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4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,144 miles

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1998 Mitsubishi Galant transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #11

Dec 132005

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,600 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When you start the car it makes a load noise until fully heated, and the transmission is pulling and making noise, it gets stuck in gear and will not move to next gear, just stalls and then kicks in. First it was just skipping gears for the last five days so I checked the fluid it only could use not even a half of court, I had no warning light at all until the sixth night when it got stuck in gear and steering to change.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #10

Oct 052003

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,987 miles
Car started stalling at low speeds, had transmission filter changed, found a lot of metal in fluid. Drove car 500 more miles before losing reverse and overdrive. Transmission unable to run at 71,000 miles.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #9

Mar 282001

Galant 4-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
Automatic transmission locked up with no prior warning. With under 20000 miles on the car transmission would not shift. Took to dealer and they made an adjustment and it was fine. Then, at 76000 miles the transmission locked up in traffic.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #8

Aug 152002

Galant

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

In June of 2002, auto transmission solenoid pack failed at 74,000 miles. Was replaced by authorized repair shop (not under warranty). Shop flushed transmission and found metal shavings in the fluid. Less than one month later (August 15, 2002) transmission failed completely at 78,000 miles. Transmission replaced completely at 78,000 miles.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #7

Apr 241999

Galant

  • miles
While driving the vehicle the first day of purchase I noticed the transmission was not shifting properly. I asked the salesman what that was he told me that's just the way the car runs. A few months later I was still having the same problem I called the dealer and made a big stink about it and they told me to bring it in. I did, they told me there was nothing wrong with my transmission. I was still having problems and took it to a independent mechanic. Who dropped the pan and found metal shavings, not a lot. The problem persisted, so I took it back to my mechanic to have it serviced again and this time when he dropped the pan there were large chunks of metal. One looked like a gear head. I then called my dealer to see what they were going to do about it. They then told me that they had no information proving that I had a warranty and all the time I did. They told me to contact Mitsubishi motors to get my warranty information, the lady there told me I did have a warranty and that the car had been disposed of as a defective automobile. I am now persuing legal action.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #6

Jan 252001

Galant

  • miles
I was told by the dealer that this part was not covered because the warranty had expired. I found out today that this was covered at the time the dealer told me it couldn't be repaired under the warranty.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #5

Jun 072002

(reported on)

Galant

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While having vehicle serviced mechanic noticed theat engine was malfunctioning due to defective components in engine. This caused transmission to fail.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #4

Apr 262001

Galant

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine check light call on and started to stall at 60mph. No advance warning was given that there was problem with the transmission. 30 day prior car was in the shop for tune up and oil change. Contacted dealer stated car warranty is not in effect because of mileage, however I stated car is only 3 years old.

- Oakland, TN, USA

problem #3

Sep 072000

(reported on)

Galant

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic transmission failed. Nlm

- Vacherie, LA, USA

problem #2

Aug 142000

(reported on)

Galant

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving noticed transmission was not shifting properly. Took to dealership & informed by mechanic transmission was going bad. Had the fluid & screen changed for the 3rd time. Would be making noises & getting sluggish. Also having metal shavings in oil pan.

- Vacherie, LA, USA

problem #1

Sep 111998

Galant

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission make noise under load.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

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