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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,261 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 Mitsubishi Galant engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 022005


  • miles


Check engine light keeps coming on. Told by dealership tune up would fix problem and it didn't fix it. Also car is unstable when first turned on, like it's going to cut off.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 282003

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,522 miles
2003 Mitsubishi Galant - the car struggles to change gears. A new engine was placed in the car, and vehicle was still having problems with shaking. Information on service provided within six months of purchase. Had problems with the engine - diagnosis with engine cycle misfired and faulty spark plugs. Every four to six months there were major problems with engine.. on 4/28/03 engine service light came on, indicating engine misfired. Replaced piston and engine head. 9/1/04 sparks plug failed, and cylinder misfired. On 9/10/04 the engine was replaced. 12/17/04 all dashboard lights replaced. 3/28/05 diagnosed and replaced hot water valve. On 9/2/05 crank case sensor replaced.

- Newington, CT, USA

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