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Montero Sport found safe

01:55 AM September 10, 2011

WITHIN the Montero Sport 4x4’s sleek outline lies a potent package that is ready to face any type of road challenges. Photos by Charles E. Buban

The top-selling sport utility vehicle Montero Sport was found to be “operating normally within specifications,” contrary to reports in the Internet of complaints of unintended acceleration of the model, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. said.

In a statement, it said Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) Japan dispatched its engineers in February to investigate the claim. The investigation yielded that all the components—fuel injection system, pedal, engine control unit, wiring harness, and software—were operating normally within specifications. MMC will also investigate the latest

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reported cases of unintended acceleration claims.

Mitsubishi said that the electronic throttle system of the Montero Sport had undergone extensive testing, not only during its development but also during mass production ‘‘to ensure that it will function the way it was designed to.’’

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It advised Montero Sports owners who may be bothered about ‘‘Montero sudden acceleration’’ to bring their vehicle to any Mitsubishi  service center for a free check up. It also advised owner and drivers of the model to read the owner’s manual ‘‘as there are important reminders on the proper driving procedures most especially for automatic transmission vehicles.’’ (Please see www.mitsubishi-motors.com.p-h/safety-reminders.p-hp).

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