hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,000 miles

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problem #1

Dec 302008


  • 104,000 miles
I started to smell gas when near the Montero. I thought it was another recall notice about a valve sealing but it got worse, and I started noticing a gas puddle under the Montero. I removed the plastic shield from around the tank and found an area about 9" X 7" had surface rust on it and the leak is from this. The plastic shield traps dirt and moisture in this location and caused this highly dangerous situation.

- Reynoldsburg, OH, USA