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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,286 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.

2002 Mitsubishi Galant body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 012009


  • 96,000 miles


Paint turning white a peeling over entire vehicle.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 022009


  • 104,000 miles
2002 black Mitsubishi Galant, it seems that all the Galants for several years have problems with the paint..the paint its like disappearing if you look around and pay attention you will find a white coating coming from the primer used... I would like to know why a recall have not been issue yet.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #5

Apr 092009


  • miles
Our 2002 black Mitsubishi Galant has paint fading on the trunk and top. Two bodyshops have told us this is common with Mitsubishi due to the clear coat used. This is a well maintained car with only 70,000 miles and looks terrible.

- Fairfield, OH, USA

problem #4

Sep 102005


  • miles


The car started fading on the side doors. Was told by dealer that it was a complaint to the manufacturer. After the summer of last year the roof started to fade all over. There has been many complaints with this type of car owners. My father and I tried washing and waxing the car to keep from fading, but its damaged to the point where the car will need to be strip and sanded.

- Milton, DE, USA

problem #3

Jan 012006


  • 68,000 miles
I bought my car brand new (02 mits. Galant - black) and the paint and clear coat has been fading. It started on the trunk in a small spot and now has spread to the roof and hood. I was told by mits. That there are no recalls, therefore they aren't able to assist me since I now have over 100,000 miles on the car. I was advised by cheryl (customer service rep) that they have a business to run and that since I'm outside of the warranty parameters they aren't able to help me. After searching the internet I've noticed that there are several consumers with the same problem. It seems that mits. Is aware of the problem, but they aren't willing to acknowledge it.

- Welcome, MD, USA

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problem #2

Apr 042004


  • miles
My Mitsubishi G is a 2002. I bought it 2/2004 from carmax! not even 3 months into driving my car, I've had brake problems which began squeaking, then grinding. Carmax changed the pads and I still had the same problem at least 3 months later! I bought 4 new tires from sears! this is not my 1st car and I know brakes should not be changed that often. I went back to the dealer 3 times since I bought my car. They are good for saying the complaints are not listed on the warranty. Oh and everytime it rains, my entire left side is drenched only on the floor! the dealer I purchased says they can't find anything wrong. Now my inside floors are getting worse. Every time it rains heavy! the Mitsubishi hub caps never stay on the tires! the heating system makes noise when you turn temperature from hot to cold"??" I've always thought this make car were a satisfying company. Blue book car value should really investigate the cars made by Mitsubishi during the entire 2000 years! not to mention people like myself are making car payments.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 252002

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer states that the vehicle was manufactured improperly since it doesnt hane key holes to open the vehicle on the passanger side. Nlm

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

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