acceptable" after it tipped up severely on two wheels during emergency avoidance-maneuver tests. None of the other six vehicles being tested tipped up during the tests. Ironically even though the Mitsubishi Montero is designed for off road use on rough terrain, the Montero does not have rollbars. Furthermore, the Mitsubishi Montero, like other SUV's does not have to meet the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration roof safety standards for automobiles making this a very dangerous vehicle.

Mitsubishi Monteros rollover because of the absence of a lower center of gravity and a wider wheel base. A lower center of gravity and wide wheel base allows automobiles to skid, spin and recover.

The flimsy roof design of the Mitsubishi Montero has resulted in severe injuries and deaths in rollover accidents. The roof is by far the flimsiest part of Mitsubishi Montero. The flimsy roof combined with the Montero's tendency to tip lead Consumer Reports issue a warning about the Montero.

"If you're shopping for an SUV, we advise you not to buy the 2001 Montero Limited until this safety problem has been corrected. In our opinion, there are safer choices." Additionally Consumer Reports stated that Mitsubishi should issue a recall and improve the vehicle's stability. This would follow the example set in 1997 by Daimler-Benz (now DaimlerChrysler, which owns a 37.3 percent stake of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation), when that company recalled and corrected the Mercedes-Benz A-Class after it rolled over in similar tests conducted by a Swedish automotive magazine.

There are also allegations in Japan that the government it was looking at criminal charges against Mitsubishi Motors Corp. after the firm admitted to covering up customer complaints about defective vehicles for decades.

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SUVs Rank Lowest In Rollover Ratings

Aug 10, 2004 | Detroit News
Seeking to curb demand for vehicles prone to rollover crashes, a leading cause of deaths on U.S. highways, federal auto safety regulators began providing more details Monday about the stability of some popular cars and trucks.Until now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has provided a five-star rating system that was criticized by safety advocates because it sometimes gave better scores to vehicles that tip during a road test than those that stayed on all four tires.The new...

Mitsubishi Montero Fails 'Consumer Reports' Test

Jun 21, 2001 | USA TODAY
Consumer Reports magazine rates the 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited sport-utility vehicle "not acceptable" because of what it says is its risk for rolling over in some hazardous driving conditions.It is just the third time the magazine has handed out its lowest rating for a vehicle.Mitsubishi was quick to challenge the testing methods used by Consumers Union, which publishes the magazine, and says it has no reports of rollover crashes with the Montero.The test involves running the vehicle...

Mitsubishi SUV 'Unsafe'

Jun 20, 2001 | CNNfn
The 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited sport/utility vehicle has a severe risk of tipping on two wheels, according to Consumer Reports, which gave the vehicle a rare "not acceptable" rating.The magazine published by Consumers Union said the problem was discovered in emergency avoidance-maneuver tests. It said the tests last month showed the Montero Limited tipped up on two wheels in eight out of nine runs at 36.7 miles per hour or faster. It said it conducted tests on two different Montero...

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