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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,000 miles

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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 #1

Jul 242004

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


No events leading to failure other than normal very infrequent use (use=1X/3mo). Rear seat driver side seat belt attachment bolt loosened and dis-attached from seat belt fastening base. Bolt came out with seat belt attempting to fasten belt around child while child in child booster seat. Ailure is not corrected yet.

- Foxboro, MA, USA

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