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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
16 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,890 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.

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2001 Mitsubishi Galant seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #17

Oct 192007

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I was driving 35-40 mph and a car stopped short in front of me and I slammed on my brakes and collided into the rear of their car. The hood and front end of the car was completely smashed in. The airbags failed to deploy.

- Babylon, NY, USA

problem #16

Oct 292003

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
Driver applied brakes at 25-28 mph and vehicle slid on leave covered road and rear ended another vehicle. Upon impact, neither air bags deployed. Driver sustained cuts and bruises. Vehicle was totaled.

- Ephrata, PA, USA

problem #15

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 #14

Mar 172003

Galant 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30 miles

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

While traveling at 30 mph, another vehicle traveling at 25 mph crossed the path of the consumer's vehicle, which forced the consumer to hit the vehicle head on. None of airbags deployed.

- Melville, NY, USA

problem #13

Apr 302003

(reported on)

Galant

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The front of vehicle hit the side of another vehicle and the air bags did not deploy. Mr scc

- Melville, NY, USA

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problem #12

Apr 262003

Galant

  • 26,000 miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and none of the air bags deployed.

- Leesville, LA, USA

problem #11

Mar 172003

Galant 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles

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

The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and the air bags failed to deploy................

- Melville, NY, USA

problem #10

Dec 012001

Galant

  • miles
While traveling at 50 mph, the vehicle was involved in a frontal collision in which none of the airbags deployed. Airbag light has gone on and off prior to accident.

- Ralto, CA, USA

problem #9

Aug 032002

Galant

  • miles
There were no dual airbags inside of vehicle when he purchased it. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Kansas City, MI, USA

problem #8

Jul 172002

Galant

  • miles
While traveling about 35mph on a side street another vehicle veered in front of consumer's vehicle, and she hit vehicle head-on. Upon impact, driver's side seat belt broke, and airbags didn't go off. Dealership was aware of problem.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #7

Jul 122002

Galant

  • miles

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

Car was in a rear ende accident. Airbags didnt deploy on driver or passenger sides.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #6

Jul 292002

(reported on)

Galant

  • miles
While driving 35 mph was involved in a head on collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Dealer has been notified.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #5

May 272002

Galant

  • miles
While driving at 65mph and involved in a frontal collision, and none of the air bags deployed on impact. Vehicle totalled.

- Beale Afb, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 302002

Galant

  • miles
On January 30, 2002, I was in a car accident on interstate 78 express. I was going about 65-70 miles per hour in the right lane. A car merging into traffic crossed over the hazard lines and I swerved to avoid hitting the car. I was driving a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES. My car begin to spin and I drove into the guardrail, but my airbags did not inflate. My entire front end is damaged. My insurance company, selective insurance, considers my car to be a total loss.

- Newark, NJ, USA

problem #3

Feb 222002

Galant

  • miles
I rear ended a stopped vehicle going 50 mph and air bags didnt work. What do I do.

- Shirley, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 132001

Galant

  • miles
While traveling at about 65 mph consumer's vehicle hit another vehicle head-on on drivers side. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Consumer and passenger were injured. Consumer felt if airbags had deployed some of the injuries would not have been so bad.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 112000

Galant

  • miles
I ran into a center divider onthe highway and my airbags didn't deploy and seatbelt did not lock.crash caused by loss of vehicle control.

- Riverside, CA, USA

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