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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,844 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Galant windows / windshield problems

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2003 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 012010

Galant 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Heat stopped working due to a faulty heat control valve. First it started making a clicking noise and now I have no heat at all.

- Windsor Mill, MD, USA

problem #8

Oct 132010

Galant 6-cyl

  • 59,600 miles
The heater control valve began making clicking noises about a month ago in my 2003 Mitsubishi Galant V6 ls. The car has only 59,000 miles on it. Then this morning with outside temperate of 41 degrees here in minneapolis the heat would not turn on. The heater control valve is now stuck in the cold mode. I had to drive my 2 year old to day care in a cold car. The replacement cost by the dealer is $1000. The internet finding shows most Galant owners have had failed heater control valve. This can put drivers in unsafe situations because we can not defrost the windshield when its cold outside.

- Apple Valley, MN, USA

problem #7

Sep 292009

Galant

  • miles
I have a 2003 Galant and my heater has failed there is air blowing but it's not hot. When I turn the dial from cold to hot it was making a rattling sound which I thought it might be in the vent area, thinking maybe it was just not turning. Come to find out it's the heater core and it's over $500 to repair. I think this is ridiculous I have seen many complaints online dating back to 2006 and I believe that Mitsubishi should recall this problem and take responsibility.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #6

Oct 012009

Galant

  • miles

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

For a while the ac and heater fan has been making a "rubbing" sound within the dashboard in my 2003 Mitsubishi Galant. A few months later, the heat in the car had totally stopped working. As it gets colder outside, the windshield fogs and without heat, there is no way to defrost it causing inability to see clearly through the windshield. This problem can obviously lead to car accidents. The part has not yet been replaced but is currently being looked into.

- White Mills, PA, USA

problem #5

May 012009

Galant

  • 80,000 miles
The problem started about a year ago. The constant rattling sound behind the dashboard when you first turn on the heat. After about 10-15 secs it stops. Then eventually the rattling sound stops completely when you turn on the heat and so does the heat and the defroster. I lost heat the first time back around December of 2008. It came back on within two weeks and stayed on during the winter. Around the first of may, I lost heat again and it has not been back on since.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

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problem #4

Nov 192008

Galant

  • 65,000 miles
The beginning of this winter season, Nov 2008 my car began to make odd noises from the dash board when I engaged the heater/defroster. I have discovered that numerous other owners of this make/model have experienced the same problem. In this economy, if Mitsubishi wants to continue to be able to sell cars, it should gain the trust and respect of it's current owners by compensating for the numerous problems they have with the Mitsubishi Galant.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #3

Sep 202008

Galant

  • 70,000 miles

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

My heat did not work one day. And only works randomly when it wants to. The problem is the heater control valve, which is expensive to replace. Thousands of Mitsubishi owners have this problem. The car is practically new (2003).

- Pennsville, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 102008

Galant

  • 36,000 miles
2003 Mitsubishi galante heater control motor has broken, with no heat being available to the car. Apparently this is a problem that has happened to many, many people, and I'm another of these unlucky folks.

- Dover, NH, USA

problem #1

Apr 012007

Galant

  • 75,000 miles
Heat stopped working. Turned the heat on one day and it there was a rattling sound. When you turn the heat on it blows out cold air. The problem seemed to fix itself then it started again in the beginning of winter 07 and now has stopped again (May 2008). Defroster also does not work. When I took it to a mechanic I was told it was the heater coil which is strange B/C usually cars are much older before the heater coil goes out.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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