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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,281 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 #12

Jun 072004


  • miles


Brakes have worn out in the last three years five times. Car is hard to control when braking.. light brackets have burned out twice in the past year... my paint on the car has faded what to do, I need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. updated 01/11/08. Updated

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #11

Dec 082003


  • 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 #10

Oct 112002

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
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 #9

Mar 142004

Galant 2-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,876 miles


I have replaced the pads and turned the rotors on a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant de to correct the problem with the car shimmying and poor braking ability. This corrected the problem for only 5,000 miles. I can see that I am going to have to replace or turn the rotors again and possibly replace the brakes. I have a friend who is having the exact same problem with his 2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES. I have also talked to other owners who are experiencing the exact same problem. After I ahve found this web site I will refer them to write a complaint. This has been very frustraiting because there does not seem to be a resolution and the car is recently out of the warranty at only 36,000 miles. I would like to know if there are other people who are experiencing the same problems and if they have found a resolution ?

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #8

Nov 202002

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,500 miles
Complaint: Repeated problems with front brakes. Rotors have needed to be resurfaced several times and now are unable to be resurfaced again and need to be replaced. Continuous vibration of brake pedal and in steering wheel while braking. At times, entire car feels like it is shaking (passengers notice the vibrations through their feet on the floorboard). Was involved in an accident in November of 2002 where I felt that if the brakes were operating as they should be, I would have been able to stop in time. Dealer has not been contacted, although judging by the sheer number of complaints, I'm sure they are aware of the braking issues with the Galant. Please provide me with more information. I would love to get out of this vehicle without owing my first-born, as my first-born is due in November and I no longer feel comfortable driving this vehicle with the thought of an infant as a passenger.

- Beaufort, SC, USA

problem #7

Jan 152002

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
Front brake rotors become warped every 5,000 to 8,000...this is the third set of rotors I have gone through since 2002. There is heavy vibration in the steering wheel when braking. I constantly have to keep having the rotors cut. Mitsubishi said this is "normal".

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 202003


  • miles


Consumer had front/rear brakes and rotors replaced three different timesdue to excessive wear after 1,200 miles.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #5

Aug 182003

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer noticed after depressing the brakes a grinding noise coming from front and rear of vehicle. Technician replaced rotors and pads.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #4

Jul 172002


  • miles
There was a vibration and brake pulsation. The front rotors were inspected and were found warped. The dealer replaced the two front tires to eliminate the vibration in which the problem remained. The tires were changed 11 times in less than a year. The vibration remained and was most noticeable when the vehicle accelerated or on bends and remained throughout the range of driving speeds. The drive train was thought to be the problem per conrad's(service dealer). There also were dangerous fumes when the vehicle was started inside the passenger compartment, the fuel gauge had become inoperative, and there was premature rusting in the seams of the engine.

- Highland Hts, OH, USA

problem #3

Apr 022002


  • 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

Apr 252001


  • miles
Rotors have been replaced twice. Second time coming five months after first one. Contacted dealer.

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 282001


  • miles
Vehicle is just 9 months old, and was told that vehicle needed rotor turning. Consumer had been complaining about handling of vehicle since purchasing it in November, 2000.

- Fayettesville, NC, USA

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