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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,280 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 202011

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


The service engine light was on and the codes show an evaporative emissions leak. Several service visits did not resolve the problem. Finally it was found that the fuel filler tube was totally rusted out and close to falling off. Apparently this is a fairly common problem with the 2001 Eclipse and was causing fule leakage as well as vapor leakage. This could have caused a fire or resulted in the vehicle being disabled. The mechanic said he had never seen a fuel filler tube in such bad shape. Mitsubishi dealer stated they didnt want to deal with the issue due to the high repair cost.

- Loudon, TN, USA

problem #4

Apr 282010


  • 93,400 miles
I had to replace a rotted gas filler neck on my 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT. The mechanic told me it was a poorly designed part and should not have rotted. I have had many cars and never heard of anything like this before. Mitsubishi should be made to have a recall for this defective part.

- Islip, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 012005

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Idle air controller failed.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #2

May 072001


  • miles
Consumer states there is black smoke during start, dealer did not remedy problem, vehicle is sluggish and gets poor gas mileage, vehicle was shuddering at idle and dealer replaced the air box, there was a hissing noise caused by the heat shield on the catalytic converter.

- Wilton, CT, USA

problem #1

May 302002


  • 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

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