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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,800 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Mitsubishi Galant seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 242007

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Rear ended a SUV front end of 2003 Galant was wrecked. Airbags never deployed. I was wearing my safety belt. That is what kept me unharmed. Neither airbag deployed.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #4

Apr 202007

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
While driving home from work on Friday, 4/20/2007 in my 2003 Mitsubishi Galant; I passed out behind the wheel from improper blood pressure medication causing my blood pressure to become too low. I apparently drove off the road onto a businesses property and struck the signs in the front yard. My insurance company has totaled my vehicle and says that based on the damage done to the car I must have been traveling at 35 mph upon impact and neither airbag deployed!

- Kemah, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 222006

Galant 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
: the contact stated the driver side air bag did not deploy in a frontal impact crash. The speed at the time of impact was 42 mph. There was pre-impact braking. The driver was wearing the seat belt, but the lock became unlatched. The driver sustained a concussion on the forehead and sprain in the hand, risk, arm and right knee. A police report was process.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 102006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 40mph, the vehicle was involved in a crash and the air bags did not deploy. The collision occurred when another vehicle ran a red light. The contact tried to avoid an accident, but hit a tree head on. The impact was the complete front end of the vehicle. Both occupants of the vehicle received injuries to the head and shoulders; however, both were wearing seat belts. The police were at the scene of the accident and provided a written report. The vehicle was not considered totaled by the insurance company and was repaired.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 172005

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
The consumer stated on October 17, 2005 consumer's vehicle was involved in a head on collision. Upon impact, the driver's side air bag did not deploy. This is a mitisibishi Galant 2003, there was no prior warning. The air bag light had not been on. Consumer has not contacted has not contacted the dealer.

- Clayton , NJ, USA

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