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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,646 miles

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 012003


  • Manual transmission
  • 24,000 miles


I own a mits.Eclipse gsx and notice that they rims would get look banged up with out being able to tell how they were damage. One time a pot hole was to blame. Not a huge pothole but a small normal pothole. I ended up with several flat tires in il when I lived there and the tire guys told me that eventually I would need to rims. When I moved to tx, I was forced to get new rims because the rims as they were would not pass their state's safety inspection. The cost was $250 each to fix, but there is no guarantee that they won't get damaged again. I was told by the shop that fixed them that they had done a lot of this model's tires and that a blowout was possible due to them.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 292000

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 34,584 miles
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse gsx wheels. These wheels bent on me about 3 times. I blew out a tire because of them once, and the rest just bent if I hit a speed bump or something really small. These are very dangerous wheels. Everytime I went to Mitsubishi and the service tech's told me the wheels were very very weak as well. There was no help at all. These wheels are horrible and could have caused me a few accidents.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #2

May 282002

Eclipse 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Left rear wheel rim bent. Consumer discovered the damage while vehicle was parked. Dealership has been notified.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

May 301998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tire rim failed. Nlm

- Pico River, CA, USA

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