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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,400 miles

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2001 Mitsubishi Galant electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 282015

Galant

  • 13,000 miles

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

Problem codes wrong with my car. P0431 P0174 P0176 or P0171 P0441 P0335 P0300.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 092014

Galant 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
I have had repeated incidents where my horn will sound during the night, and if I was using it as a warning to another driver. I have had it checked several times, and I was finally told that the airbag is probably what is causing the problem. Now my horn doesn't sound at all and this poses a safety hazard to me, my children and any other passengers as well as other drivers and pedestrians.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #3

Jan 012012

Galant

  • miles
My heater stopped working. Then the heat would take at least a half an hour before coming on but would only stay warm when I was driving. Cannot keep my windows defrosted in the winter! very unsafe! also, my left, front headlight will go on by itself and will blink, without any key in ignition, it will still come on. Drving at night, headlights wouldnt come on but that front left headlight would blink. I can also hear a clicking sound when this is happening.

- Warwick, RI, USA

problem #2

Aug 012004

Galant

  • miles
2001mitsubishi Galant ES, I want to drive a safe car with no fire or accidents, I found 7 recalls for this year and make I went to the Mitsubishi at 34-54 44th.street long island city 718-361-6900 service advisor anthony serrone told me that there was no recall for my car and I made an appointment for 01/04/09 at 8:00 am to inspect my car for danger signs check engine light stays on all the time, I was told I need idle control module to be installed and noise from the bottom and braking makes rough sound and the smell of fuel in the car and feel heat from the bottom of the car.

- Kew Garden Hills, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 172008

Galant

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant. When the contact attempted to roll down the two front windows, smoke poured out from the front passenger side window. He turned off the vehicle and noticed that a fire erupted in the front passenger side door panel. He personally extinguished the fire with water. After the incident, he noticed that the switch plate was melted and the sunroof, radio, and power window devices were inoperative. The contact has pictures of the vehicle after the failure. He is in the process of having a technician inspect the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 91,000.

- Staton Island, NY, USA

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