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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,571 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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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 092008

Eclipse

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Cracked dashboard. Many many many other people are having this same problem. (2000-2005)

- Ofallon, MO, USA

problem #6

Jan 312008

Eclipse

  • 90,000 miles
My 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse has started cracking down the dash and is getting increasingly worse all the time.

- Moore, OK, USA

problem #5

Jun 032008

Eclipse

  • 88,000 miles
Dash cracked in half (degradation). I found that this is happening to almost everybody with the Mitsubishi Eclipse (mine is a 2001). Mitsubishi will not address this problem. This needs to be a recall.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 012006

Eclipse

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The car is a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse. There were no specific events leading to the failure, but the paint on the trunk and roof of the car has oxidized and appears to have dissolved. The car is outside of warranty, and we will need to have it repainted on our own. Based upon my internet research it appears that this problem is widespread.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #3

Nov 062005

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Cracked dashboard. No stress added to it. It just happened.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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problem #2

Jun 012005

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Dashboard becomes brittle, and cracks result--causing airbag on passenger side to be misaligned--this is on a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse rs, 2.4L-----the company refuses to fix it, I would like a new dashboard.

- Lincolnwood, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 112005

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
My calapana black 2001 Eclipse GT started to fade a year ago. I noticed that most black Mitsubishi cars starts to fade in 2-3 years. I have a couple of friends that have the same problem but refuse to complain here because they already done several times to the dealer but never had a response. I also have exact problem as complain no. ODI id: 100511429 NHTSA complaint id: 448638. As mentioned, the car has trouble shifting from 1st to 2nd gear (worst when cold), stutters when first accelerating, and makes a continuous rattling noise when the clutch is not engaged. I complained to Mitsubishi dealer many times but they refuse to be responsible.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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