definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,807 miles

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2001 Mitsubishi Galant electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #1

May 192007

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,807 miles


When battery cables are disconnected for service, the car stalls suddenly & repeatedly without warning. This continues for approximately 10-12 miles before returning to normal. Twice in 2007 when the battery cables were disconnected from the battery; once to clean acid build-up off the cables (5/07) & then again to install a new battery (10/07), the car started right up and ran fine until out on the road and preparing to stop for a light and/or slowing down under 30 mph and then it died repeatedly. I took it back to the approved autonation dealer (power Ford) as they were the ones that cleaned the cables along with my 40,000 mi service. An older mechanic said there is a sensor that has to 'reset' itself after being disconnected. He took the car out and drove it to put the miles on it, for it to stop. I have asked other people about that theory and no one seems to know about it. It is so dangerous I cannot believe it would continue for that many miles. I believe something is defective. This is the only time my car has ever given me trouble. It is very unsafe and I am filled with dread worrying about the next time something has to be checked or done involving the battery.

- Orange, CA, USA

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