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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,800 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Galant body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #10

Apr 062010

Galant

  • 80,000 miles

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

I have a 2003 black mitusbishi Galant ES. The problem with it is the paint...the top of my hood is disgustingly white and faded, also the roof of the car, and the top of the trunk. The fade is spreading and I don't know what to do. My car is not the only one..I searched for this problem online and found that there are thousands of complaints about Mitsubishi paint. There has to be a recall for this. It's embarrassing driving around with the paint that hideous.

- Clifton, NJ, USA

problem #9

Apr 162006

Galant

  • miles
Im complaining about my black paint on my Galant. I bought it in 05 and byt the beginning of 06 my paint was oxidized and flaking. The roof has rusted through the paint. It looks terrible and its going cost over 2000 just to get it painted when the paint that was used to paint it was of poor quality?! Galants that are older and are black look better than mines and even the Galants with dents and scratches look better than mines because their paint is still glossy. Please fix this thank you

- Fort Walton Beach , FL, USA

problem #8

May 012007

Galant

  • miles
I have an issue with the paint on my Mitsubishi Galant it is an black 2003 Galant de. This is the first year I have had it uncovered and now for about six months grayish white marks are appearing all over the truck, top, and hood of my car.

- Lynnwood, WA, USA

problem #7

Sep 012009

Galant

  • miles

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

I am writing to complain about the paint on the exterior of my 2003 Mitsubishi Galant. It is black and has begun to turn white and peel. I have noticed there are countless other instances of this happening. I believe this may be a manufacturer defect.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #6

Aug 102008

Galant

  • 60,000 miles
Black 2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES paint is fading and cracking on the roof and trunk of the car. I've noticed through my travels that this seems to be a common problem with Galants.

- Newark, DE, USA

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problem #5

May 012009

Galant

  • miles
My black is fading on my Mitsubishi Galant.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #4

Jun 282009

Galant

  • 47,000 miles

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

I own a 2003 mitzubishi Galant. The exterior paint started fading approximately one year after I purchased the vehicle and now the entire hood, roof, and trunk area have oxidized and faded to the metal. The car only has 40,000 miles on it! there was clearly negligence on the part of the manufacturer in completing the paint process. I have checked with other owners of this year and make vehicle and have found that they have the same complaint. It would be nice if the manufacturer would at least pay half if not all the cost of repainting this vehicle.

- Pacific Grove, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 072008

Galant

  • 36,000 miles
I am an owner of a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant (black). My paint started fading/oxidizing about a year ago. I went to the dealership, they took pictures and had me submit my maintenance records and jump through a bunch of hoops just to tell me my vehicle was out of warranty and they weren't going to do anything to help me!

- Somerdale, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 092006

Galant

  • miles
The paint on my car is fading away. The car is 6 years old and this has been going own for about 3 years. I feel it should be covered by the car company to get this fixed. I've seen other cars in town with the same problem as mine. So its got to be the paint from the company that made the car.

- Hamlet, NC, USA

problem #1

May 132008

Galant

  • 75,000 miles
Water leaks into the interior cab on the passenger side of car from the air conditioning unit located under the glove compartment. When making a left turn, the water pours inside cab causing water to pool under the carpet. Also wets the wires and has caused the radio to short out so far.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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