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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,520 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse engine problems

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 132005

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 82,560 miles


While pulling into a parking spot the accelerator stuck and vehicle speeded up. The caller's husband applied the clutch to put vehicle in neutral and the clutch blew oput. It shot pieces of metal through the hood of the vehicle. Insurance company said it could have been the cruise control or the throttle. Dealer said they never heard of that happening and wanted her to bring the vehicle in. She will have an independent mechanic look at vehicle tomorrow. Manufacturer has not been contacted yet.

- Maitland, FL, USA

problem #2

May 082001

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving at any speed and when applying force to accelerator pedal without prior warning, vehicle failed to accelerate, causing loss of all power, and resulting in a near accident. Consumer has contacted dealer, dealer has replaced fuel pump several times, but problem still occurs.

- Mantua, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 262000

(reported on)


  • miles
While depressing gas pedal vehicle started hesitating. Consumer was told fuel injection was clogged. This poblem has been repaired twice.

- Clinton, MD, USA

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