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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,515 miles

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #11

Oct 032016

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Consumer writes in regards to exterior lighting recall, entire fuel system replacement recall, power train, automatic transmission cooling unit and lines recall issues. The dealer informed the consumer, they only had one recall applicable to his vehicle, which was for the sun visor on the passenger side. However, the consumer stated the gas tank is leaking and has many welding issues.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #10

Aug 172015

Eclipse

  • 163,082 miles
Prolonged wiring harness contact with the heat shield causes the wiring insulation to wear & ground out causing the engine to die-out. Had an iccident few days ago where the engine died out and I was in the middle of an intersection and almost got hit by oncoming traffic. This is seriously not okay and a major safety concern. Please help me.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #9

Jun 012002

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
I've previously owned 2 Eclipses w/ no problems, this one however has been nothing but a lemon. 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT V6. In addition to the clutch which had to be replaced 1 yr after warranty expired, I have had an abundance of problems w/ parts that should never need to be replaced, none have been covered by warranty. I have replaced every sway bar twice, the A/C failed, the antenna embedded in the rear window failed, one oxygen sensor, the middle rear brake light wiring broke, 2 catalytic converters failed. And the worst is I was going through a headlight a month only to discover that the headlights had actually melted the to the connectors on both sides! and now I may have an electrical fault or faulty valve in my A/C unit causing my heat to kick on when the A/C is turned on.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #8

Feb 202008

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

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

Engine 20 amp fuse pops after driving car for a period of time then cutting off and restarted. If car is driven continuously does not blow fuse. Only after stopping and not letting engine cool down does it blow fuses.

- Mililani, HI, USA

problem #7

Jun 122007

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Socket attached to headlamp melted, smoldered and smoked. Headlamp no longer functions. Occured fall 2006. Car stalls right after starting. Occured June 2007.

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 012006

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 151,000 miles
Center radio display will not light up, fuses were checked and found to be good, radio still works.

- Jackson, MI, USA

problem #5

Nov 142005

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles

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

Contact states that her son's vehicle head lamps go out. The wiring harness melted the plug which in turn made the head lamps go out without warning.

- Penalipin , IL, USA

problem #4

Jul 142005

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 90,214 miles
2001 headlight connectors melted on 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse.

- Hollis, NH, USA

problem #3

May 242004

Eclipse

  • 52,245 miles
Headlights went out. Bought new bulbs to replace. Both plugs to the headlight bulbs had melted. Told by dealer it was not covered by warranty and was not an electrical problem.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #2

Dec 042003

Eclipse

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,121 miles
The vehicle was in park, and the key was taken out of the ignition switch. Vehicle caught on fire under the hood. Consumer noticed black smoke and large flames. Undetermined cause. Dealer notified.

- Pawcatuck, CT, USA

problem #1

Mar 122001

Eclipse

  • miles
Vehicle experiences problems with the cruise control, dealer has replaced the ECU and found a loose connector inside the cruise contorl box, the tcl light is illuminated and dealer feels this is linked to the cruise control problem, possible electrical system problem.

- Wilton, CT, USA

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