really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,208 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Galant brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 092008


  • 45,000 miles


In 2007, horn would just blow on it's own at random times. Even though the battery was only one year old at the time, I replaced it again. Last week, 8/09/08 the horn just started blaring again while driving. It nearly caused an accident due to another car swerving out of the lane next to my vehicle and into my rear driver's side quarter-panel. Since the first instance, there seems to be electrical problems, as the radio and clock always reset, the trip odometer resets to zero, and the interior lights do not work. There are no blown fuses, and no damage to the electrical system. No one or business can seem to find the source of the problem. It will take over $5000 to rewire the car. As a working class citizen, and unemployed veteran, I don't have that kind of money, nor access to it. I have no choice but to drive an unsafe vehicle. I have also had problems with warping on the rotors (twice).

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #3

Oct 102005

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My car had around 11,000 miles on it (2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES) when the brakes started to make a thumping noise. I brought the car to the dealership and was told the brakes are still fine, but the brakes put on in the factory are cheap brakes and a lot of people with Galant's are having the same issue. I have 12,000 miles on the car and the noise is getting worse. If my brakes are still good, what is going on?

- Chicopee, MA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012005

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the brakes squeak very badly. Consumer took the vehicle to the repair shop. She was told that the air pressure was very low and that this could have been caused by moisture.

- Noblesville, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 032003

(reported on)


  • 7,834 miles
The vehicles brakes squeaked when they were applied. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who determined that the brakes were fine and that it was normal for the brakes to squeak.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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