2003 MITSUBISHI GALANT VIN: 4A3AA46H23E214787

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Clear

VIN 4A3AA46H23E214787 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

2003

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

6

Displacement (CC)

3000.0

Displacement (CI)

183.07123228419

Displacement (L)

3.0

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Multipoint Fuel Injection (MPFI)

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

2003 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%

2003 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 4A3AA46H23E214787

Components: STRUCTURE

June 28, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10275502
Consumer Location: PACIFIC GROVE, CA
VIN: 4A3AA46H23E****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A 2003 MITZUBISHI GALANT. THE EXTERIOR PAINT STARTED FADING APPROXIMATELY ONE YEAR AFTER I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE AND NOW THE ENTIRE HOOD, ROOF, AND TRUNK AREA HAVE OXIDIZED AND FADED TO THE METAL. THE CAR ONLY HAS 40,000 MILES ON IT! THERE WAS CLEARLY NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE MANUFACTURER IN COMPLETING THE PAINT PROCESS. I HAVE CHECKED WITH OTHER OWNERS OF THIS YEAR AND MAKE VEHICLE AND HAVE FOUND THAT THEY HAVE THE SAME COMPLAINT. IT WOULD BE NICE IF THE MANUFACTURER WOULD AT LEAST PAY HALF IF NOT ALL THE COST OF REPAINTING THIS VEHICLE. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY

September 20, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10252082
Consumer Location: PENNSVILLE, NJ
VIN: 4A3AA46H23E****

Summary of Complaint

MY HEAT DID NOT WORK ONE DAY. AND ONLY WORKS RANDOMLY WHEN IT WANTS TO. THE PROBLEM IS THE HEATER CONTROL VALVE, WHICH IS EXPENSIVE TO REPLACE. THOUSANDS OF MITSUBISHI OWNERS HAVE THIS PROBLEM. THE CAR IS PRACTICALLY NEW (2003). *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

June 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11390079
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A3AA46G03E****

Summary of Complaint

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND THE CAR QUIT ON ME WHEN I WAS DRIVING IT

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 22, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10777954
Consumer Location: WINTER SPRINGS, FL
VIN: 4A3AA46G23E****

Summary of Complaint

FREQUENT CLOGGING OF A/C DRAIN AND DRAINAGE INTO DRIVER SIDE FOOT HOLD. THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT IS UNABLE TO CLEAN DRAIN TUBE AT THIS POINT. THE CAR IS NOT PARKED UNDER OR NEAR TREES.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

April 20, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10712563
Consumer Location: LA PUENTE, CA
VIN: 4A3AA46G33E****

Summary of Complaint

THE HORN WHICH IS PART OF THE AIRBAG STAYED ON WHEN I USED MY KEYLESS ENTRY REMOTE TO LOCK THE CAR. I HAD TO HIT THE HORN BUTTON IN THE STEERING WHEEL TO MAKE IT STOP. THE HORN ONCE AGAIN BECAME STUCK THE NEXT DAY WHEN I HONKED MY HORN ON THE FREEWAY TO PREVENT A CAR FROM COLLIDING WITH ME AS THEY TRIED TO SWITCH LANES. I COULD NOT GET THE HORN TO SHUT OFF THIS TIME AND HAD TO PULL OVER TO PULL OUT THE FUSE. I PLUGGED IN THE FUSE WHEN I ARRIVED HOME AND THE HORN CAME RIGHT BACK ON. I THEN USED A RUBBER MALLET TO TAP AROUND THE HORN BUTTON AND STEERING WHEEL WHICH FINALLY STOPPED THE HORN. THIS IS A HUGE SAFETY CONCERN AS MY HORN WILL NOW NOT SOUND AT ALL. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY

August 02, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10618612
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A3AA46G63E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE TRAVELING AT APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE DEFROSTER FAILED TO ACTIVATE. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO USE THE TEMPERATURE CONTROLS AND SUDDENLY THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL NOISE. THE FAILURE OCCURRED WHEN THE DEFROSTER, A/C, OR HEATER WAS ACTIVATED. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT'S VISIBILITY WAS IMPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 87,000.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE AIR BAGS

April 11, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10586268
Consumer Location: MONTGOMERY, AL
VIN: 4A3AA46H33E****

Summary of Complaint

AIR BAGS DIDN'T COME OUT WHEN ACCIDENT OCCURRED, THERE IS SMOKE COMING FROM EXHAUST NOT SOMETHING IS EATING THE GAS UP THERE IS LEAKAGE COMING FROM ENGINE, OIL, AND RADIATOR (UNKNOWN AREAS). *TR

Components: SUSPENSION TIRES

April 11, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10583474
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A3AA46H33E****

Summary of Complaint

APRIL 11, 2014 I WAS TRAVELING UP 85 NORTH TO ATLANTA BETWEEN 9:30 PM & 10:00PM. JUST OUTSIDE OF MACON COUNTY ON MILE MARKER 45 THERE WAS A CAR SPEEDING IN THE WORK ZONE WHERE SIGNS WERE UP SAYING UNLEVELED ROAD. I EXCHANGED LANES TO THE RIGHT SIDE WHICH WAS THE PAVED SIDE AND CAME NEAR THE BRIDGE AND HIT A HARD BUMP WHICH MADE MY CAR HOP UP AND SLAM DOWN HARD. I HAD TO PULL OVER AND STOP BECAUSE MY TIRES WERE SMOKING. MY STRUT BOTTOMED OUT AND WAS SITTING ON MY TIRE MAKING IT NOT DRIVABLE BECAUSE THE TIRES WERE RUBBING AGAINST THE STRUT. TWO OTHER CARS HIT THE SAME BUMP INCLUDING THE STATE TROOPER THAT CAME TO ASSIST ME. I CALLED MY INSURANCE BUT THE COULDN'T PINPOINT WHERE I WAS. SO I ENDED UP CALLING THE STATE TROOPER AND HAD TO PAY OUT OF THE POCKET FOR TOWING BACK TO MONTGOMERY. THERE WERE NO SIGNS OR CONES IN THE ROAD TO NOTIFY THAT THERE WAS A ROUGH BUMP IN THE ROAD. I NEED HELP WITH THIS CAUSE I SPENT MONEY ON THIS DAMAGE AND FEEL USELESS BECAUSE OF A BUMP THAT DISABLE MY ONLY CAR FOR WORK. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY

January 20, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10560747
Consumer Location: MILFORD, OH
VIN: 4A3AA46G43E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE HEAT CONTROL MODULE WAS ACTIVATED BUT COLD AIR BEGAN TO CIRCULATE OUT OF THE VENTS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE CONTACT WAS AWAITING A DIAGNOSIS OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE DEFECT. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

November 04, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10557571
Consumer Location: AMARILLO, TX
VIN: 4A3AA46G93E****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER REPLACING FRONT/REAR BRAKE PADS, CALIPERS, AND ROTORS PLUS APPLYING THE PROPER LUBRICANT BRAKES NOT ONLY STILL SQUEAL BUT I AM HAVING OCCASIONAL GRINDING MAINLY COMING FROM THE FRONT DISC. HAVE HAD THEM INSPECTED BY MULTIPLE MECHANICS. THEY SAID EVERYTHING LOOKED FINE. DIAGNOSIS HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED NOT ONLY BY MECHANICS BUT APPARENTLY BY MITSUBISHI. THIS IS MY ONLY TRANSPORTATION AFTER JUST HAVING TO LEASE THIS VEHICLE TO FIND OUT THIS IS A VERY COMMON ISSUE THAT HAS NOT HAD ATTENTION FROM MITSUBISHI. I HAVE ALWAYS OWNED AMERICAN MADE VEHICLES BECAUSE OF TOO MANY FEARS FROM FOREIGN MANUFACTURES. I CHOSE THIS VEHICLE BECAUSE MITSUBISHI HAS GREAT DESIGNS. AS FOR PRODUCING A RECALL FOR THIS VERY KNOWN PROBLEM. IT SEEMS LIKE PRODUCING THIS RECALL WOULD ONLY PUT MITSUBISHI FURTHER IN DEBT. IF HONOR IS WHAT YOUR CULTURE LIVE BY, THEN HONOR THIS MISTAKE BEFORE MANY LIVES ARE LOST. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 21, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10536949
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: 3A3AA46G63E****

Summary of Complaint

I STARTED MY CAR IN THE AFTERNOON, THEN I TURNED ON MY RADIO 3 MINUTES LATER. THEN, I SMELLED LIKE SOMETHING BURNT, THAT'S WHEN I SAW SMOKE CAME OUT OF THE FRONT RIGHT PASSENGER SEAT DOOR. I STOPPED IN A RANDOM TIRE SHOP TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON. A FEW MINUTES LATER, I SAW FIRE COMING OUT OF THE LOUDSPEAKER ON THE FRONT RIGHT DOOR. A GUY FROM THE TIRE SHOP HELPED ME TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE. AFTER I MADE SURE THAT IT WAS SAFE ENOUGH FOR ME TO DRIVE, I DROVE MY CAR TO MY REGULAR AUTO SHOP TO GET IT CHECKED. THE INSIDE OF THE DOOR WAS MELTED (HALFWAY MELTED, BECAUSE THE FIRE WAS HANDLED EARLY) AND BLEW THE FUSE. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

August 09, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10534802
Consumer Location: UNION, NJ
VIN: 4A3AA46G03E****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING AT 33 MPH ON A MAIN STREET WHEN CAR ON MY RIGHT GOES THROUGH STOP SIGN AND DRIVES INTO MY CAR. HE HIT THE FRONT OF MY CAR NEAR, BUT NOT INCLUDING, THE PASSENGER DOOR. AFTER IMPACT (HE NEVER BRAKE) HE CONTINUED TO MOVE MY CAR WITH HIS THEREBY FOLDING THE FRONT OF MY CAR IN HALF, TAKING OFF FRONT WHEELS, FENDERS AND BUMPER, GAS TANK (SMOKING BUT NOT ON FIRE), AND MOVING MY CAR TWO LANES TO THE LEFT VIA IMPACT AND PUSH. NO AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. DRIVER'S DOOR, MINE, WOULD NOT OPEN. SEAT BELT PULLED IN VERY TIGHT. IMPACT SLAMMED MY CHEST, KNEE AND ANKLE. FRACTURED STERNUM, CUTS AND BRUISES ON LEG AND FOOT. BACK PAIN AT SITE OF CRASH. COULD NOT WALK UP AMBULANCE STEPS. HOSPITAL STAY 2 DAYS WITH MULTIPLE TESTS. DRS. VISITS REQUIRED THIS WEEK, ONE DAY AFTER RELEASE. CAR TOTALED. PHYSICAL THERAPY AND PAIN MANAGEMENT PUT INTO PLACE UPON HOSPITAL DISCHARGE. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

November 13, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10523697
Consumer Location: MILTON, FL
VIN: 4A3AA46G23E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS A CLICKING NOISE COMING FROM THE VENTS AFTER SWITCHING THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE FROM COLD TO HOT. THE CONTACT ALSO MENTIONED THAT THE HOT AIR FAILED TO ENGAGE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER FOR A DIAGNOSTIC. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 128,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 135,000. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION SERVICE BRAKES

August 05, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10469289
Consumer Location: MONTGOMERY, AL
VIN: 4A3AA46H33E****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER LEFT /RIGHT FRONT SIDE TIRES ARE DISFUNCTIONAL WHEN I TURN THE STEERING WHEEL THE LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE I HERE THE BEARINGS POPPING AND THE TIRES ALSO DIS FUNCTIONAL AND THE THIS CAR IS BURNING A LOT OF OIL THE DEALER SHIP WHERE I'M BUYING IT FROM SAID EVERYTHING WAS WORKING FINE THE CAR WAS WELL TAKING CARE OF THE BELT ON THE CAR IS CRACKED IT HASN'T HAD A TUNE UP AT ALL THE AIR CONDITIONER ISN'T BLOWING OUT COLD AIR. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

May 07, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10462746
Consumer Location: LAKELAND, FL
VIN: 4A3AA36G43E****

Summary of Complaint

ABOUT A YEAR AFTER PURCHASING THIS VEHICLE IN 2007, THE PAINT BEGAN TO WEAR OFF. IT STARTED CHALKING AND CHIPPING AND I'VE NOTICED PRETTY MUCH EVERY MITSUBISHI I SEE ON THE ROAD HAS THE SAME ISSUE. THIS IS RIDICULOUS THAT THEY ARE ALLOWED TO PUT OUT SUCH CARS AND BE NEGLEGENT ON THE PAINT JOB. WE ALL PAY GOOD MONEY FOR THESE AND MITSUBISHI ONLY RECALLED THE "BLACK PAINT" THEY NEED TO RECALL THEM ALL BECAUSE ALL OF THEM ARE IN HORRIBLE SHAPE. MITSUBISHI NEEDS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.!!!!!!! I SHOULDNT HAVE TO PAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO GET MY CAR PAINTED...IT SHOULDNT EVEN NEED PAINTED YET. I'LL NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER. *TT

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10434913
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: 4A3AA46G73E****

Summary of Complaint

TURNED HEAT ON AND HEARD A RATTELING NOISE UNDER DASH, WHEN HEAT CAME ON NOISE STOPPED. TURNED HEAT ON A WEEK LATER, NOTHING, ONLY COLD AIR. INDEPENDENT MECHANIC SAYS HEATER CORE, AFTER REPLACING THERMOSTAT AND COOLANT SENSOR. DEALERSHIP SAYS HEATER CONTROL VALVE, EITHER WAY, WITH SEEING HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE SAME THING, THERE IS CLEARLY A PROBLEM AT THE MANUFACTURING LEVEL. MAYBE MITSUBISHI SHOULD LOOK AT DOING SOMETHING LIKE ACCEPTING FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND REPAIRING THESE CARS. WITH THE ECONOMY WHAT IT IS THERE ARE FEW PEOPLE WHO ARE ABLE TO AFFORD THIS EXPENSE, MYSELF INCLUDED. SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP US! WHY SHOULD THE CONSUMER ALWAYS GET THE SHORT END OF THE STICK? *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 16, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10425665
Consumer Location: HARRELLS, NC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED MY 2003, MITSUBSHI, GALANT 1 1/2 YEARS AGO AND I'M HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE PAINT FADING ON THE DOORS AND THE HOOD OF THE CAR. AFTER 1 YEAR OF HAVING THE CAR IT STARTED TO FADE. MY CAR IS A BLACK MITSUBSHI AND WITH THIS BEING A BLACK CAR THE FADING REALLY STANDS OUT. *KB

Components: VISIBILITY

February 04, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10424373
Consumer Location: SLATERSVILLE, RI
VIN: 4A3AA46G43E****

Summary of Complaint

IN THE LATE WINTER OF 2011 MY CAR HEATER BEGAN TO MAKE STRANGE NOISES THEN WOULD WORK FINE. SOON AFTER THAT HAPPENED, THE HEAT STOPPED WORKING. ONLY COLD AIR WOULD PUSH THROUGH THE SYSTEM. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE AC IS NOT CONSIDERED A NECESSITY, BUT I BEG TO DIFFER ON HEAT, CONSIDERING OUR TECHNOLOGICAL STATE. A HEATER KEEPS WINDOWS DEFROSTED AND CLEAR OF HUMIDITY THAT WOULD OTHERWISE CLOUD VISION OR WORSE, COMPLETELY HINDER TOTAL VISIBILITY. THE IDEA OF HAVING HEAT IN A CAR SEEMS LIKE A LUXURY BUT, IN REALITY IT IS REALLY A BASIC DRIVING NEED. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE AS TO WHY A CONSUMER SHOULD PAY $20,000, BRAND NEW, FOR A CAR THAT'S HEATER IS ALL TOO OFTEN BROKE BEFORE 60,000 MILES. THE COST OF REPAIR CAN EASILY COST $1000, DUE TO THE LABOR. THERE HAVE BEEN ACCOUNTS OF THEM BREAKING AGAIN, ONE YEAR LATER. THE HEATER SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE RESEARCHED AND ADDRESSED IN THE 03' GALANTS. IT KEEPS THE WINDOWS CLEAR SO CONSUMERS CAN SAFELY DRIVE THEIR CAR. *TR

Components: EQUIPMENT

January 20, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10378316
Consumer Location: LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
VIN: 4A3AA46G03E****

Summary of Complaint

HEATER CORE IN 2003 GALANT HAS GONE OUT, WHICH MEANS NO HEAT IN VEHICLE. QUOTES FOR REPAIR ARE BETWEEN 900-1300, LABOR BEING 5-6 HOURS. I WAS TOLD THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON DEFECT IN THE GALANT. THERE WAS AN IDENTICAL VEHICLE AT THE REPAIR SHOP WITH EXACT SAME PROBLEM. FURTHER SEARCHING ON THE INTERNET REVEALS THAT THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM & SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A DEFECT THAT MITSUBISHI MOTORS SHOULD CONSIDER INVESTIGATING. *LN

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY

November 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10369597
Consumer Location: WINDSOR MILL, MD
VIN: 4A3AA46H43E****

Summary of Complaint

HEAT STOPPED WORKING DUE TO A FAULTY HEAT CONTROL VALVE. FIRST IT STARTED MAKING A CLICKING NOISE AND NOW I HAVE NO HEAT AT ALL. *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 20, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10370133
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: 4A3AA46G03E****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS WITH MY SON LEAVING A STORE, WHILE IT WAS 38 DEGREES OUTSIDE. AFTER WE GOT IN THE CAR AND I TURNED ON THE HEATER, IT BEGAN MAKING A FLUTTERING SOUND UNDER THE DASH AS IF THE VENTS WERE OPENING UP. WITH THE KNOB ALL THE WAY TO THE RED POSITION AND THE OTHER KNOB IN THE WINDOW DEFROST POSITION, I WAITED FOR THE WINDOWS TO DEFROST AND THE HEAT TO MAKE THE CAR WARM. THE WINDOWS NEVER DEFROSTED AND THE HEAT NEVER CAME ON. I HAD TO DRIVE HOME WITH THE WINDOW DOWN IN THE COLD, AND MY SON FREEZING IN THE BACK SEAT. I HAD IT CHECKED OUT AND THE MECHANIC TOLD ME THIS IS A VERY POPULAR PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR.

Components: VISIBILITY

October 13, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10360226
Consumer Location: APPLE VALLEY, MN
VIN: 4A3AA46H63E****

Summary of Complaint

THE HEATER CONTROL VALVE BEGAN MAKING CLICKING NOISES ABOUT A MONTH AGO IN MY 2003 MITSUBISHI GALANT V6 LS. THE CAR HAS ONLY 59,000 MILES ON IT. THEN THIS MORNING WITH OUTSIDE TEMPERATE OF 41 DEGREES HERE IN MINNEAPOLIS THE HEAT WOULD NOT TURN ON. THE HEATER CONTROL VALVE IS NOW STUCK IN THE COLD MODE. I HAD TO DRIVE MY 2 YEAR OLD TO DAY CARE IN A COLD CAR. THE REPLACEMENT COST BY THE DEALER IS $1000. THE INTERNET FINDING SHOWS MOST GALANT OWNERS HAVE HAD FAILED HEATER CONTROL VALVE. THIS CAN PUT DRIVERS IN UNSAFE SITUATIONS BECAUSE WE CAN NOT DEFROST THE WINDSHIELD WHEN ITS COLD OUTSIDE.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING VISIBILITY

September 18, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10356713
Consumer Location: BOISE, ID
VIN: 4A3AA46H83E****

Summary of Complaint

2003 GALANT ES. V-6 MOTOR. HAD TO REPLACE HEATER CONTROL VALVE DUE TO NO HEAT. CLICKING NOISE FROM TIME TO TIME THEN NOTHING AS WELL AS NO HEAT. NO SOONER DID I REPLACE THAT AND THEN HEAT SELECTOR QUIT WORKING. CAN NOT CHANGE FROM VENTS TO DEFROST. MECHANIC SAID HEATER BOX WARPED AND COST ABOUT 2500.00 TO FIX THIS. NOW PULLING INTO THE DRIVEWAY, THE RADIATOR BURST OPEN ON THE FRONT SIDE. ABOUT A 4 INCH OPENING JUST TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF CAP IF YOU ARE FACING THE CAR. MECHANIC HAS SAID ALL OF THIS IS VERY COMMON IN THESE CARS AND MITSUBISHI SHOULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING TO TAKE CARE OF THESE PROBLEMS AS EVERY GALANT MADE HAS HAD SAME ISSUES.. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

April 06, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10342181
Consumer Location: CLIFTON, NJ
VIN: 4A3AA46G33E****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2003 BLACK MITUSBISHI GALANT ES. THE PROBLEM WITH IT IS THE PAINT...THE TOP OF MY HOOD IS DISGUSTINGLY WHITE AND FADED, ALSO THE ROOF OF THE CAR, AND THE TOP OF THE TRUNK. THE FADE IS SPREADING AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. MY CAR IS NOT THE ONLY ONE..I SEARCHED FOR THIS PROBLEM ONLINE AND FOUND THAT THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT MITSUBISHI PAINT. THERE HAS TO BE A RECALL FOR THIS. IT'S EMBARRASSING DRIVING AROUND WITH THE PAINT THAT HIDEOUS. *TR

Components: SEATS

January 01, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10313815
Consumer Location: OAK PARK HEIGHTS, MN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I HIT A DEER DUE TO NOT BEING ABLE TO STOP BECAUSE MY SEAT UNLOCKED AND SLID BACK ALL THE WAY, THAN I HIT THE DEER AND WRECKED MY WHOLE FRONT END. HAVE DODGED SOME MAJOR CRASHES DUE TO MY SEAT SLIDING. EVER SINCE I GOT MY CAR WHEN IT CAME OUT IN 03' THE DRIVER SEAT SLIPS WHEN IT SHOULD BE LOCKED HAPPENS RANDOMLY (EXTREMELY UNSAFE) MITSUBISHI SHOULD FIX OR REPLACE THE SEAT MECHANISM BEFORE MORE PEOPLE GET INJURED. FEELS LIKE IT DECIDES WHEN TO LOCK AND WHEN TO "LET GO" SENDING ME INTO A SLIDE TOWARDS THE BACK OF THE VEHICLE. IT'S PRETTY MUCH A DEATH TRAP. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY

September 29, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10287416
Consumer Location: MILWAUKEE, WI
VIN: 4A3AA46G83E****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2003 GALANT AND MY HEATER HAS FAILED THERE IS AIR BLOWING BUT IT'S NOT HOT. WHEN I TURN THE DIAL FROM COLD TO HOT IT WAS MAKING A RATTLING SOUND WHICH I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE IN THE VENT AREA, THINKING MAYBE IT WAS JUST NOT TURNING. COME TO FIND OUT IT'S THE HEATER CORE AND IT'S OVER $500 TO REPAIR. I THINK THIS IS RIDICULOUS I HAVE SEEN MANY COMPLAINTS ONLINE DATING BACK TO 2006 AND I BELIEVE THAT MITSUBISHI SHOULD RECALL THIS PROBLEM AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

April 16, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10287299
Consumer Location: FORT WALTON BEACH, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

IM COMPLAINING ABOUT MY BLACK PAINT ON MY GALANT. I BOUGHT IT IN 05 AND BYT THE BEGINNING OF 06 MY PAINT WAS OXIDIZED AND FLAKING. THE ROOF HAS RUSTED THROUGH THE PAINT. IT LOOKS TERRIBLE AND ITS GOING COST OVER 2000 JUST TO GET IT PAINTED WHEN THE PAINT THAT WAS USED TO PAINT IT WAS OF POOR QUALITY?! GALANTS THAT ARE OLDER AND ARE BLACK LOOK BETTER THAN MINES AND EVEN THE GALANTS WITH DENTS AND SCRATCHES LOOK BETTER THAN MINES BECAUSE THEIR PAINT IS STILL GLOSSY. PLEASE FIX THIS THANK YOU *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

November 07, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10286324
Consumer Location: DOWNERS GROVE, IL
VIN: 4A3AA46G43E****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WHILE THE CONTACT WAS EXAMINING HIS VEHICLE HE NOTICED THAT THE BLACK PAINT ON THE VEHICLE BEGAN FALLING OFF. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED BY THE DEALER. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 113000 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 95000.

Components: VISIBILITY

October 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10286264
Consumer Location: WHITE MILLS, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

FOR A WHILE THE AC AND HEATER FAN HAS BEEN MAKING A "RUBBING" SOUND WITHIN THE DASHBOARD IN MY 2003 MITSUBISHI GALANT. A FEW MONTHS LATER, THE HEAT IN THE CAR HAD TOTALLY STOPPED WORKING. AS IT GETS COLDER OUTSIDE, THE WINDSHIELD FOGS AND WITHOUT HEAT, THERE IS NO WAY TO DEFROST IT CAUSING INABILITY TO SEE CLEARLY THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD. THIS PROBLEM CAN OBVIOUSLY LEAD TO CAR ACCIDENTS. THE PART HAS NOT YET BEEN REPLACED BUT IS CURRENTLY BEING LOOKED INTO. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

June 06, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10285341
Consumer Location: PERRY HALL, MD
VIN: 4A3AA46G13E****

Summary of Complaint

I AM AN OWNER OF A 2003 BLACK MITSUBISHI GALANT,I'M HAVING PAINT ISSUES WITH MY CAR THE PAINT HAS BEEN FADING ALL OVER MY CAR,I THINK THIS IS A FACTORY PROBLEM, I SAW ALOT ANOTHER BLACK MITSUBISHI CARS WITH THE SEEM PAINT PROBLEM! *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

May 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10284414
Consumer Location: LYNNWOOD, WA
VIN: 4A3AA36G83E****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THE PAINT ON MY MITSUBISHI GALANT IT IS AN BLACK 2003 GALANT DE. THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR I HAVE HAD IT UNCOVERED AND NOW FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS GRAYISH WHITE MARKS ARE APPEARING ALL OVER THE TRUCK, TOP, AND HOOD OF MY CAR. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

September 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10283871
Consumer Location: ASHBURN, VA
VIN: 4A3AA46G13E****

Summary of Complaint

I AM WRITING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE PAINT ON THE EXTERIOR OF MY 2003 MITSUBISHI GALANT. IT IS BLACK AND HAS BEGUN TO TURN WHITE AND PEEL. I HAVE NOTICED THERE ARE COUNTLESS OTHER INSTANCES OF THIS HAPPENING. I BELIEVE THIS MAY BE A MANUFACTURER DEFECT. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

August 10, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10283748
Consumer Location: NEWARK, DE
VIN: 4A3AA46G03E****

Summary of Complaint

BLACK 2003 MITSUBISHI GALANT ES PAINT IS FADING AND CRACKING ON THE ROOF AND TRUNK OF THE CAR. I'VE NOTICED THROUGH MY TRAVELS THAT THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM WITH GALANTS. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

June 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10278524
Consumer Location: DOWNERS GROVE, IL
VIN: 4A3AA46G43E****

Summary of Complaint

2003 BLACK MITSUBISHI GALANT - THE PAINT BEGAN OXIDIZING ON THE ROOF AND SPREAD TO THE TRUNK LID AND HOOD OF THE CAR. THE DEALER AND MITSUBISHI REFUSE TO HELP DESPITE HAVING SOLD CARS WITH A LATENT DEFECT. THE CAR IS GREATLY DEVALUED AND THIS IS APPARENTLY A WIDE SPREAD PROBLEM. PLEASE HELP. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

May 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10278389
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY BLACK IS FADING ON MY MITSUBISHI GALANT. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

January 01, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10277175
Consumer Location: LAKELAND, TN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

BLACK PAINT FADING, PEELING, FALLING OFF.... *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

June 07, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10274939
Consumer Location: SOMERDALE, NJ
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I AM AN OWNER OF A 2003 MITSUBISHI GALANT (BLACK). MY PAINT STARTED FADING/OXIDIZING ABOUT A YEAR AGO. I WENT TO THE DEALERSHIP, THEY TOOK PICTURES AND HAD ME SUBMIT MY MAINTENANCE RECORDS AND JUMP THROUGH A BUNCH OF HOOPS JUST TO TELL ME MY VEHICLE WAS OUT OF WARRANTY AND THEY WEREN'T GOING TO DO ANYTHING TO HELP ME! *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

June 02, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10272735
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: 4A3AA46G13E****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE'S ENGINE BURNED DOWN. WE WERE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD WHEN WE SAW SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. WHEN WE RUSHED OUT OF THE VEHICLE,WE NOTICED THAT SOME KIND OF LIQUID GAS LIKE SUBSTANCE WAS DROPPING ON THE GROUND WITH FLAME. THAT IS WHEN WE REALIZED THAT THERE WAS SOME KIND OF GASOLINE LIKE DEFECT MUST HAVE CAUSED THE FIRE. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY

May 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10272409
Consumer Location: GREENSBORO, NC
VIN: 4A3AA46G73E****

Summary of Complaint

THE PROBLEM STARTED ABOUT A YEAR AGO. THE CONSTANT RATTLING SOUND BEHIND THE DASHBOARD WHEN YOU FIRST TURN ON THE HEAT. AFTER ABOUT 10-15 SECS IT STOPS. THEN EVENTUALLY THE RATTLING SOUND STOPS COMPLETELY WHEN YOU TURN ON THE HEAT AND SO DOES THE HEAT AND THE DEFROSTER. I LOST HEAT THE FIRST TIME BACK AROUND DECEMBER OF 2008. IT CAME BACK ON WITHIN TWO WEEKS AND STAYED ON DURING THE WINTER. AROUND THE FIRST OF MAY, I LOST HEAT AGAIN AND IT HAS NOT BEEN BACK ON SINCE. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

May 01, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10267749
Consumer Location: WEST MIFFLIN, PA
VIN: 4A3AA36G43E****

Summary of Complaint

I AM AN OWNER OF A 2003 MITSUBISHI BLACK GALANT. I AM THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THE VEHICLE AND IT IS GARAGE-KEPT. ABOUT A YEAR AGO, I STARTED NOTICING THE PAINT ON MY VEHICLE STARTED TO FADE/OXIDIZE. I REPORTED THIS TO MITSUBISHI AND THEY DID NOTHING. I DID MY RESEARCH AND THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF OTHER GALANT OWNERS THAT ARE EXPERIENCING THE SAME PROBLEM. I BELIEVE A RECALL NEEDS TO BE DONE. IT WASN'T EVEN A MONTH AFTER MY VEHICLE WAS PAID OFF THAT THE PAINT STARTED TO FAINT. FIRST ON THE ROOF, THEN ON THE HOOD, NOW IT'S SPREADING LIKE A RASH. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE AND MITSUBISHI WILL NOT FIX THE PROBLEM BECAUSE THEY CLAIM THE VEHICLE IS OUT OF WARRANTY. *TR

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