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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,046 miles

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2002 Mitsubishi Galant cooling system problems

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2002 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #3

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 #2

Sep 012006

Galant 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles
Heat is not working in 2002 Mitsubishi Galant. Replaced thermostat and flushed coolant system. Still no heat. Heater has mad a buzzing noise when turning on for past two years. Now this year no heat. I saw that many people have had this problem on Mitsubishi forum website. If this is such a common problem there should be a recall. I have a 2 year old daughter and I need heat in the winter. I would like to request that there be a recall on this problem.

- Ellwood City, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 172004

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Faulty water pump caused auto to run hot causing extensive damage to engine dealership/extended warranty wil not cover damages to engine, they only replaced water pump auto under warranty.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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