2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT VIN: 4A3AA46G6YE057179

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VIN 4A3AA46G6YE057179 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

2000

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 and 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

2000 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%

2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
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 4A3AA46G6YE057179

Components: STRUCTURE

August 12, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10280206
Consumer Location: BENSENVILLE, IL
VIN: 4A3AA46G6YE****

Summary of Complaint

ALL OF THE PAINT ON MY BLACK 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT IS COMING OFF. THIS CAR WAS GARAGE KEPT MOST OF IT'S LIFE. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 15, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10201825
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A3AA46G6YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A LEFT TURN, THE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH SNAPPED OFF WHEN IT WAS ENGAGED. THE SWITCH IS CURRENTLY HANGING BY TWO WIRES. THE DEALER STATED THAT HER VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN RECALL NUMBER 99V30500. THE SPEED, PURCHASE DATE, AND NHTSA RECALL NUMBER WERE UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 94,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 17, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10022135
Consumer Location: STATEN ISLAND, NY
VIN: 4A3AA46G6YE****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE STOPPING AT A STOP SIGN, THE VEHICLE WAS INVOLVED IN A FRONT COLLISION. UPON IMPACT, THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. DRIVER AND PASSENGER SUSTAINED INJURIES. *AK *TS

Components: AIR BAGS

April 28, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 8010373
Consumer Location: RICHMOND, VA
VIN: 4A3AA46G6YE****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE WAITING AND VEHICLE WAS IDLING, ANOTHER VEHICLE REARENDED THE GALANT, CAUSING IT TO REAREND ANOTHER VEHICLE. UPON IMPACT WITH THE OTHER VEHICLE, THE FRONT AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THREE (3) PASSENGERS WERE INJURED.*JBCONSUMER SUFFERED NECK, BACK AND SOFT TISSUE PELVIC INJURIES. *JG

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 06, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11055840
Consumer Location: FRESNO, CA
VIN: 4A3AA46G1YE****

Summary of Complaint

I AM DISABLED BY MY OWN FACTORY ALARM. THE CAR WILL NOT START BECAUSE MY ECU WAS DEFECTIVE AND I REPLACED IT WITH A USED ONE AND TOOK IT TO THE DEALER TO PROGRAM MY KEY TO THE REPLACEMENT ECU AND THE KEY STILL DOESN'T WORK EVEN THOUGH I AM GETTING A P1610 TROUBLE CODE FOR IMMOBILIZER MALFUNCTION WHICH IS DUE TO AN ECU NOT RECOGNIZING THE KEY. EVEN THE DEALOR CAN'T GET THE CAR TO START. THE MANUFACTURER GOT THE IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM TOO ADVANCED THAT IT'S LOCKING THEIR CAR OWNER'S OUT OF THEIR OWN CAR! THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 25, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10720996
Consumer Location: STATEN ISLAND, NY
VIN: 4A3AA46G2YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, ANOTHER VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH A CRASH BAR CRASHED HEAD ON INTO THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE AT 50 MPH. THE CONTACT'S AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED NECK INQUIRES AND A HERNIATED DISK DISPLACER. MEDICAL ATTENTION WAS RECEIVED. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED, BUT WAS NOT REPORTED ACCURATELY. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: ENGINE

October 07, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10643335
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A3AA46G3YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE FAILED TO RESTART AND WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 230,000.

Components: ENGINE

January 09, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10505666
Consumer Location: SILVER SPRING, MD
VIN: 4A3AA46G7YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE NEEDLE WOULD FLUCTUATE CONTINUOUSLY. THE FAILURE RECURRED WHENEVER THE VEHICLE WAS IN OPERATION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS, WHO STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS RELATED TO THE RADIATOR, WHICH WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 86,700.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 27, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10360761
Consumer Location: BURLINGTON, NC
VIN: 4A3AA46G2YE****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT. FOR THE LAST TWO MONTHS, I HAVE BEEN IN AND OUT OF THE REPAIR SHOP. I AM NOT A MECHANIC; HOWEVER, I KNOW THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM IN THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. WHILE DRIVING, THE CAR WILL JUST STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. WHEN IT OCCURS, IT WILL NOT START AND HAS TO BE TOWED IN. THE FIRST TWO TIMES, THE MECHANIC REPLACED THE BLOWN FUSE. THE LAST TIME, THE IGNITION SWITCH WAS REPLACED BECAUSE THE DEALER SAID THAT IT WAS BAD. I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE END UNTIL LAST NIGHT. THE SAME THING HAS HAPPENED AGAIN. I AM BECOMING FRUSTRATED OVER THIS MATTER. THEY NEED TO FIND THE PROBLEM AND FIX IT. OTHER THAN THIS, I HAVE NOT HAD MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH THE CAR. HOWEVER, THIS SITUATION CONCERNS ME BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF IT. THIS PROBLEM HAS MADE ME CHANGE MY MIND REGARDING MITSUBISHI CARS. I DON'T THINK I WILL BUY ANOTHER ONE. I AM TIRED OF THEM GIVING ME THE "RUN-AROUND". *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 12, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10351906
Consumer Location: CENTRAL VALLEY, NY
VIN: 4A3AA46L2XE****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE CONTACT WAS TRAVELING 55 MPH WHEN THE VEHICLE STALLED WITH THE ILLUMINATION OF THE ENTIRE DASHBOARD. THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED BY THE CONTACTS PERSONAL MECHANIC WHO ADVISED THAT THE BATTERY CABLE WIRING HARNESS FAILED AND CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO STALL. THE CONTACT LOCATED NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 99V333001 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: BATTERY: CABLES) BUT WAS ADVISED BY THE MANUFACTURER THAT HIS VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED. IN ADDITION, THE MANUFACTURER ADVISED THAT THE PART NEEDED FOR REPAIRS WOULD ONLY BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THOSE VEHICLES THAT FELL WITHIN THE RECALL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 134,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING VISIBILITY

July 20, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10345582
Consumer Location: GLEN ALLEN, VA
VIN: 4A3AA46GXYE****

Summary of Complaint

MATCHING RECALL MITSUBISHI NOTICE SR-99-003 AND NHTSA 99V305001, OUR GALANT HAS THE BUSTED TURN SIGNAL PROBLEM. MITSUBISHI CLAIMS OUR VIN IS OUTSIDE THE RANGE OF DEFECTIVE UNITS. OBVIOUSLY, THAT'S NOT THE CASE, BUT THEY'RE NOT PAYING. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 25, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10341082
Consumer Location: DAVIDSONVILLE, MD
VIN: 4A3AA46L9YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT ON JUNE 25, 2010, THE THROTTLE BECAME STUCK CAUSING HIM TO CRASH INTO A FUEL PUMP AT A GASOLINE STATION. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DAMAGED BUT NOT DESTROYED. THE CONTACT STATED, THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME HE EXPERIENCED THAT TYPE OF FAILURE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT CALLED THE DEALER OR THE MANUFACTURER WHEN THE COMPLAINT WAS FILED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 110,906. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 110,000.

Components: VISIBILITY STRUCTURE

June 10, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 10284205
Consumer Location: CASEYVILLE, IL
VIN: 4A3AA46G0YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE CONTACT OBSERVED THAT THE ENTIRE VEHICLE EXTERIOR BODY EXHIBITED SEVERE RUST SPOTS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR INSPECTION; HOWEVER, THE TECHNICIAN WAS UNABLE TO ASSIST WITH REPAIRING THE RUST. THE DASHBOARD ALSO EXHIBITED EXTENSIVE CRACKING AND WARPS WHICH COVERED THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE VEHICLE WHICH WAS CAUSED BY THE DEFROSTER UNIT. THE FRONT PASSENGER AXLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON A SEPARATE OCCASION AND REPAIRED. THE CONTACT HAD CONCERNS OF THE SAFETY RISK INVOLVED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 37,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 79,800.

Components: STRUCTURE

May 19, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10283594
Consumer Location: CASEYVILLE, IL
VIN: 4A3AA46G0YE****

Summary of Complaint

YES I HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF PROBLEMS WITH MY GALANT YEAR 2000 DASH BOARD HAS CRACK IN THE COLD! THE PAINT(BLACK) HAS TURN FROM A BLACK TO NOW A RUST COLOR LIKE IT HADN'T HAD A COAT OF PRIMER PUT ON BEFORE PAINTING IT! BALL JOINT SNAP WHEEL FELL OFF COST 4300.00 TO FIX NOW IT NEEDS A PAINT JOB WASHING AND DETAILING ISN'T GOING TO FAZE IT HAS BEEN TAKEN GOOD CARE OF BUT IM REALLY UPSET OVER THE RUST THIS IS JUST TOO MUCH FOR ME TO CONSIDER! PLEASSE RESPOND AND HELP IM DISABLE AND THIS IS MY ONLY CAR! IM READY TO CALL ACTION 2 NEWS IM AT MY WITS END! THANK YOU *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING VISIBILITY

July 17, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10277705
Consumer Location: BESSEMER, AL
VIN: 4A3AA46G7YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH DETACHED FROM THE VEHICLE WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO ACTIVATE THE SIGNAL. IN ADDITION, THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS WORK INTERMITTENTLY. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBERS 99V305001, MITSUBISHI RECALL NUMBER SR-99-003 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:SWITCH) AND 99V305001 (VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:SWITCH/WIRING). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 107,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 16, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10261313
Consumer Location: BROOKLYN PARK, MN
VIN: 4A3AA46G5YE****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR IS BLACK AND THE PAINT IS STARTING TO GET LITTLE WHITE DOTS IN BIG AREAS! I ASKED THE MITSUBISHI DEALERSHIP ABOUT THE PROBLEM WITH THE PAINT AND THEY TOLD ME IT IS WITH ALL THE BLACK 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANTS! AS I SEE IT , IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN CARE BY MITSUBISHI! I DON'T FEEL LIKE IT MAKES THE COMPANY LOOK VERY GOOD WHEN I SEE ALL THESE BLACK GALANT'S THAT LOOK WORSE THAN MINE! IF IT IS NOT TAKEN CARE OF OTHER PEOPLE WILL KNOW WHAT KIND OF PRODUCTS MITSUBISHI SELLS AND WON'T BUY ONE! I PERSONALLY WILL NOT UNLESS THIS IS HANDLED! *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 01, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10258874
Consumer Location: CLEVELAND, OH
VIN: 4A3AA46G8YE****

Summary of Complaint

RECENTLY PURCHASED USED 200 MITSUBISHI GALANT. HAVING ISSUES WITH THE OIL LIGHT CONSTANTLY COMING ON AND THE CAR SHUTTING OFF. IT ALSO SEEMS AS THOUGH THE VEHICLE LOOSES POWER AND NONE OF THE SIGNAL LIGHTS OR HAZARD LIGHTS WILL WORK. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE PURCHASING THE VEHICLE IN OCTOBER 2008. THE DEALER WHERE PURCHASED IS NOT BEING VERY COOPERATIVE. ONCE OFF ITS TAKES SEVERAL TRIES FOR THE CAR TO START AGAIN. YOUR WEBSITE INDICATED THAT SEVERAL OF THESE MODELS WERE RECALLED. IT LOOKS AS THOUGH THIS VEHICLE WAS NEVER REPAIRED. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

November 19, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10249312
Consumer Location: NEW BEDFORD, MA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD PURCHASED A BRAND NEW 2000 MITS. GALANT (BLACK) WHICH WAS A SPECIAL EDITION FROM THE LOCAL DEALER FOR MITSBUSHI AND WAS IN THE SHOWROOM. WITHIN 1 1/2 OF HAVING THIS VEHICLE, THE PAINT ON THE ROOF AROUND THE SUNROOF HAD FADED. GRADUALLY THROUGHOUT THE YEARS THE ROOF, FRONT HOOD AND REAR TRUCK IS COMPLETELY FADED AND THERE IS NO MORE COLOR ON THE CAR. IT IS COMPLETELY FADED DOWN TO THE ALUMINUM. I COMPLAINED TO THE CORPORATE OFFICE AS WELL AS MY LOCAL DEALER AND HAD PICS TAKEN OF MY CAR AND SENT IN TO THE CORPORATE OFFICE. THEY DENIED MY CLAIM TO OFFER A GOODWILL PAINT JOB. THEY HAD ALSO MENTIONED IT WAS A FACTORY DEFECT IN THE CLEAR COAT ON THE MODELS FROM 1999 TO 2004. IF THIS WAS A DEFECT WHY DIDN'T THE CORPORATE COMPANY SEND OUT RECALLS AND ISSUE FREE PAINT WORK TO THESE DAMAGED VEHICLES. THEY SAID MY VEHICLE WAS AT 108,000 MILES AND IT WAS 8 YEARS OLD AND TOO OLD TO QUALIFY FOR THIS PAINT JOB. THIS IS RIDICULOUS. MY CAR RUNS AWESOME OTHER THAN THE HORRIBLE PAINT JOB ON IT DUE TO MITSUBISHI'S BLACK CLEAR COAT PAINT IN WHICH THEY WERE USING ON A TRIAL BASIS CAUSE IT WAS A NEW COAT NEVER USED BEFORE AND DAMAGED HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF VEHICLES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES!! THIS IS A DISGRACE AND MITSUBISHI SHOULD SHUT DOWN ITS OFFICES. I URGE EVERYONE WHO READS THIS TO NEVER PURCHASE A MITS CAR EVER! *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 30, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10247373
Consumer Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED A 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT BRAND NEW IN JUNE, 2000. ABOUT 18 MONTHS LATER, MY CAR WOULD IMMEDIATELY STOP RUNNING. ALL SYSTEMS WOULD DIE. MY MITSUBISHI DEALERSHIP ATTEMPTED DIFFERENT FIXES ON MANY OCCASIONS, ONLY TO HAVE THE PROBLEM OCCUR AGAIN. FINALLY, MY CAR WAS SENT TO A MASTER MECHANIC AT ANOTHER DEALERSHIP WHO DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM AS SOMETHING TO DO WITH AN ELECTRICAL REGULATOR OR SWITCH. TO MY RECOLLECTION, THE SWITCH COULD ONLY CARRY A 10 AMP LOAD, AND WAS GETTING SHORTED OUT BECAUSE IT NEEDED MORE CAPACITY. THE PREVIOUS WORK AT THE OTHER DEALERSHIP DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM, ALTHOUGH THE RESETTING OF THE SYSTEM MADE THE CAR ABLE TO FUNCTION AGAIN UNTIL ANOTHER OCCURRENCE. THE MASTER MECHANIC AT THE DEALERSHIP INSTALLED A 50 AMP SWITCH AND MENTIONED THAT IT WAS WAY MORE THAN I WOULD EVER NEED IN THIS CAR. MY CAR HAS OPERATED FOR OVER 4 YEARS WITHOUT INCIDENT. YESTERDAY, A SMALL FIRE STARTED ON THE PIECE THAT I BELIEVE MAY HAVE BEEN PART OF THE FIX. WHILE I'M UNSURE HOW RELATED THESE INCIDENTS ARE, I AM CONCERNED ABOUT OTHER GALANTS ON THE ROAD. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING EQUIPMENT

July 27, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10243425
Consumer Location: ORE CITY, TX
VIN: 4A3AA46G4YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WHENEVER THE VEHICLE BEGINS TO GET HOT, THE AIR CONDITIONER BEGINS TO BLOW HOT AIR. THE CONTACT ALSO NOTICED THAT THE LOW OIL LIGHT WOULD OCCASIONALLY ILLUMINATE ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED BY THE DEALER. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 233,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 226,000.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

August 20, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10240743
Consumer Location: MARTINSVILLE, IN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

HAD TO REPLACE TWO INTAKE MANIFOLDS IN 42 MONTHS ON MY 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 23, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10232125
Consumer Location: MADISON, WI
VIN: 4A3AA46G9YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE CONTACT DISCOVERED THAT THE PLASTIC PIECE IN THE TURN SIGNAL LEVER SNAPPED INSIDE. CURRENTLY, THE HEADLIGHTS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HIGH BEAMS DO NOT WORK. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 99V305001 (VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:SWITCH/WIRING). THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 144,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING VISIBILITY

June 01, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10230567
Consumer Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
VIN: 4A3AA46G4YE****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT MANUFACTURED IN OCTOBER 1999. THE WINDSHIELD WIPER SWITCH LEVER BROKE AND IS STUCK IN THE "SQUIRT WIPER FLUID" POSITION. I HAVE ALSO HAD THE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH LEVER BREAK LESS THAN A YEAR AGO AND PAID TO HAVE IT REPLACED. BOTH OF THESE ARE LISTED AS DEFECTS UNDER NHTSA RECALL 99V305001, BUT THERE ARE NO RECALLS LISTED. BOTH LEVERS HAVING BROKEN SEEMS TO INDICATE MY LEVERS WERE DEFECTIVE AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN UNDER THE RECALL. I HAVE CONTACTED BOTH THE DEALERS SERVICE CENTER AND MITSUBISHI'S CUSTOMER SERVICE, BUT THEY BOTH TOLD ME THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO FOR ME. IF OTHER CARS IN THE SAME PRODUCTION RUN AS MINE ARE AFFECTED, THEY COULD BE UNKNOWINGLY SUBJECT TO THE SAFETY RISKS LISTED IN THE RECALL. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

March 01, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10230010
Consumer Location: NASHVILLE, TN
VIN: 4A3AA46L4YE****

Summary of Complaint

THERE IS A DEFECT IN THE PAINT ON MY 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT. AS FIRST I THOUGHT THERE WAS SOMETHING I WAS DOING WRONG, UNTIL I FOUND THE NUMEROUS CONSUMERS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. I'M NOT SURE HOW MITSUBISHI HAS AVOIDED A RECALL BUT THIS IS A MANUFACTURER DEFECT AND SHOULD BE COMPLETELY CORRECTED BY THE COMPANY. THE PAINT ON THE HOOD OF MY CAR STARTED TO BECOME ROUGH, THEN OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW MONTHS BEGAN TO COME OFF. FIRST THE CLEAR COAT, THEN THE PAINT, SO NOW ITS DOWN TO THE METAL IN SOME AREAS. NEXT IT WILL RUST, AND I AM NOT TO BLAME. I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAINT THE WHOLE CAR OUT OF POCKET IN ORDER TO PROTECT MY INVESTMENT. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

January 05, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10214949
Consumer Location: RIVERSIDE, CA
VIN: 4A3AA46G4YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE HEADLIGHTS ILLUMINATED WITHOUT WARNING AND WOULD NOT DIM. THE CONTACT STATED THAT HER TURN SIGNALS WERE ALSO INOPERATIVE. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS TURNED OFF, THE LIGHTS REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE DEALER STATED THAT HER VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 99V305001 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH) AND (EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:SWITCH). THE CONTACT WOULD HAVE TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE AT HER OWN EXPENSE. THE DEALER WILL INSTALL A REDESIGNED SWITCH. SHE IS WAITING TO HEAR BACK FROM THE DEALER. THE POWERTRAIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 146,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 01, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 10210211
Consumer Location: CARY, IL
VIN: 4A3AA46G1YE****

Summary of Complaint

BEGINNING JUST A FEW YEARS AFTER PURCHASING MY 2000 GALANT BRAND NEW, THE PAINT STARTED EATING ITSELF AWAY (OXIDIZING). THERE ARE HUGE BLOTCHES COVERING THE ROOF AND REAR OF THE CAR. IT HAS CONTINUALLY GOTTEN WORSE. NO ONE WILL HELP ME AT MITSIBUSHI. JUST A FEW MONTHS AFTER ORIGINALLY PURCHASING THE VEHICLE, I HIT A DEER AND HAD THE HOOD AND DRIVER'S SIDE REPLACED. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM WITH THE REPLACED PARTS. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

April 20, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10209675
Consumer Location: ANAHEIM, CA
VIN: 4A3AA46G0YE****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT. IN 2004 THE VEHICLE'S DASHBOARD BEGAN CRACKING SOON AFTER THE WARRANTY EXPIRED . THE DASHBOARD HAS MULTIPLES CRACKS AND CONTINUED TO CRACK. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 03, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10207815
Consumer Location: NORFOLK, VA
VIN: 4A3AA46G7YE****

Summary of Complaint

TURN SIGNAL POPPED OFF/VEHICLE PAINT STARTING TO RUST) I PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE IN 10/05 HAD VEHICLE FOR TWO YARS. THE TURN SIGNAL POPPED OFF I SAW IT WAS A RECALL CALL DEALERSHIP WHO ADVISED ME MY CAR BASED ON THE VIN WAS NOT A PART OF THE RECALL. WHEN I WAS PERSISTENT HE THEN SAID MY CAR'S TURN SIGNAL WAS REPLACED IN 2000. THE RECALL WAS NOT DONE UNTIL 2004. ABOUT 3 MONTHS AGO I STARTED TO SEE RUST SPOTS ON MY BLACK CAR AS WELL. I FEEL I WAS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF AT THIS DEALERSHIP AND NO ONE IS WILLING TO HELP ME. *TR

Components: EQUIPMENT

July 01, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 10205892
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: 4A3AA56LXYE****

Summary of Complaint

A/C NOT WORKING PROPERLY NOT ANY WHERE NEAR AS COLD AS IT SHOULD BE. BROUGHT BACK TO MITSUBISHI IN SERRAMONTE AROUND 4 TIME. THEY COMPLETELY TOOK APART DASHBOARD AND THE A/C IN 2003 AND SAID THEY FOUND METAL SHAVINGS IN SOME PART OF THE A/C UNIT AND FIXED IT. WELL NOW IT'S 4 YEARS LATER AND IT NEVER REALLY WORKED RIGHT. THIS IS A PROBLEM SINCE THE CAR WAS BOUGHT NEW IN 2000. I JUST GAVE UP TRYING TO GET THIS A/C TO WORK PROPERLY BUT A FRIEND TOLD ME I SHOULD POST IT WITH THE NHTSA. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

January 15, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10205889
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: 4A3AA56LXYE****

Summary of Complaint

DEFECTIVE PAINT ON ROOF AND TRUNK WITH BIG WHITE PATCHES AFTER ONLY 4 YEARS. TOOK IT TO A DEALER IN EAST BAY IN CALIFORNIA AND THEY SAID WOULD REPAINT ROOF AND TRUNK BUT I WOULD HAVE TO LEAVE FOR 2 WEEKS. I WOULD HAVE HAD TO RENT A CAR FOR 2 WEEKS SO IT WAS NOT WORTH REPAINTING BECAUSE I HAD NO MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 01, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10204008
Consumer Location: MONROE, NY
VIN: 4A3AA46G4YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER SIDE HEADLIGHT FAILED. HE ATTEMPTED TO REPLACE THE BULB AND NOTICED THAT THE SOCKET WAS MELTED. LAST YEAR, THE PASSENGER SIDE HEADLIGHT EXPERIENCED THE SAME FAILURE. THE MECHANIC REMOVED THE SOCKET, BUT DID NOT STATE WHAT CAUSED THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 93,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 105,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

July 01, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10201308
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: 4A3AA46G8YE****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A 2000 MITSUBISGHI GALANT. IN 2004 THE PAINT BEGAN TO DRASTICALLY FADE ON THE HOOD, TRUNK & ROOF. I BELIEVE THERE IS A DEFECT IN THE PAINT JOB. I STRONGLY BELIEVE MITSUBISHI NEEDS TO ISSUE A RECALL ON THE PAINT JOB! *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 15, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10193927
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE'S DASHBOARD BEGAN CRACKING SOON AFTER THE WARRANTY EXPIRED IN 2004. THE DASHBOARD HAS CONTINUED TO CRACK. IN JULY OF 2005, THE FUEL FILLER DOOR DETACHED AND THE CD PLAYER STOPPED OPERATING. AFTER BEING INFORMED THAT HER WARRANTY DID NOT COVER ANY OF THESE COMPONENTS, SHE DECIDED NOT TO TAKE ACTION. SHE IS PURSUING IT NOW AFTER REALIZING THAT SEVERAL OTHERS ARE EXPERIENCING THE SAME FAILURES. THE VIN AND ENGINE SIZE WERE UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 99,900 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 38,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

May 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10190331
Consumer Location: SPRINGFIELD, MA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHEEL CYLINDERS FAILED AGAIN. THIS WAS THE SIXTH SET THAT THIS CAR HAD BEEN THROUGH. THEY WERE LEAKING AT TIME OF PURCHASE ALTHOUGH I DISCOVERED THIS A WEEK THEREAFTER. THE PROPORTIONAL VALVE HAD BEEN CHANGED, NEW BRAKES ALL AROUND ALSO. DEALERS HAD NO IDEA WHY THIS WAS HAPPENING. NEED HELP TO FIND THE CAUSE. HAS DISABLED PARENT THAT IS ON BLOOD THINNER, I DON'T NEED HER BLEEDING TO DEATH IF I TOTALLY LOOSE THE BRAKES AND GET INTO AN ACCIDENT.*AK

Components: STRUCTURE

January 01, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10187466
Consumer Location: CARY, IL
VIN: 4A3AA46G3YE****

Summary of Complaint

PAINT OXIDATION ON TRUNK, ROOF, AND HOOD OF A 2000 BLACK MITSUBISHI GALANT THAT STARTED AS A SMALL SPOT AND GREW WITH TIME. DID NOT NOTICE THIS WAS A NATIONWIDE ISSUE EXPERIENCED BY MANY BLACK CAR OWNERS UNTIL RECENTLY - DATA AND NEWS CLIPS WERE WIDESPREAD ON THE INTERNET.*AK

Components: STRUCTURE

January 01, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10185206
Consumer Location: CARY, IL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

PAINT OXIDATION ON ROOF, HOOD AND TRUNK. *JB

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

December 28, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10181137
Consumer Location: DEPEW, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2000 GALLANT HEADLIGHT WIRES OVERHEAT CAUSING TO BURN OUT WIRE. POSSIBLE FIRE HAZARD (DID NOT HAPPEN TO US), HOWEVER HEADLIGHT WIRES OVERHEATED ON BOTH HEADLIGHTS CAUSES THEM TO FUSE AND STOP WORKING. *NM

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

October 26, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10171906
Consumer Location: GRANGER, IN
VIN: 4A3AA46G7YE****

Summary of Complaint

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS INTERMITTENTLY FAILED WHEN ENGAGED. ADDITIONALLY, UPON ENGAGING THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH, THE HEADLIGHTS WOULD NOT ILLUMINATE. THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED BY A DEALER WHO DETERMINED THE LEVER ARM LINKAGE OF THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THERE WAS A NHTSA RECALL, # 99V305001, REGARDING THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL DUE TO THE VIN. THE MANUFACTURER WAS ALERTED.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

September 18, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10168511
Consumer Location: DUNNSVILLE, VA
VIN: 4A3AA46G3YE****

Summary of Complaint

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED THE HEADLIGHTS FAILED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS PULLED OVER THE SOCKETS WERE OBSERVED TO BE BURNED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS ALERTED, BUT THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN INSPECTED BY A MECHANIC.

Components: WHEELS

September 05, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10167606
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: 4A3AA46G2YE****

Summary of Complaint

HUB CAPS ON MITSUBISHI GALANTS KEEP FALLING ON DURING DRIVING. SEEMS LIKE A MANUFACTURER DEFECT. TIRED OF BUYING NEW ONES. *NM

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