really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,825 miles

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2001 Mitsubishi Galant body / paint problems

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2001 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 092002


  • 22,000 miles


The car leaks water inside the drivers side front weather running or not the carpet it moldy and the car is not drivable in any wet condition.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #7

Jul 012009


  • 80,000 miles
My mistibushi 2001 roof top, trunk and engine top start fading from about 2 years and it looks very bad it looks like a white color over back paint. It is like powder comes out from the paint. It just keep spreading and not stopping.

- Westmont, IL, USA

problem #6

May 012005


  • 36,000 miles
The clearcoat on my car is defective and the hood, roof and trunk have turned completely white.

- Keene, NH, USA

problem #5

May 102009


  • miles


The paint on my black 2001 Mitsubishi Galant has turned white all around my hood and trunk and the roof my car is has oxidize and rust. I have called Mitsubishi corporate and got nowhere. I have found that a majority of Mitsubishi black cars have bad paint jobs you will see thousands of complaints for models 1999-2003. There is also a website I found called "mymistubishipaintproblem.com" which speaks about black Galants and the paint issues that are faced.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #4

Mar 142007

Galant 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The paint on my black 2001 Mitsubishi Galant has turned white all around my sunroof and is beginning to start on my hood. I have called local dealers and Mitsubishi corporate and got nowhere. If you google black Mitsubishi bad paint jobs you will see thousands of complaints only on black cars for about 1999-2003. There is also a website I found called "mymistubishipaintproblem.com" which also is only about black cars.

- Keene, NH, USA

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problem #3

Jun 212007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2001 black Mitsubishi Galant and last year the paint start oxidizing really bad. So after I had several people advise me that the paint should not be this way on a 5 yr old car (at the time) I called the corporate office. I was told they were not aware of any issues with the paint. I called back a few months later and was told they were aware of the problem and that I should take it to the local dealer so they could determine if it was defective. After taking pictures the dealer and corporate agreed the paint job was defective. They had my car for 1.5 weeks without providing me with a car to drive. I got my car back today and the areas they painted look great, but they didn't paint the whole car so colors do not match. Within a year there is going to be a huge difference. The corporate office said they refuse to do anymore about it. Where has customer service went. I for one will never buy another Mitsubishi made product at all. If you google black Mitsubishi Galants with bad paint jobs you will see that there are hundreds of people with this problem. It looks like the problem started with the 1999 models and continues to the 2001 models. I'm sure the 2002's will be next. I have seen at least 5 more in my area with this problem and when I am able to speak with the owners I will ensure that they are aware that it is due to a defective paint job.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #2

Jun 152005

Galant 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles
We purchased a new 2001 Mitsubishi Galant in December 2001. It is black. The car is now 3.5 year sold and the paint is turning white. It started to have a problem 3 months after purchase when the clear coat started to crack. They re-painted the roof. Now is is over the mileage for coverage under the warranty. The paint is fading so fast and turning white. Mitsubishi is giving us the run around. We have even contacted corporate and they push us off on someone regional that continues to give us the run around. They have had two outside professionals look at it, and they both say the paint is definitely failing way before it should. That it is defective. This car has had multiple problems since we bought it, has been in the shop over 35 days.

- Rohnert Park, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 052005

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,101 miles
While driving on the four lane highway, the car dropped on the passenger side causing the car to spin out of control. Went to the other side of the highway and stopped in the medium. Also the engine lights stayed on. Did take to the dealer and they said it was fix but the lights still are on. Called manufacturer and they were no help in these matters.

- Palm Spring, CA, USA

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