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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Lever And Linkage: Column Shift Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #3

May 222001

(reported on)

Eclipse 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Transfer case for 4- wheel drive locked up while driving at highway speed, causing wheels to lock up, and vehicle to spin around numerous times. Dealer claimed defect was caused by a missing bolt.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #2

Mar 152001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is leaking oil from transfer case. This vehicle was not a part of NHTSA recall 98V069001 due to VIN.

- Travis Af Base, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 041999


  • miles
Consumer contacted manufacturer concerning NHTSA recall #98 V 069 001/transfer case which could lockup due to insufficient lubrication. Manufacturer informed consumer that they were not aware of this recall. Can NHTSA provide additional information on this matter.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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