NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,521 miles

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2001 Mitsubishi Galant engine problems

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2001 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #8

Apr 172009

Galant 4-cyl

  • 86,666 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant. While driving various speeds, the speed would decrease and the vehicle would stall. When the vehicle was restarted, it would only remain on for a few minutes. Occasionally, it would take up to an hour for the vehicle to restart and then stall again. The vehicle was taken to an auto body shop for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the crankshaft wiring harness failed and an ignition sensor failure appeared on the diagnostic. A new crankshaft was installed and the vehicle was driven to the contact's residence, where it began to stall again. The vehicle was taken back to the repair shop and they discovered issues with the wiring heading to the crankshaft. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 00V299001 (engine and engine cooling:engine). The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 86,666. Updated 5/26/09 the consumer stated thee vehicle would not restart until it had cooled down for an 1 hour or 2. the consumer discovered there was recall for the parts that were causing the vehicle to stall. Updated 05/28/09.

- Ports Mouth, VA, USA

problem #7

Nov 072007

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant. While driving 50 mph with the accelerator pedal depressed, the vehicle would not accelerate. The vehicle suddenly came to a violent and immediate stop on the highway.. the contact noticed smoke coming from the wheels. All the warning indicators lights illuminated. The vehicle would not restart and was towed to the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 102,000. Updated 12/12/2007 the consumer believed the problem was due to transmission failure. The consumer stated the wheels should not have locked up without warning at 50 mph. Updated 12/12/07

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #6

May 102007

Galant 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant. On July 10, 2007, while driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact had to wait five minutes before the vehicle would restart. The stalling becomes more frequent as time progresses. Recall # 00V299001 (engine and engine cooling:engine) does not apply to her VIN. The current and failure mileages were 90,000.

- Spell Mountain , GA, USA

problem #5

May 162006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


: the contact stated while traveling at various speeds the vehicle stalls. Also, the check engine light illuminates intermittently. An independent repair shop determined the crank shaft sensor either needed to be replaced or tightened. There is a NHTSA recall, # 00V299001, regarding the engine; however, it is not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #4

Oct 252005

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated vehicle has been to the dealership for repairs ten times since purchase of the vehicle due to the engine light being on. The dealership replaced the fuel pressure regulator, the sensor fuel vapor, the egr valve, and the solenoid valve. The engine light was still on, the repairs have not corrected the problem. Updated 2/7/2006 -

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 172002


  • miles
There was a vibration and brake pulsation. The front rotors were inspected and were found warped. The dealer replaced the two front tires to eliminate the vibration in which the problem remained. The tires were changed 11 times in less than a year. The vibration remained and was most noticeable when the vehicle accelerated or on bends and remained throughout the range of driving speeds. The drive train was thought to be the problem per conrad's(service dealer). There also were dangerous fumes when the vehicle was started inside the passenger compartment, the fuel gauge had become inoperative, and there was premature rusting in the seams of the engine.

- Highland Hts, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 132003


  • 28,500 miles
The engine stalled, which caused the steering wheel to lock up. The engine stalled, which caused the steering wheel to lock up. There is no warning or indication in which to let you know that the vehicle is about to stall.

- Orem, UT, USA

problem #1

Dec 102000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall 00V299001/crankshaft position sensor. Consumer has been trying to schedule appointment to have vehicle repaired under recall. First dealership denied knowledge of recall. Currently, no one at dealership is responding to consumer's letters and telephone calls. Point of contact at dealer is rick weber.

- Franklin Park, NJ, USA

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