really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,804 miles

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problem #13

Jun 132008


  • 123,000 miles
Mitsubishi heater core leaking all over. Carpet soaking wet!!

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #12

Dec 202007

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Two weeks ago our cars" passenger front panel started to smoke within a few minutes the engine was started. At the time it happened we did not know where the smoke was coming from. When I went to get closer to the smoke it was the panel where the window and door buttons are. The security guard in our building had a flashlight and saw the top part of the panel was melting, he was able to lift the melting plastic and inside the door the smoke and flames were. The fire extinguished and we pulled the fuse. Now we have no power windows on all so we are driving without the ability of opening the windows. Thank god we were not on the highway when it started. I called Mitsubishi and they told me there were no recalls for this problem yet on your site there were two others with the same problem. Since it?S passed the warranty time they are not responsible to pay for the damages. I do understand the insurance company will pay for it but since I have a deductible of $500 I must pay for it. Mitsubishi customer service said if the insurance company finds the piece to be a defect, they would need to put in a claim for it. I don?T understand why a car of only 5 years old had this problem. I also have other problems to mention since when I looked at this site I too have a problem with clicking sound when I put on the heater. Sometimes the heater doesn"T work. This could have been a tragic situation. Does someone have to die for these problems to get fixed. I am now worry since I also have another car the same make, model and year. Please inform me what else I need to do to solve this problem. Thank you.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #11

Jan 162004

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
About three years ago I got this clicking noise behind my dash and my heat quit working. Well if it would click again it would work. Well it finally quit working all together and after doing some research Mitsubishi seems to be putting bad heat control motors in their cars. My car 2002 and it started this in 2004. As much as I've paid for this car this is unacceptable. This is not a cheap part to have fixed as I have found from my research. It would be one thing if I was the only one it happened to but it seems to be a problem with Mitsubishi and I believe they should have to replace their faulty part. Thank you!

- Woodsfield, OH, USA

problem #10

Sep 152007


  • 74,000 miles
Heater no longer works.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #9

Oct 202007

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
2002 mitshubishi Galant- heat stopped working at 75,000 miles. When turning on heat car began making a "gargling" noise and then eventually stopped working all together. A/C works fine just the heat will not come on!

- Stratford, CT, USA

problem #8

Oct 242007

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,450 miles
The heater control motor on my car has failed twice since I bought the car a year and a half ago.

- Derry, NH, USA

problem #7

Nov 302003

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The fans makes noise and there is no A/C - heat. Dealership says that it may be the heater control unit. Searched the web and alot of mits. Galants are having this same problem.

- Antioch, TN, USA

problem #6

May 012007

Galant 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
2002 Mitsubishi Galant 3.0 V6, heater control motor failed after only 5 years of service. Also, speedometer was consistantly 4 mph fas, always has been.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #5

Apr 032007

Galant 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
On my 2002 Mitsubishi Galant with the 3.0 liter engine, the heat occasionally fails to provide warm air. The fan works, the car is at a normal running temperature, and all hoses are warm. The heater control motor is failing. The part is cheap but you have to remove most of the dash board to replace it. The dealer charges an unusually large amount to fix it, anywhere from $300 - $600.

- Lindstrom, MN, USA

problem #4

Mar 222007

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Heat stopped working.. control moter for the heater core.

- Newcastle, DE, USA

problem #3

Jan 282006

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles
As seen several times on this complaint page my Mitsubishi Galant 2002 models heater has gone out do to what I do not know. I also had a clicking noise when I would turn the dial from cold to hot. Then finally about 6 months ago it just stopped and since have not heat to come back on!

- Fort Smith, AR, USA

problem #2

Sep 282005

Galant 4WD 4-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
No heat.

- Clementon, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 282006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No heat coming from heater. Fan still works, but no heat. Clicking noise from dashboard preceded failure of heater. Taking car to mechanic for diagnosis/repair.

- Washingtonville, NY, USA