2005 MITSUBISHI GALANT VIN: 4A3AB36F35E063628

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Condition
Starts
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 4A3AB36F35E063628 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

2005

Plant City

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL

Series

MEDIUM

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

Displacement (CC)

2400.0

Displacement (CI)

146.45698582735

Displacement (L)

2.4

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Other Engine Info

MIVEC

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

2005 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%

2005 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 Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Head/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 4A3AB36F35E063628

Components: AIR BAGS

August 18, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10543014
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: 4A3AB36F35E****

Summary of Complaint

GOOD MORNING, I PURCHASED MY 2005 MITSUBISHI GALANT ES IN JUNE OR JULY OF 2005 WITH APPROXIMATELY 1,400 MILES AND FOR THE PASTED FEW WEEKS I'VE NOTICE THE PASSENGER AIR BAG IS RISING/SEPARATING MORE AND MORE OF THE DASHBOARD EXACTLY ABOVE THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT SILVER TRIMMING. I CONTACT THE MITSUBISHI DEALER (866-346-0796) ON SEPT. 10, 2013 WHERE I MY PURCHASED THE VEHICLE AND EXPLAINED TO THEM IN DETAIL THE PROBLEM WITH THE PASSENGER AIR BAG. THE SERVICE WRITER ASKED FOR THE LAST EIGHT DIGIT OF THE VEHICLE VIN # WHICH I PROVIDED. THE SERVICE WRITER PULLED UP THE HISTORY IN HIS COMPUTER AND ADVISED ME THAT THE CAR WAS OUT OF WARRANTY AND THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO ABOUT. I WAS VERY SURPRISED BY HIS ANSWER AND TOLD HIM I WILL CONTACT MITSUBISHI CORP. OFFICE TO FIND A RESOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM BEFORE IT GET WORST. AND FOR THE RECORD I'VE PREVIOUSLY OWNED TWO MONTERO MITSUBISHI SUV. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 29, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11132862
Consumer Location: WOODLYN, PA
VIN: 4A3AB36F15E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WHILE DRIVING 50 MPH, AN ODOR OF FUEL WAS DETECTED INSIDE THE VEHICLE. UPON INSPECTING THE VEHICLE, A LEAK WAS DETECTED UNDER THE REAR DRIVER'S SIDE BRACKET UNDER THE FUEL TANK. SPRINGFIELD MITSUBISHI (313 BALTIMORE PIKE, SPRINGFIELD, PA 19064, (484) 574-8434) WAS CONTACTED AND STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 08V454000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 115,000.

Components: TIRES

March 16, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11080785
Consumer Location: DAVISBURG, MI
VIN: 4A3AB36F65E****

Summary of Complaint

LAST WEEK FRI MAR. 16, 2018, I DROVE MY 2005 MITSUBISHI GALLANT ES CAR INTO WORK. ON MY WAY, I HEARD A POP SOUND FROM THE CAR. THEN A VERY LOUD CAR NOISE AND FELT RATTLING, AND THE CAR DRIVE WAS NOT A SMOOTH ONE. I FIGURED IT WAS A FLAT TIRE. I WAS ENTERING THE I75 HIGHWAY. ONCE ON THE HIGHWAY, I PULLED ACROSS 3 LANES TO THE RIGHT SHOULDER OF THE HIGHWAY. THIS WAS 7 AM AND DARK, AND ALSO DURING RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC SO LUCKY TO BE ABLE TO PULL OVER SAFELY. I DROVE ABOUT A FEW SECONDS ON THE SHOULDER, STOPPED THE CAR, AND PARKED THERE. I COULD SMELL BURNING METAL. I THEN CALLED AAA AND THE SERVICE DRIVER CAME AND CHANGED THE FLAT TIRE. THIS WAS NOT A SIMPLE PUNCTURED CAR TIRE. THE MICHELIN CAR TIRE HAD EXPLODED - THE CAR TIRE HAD COME OFF THE RIM. AFTER THIS EXPLODING CAR TIRE INCIDENT, I AM EMOTIONALLY SHAKEN AND SCARED. TO THINK THAT I COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED, AND NOT BE HERE TODAY BECAUSE OF A POSSIBLE DEFECTIVE TIRE. OR I COULD HAVE SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURIES, OR CAUSED A MAJOR ACCIDENT ON THE HIGHWAY. NOTE: 1.I PURCHASED THE 4 SETS OF TIRES FROM COSTCO ON DEC. 20, 2016, AND THE ODOMETER READING WAS 125,597 KM; AND RIGHT NOW, THE ODOMETER READING IS ABOUT 151,350 KM, THEREFORE THESE 4 SETS OF TIRES HAD ONLY BEEN DRIVEN 25,753 KM OR 25,753 KM / 1.60934 KM/MILE = 16,002 MILES OVER IN ABOUT 15 MONTHS. 2.THE VEHICLE WAS ORIGINALLY FROM CANADA, THEREFORE IT READS IN KM INSTEAD OF MILE. 3.I HAVE TAKEN PHOTOS OF THE EXPLODED TIRE WHICH COMPLETELY SEPARATED FROM THE RIM. I CAN SEND THOSE PHOTOS TO YOU ANYTIME. 4.I WILL BE GOING TO COSTCO TO REPLACE THE TIRE THIS WEEK, I THINK COSTCO WILL WANT TO KEEP THE EXPLODED TIRE, SHOULD I GIVE IT TO COSTCO?

Components: AIR BAGS

September 20, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10909971
Consumer Location: SEFFNER, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2005 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED INJURIES TO THE CHEST, BACK, AND NECK. MEDICAL ATTENTION WAS REQUIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED AND TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT TOWING FACILITY. THE VIN AND FAILURE MILEAGE WERE UNKNOWN.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 05, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10559984
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

ABOUT 1YR. AGO PAINT STARTED FADING DEALER DID NOT HELP ME, WHAT CAN I DO. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

May 12, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10447816
Consumer Location: DANVERS, IL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

PAINT IS COMING OFF EVEN THOUGH IT IS PROPERLY CARED FOR, GARAGED ETC. THIS IS A KNOWN PAINT ISSUE AND I'M WANTING IT FIXED.. NO ONE WILL BUY THIS VEHICLE IN THIS CONDITION. OWNED SINCE NEW IN 2005. *TR

Components: STEERING

November 23, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10444408
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A38B36F45A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE PULLED TO THE RIGHT WHEN BEING DRIVEN. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER AND HAD IT TEST DRIVEN. THE DEALER ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PERFORMING AS DESIGNED. THE CONTACT BELIEVED THAT THE TORQUE ON THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE AXLE WAS TOO TIGHT AND CAUSING THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 15,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 29, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10407186
Consumer Location: DERRY, NH
VIN: 4A3AB46S95E****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2006 MITSUBISHI GALANT THAT IS OUT OF WARRANTY AND ONLY HAS 65K MILES ON THE ODOMETER. IT A BLACK GALANT AND THE PAINT IS FADING IN SPOTS, IT LOOKS LIKE OXYDATION IS SETTING IN, I'VE TRIED OVER THE COUNTER POLISHES TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM TO NO AVAIL. THIS IMHO, IS A PAINT DEFECT AND I FEEL THAT MITSUBISHI SHOULD CORRECT THE PROBLEM. THE CAR LOOKS LIKE LIKE CRAP NOW AND I AM NOT LIKELY TO PURCHASE ANOTHER GALANT IF THIS IS NOT REMEDIED. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

May 22, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10295399
Consumer Location: ROSENBERG, TX
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A BLACK 2005 MITSUBISHI GALANT. WITHIN THE PAST YEAR THE PAINT HAS BEEN FADING BY TURNING A OFF WHITE IN SOME AREAS AND IT IS SPREADING LIKE CANCER. I EVEN HAVE A SPOT THAT IS GETTING RUSTED. I AM NOT SURE WHAT TO DO BUT THERE NEEDS TO BE A PAINT RECALL. I NEED MY PAINT FIXED PLEASE BEFORE IT SPREADS EVERYWHERE. I HAVE THREE CHILDREN AND AM NOT ABLE TO PURCHASE A NEW CAR AT THIS TIME. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

January 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10285305
Consumer Location: MONROVIA, CA
VIN: 4A3AB26F65E****

Summary of Complaint

BLACK PAINT ON CAR IS COMING OFF DESPITE PROPER CARE AND GARAGE. *TR

Components: TIRES

October 02, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10244603
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A3AB36F25E****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE VEHICLE HAS MASTERCRAFT A/S IV STEEL BELTED RADIAL TIRES, SIZE P225/70R15. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE CONTACT FELT THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE DROP DOWN. HE MANEUVERED ONTO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND DISCOVERED THAT THE TREAD HAD SEPARATED FROM THE TIRE ALL THE WAY AROUND. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 78,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 76,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING EQUIPMENT

September 10, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10242437
Consumer Location: SANTA PAULA, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2005 GALANT HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING BRAKE PROBLEMS I REPORTED IT TO MITSUBISHI DEALER BEFORE MY WARRANTY EXPIRED AND THEY TOLD ME THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG JUST A GLAZE. I FINALLY TOOK IT SOMEWHERE ELSE TO GET THE BRAKES DONE THEY REPLACED THE PADS 2 WEEKS LATER THE BRAKES STARTED MAKING NOISE SINCE THEN I HAVE TAKEN THEM BACK FOR THE SAME PROBLEM OVER AND OVER AGAIN ALL THEY TELL ME, ITS A GLAZE BUT THE NOISE GETS LOUDER. THE ENGINE ALSO MAKES A CLICKING NOISE THAT DOESN'T SOUND RIGHT. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

August 27, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10240000
Consumer Location: FORT HOWARD, MD
VIN: 4A3AB76S85E****

Summary of Complaint

THERE IS A RECALL ON CERTAIN 2005 GALANTS BUT I WAS TOLD NOT MINE. I AM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH MY BRAKES AS THE RECALL STATES. I HAVE HAD IT TO THE DEALER AND TOLD THE FIRST TIME THAT THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG. THE SECOND TIME THEY ORDERED A TIMING PART BUT I FEEL THAT IS NOT THE PROBLEM. I GO TOMORROW TO HAVE THE PART PUT ON. I FEAR FOR MY SAFETY WITH THESE MALFUNCTIONING BRAKES. THEY MAKE A TERRIBLE GRINDING NOISE AND MY CAR LURCHES FORWARD ABOUT 4 INCHES AND IS ONLY GETTING WORSE. I ASKED JUST BECAUSE MY CAR ISN'T IN THE RECALL IT DOESN'T MEAN I AM NOT HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. HOW LONG DO I NEED TO RIDE AROUND IN A CAR WITH DAMAGED BRAKES BEFORE THE PROBLEM IS CORRECTED. I HAVE NOT HAD AN ACCIDENT YET AND WOULD LIKE TO GET THIS PROBLEM FIXED SO I DON'T END UP IN ONE. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING EXTERIOR LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

January 18, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10215504
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKE FAILURE WHEN YOU STOP THE BRAKES SCRUB I HAVE RECEIPTS SHOWING THAT THE I HAVE TO CONTINUE TO HAVE THE BRAKE INSPECTED AND ALSO HAVE TO SLAM VERY HARD WHEN TRYING TO STOP THE CAR. THE NOISE WHEN YOU ARE STOPPING THE CAR IS VERY LOUD AND CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER AND WAS TOLD NOTHING THEY CAN DO DUE TO NO WARRANTY. ALSO, THERE IS NO SIGNAL INDICATING WHEN THE CAR NEEDS OIL, NO CHECK ENGINE COMES ON, FRONT LIGHTS BLEW A WEEK AFTER BUYING THE CAR AND REPLACE IT SEVERAL TIMES AND CONTINUE TO BLOW, THE SAME BRAKE LIGHT BLEW AGAIN AND CONTACT MITSUBISHI AND ASK THEM ABOUT IT AND THEY TOLD THEY WILL CHARGE ME TO FIX IT. WHEN PULLING UP THE BRAKE IN THE CAR NO LIGHT INDICATING THAT THE BRAKE LIGHT IS ON. MY FAN FOR THE AC STOP WORKING AND NOW WHEN I DRIVE I CAN HEAR THE AC SOUNDS LIKE IT IS GOING TO BLOW WHEN YOU TURN IT ON. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

January 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10215101
Consumer Location: CLARKSVILLE, TN
VIN: 4A3AB46F35E****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 MITSUBISHI GALANT. THE DRIVER SIDE HEADLIGHTS HAVE FAILED THREE TIMES WITHIN THE PAST 12 MONTHS. THE FIRST FAILURE OCCURRED WHILE DRIVING 15 MPH. THE CONTACT HAS TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER EVERYTIME THE FAILURE OCCURS, BUT THEY COULD NOT DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 31,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 51,000. UPDATED 04/14/08. *LJ UPDATED 04/11/08 *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 20, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10212548
Consumer Location: MANCHESTER, NH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR WOULD NOT START AT ALL. AFTER IT BEING TOWED TO A GARAGE, THEY DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM TO BE THE ELECTRICAL WIRING HARNESS. IT WAS CHAFING AGAINST THE ENGINE AND CAUSING A SHORT. WHEN THEY REPLACED ALL THE FUSES THE CAR SPARKED AND SMELLED OF SMOKE WITH SMALL FLAMES BY THE FUSE BOX. THE MECHANIC ENDED HAVING TO REPLACE THE HARNESS. BUT SAID THAT THIS MAYBE A UNIVERSAL PROBLEM AS MY CAR IS ONLY A 2005 MITSUBISHI GALANT. OF COURSE IT HAS 72,000 MILES SO IT IS OUT OF WARRANTY. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

February 01, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10191546
Consumer Location: EL CENTRO, CA
VIN: 4A3AB26F85E****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE HAS A CONSANT SQUEAKING NOISE AND A SLIGHT VIBRATION WHEN BRAKING. I HAVE CONTACTED THE LOCAL MITSUBITSI SERVICE DEPARTMENT 4 TIMES ABOUT THIS CONCERN. I KNOW THAT IT IS NOT THE BRAKE PADS BECAUSE I HAVE CHANGED THEM 4 TIMES AND THE VEHICLE ONLY HAS 27000 MILES. I WAS TOLD AT MY LAST VISIT THAT I SHOULD HAVE REPROTED THIS PROBLEM BEFORE THE VEHICLE HAD 10000 MILES. HOWEVER, WHEN I TOLD THE SERVICE CLERK THAT I HAD, HE ADVISED ME THAT THEY HAD NO RECORD OF IT, ONLY THAT I HAD TAKEN THE CAR IN FOR OIL CHANGES. I FEEL THAT MY VEHICLE IS UNSAFE. IT IS NOT NORMAL FOR A VEHICLE DO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED WHEN BRAKING.*AK

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

February 19, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10183113
Consumer Location: KYLE, TX
VIN: 4A3AB76SX5E****

Summary of Complaint

CAR STOPPED WHILE DRIVING. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP AND 8 HOURS LATER THEY SAID THAT THE CAR WAS OVERFILLED CAUSING THE FILTER AND CANISTER TO BE SATURATED WITH FUEL MAKING THE VEHICLE STOP. (ALTHOUGH I KNOW I DID NOT OVERFILL MY VEHICLE) THERE IS NOTHING IN THE OWNERS MANUAL OR WARRANTY WARNING NOT TO OVERFILL THE GAS TANKS AND THAT IT WILL CAUSE CAR FAILURE WHILE DRIVING. *JB

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

February 15, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10167744
Consumer Location: GARDEN GROVE, CA
VIN: 4A3AB46S45E****

Summary of Complaint

I FEEL THERE IS A DANGEROUS DEFECT IN ANTI-SKID BRAKES. I HAVE CONTACTED MITSUBISHI AND FEEL THEIR RESPONSE IS INADEQUATE. ANTI-SKID FUNCTION FAILED DURING TWO EMERGENCY STOPS AND ALMOST RESULTED IN REAR-END COLLISIONS. ANTI-SKID FUNCTION ALSO ACTUATES WHEN THERE IS NO BRAKING CONDITION THAT WARRANTS IT TO ACTIVATE. *JB

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE

July 06, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10163267
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: 4A3AB76S65E****

Summary of Complaint

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED, ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS THERE HAVE BEEN MULTIPLE TIMES THE ABS/TCL (TRACTION CONTROL) HAS DISENGAGED WITHOUT WARNING. EACH OCCURRENCE WAS AT DIFFERENT SPEEDS. THE DEALER'S SERVICE TECHNICIANS HAVE INSPECTED THE VEHICLE ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. UPDATED 8/9/2006 - THE TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT DISENGAGES WHILE AT SPEED WITH OR WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL ON, THE CONSUMER FEELS THAT THE ABS SYSTEM IS ALSO AT QUESTION. THE DEALER INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND DID A DIAGNOSTIC CHECK. THERE WERE NO SIGNS OF CORROSION, DTC'S AND ALL PCM'S WERE OK. THE PASSENGER REAR DOOR MAKES NOISE WHEN OPENING.*NM

Components: SEAT BELTS

October 27, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10144026
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A3AB36F45E****

Summary of Complaint

MY SON BECAME TRAPPED IN THE REAR PASSENGER SEAT BELT OF MY 05 GALANT WHILE DRIVING. I PULLED OVER TO RELEASE THE SEAT BELT AND IT REFUSED TO UNLOCK. EVERY ATTEMPT TO REMOVE MY SON FROM THE SEAT BELT CAUSED HIS BREATHING TO BE FURTHER CUT OFF, AT WHICH TIME WE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO CUT HIM OUT OF THE SEAT BELT. *JB

Components: STEERING

October 04, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10140219
Consumer Location: BURNSVILLE, MN
VIN: 4A3AB46S45E****

Summary of Complaint

NOTHING EXTRAORDINARY LEADING UP TO THIS FAILURE BUT ON THE MORNING OF OCT 4TH I WAS DRIVING MY 2005 MITSUBISHI GALANT LS AT 55 MPH AND EXPERIENCED A TOTAL POWER STEERING FAILURE. FORTUNATELY I WAS ABLE TO SLOW THE VEHICLE DOWN AND PULL OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. I THEN OPENED THE HOOD AND THERE WAS A FLUID COVERING THE UNDERSIDE OF THE HOOD. I CALLED ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE AND A TOW TRUCK WAS DISPATCHED TO PICKUP THE VEHICLE AND DELIVER IT TO A MITSUBISHI DEALERSHIP, WHICH HAPPENED TO BE METRO MITSUBISHI IN BLOOMINGTON MINNESOTA. NOT THAT A STATEMENT BY A TOW TRUCK DRIVER IS LAW BUT HE MENTIONED THAT THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME HE HAS SEEN THIS ISSUE AND THAT IT WAS HIS BELIEF THAT THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL ON THIS VEHICLE AS A RESULT OF THIS ISSUE. METRO MITSUBISHI CALLED ME A FEW HOURS LATER TO NOTIFY ME THAT IT WAS INDEED A STEERING PUMP FAILURE AND THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GET REPLACEMENT PARTS UNTIL THE NEXT DAY WHICH MEANT THAT I WAS NOW WITHOUT A VEHICLE BECAUSE THIS VEHICLE THAT I'M LEASING IS MY ONLY MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION. THE PUMP WAS REPLACED BUT A STEERING FAILURE AT ANY TIME AND AT ANY SPEED IS A VERY SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE AND NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED. I LOOK FORWARD TO YOU RESPONSE TO THIS ISSUE. THANK YOU DOUGLAS NIZNICK. *NM

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

April 11, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10131841
Consumer Location: PALM DESERT, CA
VIN: 4A3AB76S05E****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE HAS BEEN REPAIRED TWICE AT TWO DIFFERENT DEALERSHIPS FOR SAME PROBLEM. VEHICLE HAS BEEN IN TWO SEPARATE DEALERSHIPS FOR REPAIR FOR APPROX. 40 DAYS TOTAL. SELLING DEALERSHIP, PALM SPRINGS MITSUBISHI, HAS REFUSED TO REPLACE VEHICLE AS REQUESTED. *NM

Components: SUSPENSION

September 20, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10130707
Consumer Location: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
VIN: 4A3AB36F54E****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT A NEW MITSUBISHI GALANT 2005. AT ABOUT 150 MILES DURING THE BREAK IN PERIOD I STARTED TO NOTICE A VIBRATION IN THE FRONT. AFTER THE BREAK IN PERIOD WHEN I COULD TAKE IT TO A HIGHER SPEED I ALSO NOTICED A DISTINCT SHIMMY IN THE STEERING WHEEL. THE VIBRATION IS VERY PRONOUNCED BETWEEN 70 AND 80 MPH. AT THIS SPEED THE VIBRATION IS NOTICEABLE ON JUST ABOUT ANY ROAD SURFACE. THE VIBRATION IS FELT IN THE STEERING WHEEL SHIMMY AND IN THE SEAT OF THE PANTS VIBRATION EMANATING FROM THE FRONT. THE COMPLAINT WAS INITIALLY ADDRESSED BY THE MITSUBISHI DEALER BY NOTING THAT TWO TIRES WERE OUT OF BALANCE AND RE-BALANCING. THIS DID NOT WORK. THEN THE VEHICLE WAS SENT TO A TIRE SPECIALIST WHERE A ROAD BALANCE WAS DONE AND ONE TIRE WHEEL COMBINATION THAT COULD NOT BE BALANCED THE TIRE WAS REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY THROUGH YOKOHAMA. THE PROBLEM DID NOT GO AWAY. MITSUBISHI WAS CONTACTED AND THE REGIONAL MANAGER FOR MITSUBISHI ORDERED TO REPLACE THE YOKOHAMA TIRES WITH MICHELIN. I ALLOWED A BREAK IN PERIOD FOR THE TIRES AND THIS HAS NOT SOLVED THE PROBLEM. THE TIRE SPECIALIST NOTED THAT IT COULD BE A BAD FRONT AXEL OR TRANSMISSION ENGINE MOUNTS. AT THIS POINT I FEEL IT IS A DEFECT SINCE THE WORK DONE WHILE CONSISTENT WITH BAD TIRES OR UNBALANCED TIRES HAS NOT SOLVED THE PROBLEM EVEN THOUGH THERE HAS BEEN SEVERAL RE-BALANCINGS AND A NEW SET OF TIRES BY MICHELIN. THE PROBLEM OF FRONT VIBRATION AND THE SHIMMY IN THE STEERING WHEEL CONTINUES. *NM

Components: VISIBILITY

April 15, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10119969
Consumer Location: JAMAICA, NY
VIN: 4A3AV36F45E****

Summary of Complaint

DT: BOTH EXTERIOR REAR VIEW MIRRORS FELL OFF THE VEHICLE WHILE THE CONSUMER WAS WIPING THEM. *NM

MITSUBISHI GALANT Sold

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