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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11 miles

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse miscellaneous problems

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 022007

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

I have a defective paint job on my black 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Although garage kept, the paint is self-destructing and turning white on the roof, hood and back sides panels. Also, leak in window of drivers side door that causes 3 inch puddles of rain to accumulate when the weather is bad.

- Massapequa, NY, USA

problem #8

Mar 062005

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • miles
The 2000+ mitubishi Eclipse the dash boards are having many problems with cracking. We want there to be a recall so we can get properly made dashes.

- Cibolo, TX, USA

problem #7

Mar 012006

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • miles
I have a black 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT and the clear coat is fading and is turning the car white. I have found 7 pages of similar complaints on deadeclipse.com. My dealer refuses to repaint it because I am not the original owner even though a body shop has told me the car never got repainted.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #6

Mar 152004

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2001 Eclipse rs black paint job fading real bad it looks like I have a poke-A-dot car of white and black every panel on my car is fading, hood top side panels trunk is real bad and all others the vehicle is in nc and I know a lot of other people who drive the same car and its happened to them to, an 01 Eclipse gs I think.

- Cherry Point, NC, USA

problem #5

Oct 172001

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
No injuries: A blow out within a 2 yr period, front left tire flat 13 times, replaced that rim 3 times. Drivers side door, left side of hood, left rear by trunk does not align properly to the right side. Already had a manufacturers defect in my left strut scratches by left tire started out small now are 5 inches wide.

- Garnerville, NY, USA

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problem #4

Oct 092001

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The first week of buying the car I noticed a little scratch by the front drivers side tire. Then I started hearing little squeaking noises when I was reversing coming from the same left tire. Then I noticed the rim was bent I brought it to the dealer they said I was hitting curbs & road hazard. Months later the scratch at the bottom by the fog lights was getting bigger and deep the tire kept losing air and those springing sound noises I still heard. Make the long story short it is 2 years later the deep gashes from the left front tire is now all the wayaround the bottom of the fog lights almost reaching the midde.I went thru 2 tires no blow outs thank god 3 rims and one was a replacement the tire keeps leaking air there is nothing wrong with the right side of the car its all the left front. I spoke to the manufactuer of mitshubshi they are aware of this they said its not a safety issue.don't blowouts happen due to bent rims? they noticed its only happening in certain states that certain states road conditions are bad. All states have potholes but when you are driving 15 mph, hit a pothole, & your rim bends causing your tire to leak air something wrong. These rims are constantly bending but on my car it S only the left side. Its unsafe, because when I hit a potlhole it makes a loud banging noise even my brake pedal shakes. If I knew all these complaints I would of never bought this car now I know its not me but the way these cheap soft wheels were made something should be done about this its unsafe and the whole car shakes and steers to the left after hitting a pothole. I dont use my car alot mostly back and forth to work on a highway 15 miles one way. I am tired of purchasing rims at $300 I pay enough for this car and for the money I pay I should have decent rims that can stand driving over a 15-30 mile an hour pothole. I had cars before this never had a dented rim.something should be done about this there are even complaints on jdpower's website.

- Garnerville, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 152002

Eclipse

  • miles

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

Also I found shattered glass under the rear seats, which appears to be rear windshield glass. My car always pulls to the right and my right side window does not close properly. I just wanted to know if this vehicle was in a major accident when I purchased it.

- Pope Afb, NC, USA

problem #2

Dec 012000

Eclipse

  • miles
SRS light has come on & off several times in the last 6000 miles the service department has replaced seats for the side airbags the light still comes on & off the car has recently been in a collision the front airbags did deploy before I picked up the car the shop manager said they have to change the duram" because the light was coming on & they had put the wrong one in for only front airbags" I still believe it's the same problem we had before the car was wrecked. The second complaint the wheels (rims) bend at every 2000 miles we even had a blow out at 10 miles an hour in town.

- Paradise, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 112000

Eclipse

  • miles
Moldings have been replaced twice on each side. (left and right) last time the dealer cement glued them to the frame of the car only to fly off again. At highway speeds or with top down this is able to cause injury to myself or another vehicle. I have repeatedly contacted Mitsubishi every time and to no avail. The problem still exists and will continue unless they find out why this defect exists. I have taken the car to the closest Mitsubishi dealer located in brandon, Florida. They have had the car on their lot since the last incident (July 6 or7th) I demanded they keep it until they could satisfactorily fix the problem so that I would not be causing injury to another passenger on the highway or to someone in my vehicle. April 9th first side flew off (right) 4/11 service took off left side as it was also broke end of April the left side was replaced right side on back order. 6/20 right side part in and replaced and glued with cement glue. Left side taken off and glued also as was broken again. 6/5 right side flew off again! 6/7 carleft at Mitsubishi until fixed. No safety defect listed in summary.

- Plant City, FL, USA

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