2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT VIN: 4A3AA46G31E013808

TBD
Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 4A3AA46G31E013808 Decoding Mitsubishi Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

MITSUBISHI

Manufacturer Name

MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA

Model

Galant

Model Year

2001

Plant City

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL

Series

HIGH

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

ILLINOIS

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2400.0

Displacement (CI)

146.45698582735

Displacement (L)

2.4

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Multipoint Fuel Injection (MPFI)

Other Engine Info

MPI

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver & Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Optional
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 4A3AA46G31E013808

Components: AIR BAGS

August 14, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10562190
Consumer Location: LICKING, MO
VIN: 4A3AA46G31E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE WAS TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH AND LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. THE DRIVER CRASHED INTO A DIRT HILL, DESTROYING THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY HOWEVER, THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 176,000.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING EQUIPMENT

December 03, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10224494
Consumer Location: SUNNYVALE, CA
VIN: 4A3AA46G31E****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR HAD AN OVERHEATING PROBLEM LAST DECEMBER 12/2007. THEREFORE I TOOK IT TO A MECHANIC TO GET IT FIXED. THEY SAID THEY REPLACED THE RADIATOR, FAN CONTROL, AND UPPER AND LOWER RADIATOR HOSES- (I HAVE THE RECEIPT FOR THAT). A WEEK LATER WHEN I WAS DRIVING, THE CAR STARTED TO CATCH FIRE. THE FIRE WAS COMING FROM THE FRONT. THE WHOLE CAR UP TO THE BACK SEATS WERE ALL DAMAGED BECAUSE OF THE FIRE, ONLY THE LUGGAGE WAS OK. SO MY INSURANCE COMPANY CONDUCTED AN INVESTIGATION TO SEE THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE AND THEIR REPORT WAS THAT IT WAS THE MECHANICS FAULT. (I HAVE THE INVESTIGATION REPORT WITH ME). HOWEVER, THE MECHANIC SHOP WANTED TO CONDUCT THEIR OWN INVESTIGATION AS WELL. SO THEIR CONCLUSION WAS THAT THIS MITUBISHI GALANT 2001 MODEL LICENSE PLATE NUMBEWAS RECALLED FOR THIS PARTICULAR PROBLEM. BUT I NEVER GOT ANY LETTER FROM MITSUBISHI UP TILL TODAY ABOUT THIS. SO PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THIS CAR WAS RECALLED FOR THIS PARTICULAR PROBLEM OR WHETHER THIS WAS THE MECHANICS FAULT. IF YOU NEED ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CALL ME OR EMAIL ME. MAKE: MITSUBISHI MODEL: GALANT YEAR: 2001 *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11296677
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A3AA46H01E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE OPERATING THE VEHICLE THE TRANSMISSION HAD MALFUNCTIONED AND THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT OPERATE IN THE DRIVE AND REVERSE POSITION. IN ADDITION, THERE WAS A LEAKAGE AND SMOKE WAS ALSO PRESENT COMING FROM UNDER THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT INDICATED THAT THE FAILURE WOULD ONLY OCCUR WHEN ENGINE TEMPERATURE WAS HEATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WAS FAULTY AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT INDICATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION HAD PREVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED THE SAME FAILURE AND WAS REPLACED IN 2013. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 220,000.

Components: ENGINE

August 15, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10819104
Consumer Location: OZARK, MO
VIN: 4A3AA46G21E****

Summary of Complaint

THE INTAKE MANIFOLD CRACKED IN AUG 2014 SO I BOUGHT ONE AND REPAIRED IT AND CHANGED THREE MOTOR AND TRAIN MOUNTS DROVE FOR TWO MONTHS AND CRACKED AGAIN RIGHT BEHIND THE THROTTLE BODY IT STARTED STALLING WHEN COME TO A STOP ROUGH IDLE.

Components: SEATS

May 04, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 10722190
Consumer Location: GASTONIA, NC
VIN: 4A3AA46G51E****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD ISSUES WITH MY DRIVER SIDE SEAT FOR YEARS AND CURRENTLY STILL AN ISSUE. I NEVER REALIZED THIS WAS A RECALL ISSUE. I HAD A NUMBER OF ISSUE/PROBLEMS WITH MY VEHICLE AND ALWAYS TOOK MY CAR TO THE MITSUBITSHI DEALER AND THEY TOO NEVER MENTIONED ANY RECALL REGARDING DRIVER SIDE SEAT. THE DRIVER'S SEAT IS NOT PROPERLY SECURE THE SEAT AND COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF DRIVER INJURY IN AN ACCIDENT.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

February 03, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10700590
Consumer Location: CALEDONIA, MI
VIN: 4A3AA46H21E****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN STARTING OUT, THE GAS PEDAL STICKS. THIS STARTED WHEN OUR TEMPERATURE WAS VERY COLD FOR A FEW DAYS. MY VEHICLE IS ALWAYS PARKED IN THE GARAGE OVERNIGHT. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 28, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10679585
Consumer Location: FRESNO, CA
VIN: 4A3AA46H91E****

Summary of Complaint

PROBLEM CODES WRONG WITH MY CAR. P0431 P0174 P0176 OR P0171 P0441 P0335 P0300. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

August 09, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10649656
Consumer Location: WASHINGTON, DC
VIN: 4A3AA46H51E****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE HAD REPEATED INCIDENTS WHERE MY HORN WILL SOUND DURING THE NIGHT, AND IF I WAS USING IT AS A WARNING TO ANOTHER DRIVER. I HAVE HAD IT CHECKED SEVERAL TIMES, AND I WAS FINALLY TOLD THAT THE AIRBAG IS PROBABLY WHAT IS CAUSING THE PROBLEM. NOW MY HORN DOESN'T SOUND AT ALL AND THIS POSES A SAFETY HAZARD TO ME, MY CHILDREN AND ANY OTHER PASSENGERS AS WELL AS OTHER DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

June 17, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10628602
Consumer Location: LAS VEGAS, NV
VIN: 4A3AA46H51E****

Summary of Complaint

THERE IS A MAJOR GAS IN MY CAR. THE SPELL IS THERE 100% OF THE TIME. WHEN YOU COME WITHIN 20 FEET OF THE CAR...YOU GET THE OVERWHELMING GAS SPELL. I'M AFRAID TO DRIVE THE CAR AT ALL NOW. I'M A SINGLE FATHER ON FULL DISABILITY, WITH A 16 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WITH NO MOTHER. I CAN'T AFFORD THE GAS WHICH DOUBLED DUE TO THE GAS LEAK. MORE IMPORTANTLY...I CAN'T DRIVE MY DAUGHTER TO SCHOOL...ANYWHERE. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

May 10, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10587638
Consumer Location: ALVIN, TX
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THIS CAR HAS HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE O2 SENSORS, FUEL LINE, OIL LEAKS, FUSE AND ELECTRICAL SHORTS FROM THE START. WE HAVE TRIED TO FIX THE PROBLEMS, BUT THE REPAIRS NEVER LASTED LONG. THE BRAKE LINE RECENTLY STARTED LEAKING. TODAY WE WERE IN A WRECK BECAUSE THE BRAKES WENT OUT. WE WERE TRAVELING AT 35 MPH AND SHOULD HAVE HAD TIME TO STOP. THE CAR SLID UNDER A TRUCK, AND WAS TOTALED. WE WERE NEVER CONTACTED ABOUT ANY RECALLS INVOLVING OUR CAR. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

January 09, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 10560499
Consumer Location: WINTER PARK, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR LEAKS WATER INSIDE THE DRIVERS SIDE FRONT WEATHER RUNNING OR NOT THE CARPET IT MOLDY AND THE CAR IS NOT DRIVABLE IN ANY WET CONDITION. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING POWER TRAIN

February 07, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10553467
Consumer Location: STATEN ISLAND, NY
VIN: 4A3AA56H51E****

Summary of Complaint

AS OF APPX 8 MONTHS AGO, VEHICLE HAS BUCKED ON STARTUP. IT JUMPS OUT , AND THEN STOPS. CAR IN FORWARD OR REVERSE JOLTS OUT BUT THIS IS AN INTERMITTENT OCCURRENCE. YESTERDAY, BEST DESCRIBES PROBLEM, AS I APPROACHED RED LIGHT AND PUT FOOT ON ACCELERATOR AND CAR JUMPED OUT 3 OR 4 TIMES BEFORE ACTUALLY MOVING FORWARD....THIS HAPPENED FOR THE WHOLE LENGTH OF MY TRIP...NECESSITATING HAVING TO PUT MY HAZARD LIGHTS ON SO I WOULD NOT BE HIT FROM BEHIND. REPEATED TRIPS TO REPUTABLE MECHANIC AND TRANSMISSION GARAGE ARE NOT ABLE TO DIAGNOSE PROBLEM. TRANSMISSION OIL AND FILTER AND CLEANING OF SOLENOIDS HAS BEEN DONE. *TR

Components: ENGINE

October 16, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10487664
Consumer Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
VIN: 4A3AA46G11E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH, THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATED AS THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE CRANK SHAFT POSITION SENSOR AND THE MAIN ECU RELAY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER, THE REMEDY FAILED TO REPAIR THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE BUT DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN ANY RECALLS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 159,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING VISIBILITY

January 01, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10442328
Consumer Location: WARWICK, RI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY HEATER STOPPED WORKING. THEN THE HEAT WOULD TAKE AT LEAST A HALF AN HOUR BEFORE COMING ON BUT WOULD ONLY STAY WARM WHEN I WAS DRIVING. CANNOT KEEP MY WINDOWS DEFROSTED IN THE WINTER! VERY UNSAFE! ALSO, MY LEFT, FRONT HEADLIGHT WILL GO ON BY ITSELF AND WILL BLINK, WITHOUT ANY KEY IN IGNITION, IT WILL STILL COME ON. DRVING AT NIGHT, HEADLIGHTS WOULDNT COME ON BUT THAT FRONT LEFT HEADLIGHT WOULD BLINK. I CAN ALSO HEAR A CLICKING SOUND WHEN THIS IS HAPPENING. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

August 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10352837
Consumer Location: EL SOBRANTE, CA
VIN: 4A3AA46G81E****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 5 MPH PRESSURE WAS APPLIED TO THE BRAKE PEDAL. ONCE THE VEHICLE REACHED A STOP THE ENGINE BEGAN TO REV. HEAVY PRESSURE WAS APPLIED TO THE BRAKE PEDAL BUT THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO MOVE FORWARD UNTIL HE TURNED THE STEERING WHEEL TO DIRECT THE VEHICLE ONTO A CURB. THE VEHICLE WAS SHIFTED INTO AND HE WAS ABLE TO TURN IT OFF. UPON RESTART THE IT OPERATED AS NORMAL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE HE WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE HAS RECURRED APPROXIMATELY 6 TIMES BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NEVER TAKEN TO BE EXAMINED FOR THE CAUSE OF FAILURE. IT WAS NEVER REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 62,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING STRUCTURE

April 30, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10348893
Consumer Location: SLIDELL, LA
VIN: 4A3AA46H81E****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT HAS BEEN LEAKING VERY BAD ON BOTH THE DRIVER AND PASSANGER SIDE EVER SINCE I GOT IT. I NOT ONLY HAVE TO FOLD MY PANT LEGS WHEN I RIDE IN MY CAR BUT IT IS ALSO GROWING MOLD, WHICH CAN'T BE HEALTHY. IT ALSO HAS NEVER HAD GOOD EXTERIOR LIGHTING. MY HEADLIGHTS ALWAYS SEEM DIM AND THEY POINT UPWARD RATHER THAN AT THE ROAD WHERE THEY BELONG. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY

July 26, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10345382
Consumer Location: HUDSON, OH
VIN: 4A3AA46G52E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MITSUBISHI GALLANT. WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 5 MPH, THE CONTACT ACTIVATED THE AUTOMATIC FRONT PASSENGER SIDE WINDOW MECHANISM IN AN UPWARD MOTION WHICH FAILED TO OPERATE. HOWEVER, AFTER WAITING A PERIOD OF TWENTY TO THIRTY MINUTES THE WINDOW BEGAN TO FUNCTION NORMALLY. THE FAILURE OCCURRED AT ANY SPEED TRAVELED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE THE TECHNICIAN INFORMED THAT THE MANUFACTURER SERVICE WARRANTY HAD EXPIRED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED AT THE TIME OF THE COMPLAINT. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 115,000.

Components: STEERING SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

July 14, 2001
NHTSA ID Number: 10343366
Consumer Location: GREENVILLE, NC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

RIGHT REAR TIRE HIT HOLE OR BUMP IN PARKING. ACTIVATED ANTI-LOCK BRAKING FOR FIRST TIME SINCE BUYING CAR IN 2001. LOST STEERING CONTROL AT SAME TIME. COULDN'T TURN IT. STOPPED BEFORE ENTERING HIGHWAY. PUT CAR IN PARK; THEN DRIVE AND SLOWLY TOOK OFF. STEERING RETURNED TO NORMAL. DANGEROUS SITUATION IF I WAS IN TRAFFIC OR MEETING ANOTHER VEHICLE WHILE ATTEMPTING TO EXIT PARKING LOCK. FAINT ODOR OF FUEL. NO OBVIOUS LEAK ON GROUND. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

October 27, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10296228
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER, NY
VIN: 4A3AA46G81E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH SHE REAR-ENDED ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND NONE OF THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE WAS DAMAGED AND THE OCCUPANT WAS INJURED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A LOCAL REPAIR FACILITY. A POLICE REPORT WAS AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED, BUT NO ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10280111
Consumer Location: HUNTLEY, IL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE PAINT ON MY 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT IS DISAPPEARING-TURNING WHITE ON THE ROOF AND REAR TRUCK. GROWING RAPIDLY!! BEEN HAPPENING OVER 4-5 MONTHS. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 04, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10279417
Consumer Location: TROY, MI
VIN: 4A3AA56H11E****

Summary of Complaint

SUDDEN LOSS OF FORWARD MOVEMENT AND DISABLED IN THE TRAFFIC WHILE GOING DOWN THE ROAD. FOUND TRANSMISSION IS NOT MOVING THE DRIVE WHEELS IN ANY GEARS FORWARD OR REVERSE. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

July 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10277310
Consumer Location: WESTMONT, IL
VIN: 4A3AA36G91E****

Summary of Complaint

MY MISTIBUSHI 2001 ROOF TOP, TRUNK AND ENGINE TOP START FADING FROM ABOUT 2 YEARS AND IT LOOKS VERY BAD IT LOOKS LIKE A WHITE COLOR OVER BACK PAINT. IT IS LIKE POWDER COMES OUT FROM THE PAINT. IT JUST KEEP SPREADING AND NOT STOPPING. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

June 15, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10275470
Consumer Location: MISSION VIEJO, CA
VIN: 4A3AA46G11E****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS A LEAK IN THE FUEL TANK. HE PARKED HIS VEHICLE IN THE GARAGE AND SMELLED A STRONG ODOR OF GASOLINE THE FOLLOWING DAY. HE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A REPAIR SHOP AND THE MECHANIC FOUND A LEAK. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 01V069000. THE SPECIALIST AT THE REPAIR SHOP STATED THAT THE ENTIRE FUEL TANK NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 95,353 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 95,300.

Components: STRUCTURE

May 01, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10274912
Consumer Location: KEENE, NH
VIN: 4A3AA46H01E****

Summary of Complaint

THE CLEARCOAT ON MY CAR IS DEFECTIVE AND THE HOOD, ROOF AND TRUNK HAVE TURNED COMPLETELY WHITE. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

May 10, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10269869
Consumer Location: BOWIE, MD
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE PAINT ON MY BLACK 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT HAS TURNED WHITE ALL AROUND MY HOOD AND TRUNK AND THE ROOF MY CAR IS HAS OXIDIZE AND RUST. I HAVE CALLED MITSUBISHI CORPORATE AND GOT NOWHERE. I HAVE FOUND THAT A MAJORITY OF MITSUBISHI BLACK CARS HAVE BAD PAINT JOBS YOU WILL SEE THOUSANDS OF COMPLAINTS FOR MODELS 1999-2003. THERE IS ALSO A WEBSITE I FOUND CALLED "MYMISTUBISHIPAINTPROBLEM.COM" WHICH SPEAKS ABOUT BLACK GALANTS AND THE PAINT ISSUES THAT ARE FACED . *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

April 17, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10267278
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A3AA46G11E****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE SPEED WOULD DECREASE AND THE VEHICLE WOULD STALL. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED, IT WOULD ONLY REMAIN ON FOR A FEW MINUTES. OCCASIONALLY, IT WOULD TAKE UP TO AN HOUR FOR THE VEHICLE TO RESTART AND THEN STALL AGAIN. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTO BODY SHOP FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MECHANIC STATED THAT THE CRANKSHAFT WIRING HARNESS FAILED AND AN IGNITION SENSOR FAILURE APPEARED ON THE DIAGNOSTIC. A NEW CRANKSHAFT WAS INSTALLED AND THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE, WHERE IT BEGAN TO STALL AGAIN. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE REPAIR SHOP AND THEY DISCOVERED ISSUES WITH THE WIRING HEADING TO THE CRANKSHAFT. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 00V299001 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 86,666. UPDATED 5/26/09 *CN THE CONSUMER STATED THEE VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESTART UNTIL IT HAD COOLED DOWN FOR AN 1 HOUR OR 2. THE CONSUMER DISCOVERED THERE WAS RECALL FOR THE PARTS THAT WERE CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO STALL. UPDATED 05/28/09.*JB

Components: POWER TRAIN SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC

September 28, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10265372
Consumer Location: SANFORD, FL
VIN: 4A3AA56H51E****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION WENT OUT -REPAIRED2-6-08,CONSTANTLY REPLACE BATTERY,5-31-07 ,TWO TIMES IN 208,REPROGRAM CAR IT WOULD NOT STAY CRANKED,REPLACED RADIATOR-208, LEFT HEAD LIGHT BULB IS MELTED INTO SOCKET ,LIGHT GOES DIM WHOLE THING HAS TO BE REPLACED BRAKES KEPT MAKING LOUD NOISE,STILL DO SOME TIME12-14-06, SIX MONTHS LATER HAD TO REPLACE PADS,STEERING WHEEL SHAKES WHEN PUTTING ON BRAKE,REPLACE BLINKER SWITCH-7-27-07,ALL LIGHTS ON DASH BOARD GOES OFF AND ON, STARTED HAPPENING AFTER FIRST OIL CHANGE-5-19-05, SENSORS ALTERNATOR BELT, P/S DOLT,REPLACERADIATOR HOSE. DOOR HANDLES AND BOTH MIRRORS,ARE DISCOLORED,LOOKS LIKE WHITE GLUE,WHEN I DRIVE FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES CUT CAR OFF ,SOMETIME IT WILL NOT CRANK. I AM STILL HAVING PROBLEMS AND STILL PAYING FOR CAR AND TRANSMISSION REPAIR. I WAS TOLD BY DEALERSHIP AND WARRANTY CO. THESE PROBLEMS WAS NOT UNDER WARRANTY. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

January 02, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10256431
Consumer Location: STONE MOUNTAIN, GA
VIN: 4A3AA46H41E****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED IN 2001. SHE SMELLED A STRONG GASOLINE ODOR IN THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE. SHE ALSO NOTICED A STEADY LEAK OF GASOLINE IN THE FUEL TANK AREA OF THE VEHICLE. PREVIOUSLY THE EVAPORATOR HOSE WAS LEAKING AND AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC REPAIRED THE HOSE WITH FUEL SYSTEM CLAMPS. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER DUE TO THE SAFETY RISK. THE DEALER CONFIRMED THAT THERE WAS A RECALL FOR THE SAME YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL; HOWEVER, HER VIN WAS NOT A PART OF (NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 01V069000). THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE LESS THAN 113,000.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SEATS UNKNOWN OR OTHER ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

August 01, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10252902
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A3AA46G01E****

Summary of Complaint

2001MITSUBISHI GALANT ES, I WANT TO DRIVE A SAFE CAR WITH NO FIRE OR ACCIDENTS,I FOUND 7 RECALLS FOR THIS YEAR AND MAKE I WENT TO THE MITSUBISHI AT 34-54 44TH.STREET LONG ISLAND CITY 718-361-6900 SERVICE ADVISOR ANTHONY SERRONE TOLD ME THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL FOR MY CAR AND I MADE AN APPOINTMENT FOR 01/04/09 AT 8:00 AM TO INSPECT MY CAR FOR DANGER SIGNS CHECK ENGINE LIGHT STAYS ON ALL THE TIME, I WAS TOLD I NEED IDLE CONTROL MODULE TO BE INSTALLED AND NOISE FROM THE BOTTOM AND BRAKING MAKES ROUGH SOUND AND THE SMELL OF FUEL IN THE CAR AND FEEL HEAT FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE CAR. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 09, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10243863
Consumer Location: PORT ALLEN, LA
VIN: 4A3AA46H91E****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IDLING, THE CONTACT HEARD A HUMMING SOUND COMING FROM THE ENGINE. SHE ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATE, BUT THE VEHICLE STALLED AND SHUT OFF. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND THEY STATED THAT A TRANSMISSION KIT WAS NEEDED. THE CONTACT DID NOT NOTICE ANY DIFFERENCES BEFOREHAND. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 94,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 73,000.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

August 17, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10238861
Consumer Location: CHARLESTON, SC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WHILE DRIVING 65-70 MPH, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY SHUT DOWN WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A REPAIR SHOP AND THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS DIAGNOSED AS THE CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 00V299001 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE). THE VEHICLE WILL BE REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 100,000.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

August 02, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10236736
Consumer Location: DELTONA, FL
VIN: 4A3AA46G81E****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR KEPT STALLING SO I BROUGHT IT TO MY MECHANIC WHO PUT IT ON DIAGNOSTIC MACHINE AND DIAGNOSTIC MACHINE SAID CRANKSHAFT HARNESS WAS NO GOOD HE THEN LOOKED INTO RECALLS FOR 2001 MITSUBISHI CARS AND MY CAR WAS RECALLED AND HE TOLD ME TO BRING IT TO A MITSUBISHI DEALER BECAUSE THEY ISSUED THE RECALL FOR THE SAME PROBLEM CRANKSHAFT HARNESS THE DEALER CALLED ME AND TOLD ME INFACT THAT WAS THE PROBLEM AND THAT MY CAR WAS NOT PART OF THE RECALL AND IT WOULD COST 960.00 TO FIX. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 17, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10234669
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A3AA46H51E****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WHEN THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO ROLL DOWN THE TWO FRONT WINDOWS, SMOKE POURED OUT FROM THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE WINDOW. HE TURNED OFF THE VEHICLE AND NOTICED THAT A FIRE ERUPTED IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE DOOR PANEL. HE PERSONALLY EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE WITH WATER. AFTER THE INCIDENT, HE NOTICED THAT THE SWITCH PLATE WAS MELTED AND THE SUNROOF, RADIO, AND POWER WINDOW DEVICES WERE INOPERATIVE. THE CONTACT HAS PICTURES OF THE VEHICLE AFTER THE FAILURE. HE IS IN THE PROCESS OF HAVING A TECHNICIAN INSPECT THE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 91,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 02, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10232934
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: 4A3AA46G41E****

Summary of Complaint

BLACK PAINT ON MY MITSUBISHI GALANT 2001 IS ALL FADED. THE HOOD OF MY CAR IS PRACTICALLY WHITE AND LOOKS HORRIBLE. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

March 14, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10225405
Consumer Location: KEENE, NH
VIN: 4A3AA46H01E****

Summary of Complaint

THE PAINT ON MY BLACK 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT HAS TURNED WHITE ALL AROUND MY SUNROOF AND IS BEGINNING TO START ON MY HOOD. I HAVE CALLED LOCAL DEALERS AND MITSUBISHI CORPORATE AND GOT NOWHERE. IF YOU GOOGLE BLACK MITSUBISHI BAD PAINT JOBS YOU WILL SEE THOUSANDS OF COMPLAINTS ONLY ON BLACK CARS FOR ABOUT 1999-2003. THERE IS ALSO A WEBSITE I FOUND CALLED "MYMISTUBISHIPAINTPROBLEM.COM" WHICH ALSO IS ONLY ABOUT BLACK CARS. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

July 19, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10220254
Consumer Location: BAKERSFIELD, CA
VIN: 4A3AA46G41E****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE VEHICLE WOULD INTERMITTENTLY LEAK GASOLINE ONLY WHEN THE FUEL TANK WAS BEING FILLED. THE CONTACT SMELLED GASOLINE OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INSPECTED BY A DEALER OR MECHANIC. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 01V069000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 180,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 213,748. UPDATED 3/25/08 *CN UPDATED 03/25/08 *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 19, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10218268
Consumer Location: ORANGE, CA
VIN: 4A3AA46G51E****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN BATTERY CABLES ARE DISCONNECTED FOR SERVICE, THE CAR STALLS SUDDENLY & REPEATEDLY WITHOUT WARNING. THIS CONTINUES FOR APPROXIMATELY 10-12 MILES BEFORE RETURNING TO NORMAL. TWICE IN 2007 WHEN THE BATTERY CABLES WERE DISCONNECTED FROM THE BATTERY; ONCE TO CLEAN ACID BUILD-UP OFF THE CABLES (5/07) & THEN AGAIN TO INSTALL A NEW BATTERY (10/07) , THE CAR STARTED RIGHT UP AND RAN FINE UNTIL OUT ON THE ROAD AND PREPARING TO STOP FOR A LIGHT AND/OR SLOWING DOWN UNDER 30 MPH AND THEN IT DIED REPEATEDLY. I TOOK IT BACK TO THE APPROVED AUTONATION DEALER (POWER FORD) AS THEY WERE THE ONES THAT CLEANED THE CABLES ALONG WITH MY 40,000 MI SERVICE. AN OLDER MECHANIC SAID THERE IS A SENSOR THAT HAS TO 'RESET' ITSELF AFTER BEING DISCONNECTED. HE TOOK THE CAR OUT AND DROVE IT TO PUT THE MILES ON IT, FOR IT TO STOP. I HAVE ASKED OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT THAT THEORY AND NO ONE SEEMS TO KNOW ABOUT IT. IT IS SO DANGEROUS I CANNOT BELIEVE IT WOULD CONTINUE FOR THAT MANY MILES. I BELIEVE SOMETHING IS DEFECTIVE. THIS IS THE ONLY TIME MY CAR HAS EVER GIVEN ME TROUBLE. IT IS VERY UNSAFE AND I AM FILLED WITH DREAD WORRYING ABOUT THE NEXT TIME SOMETHING HAS TO BE CHECKED OR DONE INVOLVING THE BATTERY. *TR

Components: STEERING ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

January 17, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10216430
Consumer Location: ANNAPOLIS, MD
VIN: 4A3AA46G11E****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, THE ENGINE WOULD SHUT OFF. ALL OF THE WARNING INDICATOR LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURE ALSO OCCURRED WHILE DRIVING BETWEEN 5-35 MPH. THERE WAS A LOSS OF POWER STEERING, BUT THE BRAKES STILL OPERATED. THE REPAIR SHOP STATED THAT THE CRANKSHAFT POSITION AND CAMSHAFT SENSORS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. NO REPAIRS WERE MADE. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 00V299001 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE). THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 103,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

January 02, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10213645
Consumer Location: FRANKLIN, IN
VIN: 4A3AA46G61E****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE VEHICLE WAS EXPERIENCING SEVERE VIBRATIONS ON THE FRONT END OF THE DRIVER SIDE. THE FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE ROTORS WERE EXTREMELY WARPED. ALL OF THE PARTS ATTACHED TO THE BRAKES ARE DAMAGED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 110,000 MILES. THE DEALER HAS NOT DIAGNOSED THE FAILURE.

Components: AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

April 06, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10209492
Consumer Location: PLAINFIELD, NJ
VIN: 84A3AA46G11****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT. TWO WEEKS AFTER THE DMV INSPECTED THE VEHICLE, THE SRS LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT HAS OWNED THE VEHICLE SINCE THE END OF FEBRUARY 2007. ACCORDING TO THE MECHANIC, THE COMPUTER INDICATED THAT THERE WAS NO DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG IN THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE OWNER WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HAVING THE AIR BAG REPLACED. THEY ALSO STATED THAT IF THE VEHICLE FAILED INSPECTION, THEY WOULD HAVE GIVEN HER A REFUND OR MADE THE REPAIR. THE SRS LIGHT WILL DIM WHEN THE AIR BAG IS REPLACED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HORN WILL NOT WORK WHILE THE SRS LIGHT IS ILLUMINATED. SHE RECEIVED A CARFAX REPORT PRIOR TO PURCHASING THE VEHICLE, WHICH INDICATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY CRASHES. SHE ALSO STATED THAT THE TRUNK DOES NOT OPEN FROM THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT. THE FUEL SYSTEM AND POWERTRAIN WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE VIN WAS INVALID. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 83,305 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 91,829.

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