Mitsubishi Galant - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Mitsubishi Galant owners have reported a total of 1,597 problems for their cars built in the 17 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Mitsubishi Galant. The 1999 Mitsubishi Galant cars have the most problems reported (293 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Mitsubishi Galant

  Common problems of Mitsubishi Galant

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Mitsubishi Galant cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (297 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (159 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Mitsubishi Galant

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Service Brakes
297
  Engine And Engine Cooling
159
  Structure
150
  Electrical System
146
  Air Bag
138
  Power Train
119
  Visibility
108
  Suspension
107
  Steering
52
  Unknown Or Other
49
   
  Exterior Lighting
45
  Equipment
38
  Vehicle Speed Control
37
  Seat Belt
29
  Gasoline Fuel System
25
  Tire
23
  Wheel
20
  Air Brake
19
  Seats
14
  Other Fuel System
11
  Latches/locks/linkage
5
  Electronic Stability Control
3
  Interior Lighting
2
  Parking Brake
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Mitsubishi Galant of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Galant model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Mitsubishi Galant model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Galant Model Years

Galant
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2012 818,6066    
0.07
  2011 416,6917    
0.03
  2010 1011,9568    
0.10
  2009 1928,8949    
0.07
  2008 411,90110    
0.03
  2007 2726,45911    
0.09
  2006 3327,86012    
0.10
  2005 3228,81513    
0.09
  2004 6642,48914    
0.11
  2003 16197,40915    
0.11
  2002 17192,95416    
0.11
  2001 209103,11717    
0.12
  2000 18395,13518    
0.11

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Mitsubishi Galant is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2012 Galant
2
  2011 Galant
1
  2009 Galant
1
  2008 Galant
1
  2007 Galant
3
  2006 Galant
4
  2005 Galant
6
  2004 Galant
3
  2003 Galant
18
  2002 Galant
21
  2001 Galant
31
  2000 Galant
16
  1999 Galant
72
  1998 Galant
10
  1997 Galant
9
  1996 Galant
33


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