hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,417 miles

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2004 Mitsubishi Galant body / paint problems

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2004 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 252006

Galant 4-cyl

  • 22,503 miles


Drivers inside door panel loose; panel re-attached with clips by cool spring Mitsubishi second incident July 25, 2008; drivers inside door loose again, re-attached with clips by hallmark Mitsubishi third incident September 12, 2012 drivers inside door panel loose, could not re-attached with clips; need to order new inside door panel. Panel ordered and re-installed by (ntb) national tire and battery fourth incident, July 2014, passenger inside door panel loose; ntb and Firestone could not fix, need panel replaced. I have receipt for all these incidents. I cannot understand why the door panels will not stay attached on this car. Mitsubishi should reimburse me for all the expenses associated with previous repair of these panels and fix the panel for the rear door. I also need assurance and proof that they will repair at no cost any future panels that come loose as long as I own this car. This is ridiculous that you cannot get out of your car because the panel catches.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #5

Jul 312013

Galant 4-cyl

  • miles
There is no accident but the paint on my black car is peeling off. I have big white splotches all over my car. It looks terrible. I have always taken care of my car, and the paint just started peeling off. I have heard and seen this on alot of Mitsubishi black cars. I think it defective paint. Help.

- Webster, NY, USA

problem #4

Apr 032012


  • 120,000 miles
The driver side door panel gets caught on the B pillar almost every time the door is closed making it near impossible to open. Also a few weeks after this started happening the window started to stick in the down position only going up after beating on the inside of the door.

- Morgantown , KY, USA

problem #3

May 102008


  • 90,000 miles


At about 50K miles both rear windows failed, went down on their own and won't go back up, I had to wedge them up to keep the in place. The paint on the rear bumper is oxidizing rapidly, this car has been parked in a garage for the entire time I have owned it. At about 90K miles I took my car in for a check engine light, it was a catalytic converter, I was told that the recall had expired and I would have to pay $1100 to replace the part. I sent an email to Mitsubishi that was unreturned.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #2

May 012008


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mitsubishi Galant. Approximately six months ago, the paint on the roof of the vehicle began to peel and became very rough. The failure has spread to the trunk, hood, and sides of the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that they could not repair the paint because she was not the original owner of the vehicle. She believes that the manufacturer should repair the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 50,000 and current mileage was 65,000.

- Charlestown, NC, USA

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problem #1

Sep 012007

Galant 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Purchased a used 2004 mitusbishi Galant July 2007. Memorial day weekend 2007 passenger door jammed, unable to open or get out of door. Dealer replaced door panel out of "goodwill" November 07. Approx 2 months later, both front doors sticking and hard to open. Dealer replaced both door panels. Approx 1 month ago or less, driver door panel stuck again. Had to crawl across seats for approx one week to be able to drive. Dealer did not replace door panel even though last door panel still under warranty, merely reattached panel. First 2 cases, clips on door panels broke. 3rd case clips were not broken. Last weekend 5/24/08 passenger door panel stuck again. Cannot open passenger door. Have not returned to dealer yet, intend to go next couple days. First doing research. On last situation, service department saying mitusbishi claiming I am tearing up doors. If clips are broken, will not replace under warranty.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

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