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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

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2006 Mitsubishi Galant lights problems

lights problem

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2006 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #2

May 122011

Galant

  • 45,000 miles

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

Lamp sockets for both left and right side brake lights burnt out at 5 years, 2 months with less than 50,000 miles. If one side went out I'd call it a manufacturer defect. Both sides, ...seems more like an engineering problem. Only the contact for the brake side of the 2057 lamp was melted and recessed. The tail lamp side of the socket is still clean. Put in a GM replacement socket which looks better made than the oem. Just glad the wife did not get rear-ended. Hung onto the old sockets just in case someone might be interested in looking at them. Lots of tailgaters in my state, so brake lights are important here.

- Toms River,, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 012009

Galant

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mitsubishi Galant. The contact stated that in September 2009, she began replacing the rear brake light bulbs and headlights every 2-3 months. The dealer could offer no explanations for the failures and stated that any repairs would be performed at the owner's expense. The contact had not spoken with the manufacturer at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 15,000. The current mileage was approximately 111,000.

- Monroe , LA, USA

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