hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,309 miles

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2006 Mitsubishi Galant electrical problems

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2006 Mitsubishi Galant Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 012014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Mitsubishi Galant. The contact stated that the rear passenger side brake light would not operate. The contact discovered that the passenger side brake light wire was melted. The wire harness was replaced and the failure was remedied. Approximately 8 months later, the rear driver side brake light would not operate. The contact discovered that the driver side brake light wire harness had also melted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #8

Sep 302008

Galant 4-cyl

  • miles
The key casing seems to fall apart after a short while, my concern is if this happens while driving will it "kill" the entire system, has this been questioned before?

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #7

May 132014

Galant 6-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
I have heard noise before coming thru the passenger side door. Radio speaker stopped working, then smoking from passenger side door in the door handle. I fear for my children's safety.

- Waukegan , IL, USA

problem #6

Mar 212014


  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Mitsubishi Galant. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the key housing assembly became detached from the key, causing the vehicle to stall. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they stated that the key housing assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #5

May 122011


  • 45,000 miles
Lamp sockets for both left and right side brake lights burnt out at 5 years, 2 months with less than 50,000 miles. If one side went out I'd call it a manufacturer defect. Both sides, ...seems more like an engineering problem. Only the contact for the brake side of the 2057 lamp was melted and recessed. The tail lamp side of the socket is still clean. Put in a GM replacement socket which looks better made than the oem. Just glad the wife did not get rear-ended. Hung onto the old sockets just in case someone might be interested in looking at them. Lots of tailgaters in my state, so brake lights are important here.

- Toms River,, NJ, USA

problem #4

Dec 012010


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mitsubishi Galant. While the vehicle was parked, the contact inserted the key to turn on the ignition when the key broke off of the key fob. The dealer was contacted who stated there was a fee to replace the key. The key was not replaced. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

- Prairieville, LA, USA

problem #3

Jul 152007

Galant 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


2006 Mitsubishi Galant both keys used to start my vehicle have shattered into several pieces while attempting to start the vehicle. The first key broke around July 14 2007 and the second key breaking more recent on 25 november2010. When the keys break they go into several smaller pieces and almost impossible to find all the parts and pieces creating a choking hazard for both children and animals. If needed I can provide pictures. When this second key broke into 7 pieces I was not able to locate all pieces. Approximately 24-48 hours later I observed, by way of passing the plastic piece, that my young puppy had located the piece and swallowed the plastic. I fear that if this would have been my child that found the piece that I would have a larger problem to take care of. I contacted Mitsubishi about this problem and they stated that since my vehicle was not still under warranty that they would not help me and that I needed to purchase a new key that was made of better material. The cost to replace one key is $200. Mitsubishi advised that they were not responsible to fix the problem, even if it did cause a choking hazard, since my vehicle is not under warranty and that if my child or puppy choked on the piece that I should have watched them better than what I did.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

Jul 142008


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mitsubishi Galant. While starting the vehicle, the key shattered into six pieces. The contact had to use the spare key to start the vehicle. Later the spare key shattered as well. The contact was able to piece the key together but every time he started the vehicle, the failure occurred again. The keys had not been replaced. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 65,000 and the current mileage was approximately 102,000.

- Louieville, KY, USA

problem #1

Jul 142010


  • 109,777 miles
2006 Mitsubishi Galant, 109,777 miles: Driving home through the middle of the sonoran desert in southern Arizona at 11:30pm my Galant electrically died. My alternator, battery, engine control module, electric distribution module, passenger side air bag, head lights, radio all went dead. Dealer found three power cables to the airbag system that run under the carpet on passenger side of the transmission hump had shorted out because three protrusions on a body weld worked through the insulation and shorted all power to ground. If this happened on the center lane on the freeway at rush hour I could have been killed possibly along with other drivers.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

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