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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,035 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Mitsubishi Galant brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #4

May 052007

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,139 miles


Since purchase of 2002 Mitsubishi Galant have had numerous problems with squeaking brakes, rotors replaced twice since purchased 7/05. Was told by dealer that squeaking was from driving habits; nothing wrong with brakes. Had to take vehicle to private mechanic. Also, problems with air conditioning. Hot air blows out bottom vents by floor. Air doesn't get cold either. Have had vehicle air conditioner charged both last spring and also this spring. Within 2 weeks air only gets semi-cool and floor vents blow really hot air at all times. This vehicle is a disgrace. More trouble than enjoyment. Only good thing is appearance and style. Mitsubishi has had numerous complaints about both the brakes and air conditioning on their 2002 galantes. Poor quality automobile.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 202006


  • miles
I recently purchased a used 2002 Galant. 2 days after purchase the brakes started squealing. Brake pads were replaced and 3 weeks later they started squealing again.

- Cleburne, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 142005

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased my 2002 Mitsubishi Galant on February 2002. I have had brake problems from the 1st week I purchased it. I took the vehicle to the dealership a total of 4 times and also called numerous times that year. Every year from then, I have had brake pads put on maybe 3 times per year. Every other month, it seems as though something is going wrong with my brakes. Just last year, I had brake pads put on and also had to replace the rotors. Just today, I heard my brakes scrubbing and whistling when I'm driving. Something is definetly wrong with this vehicle.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #1

Feb 192005

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
Rear brakes make a squealing/grinding noise when braking. The dealership inspected twice. The first time they said it was built up brake dust, the sound continued after I picked it up from the dealership. Took it back and said there was nothing they could do, and they seemed to be working properly, and the only way to remedy it was to replace the pads, which is not covered by warranty.

- Evansville, IN, USA

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