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7.4

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,973 miles

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #22

Sep 172002

(reported on)

Eclipse

  • miles

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

At 4,000 miles rims began collapsing, not retaining air, bent easy. These are manufactured rims that came with vehicle upon purchase.

- Ronkonkoma, NY, USA

problem #21

Jun 112002

Eclipse 4WD

  • miles
Rims are bent and crumbling, my tire continuously loses air/ accidents have been caused by this defect.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #20

Sep 012002

Eclipse

  • miles
Rims were defective. Consumer advised that rims bend very easily and adversely, affecting steering control while driving.

- Plainview, NY, USA

problem #19

Jul 112002

Eclipse

  • miles

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

While driving all four rims bent without being hit.it was caused by material that rims were made, being so flimsy.common problem. Dealer contacted.

- Watervliet, NY, USA

problem #18

Dec 152000

Eclipse

  • miles
Bent four original wheels and bought a replacment that also got bent.

- Lee's Summit, MO, USA

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problem #17

Apr 242001

Eclipse

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, if vehicle hits a pothole it will bend the rims. Contacted dealer. All four rims bent. The day consumer purchased vehicle one of the rims were bent so bad that it had to be replaced. The dealer offered no solution and couldn't explain why they wouldn't stop recommending rims that have a known problem.

- Saddle Brook, NJ, USA

problem #16

Apr 022002

Eclipse

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle hit a pothole and front passenger's side rim bent. Rims should not bend under normal wear and tear. *akjlg

- Belle Mead, NJ, USA

problem #15

Sep 012002

Eclipse

  • miles
Vehicle was taken in to dealer on a routine oil change and dealer noticed two rims were bent. Cause unknown.

- Ronkonkoma, NY, USA

problem #14

Feb 282001

Eclipse

  • miles
All four tires were vibrating as a result of rims being bent.

- Mahopac, NY, USA

problem #13

Jul 032002

(reported on)

Eclipse

  • miles
The wheel (rims) have chipped during normal usage. Clear coat looks to be warning off.

- Walnut Creek, CA, USA

problem #12

Oct 152001

Eclipse

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

One front and one rear rim were replaced because they were bent. At this time the second rear rim is bent and has to be replaced.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #11

Jul 092002

(reported on)

Eclipse

  • miles
I noticed a very large dent in my wheel while washing my car. I have never hit anything before & I was wondering why such a large dent in my rim would have occurred with no damage to my tire. However, my rim is dented in such a way that my tire barely holds the air in it. I am very afraid to drive my car on the highway for fear that my tire will explode off of my wheel. I can't understand how a heavy, metal rim could have bent so far & not punctured my tire. What can be done about this problem? this is virtually a brand new car for me & I am the only driver. I see no reason to pay all of this money for something that is not at all safe to drive.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #10

May 212002

Eclipse

  • miles
While changing the right rear tire the consumer noticed a crack in the rim, dealer contacted. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Jacksboro, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 092002

(reported on)

Eclipse

  • miles
While driving 20 mph and without warning all four rims have dented. Manufacturer has been notified about problem, and customer service representative stated consumer was at fault.

- Staton Island, NY, USA

problem #8

Jan 012002

Eclipse

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Rims are too soft. When mounting a tire, the rims have dents and bends posing a road hazard. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #7

Dec 152001

Eclipse

  • miles
I was driving in a snow covered road when I hit a pothole I could not see. The rim bent and the tire went flat immediately. I've hit much larger potholes in the past in other cars I've owned and never had this happen.

- South Elgin, IL, USA

problem #6

Oct 122000

Eclipse

  • miles
I've experienced five different bent rims in 20,000 miles! not safe!.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 212001

Eclipse

  • miles
These rims are defective and are unsafe. Mitsubishi has know about this since it was deployed in 1998.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #4

Jan 182001

Eclipse

  • miles
The alloy rims designed for this car are extremely soft and are damaged very easily. They are also very expensive to replace. Many owners are having problems with the wheels being damaged. I do understand that alloy wheels are more easily damaged than steel wheels, but this is ridiculous. Also.....dealer did not advise alignment after repair, causing over $500 in tire damages a month later, and a blowout. I know nothing about wheels, it should not have been assumed that I understood the effects of the wheel damage without them being explained to me.

- East Rockaway, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 182001

Eclipse

  • miles
While going onto an interstate (I 495 North) from the ramp, my car stepped into a pothole which was not really deep only at around 50 miles. The front left wheel rim was fractured and bent and the rear rim was bent slightly too. The tire deflated immediately but did not burst open. Fortunately since there was not much traffic there was no crash, but it could easily have been fatal, especially since the car is a front wheel drive and the wheel was really bent out of shape. Dealer said that problem is due to road hazard and not vehicle defect, however I have found 5 other complaints on this website of the exact same nature.

- Amherst, MA, USA

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