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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,700 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2001 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 022007

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles


- the contact owns 2001 Mitsubishi gallant. The horn would sound without being depressed whether the ignition was on or off. The contact stated that the horn sounded off sporadically without warning. The dealer determined that the airbags needed to be replaced. The dealer replaced the airbags. However, the horn continued to beep. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure, and informed the contact they were unable to duplicate the problem. The contact filed a complaint with the manufacturer complaint #1-203-916-392. The vehicle currently had 94000 miles. Dealer stated both horn assembly and air bags needed to be replaced, the horn shorted out air bags. Customer states was involved in accident on 3/2 when car rolled back into front bumper. The consumer was not able to warn the driver by blowing the horn because the horn short circuited and would not work. Consumer also states horn was previously replace twice on vehicle. Update 04/17/07.

- Takoma Park, MD, USA

problem #4

Feb 252006

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,500 miles
My horn continues blow and will not stop. I replaced the horn relay but it continues to blow and the only way to stop it is to unplug the hone fuse or relay.

- Bennettsville, SC, USA

problem #3

Jun 102005

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Horn became erratic. Worked sometimes, then wouldn't work. Now the horn always sounds. Have to keep the fuse removed to turn off the horn. Was told vehicle needs a new airbag to fix. This is ridiculous and is a blatant safety hazard that the manufacturer needs to fix free of charge.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #2

Dec 032001

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Consumer states has had problems with the horn, in order to stop the noise he has to open the hood and unplugged, dealer will fix the problem for $800 dollars. Ts consumer is aware there is a technical service bulletin to replace the horn pad assembly.

- Howell, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 012002


  • miles
While driving consumer attempted to blow horn to avoid a collision. The horn did not work. Vehicle was checked by dealer who could not determine cause of failure.

- Laplace, LA, USA

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