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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,000 miles

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2001 Mitsubishi Galant body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 152005

Galant 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles


Problem #1) purchased used vehicle from private seller. The driver side door/window has rattling sound during driving, causing unpleasant driving experience and concern for safety. During pre-purchase inspections, dealership(s) did not had clear diagnostic explanation regarding cause and/or solution. Problem #2) rear passenger right side door, when door was shut, with the child safe lock unlocked, passenger is unable to open door from inside. Driver must open passenger door for passenger on the right, problem occur often on (average 8 out of 10 times). Problem was not discovered by dealership during pre-purchase inspection. Problem #3 & #4) moonroof will not shut during highway driving (above 40 mph) from tilted position. Driver have to open moonroof (press button toward rear side of vehicle) in order to open moonroof, then close moonroof (press button toward front side of vehicle) to close moonroof completely. Also, occasionally, when closing moonroof (from tilted position), moonroof does not close entirely, leaving an inch of the moonroof tilted (average 1 out of 5 times).

- Portland, OR, USA

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