Mitsubishi Galant Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mitsubishi Galant

Mitsubishi Galant Problems

Rattle Nosie From Exhaust Heat Shield

A rattle type noise may develop from one of the exhaust heat shields. Replacement of the affected heat shield may be required to correct this issue.

Power windows may stop working

The power windows may fail, often related to moisture inside the door. Affected components will need to be replaced. If possible some type of moisture protection could be added to try and prevent repeat failures.

The Engine May Stall or Not Start Due to a Faulty Crankshaft Sensor

The crankshaft position sensor may fail causing a no start and/or stalling condition. Replacement of the failed sensor will generally corrects this concern.

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Mitsubishi Galant Recalls

Transmission Cooler Pipe May Corrode And Leak Fluid

The pipes that connect the transmission to the transmission cooler may corrode and leak. Transmission fluid leaking poses a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect the cooler pipe and replace it if anti-corrosion properties are found to be insufficient. This recall began during March, 2010.

Crash May Damage Fuel Tank Resulting in a Fuel Leak

The attachment for the left fuel tank mounting strap may have been improperly formed, causing the metal to split. In the event the fuel tank is full and the vehicle is involved in a severe collision, the attachment bracket may break, allowing the fuel tank to drop down and possibly causing a fuel leak. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the mounting bracket and perform repairs as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on September 20, 2008. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-08-005.

Ignition Key Can Be Removed with Shifter Not in Park

The ignition key interlock cable may allow the interlock cam to fall forward, allowing the key to be removed from the ignition when the gearshift lever is not in the park position. If this occurs when the park brake is not applied, the vehicle could roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect these vehicles and perform the required repairs. This recall is expected to begin during August of 2008.

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Mitsubishi Galant Reviews

I had my 2003 model since new, the only parts I have replaced is the oxygen sensor, front disk and brakes and timing belt. The cars has 230,000 miles and still going.
I bought this car with 30k miles, eight years later it now has 172k miles. It's a 6 cylinder. I've owned alot of cars over the years, but I've never owned a car this long without any problems. I don't do routine maintenance to it, but yet it keeps going. This is my all-time #1 best performing car. My 2005 MB is no where close to this quality.
Great car! I've had some reoccuring AC issues, but I think we finally got it all fixed.

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