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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Mitsubishi Galant seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #10

Dec 132007

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles

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

My daughter had a front end collision with our 2002 Mitsubishi Galant. A gentleman ran a stop sign and my daughter collided with his vehicle. The front of the Galant hit the side of his driver's do, the Galant received heavy damage and the insurance has claimed it a total loss. The airbags did not deploy. My daughter pulled all the muscles in her back, and she has a bad case of whiplash which she tore all the muscles in her neck requiring physical therapy twice a week.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #9

Mar 122004

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was completely stopped when rear-ended by Chevy Suburban traveling approx. 50 mph. Car was thrust forward over 50 and struck rear-end of pickup truck. Driver side seat broke on impact-caused seat to slide completely forward. No air bag deployment. Driver was restrained in seat belt, but still hit head on windshield resulting in brain injury.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #8

Jun 062004

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles
Brakes failed to stop vehicle, hit another vehiclle then a concrete barrier. Speed approximately 45 mph, both frontal airbags failed to deploy.

- Windermere, FL, USA

problem #7

May 092004

Galant

  • miles

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

While driving 50 mph consumer's vehicle rear-ended another vehicle. Upon impact, both frontal air bags did deploy.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #6

May 152004

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
A front end collision with a truck going 40 mph in an intersection. The air bags did not deploy resulting in head, chest, neck, and back injury.

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

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problem #5

Aug 202003

(reported on)

Galant

  • miles
While driving between 30-40 mph consumer's vehicle colided with another vehicle. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #4

Mar 032003

(reported on)

Galant

  • 8,000 miles

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

Consumer loss control of the vehicle and rear ended another car, and none of the air bags deployed.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 202002

Galant

  • miles
While traveling at 35 to 40 mph, consumer states' ran a red light and T-bone another driver. Consumer states none of the airbags deployed.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #2

Oct 202002

Galant

  • miles
While traveling at 25 mph, consumer states vehicle T-bone another car and none of the vehicles airbags deployed.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #1

Jan 062002

Galant

  • miles
I was involved in an accident that totaled this vehicle. Speed was approximately 65-70mph and the car rolled end to end and landed on its side. None of the airbags were deployed. Myself and my passenger are lucky to be alive. I would like to be contacted by a lawyer.

- Lee's Summit, MO, USA

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