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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 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.

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 082002

Eclipse

  • miles

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

Consumer was driving vehicle at 70 mph when involved in a frontal collision engine flew out of vehicle and neither air bag deployed.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #7

Apr 232002

(reported on)

Eclipse

  • miles
Consumers vehicle stalls while driving 65 mph. Also when started, vehicle emits a terrible noise that is not normal.

- Wilton, CT, USA

problem #6

Apr 302001

Eclipse

  • miles
Consumer states check engine light illuminated on dash, dealer replaced the O2 sensor, however vehicle is experiencing stalling while driving highway speeds, dealer has not remedied problem, consumer also states that when starting vehicle, there is a terrible noise emitted.

- Wilton, CT, USA

problem #5

Apr 022001

Eclipse

  • miles

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

Engine is misfiring, vehicle does not have the same power that it used to. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing do anything.

- San Berandino, CA, USA

problem #4

May 302002

Eclipse

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Engine is missing. Gas is not circulating throughout engine. Engine check light illuminates on and off. Dealer can't find cause. Consumer adds engine not producing enough power. Also experiencing poor gas mileage.

- San Bernadino, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 262002

Eclipse

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle rattles when idling and normally when the vehicle is cold. The rattling fades out after being driven for a while but reoccurs every time the vehicle is turned on and off. The consumer located class action suit and notified the dealer. Nlm

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 012001

Eclipse

  • miles
Vehicle will use up about a quart of oil every thousand miles. Contacted dealer, and the dealer can't do anything.

- Norton, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 152000

Eclipse

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When driving there is a rattling noise coming from engine, not there when first starting vehicle. Starts a short while later, and gets louder the longer vehicle is driven. Took vehicle to dealer, who found nothing wrong. Consumer opened hood and noticed sound coming from drivers side of engine.

- Severna Park, MD, USA

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