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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,625 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 #4

Jul 142001


  • miles


Right rear tire hit hole or bump in parking. Activated anti-lock braking for first time since buying car in 2001. Lost steering control at same time. Couldn't turn it. Stopped before entering highway. Put car in park; then drive and slowly took off. Steering returned to normal. Dangerous situation if I was in traffic or meeting another vehicle while attempting to exit parking lock. Faint odor of fuel. No obvious leak on ground.

- Greenville, NC, USA

problem #3

Jan 022008

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle was experiencing severe vibrations on the front end of the driver side. The front driver and passenger side rotors were extremely warped. All of the parts attached to the brakes are damaged. The current and failure mileages were 110,000 miles. The dealer has not diagnosed the failure.

- Franklin, IN, USA

problem #2

Jun 122002

Galant 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,500 miles
I purchase a Mitsubishi Galant on July 23, 2003. Since then I have had 4 front brake change, rotor cut 2 times, replace caliper, ABS / anti-lock sensor sensor replace once. With that been the manger and on going problems I have had an accident due to brake failure. I also notice that the steering wheel is always vibrating.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 182003

Galant 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
Brakes failed. The breaks began squeaking then they failed when trying to stop at a red light. Slid into the intersection and caused an accident. This car saved my wife's life with the side impact airbags but also caused the wreck. The cars fluids are serviced regularly and had all fluids, the car just failed to stop.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

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