The Montero’s crash incidents are caused by the vehicle’s suspension and chassis problems. The suspension and chassis problems have been reported in the past, but Mitsubishi did not take any action to fix them.
The Montero was involved in 35 crashes resulting in $6.8 million worth of damage, according to a CBS News investigation.In February 2009, Mitsubishi announced a recall for Montero’s suspension and transmission problems. That same year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fined Mitsubishi $70 million for failing to issue the recall.
“The Montero is a death trap, and it’s not even for the intended use that it was designed for,” said Russell Ure, who owned a 2009 Montero Sport. “It’s a family vehicle. It was designed as an SUV to be used in inclement weather. We do have weather up here in Michigan, but the main use of it is as a family vehicle. But with the Montero, my wife and kids would always have to wear seat belts.”
Ure was involved in an accident on Northland Road in Ann Arbor during his ownership of his SUV. His wife and 3-year-old son were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. His daughter was left with a broken pelvis and fractured vertebrae, and his wife was hospitalized for three days due to head injuries. In November 2007, Ure had surgery on his left eye. He received a cornea transplant that restored the sight in his eye.
Did Mitsubishi Fixed The Source of These Unexpected Crashes?
Mitsubishi is taking the blame for the unexpected crashes caused by their vehicles in a new report. They are saying that they are going to fix the flaws in their system, but it will take them years to do so.
The company said that the software updates in vehicles were supposed to be able to detect sudden jerks in the road and react appropriately. But they have admitted that the updates didn’t do that and instead caused the unintended acceleration which led up to recalls, lawsuits, and government investigations.
How crash test safety ratings and crash data can help you decide which SUV is safest
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Crash test safety ratings and crash data are two of the most important factors when it comes to choosing an SUV. Crash test safety ratings measure how well a car does in a collision while crash data tracks how often cars have been involved in collisions.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has created a five-star rating system for crash test safety ratings which is based on both the results of frontal, side and rollover tests as well as pedestrian protection ratings. The NHTSA also has its own database for tracking.