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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,205 miles

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2002 Mitsubishi Galant wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012009


  • 60,000 miles


2002 Mitsubishi Galant has a paint defect that is seen in every black Galant that is seen on the road. The manufacturer denies any responsibility. In addition the vehicle loses hub caps constantly. This can also be seen in almost every Galant on the road manufactured around those years.

- Kings Park, NY, USA

problem #2

May 012006

Galant 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
Faulty wheels (rims), on the date specified the local dealership where my vehicle was being serviced noticed that the after market wheel that Mitsubishi placed on the vehicle was not fitting properly and the lug nuts were not lined up properly on the rim holes, the dealership said this may explain some of the shaking in the wheels when braking as the rotors looked fine, when attempting to speak with the dealership that sold the vehicle they sad oh well its been two and a half years what do you expect us to do about it. I feel this is an important fact to get out as there may be other owners of this product out there that are unaware of this and I am not sure of any issues reported thus far on this but something should be done to warn or notify these owners.

- Toano, VA, USA

problem #1

May 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,616 miles
Airconditioning leaks from beneath glove compartment. Drained twice but company will not repair if there is the presence of any outside material such as a leaf, a piece of debris that they claim is in the system. Dealer repair stated that there is something in the body that is allowing debris to get in and when consumer indicated that was a car defect dealer said that there was nothing they could do. Therefore, defect in body caused problem with cooling system and neither is covered by warranty. Consumer is actively seeking remedy for this problem. Car handles like garbage. Tires have been replaced, brakes, alignment done twice and the car pulled to the right still. After brakes were done car actually pulled more to left. The car stinks. Steering said to have no problem yet see above. The car stinks.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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