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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012003

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Engine burns oil at approx. 1 qt per week, also has possible leaks in engine with only 69,000 miles on engine. Has had regular oil changes for life of engine. Brake rotors warped and need replacement, unsure of when last changed. Transmission slips and shifts hard with slow or fast acceleration.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 301997


  • miles
After starting the vehicle and idling for three to four minutes, the engine surges up to 6000 rpms.

- Mc Gaw Par, IL, USA

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