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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
3,500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 222008

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Air bags didn't deploy. Complications from injuries claimed the driver's life, my son.

- Marysville, PA, USA

problem #7

Feb 042006

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
My sons 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse hydroplaned on a standing puddle of water on us 50. He lost control of the car and hit the guard rail twice on the front and rear of the car. The insurance company totaled the car because of the excessive damage to front and back. My concern and complaint is that the air bags did not deploy. The car took such a major impact to the front end that I can see no reason for the air bags not to deploy other then being defective. I have pictures of the vehicle if you need to see the damage. The Maryland state police report number is[xxx]. the state farm insurance company can be reached at 1-888-613-3966 ext. 33, claim # [xxx]. VIN number of the car is[xxx]. my position is that other 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse should be checked for faulty air bag systems. Updated 07/17/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

problem #6

Jan 092003

(reported on)

Eclipse

  • miles
Consumer states that while driving 30 mph had front end collision and neither air bag deployed. Please provide any additional information.

- Colonial Heights, VA, USA

problem #5

Nov 162002

Eclipse

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

I had a headon collison into a ditch going apox. 30 -35 miles a hour. I had extensive frontend damage and some rearend damage.my airbags never deployed.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #4

Aug 212001

Eclipse

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a rear and frontal accident at approximately 30-35 mph. Upon impact, both air bag did not deploy. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Portland, TN, USA

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problem #3

Mar 152001

Eclipse

  • miles
Airbag light came came on panel. Mechanic told her that passenger's air bag was defective.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 092001

(reported on)

Eclipse

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 50-55 mph and attempting to Dodge something on road vehicle lost control and began to rollover. Air bags did not deploy. Dealer has been contacted.

- Heber Springs, AR, USA

problem #1

Feb 072001

Eclipse

  • miles
Consumer was in an accident while driving 55 mph, and vehicle in front of consumer had spun on snow and then hit consumer in front of vehicle. Air sensors were damaged, but air bags were never deployed.

- New Haven, CT, USA

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