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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 1
Average Mileage:
27,462 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #13

Feb 082016

Eclipse

  • 250,000 miles

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

SRS airbag system fault. SRS light elluminates on dashboard whenever driver or passenger seats are moved, indicating that the side airbag system is deactivating the entire SRS system including the front airbags.

- Turlock, CA, USA

problem #12

Jun 012015

Eclipse

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated while driving 25 mph making a sharp turn, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. The contact's air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was engulfed in flames within moments. Lucky, the front passenger was able to free the contact in time. The contact sustained fractures on the left clavicular bone, left ulna bone and bruising on chest and face which required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #11

Oct 172001

Eclipse

  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated that the SRS and air bag warning light illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician diagnosed that the air bags system needed to be replaced. The failure recurred and the air bags system was replaced again. However, the failure persisted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure was 7,000.

- Ballejo, CA, USA

problem #10

Apr 232000

Eclipse

  • miles

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

Concerns for passenger's in vehicle, during crash vehicle roll over. While driving a deer jumped in front of the consumer's vehicle. The consumer over-corrected which caused the vehicle to pin counter clockwise. The vehicle then struck a tree splitting it in half. The passenger compartment continued westbound, the passenger became ejected. The passenger compartment continued to roll and came to final rest in a yard. The vehicle's air bags did not deploy and the seat belt did not properly restrain the passenger. The driver sustained minor injuries but the passenger was killed.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #9

Nov 162002

Eclipse

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
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

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problem #8

Dec 082002

Eclipse

  • miles
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

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

Consumer is having problems with the SRS light in the dash.

- Wilton, CT, USA

problem #6

Aug 312001

(reported on)

Eclipse

  • miles
SRS light is intermittent and it is taken in for service every time. The first couple of times the explanation was a bad ground and connector. Once the whole driver side seat was replaced because of recurrency of the SRS light illuminating. Now a passenger side seat is on order to be replaced. Supposedly it is the same error code, but the code from the computer tells the technician to check the driverside side airbag, while the factory service manual states to check out the passenger side side airbag. At least this is what I have been told by the last technician to work on my vehicle.

- Jonesborough, TN, USA

problem #5

Dec 012000

Eclipse

  • miles
SRS light for side air bags goes on all the time. Never turns off. From what I was told from my dealership at cutter Mitsubishi it's an electrical problem that needs to be replaced or else side air bags won't deploy in the case of an accident.

- Pepeekeo, HI, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Aug 012000

Eclipse

  • miles

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

Airbag light comes on the dashboard for airbag without prior warning. Dealership is aware of problem because it has been fixed three times already.

- Downers Grove, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 152001

(reported on)

Eclipse

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
(SRS) warning light keeps illuminating on dash panel. Mitsubishi has been contacted. They cannot find any problems with system.

- Clarksville, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 252000

Eclipse

  • miles
SRS indicator light stays on while driving.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

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