1997 Mitsubishi galant Problems

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1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Horn Gas Engine Steering Bumper
ODI No: 10000048 - the engine has an uneven idle and hesistates at 2200 rpm. four lifters were replaced under warranty at 23k miles. the engine was remanufactured under warranty to fix an oil consumption pro

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Gas Engine Belt Pulley
ODI No: 10001855 - consumer notified the dealer and the dealer said the crank shaft broke causing the fan belt to pop. please provide any additional information. ts .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Electrical System
ODI No: 10002605 - consumer stated the vehicle was parked in the parking lot at work, when the radio caught on fir due to an electrical short. .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Other
ODI No: 10006560 - 1997 mitsubishi galant. dimsii ivoq entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis--------------770787. *ak *nlm .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 10007371 - consumer was involved in an accident, and the airbags failed to deploy.*jb *ts .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Electrical System
ODI No: 10008543 - while driving, all lights dim randomly for 1-3 seconds. also, the dome light switch fails to turn the dome light on when set to "on" and sometimes does not turn the light on when set to "doo

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Steering
ODI No: 10009980 - the vehicle became hard to steer.*jb .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Brake Disc Rotor Rack and Pinion Steering
ODI No: 10010834 - noticed "squeaking" noise when driving at minimal speed-especially when turning the steering wheel. auto mechanic said the steering needs to be replaced. also, brakes have been constant prob

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Gas Tank Assembly Brake Disc Rotor
ODI No: 10014304 - the brakes and steering wheel shake when the brakes are applied. the brakes seem to make a popping noise when making a left or right hand turn. i have to apply brakes at a far distance to pr

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 10031843 - vehicle's air bags deployed without warning. *mr as the consumer's daughter entered the garage, the air bag deployed without warning, and both the driver and passenger were injured. the

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Electrical wiring Radiator Gas Engine Belt Pulley
ODI No: 10048058 - while driving at 20 mph consumer saw smoke coming from under the dashboard and under the hood. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop, and mechanic informed consumer that all of the elec

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Accelerator pedal
ODI No: 10050520 - while driving the accelerator pedal got stuck. as a result, vehicle accelerated out of control. no impact reported. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 10054985 - i was slowly backing out of a parking spot at a local shopping center when my steering wheel airbag suddenly and unexpectedly deployed. the force was enough to break my arm. there was no i

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Auto Transmission Floor Shift
ODI No: 10066496 - 1997 mitsubishi galant es w/ automatic transmission ("transaxle"): vehicle's gearshift can be accidently bumped from drive to neutral because this gear change does not require the brakes to

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Automatic Transmission
ODI No: 10066738 - while driving 35 mph transmission blew out. consumer managed to pull over, and had the vehicle towed. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Other Power Train
ODI No: 10069091 - car stalls when stopping, and vibrates. fells like car is not getting gas. rpm's go up while driving. after 3 attemps, two different dealers claim they cannot come up with a code, so not sur

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Suspension Lower Ball Joint Suspension Upper Ball Joint
ODI No: 10071430 - request full reimbursement for ball joint repair prior to receiving recall. *ph the vehicle made noises while in motion due to the ball joint(s). *sc .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Suspension Lower Ball Joint
ODI No: 10072104 - request reimbursement for repairs done prior to receiving recall notice. *ph the vehicle's ball joints failed prior to recall notification (00v421001). the consumer had the vehicle repair

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Suspension Lower Ball Joint
ODI No: 10075921 - consumer received arecall notice for replacement of lower ball joints. dealer refused to do recall repairs. service manager mike sweitzer. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Manual Transmission
ODI No: 520816 - first transmission replaced in january of 1997, the second in april of 1997 and during that test drive transmission proved to be faulty and had to be replaced. .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Front Suspension
ODI No: 523010 - vehicle drifts to the right due to front caster values not being within specification. as of o8/18/97, left front caster was 2.6 degrees and right front caster was 3.9 degrees. manufacture

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Suspension
ODI No: 528278 - when brakes are locked, vehicle has an inordinate tendency to skid on roads that are barely wet even at low speeds (20-30 mph). .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Interior wiring
ODI No: 531819 - under dash wiring harness failed resulting in burning and thick smoke to come from the left of the dashboard, vent and steering column. .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Brake
ODI No: 533814 - wheels locked up under moderate braking conditions without warning. .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Power Train
ODI No: 534017 - speedometer failed. speedometer registered 1 additional mile for every 10 miles of travel. .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Hydraulic Brake Defroster Defogger
ODI No: 537443 - defroster systems lacks sufficient air flow. additionally, the front disc brakes were completely worn at 7,070 miles. .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Horn
ODI No: 541020 - horn failed upon delivery. .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Gas Engine
ODI No: 551213 - the vehicle developed engine racing for no apparent reason. yh .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Automatic Transmission
ODI No: 552146 - possible transmission failure is causing the vehicles motor to race intermittently while driving, it seems to happen with the shifting of the automatic transmission. nlm .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Air conditioner Automatic Transmission
ODI No: 552816 - the vehicle has a defective compressor. *mjs .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Suspension Lower Ball Joint Suspension Lower Ball Joint
ODI No: 563029 - the consumer lost control of the vehicle which resulted in an accident due to worn out lower lateral arm ball joint, prior to recall. (attorney for client) *yh .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Brake Disc Rotor Suspension Lower Ball Joint
ODI No: 566010 - consumer states the rotors have been replaced 5 times.*tt .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Brake Disc
ODI No: 700277 - this could be the worest car in the world, besides the brakes failing 9 times the head gasket and transmition and radio. the car needs to be sent to the scrap yard .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Bumper
ODI No: 706554 - the front bumper has come off twice on this same car. i would like to know if other owners of this same model/make have reported the same problem. .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Antilock Brakes ABS Steering Wheel and Handle Bar Defroster Defogger
ODI No: 713339 - vehicle brakes have been fixed twice by dealer with same problem and dealer insists that there is nothing wrong with the braking system. had accident with braking problems april, 1997 when

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Electrical System
ODI No: 735703 - while driving on hwy with family at 65mph car lost electrical power. came to a halt in real busy traffic. no lights including emergency flashers would turn on. car would not start and stalle

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Horn Automatic Transmission Brake Disc Rotor
ODI No: 743701 - replaced brakes twice replaced rotors once brakes still pulsating, horn was replaced, transmissing slams into gear. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Steering Suspension Lower Ball Joint
ODI No: 744101 - i felt the car steering wasn't tracking and delayed while i was making a turn into a curve on the road and the steering was delayed in responding to the turn. i took the car to the dealer a

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Brake Disc Brake Drum Front Suspension Control Arm
ODI No: 752353 - front brakes doing 100% of braking, rear brakes never set to contact drums. rotors replaced 7 to 8 times in past few years while rear brakes have never been replaced. i stopped going to boch

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Steering Knuckle Spindle Arm
ODI No: 752405 - this was found by the dealer which informed me that this is something that wouldn't be covered under any type of warranty. i spoke with mitsubishi, and they said the same thing, but if this

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Automatic Transmission
ODI No: 757184 - no summary listed for above vehicle. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Engine Gas Engine Gas Engine Belt Pulley
ODI No: 758848 - harmonic balancer failed, disconnecting belt pully from crankshaft. belts all became drailed. if not in parking lot at 5mph not sure what engine damage might have occurred.*ak .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Fuse Steering Lock Anti-theft
ODI No: 760656 - had to pull fuse to get the alarm to quit.*ak .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Automatic Transmission
ODI No: 763425 - went to dealer to have checked, explained they said the little delay and thunk it how the transmission operates. went about 6 months or less before default. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Manual Transmission
ODI No: 763466 - no summary listed for above vehicle. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Auto Transmission Floor Shift
ODI No: 8014681 - automatic transmission floor shift lever can be moved from drive to neutral just by touching it while driving. dealer was not notified at this time. feel free to provide any further informa

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Gas Engine
ODI No: 8023217 - while driving at high speed the engine shut down causing lost of power steering. please feel free to add any additional information. ts .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Seat Belt Buckle
ODI No: 810423 - center buckle is placed directly behind the driver's side in order to buckle up in the center of the rear , seatbelts have to be criss-crossed. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Frontal Air Bag Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 813355 - while driving vehicle about 20mph, rearended another vehicle in front; upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. neither driver/passenger was injured. vehicle not at dealer. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Engine
ODI No: 814420 - vehicle runs out of oil every 1000 miles. taken to dealer 5 times, they cant find the problem. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Frontal Air Bag Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 819329 - driving in raining conditions at approx 30-40 mph rearended vehicle in front, air bags on both sides did not deploy. dealer claims with that impact air bags should have. did about $5,700 wo

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 ABS Antilock Brake Disc Rotor
ODI No: 819556 - when the brakes are applied the pedal goes to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distances, causing a collision. the dealer has replaced the front brakes and turned the rotors.

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Steering Tie Rod
ODI No: 827827 - carter pin and nut which holds tie rod end together was not on vehicle at the time of manufacturing of vehicle. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Brake Disc
ODI No: 830277 - front brake pads and rotors are prematurely wearing, cause unknown. please give any further details. *ak .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 ABS Antilock Brake Disc Brake Master Cylinder
ODI No: 836413 - the braking system malfunctioned, causing noises or humming noises from the front end of the vehicle, and extended stopping distance which may result in an accident. also, brake pads and m

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Speed Control Link
ODI No: 854404 - just pulled off a main street and heard loud banging noise , gas pedal fell to the floor ,and accelerator cable broke and fell to the floor. contacted the dealer, had vehicle towed. also,

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 ABS Antilock Brake Disc Pad
ODI No: 870550 - when driving and upon depressing brake pedal to make a sudden stop pedal traveled to the floorboard, causing extended stopping distance. also, noticed a noise coming from front end when

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 887670 - while driving at approximately 45 mph another vehicle backed out into consumer's driving path, resulting in a crash. both frontal air bags in consumers vehicle failed to deploy during thi

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Gas Engine
ODI No: 895390 - while driving vehicle will consume over one quart of oil every thousand miles. consumer has noted that this has been an ongoing problem since vehicle had 23 thousand miles on it. please prov

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Suspension Lower Ball Joint
ODI No: 895752 - nhtsa recall 00v421001/ manufacturer's recall 98v020000 for lower ball joints. dealer had been contacted for remedy, but was unable to perform repairs due to lack of parts. please provide

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Tires
ODI No: 895807 - when consumer started up vehicle it shook and vibrated. also a leak was coming from underneath of vehicle. tires were replaced because there were bubbles located on outer side of ti

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Rear Suspension
ODI No: 896589 - while making repairs dealer noticed and informed consumer that rear wheel knuckle had cracks all away around, and needed to be replaced or the wheel would come off. *ak *yd .

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Frontal Air Bag
ODI No: 899803 - consumer was involved in a 30 mph front end collision in which front driver's and passenger's airbags failed to deploy. consumer sustained injuries because of airbag failure. dealer has y

1997 Mitsubishi GALANT 97 Seats
ODI No: 899805 - consumer was involved in a front end collision in which rear seats fell forward, causing child in rear to become crushed by weight of the seats. child was properly restrained. as a result



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