really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,667 miles

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2001 Mitsubishi Galant engine problems

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2001 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 032015

Galant 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles


When starting out, the gas pedal sticks. This started when our temperature was very cold for a few days. My vehicle is always parked in the garage overnight.

- Caledonia, MI, USA

problem #5

Jun 172014

Galant 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
There is a major gas in my car. The spell is there 100% of the time. When you come within 20 feet of the car...you get the overwhelming gas spell. I'm afraid to drive the car at all now. I'm a single father on full disability, with a 16 year old daughter with no mother. I can't afford the gas which doubled due to the gas leak. More importantly...I can't drive my daughter to school...anywhere.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

Aug 012007


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant. While driving at approximately 5 mph pressure was applied to the brake pedal. Once the vehicle reached a stop the engine began to rev. Heavy pressure was applied to the brake pedal but the vehicle began to move forward until he turned the steering wheel to direct the vehicle onto a curb. The vehicle was shifted into and he was able to turn it off. Upon restart the it operated as normal. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where he was unable to diagnose the failure. The failure has recurred approximately 6 times but the vehicle was never taken to be examined for the cause of failure. It was never repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 62,000.

- El Sobrante, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 032004

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While trying to get out of a convenient store parking lot, I experienced one of the most unusual and dramatic situations of my life!!! as I started my car and put the automatic gear on reverse with my foot on the brake, the car just took off on a very high speed making tire marks on the parking lot and the car stopped from the gas pump area. When I tried to bring the car back to the parking space to see and evaluate the situation, as soon as I put the car in the drive position it just took off again towards the convenient store with this huge engine noise and the brake would not work to stop the high speed engine! the vehicle's tires made a very strong and lasting image on the parking brick and went over it to crash in to the store! the third time I tried to get out of the mess and put the car in reverse and again it went back ward charging towards the gas pumps area with strong engine high performance noise. Very strange and scary malfunction of the engine speed control!!!

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 032004


  • 37,000 miles
When accelerating from a stop vehicle accelerated to a high rate, causing it to hit a wall. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 062001


  • miles
After backing out of parking space I put the vehicle in drive and it started racing on its own I applied brakes but it just wouldn't stop ended up hitting 2 other vehicles.

- N.Bellmore, NY, USA

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