Brake Pedal Pulsation on Mitsubishi Galant

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A brake pedal pulsation may be noted on brake apply. This is commonly caused by warping of the front brake rotors. Our technicians remind us that re-machining (turning) the rotors can correct this issue but the repair may last only a short time as the thinner rotors would be even more prone to warping. Replacement of faulty rotors with high quality parts is often the best option in these situations.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 110,000 (43,000–238,000)
8 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2004, 2006, 2007
13 people reported this problem
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I have had a problem with the vibration or pulsation when pushing my brakes for over 10 years on my 1999 Galant. Ever year I am putting new brakes, rotors and/or calipers. I use the better pads but it does not seem to make a difference. My car is now 18 years old and over 230,000 miles and the motor is still going strong. The lighting and brake system have been my biggest issues due to me having change them yearly. There have been a couple other issues but the brake system is the most annoying. There should have been a recall on those vehicles to put a better braking system on them to reduce this issue. With the pulsating you think your vehicle is out of whack. At first I thought it was an issue with the front end and after a few mechanics and quite a few replacement parts I know it's the brake system. The Galant is an awesome car but the brake system is expensive updating it with new parts yearly.
Braking causes steering column and car to shudder. Turned rotor and was smooth again but problem came back within 20k miles. After turning rotors twice I'm planning to replace rotors this time and hope it is permanent fix.
mech. said front rotors were bad at first visit.short time later had to return to shop.this time he said rear rotors had to be replaced also.