DTI orders recall of 2010 - 2015 Mitsubishi Montero Sport units

Updated Jun 01, 2021 | Same topic: Highlights of the Week

Despite the recall order, MMPC has strongly asserted the safety of its vehicles.
Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has ordered Mitsubishi Motors Philippines, Corp. (MMPC) to recall all Montero Sport units from the 2010 to 2015 model years equipped with manual transmission.  
Angular front of the 2015 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

DTI has ordered MMPC to recall all automatic Montero Sport units from the 2010 to 2015 model years 

DTI’ decision is the response to complaints filed against MMPC about the sudden unintended acceleration (SUA) issue and consequently death and injuries. However, it found that "substantial evidence has been presented not relating to the genuine occurrence of SUA but pertaining to the fact that the Mitsubishi Montero automatic transmission 2010 - 2015 models vehicles are with defect in its design which breeds susceptibility for pedal misapplication..."

DTI was exercising powers to cease and desist from the marketing and selling of the affected Mitsubishi Montero Sport SUV. Besides, MMPC was required to publish in a newspaper of general circulation this recall order within 20 days after the final decision. And finally, the company must give 24 complainants a refund and pay an administrative fine of ₱ 300,000.
front view of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation building

MMPC must give 24 complainants a refund and pay an administrative fine of ₱ 300,000

However, Teodoro Pascua - DTI Undersecretary said that the “final decision is still under consideration” as MMPC has filed a motion for reconsideration against the ruling. DTI’s Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (FTEB) will be in charge of this reconsideration and giving the final and official resolution.

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Up to now, MMPC has still confirmed that “No safety-related concerns on SUA have been raised in any other market concerning the Montero Sport 2010 for sale automatic, of which 360,000 units have been sold around the world.”

Know more about Mitsubishi Montero Sport 2023

Mitsubishi Montero Sport

One of the popular midsize SUVs in the Philippines is the Montero Sport by Japanese auto giant Mitsubishi. It continually hits the list of best-selling cars in the country every year. Mitsubishi Montero Sport 2023 price in the Philippines is quite good, ranging from PHP 1,568,000 to PHP 2,341,000 with five variants. Powering this midsize SUV is a 2.4-liter 4N15 inline-4 Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) that makes 179 hp and 430 Nm of torque. It can send power to all four wheels via either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic with Sports Mode. The Montero Sport spans 4,825 mm in length, 1,815 mm in width, and 1,835 mm in height. Currently, this Mitsubishi vehicle is competing against the Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu mu-X, and Ford Everest.

The Mitsubishi Montero Sport, as a third-generation model, displays its benchmark for the brand's contemporary lineup, which is the 'Dynamic Shield' grille that shows a completely redesigned front. Similar to the model it replaced, the Mitsubishi Montero Sport is L200 or Strada pickup based. The chassis and half of its front body structure are the same as its pickup sibling. It still uses the three-link live axle coil spring for the rear suspension and the independent double-wishbone front suspension from the model it supersedes. The full list of Mitsubishi Montero Sport for sale of car dealers on Philkotse.com gets 82 results, you can take a look to make a wise choice yourself.

₱ 1,568,000 - ₱ 2,366,000