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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,210 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.

2001 Mitsubishi Galant brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 302005

Galant

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles

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

Driving at 30 miles an hour on city street. Prepared to stop at stop light. The brakes did not respond, and the vehicle accelerated. The driver lost control of the vehicle within seconds was steered to the curb flipped and crashed on the roof of the vehicle. The vehicle was still racing after the vehicle crashed. The vehicle was totaled. Driver and passeger were taken to the hospital and released with cuts and bumps.

- Saint Pau, MN, USA

problem #9

Dec 082003

Galant

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The brakes and rotors were repaired three times since the vehicle was purchased. Dealer stated that consumer was putting too much pressure on the brakes.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #8

Aug 102004

Galant 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Car shimmies when applying the brakes. The speed sensor (I think) was replaced once, new brake pads were installed. The rotors were not checked or replaced.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #7

Oct 112002

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

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

Brakes & rotors constantly have to be replaced. Car was in an accident 3 times hit from the front and airbags never deployed. Engine has stalled on several occasions. Problem with horn fuse. High beams stopped working. When accelerating, sounds like engine is having problems getting gas. Doesn't accelerated to well at all sometimes.

- Franklinville, NJ, USA

problem #6

Jun 242003

Galant 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,100 miles
At just after 48,000 miles on the 2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES V6, the ABS and traction control lights came on and stayed on while operating the vehicle. The brakes, which had recently been replaced, made loud echoing crunch noises. Braking distance increased. The brakes had almost always been wobbly, even with newly machined rotors. Also, front and side air bags did not deploy when vehicle rear-ended a Tahoe on a different occasion.

- Lenoir, NC, USA

problem #5

Mar 312003

Galant 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ls V6 with 30,000 miles. Has been in shop over 5 times. Has been towed into shop once for not starting due to fuel injection problems. Was diagnosed with defective side and passenger airbags, anti lock braking system. Has serious steering vibration when driving. Dealer told us it was only the tires and they overinflated my tires to solve the problem. Problem has continued and has been occurring since vehicle had 15,000 miles and tires were properly rotated and balanced. Concerned that vehicle poses serious safety hazards.

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 062001

Galant

  • miles

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

After backing out of parking space I put the vehicle in drive and it started racing on its own I applied brakes but it just wouldn't stop ended up hitting 2 other vehicles.

- N.Bellmore, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 022002

Galant

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS light and traction control light illuminates. Stopping distance has increased along with brake pedal vibrating when brakes applied. Two front rotors were warped and glazed and will be replaced. Brakes will be serviced for fourth time within two months, and the problem has progressed.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #2

May 012001

Galant

  • miles
There has been excessive steering wheel vibration when breaking.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #1

May 012001

Galant

  • miles
There has been excessive steering wheel vibration when breaking.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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