hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,978 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.

1998 Mitsubishi Galant engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Mitsubishi Galant:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 092013

Galant 4-cyl

  • 119,955 miles


On Jan. 9, 2013, while I was backing up my Mitsubishi Galant 1998 (VIN # [xxx]) in my driveway, I noticed that the car started moving on its own and I had to keep my foot on the brake. After backing up, when I drove forward, my car seemed to be quite jumpy and wanted to lurch forwards. At a traffic light about half a mile from home, while I was stopped, I noticed that the car started moving forwards. I immediately slammed hard on the brake. This was extremely unusual and scary. Later while going down a hill, I could sense that the car was again quite jumpy and wanted to accelerate on its own. I stopped at a shop for something and then when I got back to the car and turned on the engine again, I noticed that the "check engine" light had just come on. I felt that the car was not safe and had it towed to klahanie chevron in issaquah, wa, very close to my house. I was later informed by them that the "?idle control motor?? for my car was malfunctioning and due to this I was experiencing all these car ??jumpiness?? issues. The ??idle control motor?" was replaced and now the car appears to be running fine. I have always been more than up to date with my car maintenance. The behavior of this car in which the car was accelerating on its own is dangerous and Mitsubishi engineers should look into this for possible recall\remediation, since this can greatly endanger the lives of people in the car and anybody else sharing the road at that time. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Issaquah, WA, USA

problem #1

Sep 111998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cruise control switch inoperable.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

Not what you are looking for?