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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,000 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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2004 Mitsubishi Galant engine problems

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2004 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012008


  • 65,000 miles


I own a 2004 Mitsubishi Galant that first had a recall on the emissions parts a few years ago. I recently have had the check engine light come back on and was told that the problem that I corrected due to the letter that I received was actually what is wrong with the car. I need a new catalytic converter or new S-2 sensor. I can' T afford either due to my mother passing away recently and the costs that incurred, and since it was recalled and the dealership looked at it and do the preventive maintenance, I am frustrated that this is an issue at this point. I just received another letter recalling something with the ignition. I love my car but I want it to work properly. I pay for it to work properly. I take of it to have it work properly but if it was not built properly then how can I feel safe? how can I drive my family around and feel safe. I need help with getting this resolved. The emissions recall was so long ago and I don't have any documents because I didn't think I needed it. I tried to look it up on the internet but it was not there. I purchased my car at Mitsubishi on mdlothina turnpike in chesterfield Virginia. I would appreciate any concern given to my matter. Sincerely, dannielle thompson

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 082008

Galant 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mitsubishi Galant. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle would sporadically slip into the neutral gear. The failure increased the risk of an injury. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the core line pressure in the transmission failed. The entire transmission needed to be replaced at the cost of $5,200. She is in the process of having the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer stated that because her vehicle exceeded its warranty, they would not assume any financial responsibility. The failure and current mileages were 137,000. Updated 10/28/08 the consumer stated the vehicle stalled, there were heating and air problems, all the buttons stopped working, both headlights had to be replaced. Updated 10/29/08.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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