pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,752 miles

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problem #4

Jan 072007

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 2002 Mitsubishi Galant steering wheel and the entire car starts shaking when it reaches 60 and above mph.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 012004

Galant 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
We brought our car in 4/2002. Have had problems with brakes. We are currently on our third set of pads and our second set of rotors. Squeeking has been a problem along with grinding and for some reason when the brakes are depressed the steering wheel shakes. We had a mechanic look at the brakes during the last pad change and he noticed that there was a tear in the calliper system. I just thought I was the only one that was having these problems until I check it out.

- Sicklerville, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,616 miles
Airconditioning leaks from beneath glove compartment. Drained twice but company will not repair if there is the presence of any outside material such as a leaf, a piece of debris that they claim is in the system. Dealer repair stated that there is something in the body that is allowing debris to get in and when consumer indicated that was a car defect dealer said that there was nothing they could do. Therefore, defect in body caused problem with cooling system and neither is covered by warranty. Consumer is actively seeking remedy for this problem. Car handles like garbage. Tires have been replaced, brakes, alignment done twice and the car pulled to the right still. After brakes were done car actually pulled more to left. The car stinks. Steering said to have no problem yet see above. The car stinks.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

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