really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,837 miles

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2002 Mitsubishi Galant brakes problems

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2002 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 262006

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I have a 2002 Galant, it was the first brand new car I bought for myself, the brakes squeaked the first day I've had to get the breaks done twice already and it only has 64,000 miles I've also gone through 2 sets of tires I'm about to buy new tires this week. In the last 2 months I've noticed it drives a lot harder now, there's odd noises coming out of the engine and it sounds like something is rubbing on the front tires when I drive. It pulls to the left really bad when I brake. If it's idling it sounds like it's struggling for air and shakes a little. I'm not even done paying for this car yet.

- Canton , GA, USA

problem #6

Oct 142004

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
Brakes vibrate, grind, squeal and fade. Mitsubishi says nothing wrong and keeps resurfacing rotors and replacing pads. First brake job was at approx. 850 miles, they said faulty caliper supports were the cause. They squeal from the moment I pick up the car from service and start to grind and pulsate religiously every 5000 miles after brake service. This vehicle has been in the shop for the same problem about seven times and they tell me that the brakes are over heating due to driving habits and local traffic. None of my other vehicles ever had issues like this driving in the same traffic.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #5

Feb 182005

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,472 miles
Car brought in for service. Brake pulsation, second time, left front wheel. Car is under 3 year 36,000 warranty. Car has 23,472 miles, warranty good till Feb 27th,2005. Dealer says I need brake pads, inside pads are worn paper thin, outside pad is half life. This is the second time I brought this vehicle in for same complaint. Dealer will not cover the brake pads. Being that this problem has occurred twice, and from same side..I would believe that a malfunction of the brake caliper, or other defect has caused the abnormal wear on pads. Dealer replaced both front rotors, would not cover cost of brake pads! also requested front wheels to be balanced, dealer charged me for re-balance, but wheels were not re-balanced, hence..still have vibration.

- New Hartford, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,390 miles


Steering-car pulled to the right -remedy, tech said steering wheel off center, adjusted and cross rotated front tires. Brakes-grinding -remedy, tech said caliper supports were faulty, replaced supports and turned rotors, they would not replace rotors. Other-hood was not secure in hood latch, bounced up and down. -remedy, tech said hod latch out of adjustment, still bounced after car was picked up.

- Roswell, AL, USA

problem #3

Jan 082004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

- Alabaster, AL, USA

problem #2

Feb 202002

Galant 4WD

  • miles
I purchased a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES from dunphy Mitsubishi in havertown, pa February 18, 2002. A couple of days later my brakes started to squeak, I called dunphy Mitsubishi and scheduled an appointment for service. After the service center sprayed my brakes days later they began to squeak again, I placed another call and was told by dunphy service department that their will be a remedy to solve the problem and I will receive a notice shortly. Well, I still have not received a notice and my brakes continues to squeak and I'm concerned for my safety. So, I called peruzzi Mitsubishi in fairless hills, pa and explained what I was told by dunphy Mitsubishi and was advised that their was not a remedy and I was lied too by dunphy Mitsubishi.

- Trenton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 212003

(reported on)


  • miles
The brakes failed to stop the vehicle, which resulted in a collision, and the air bags failed to deploy.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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