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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

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #62

Jan 152007

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles

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

- the contact has a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT. The contact has a complaint about the alloy wheels on the vehicle. The contact's vehicles tires were balanced on 1/15/07 at that point the contact was notified that one of the allow wheels was slightly bent and may cause air to leak and the tire to be damaged. The contact wants to make a formal complaint to Mitsubishi in regards to this issue. There has been no tire failure to date. The consumer stated the rims are soft and they bend easily. Updated

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #61

Mar 312006

Eclipse

  • miles
My daughter hit a pot hole in her 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse and the rim bent severely and the tire went flat.

- Lake Elmo, MN, USA

problem #60

Sep 072005

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The rims on my car are peeling. Because of the peeling they are now rusting. I am trying to sell the car but now I have to replace all the rims because these ones looks horrible. I have talked to other people with 2001 Eclipses that have done the same thing.

- Spring Lake, MI, USA

problem #59

Dec 152001

Eclipse

  • miles

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

I have had two rims bend in the past two years from normal driving in northwest Indiana.

- La Porte, IN, USA

problem #58

Oct 012001

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30 miles
Not only do I have the aggrevation of bent rims and flat tires, and financial hardship on this, my left side of the car doesn't align to the right. Water leeks in on the left side. Sometimes the heater blows out cool air. The sunroof shakes when opening. I already had a manufacuters defect in my strut on the left side. I have sctraches on the left side fom the car scrapping the ground when I make a right hand turn. I had to have the cooling system replaced the first week I financed it.my hood won't open and my headlights fail causing me to dirve only with the fog lights. All these issues are the same and constant since I purchased this lemon.

- Garnerville, NY, USA

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problem #57

Dec 092003

Eclipse

  • miles
I was driving down the road two separate times now when I have hit potholes that resulted in a bend in my rim. The first time all the air was let out due to it breaking the seal on the tire. I was left stranded for several hours before help arrived to help me in the middle of the winter. The second time was about a week ago when I hit a pothole and now the air slowly leaks out everyday and before I can go anywhere I must reair my tire. I bought a replacement rim the first time since they said it was unrepairable. This time I am filing a complaint with my city since it is the same pothole again that they didn't correctly fix the first time. I will have to purchase a new rim again since they say it can't be fixed since they are allunium rims. I have the 6 spoke rim that came standard on the 2001 Eclipse.

- La Porte, IN, USA

problem #56

Mar 112005

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Driving home at approximatly 9:00pm est going 40 mph on route 611 North around warrington, pa in the rain. Heard a loud bang from the passenger front side of the car (really loud). I assume that I had hit a pot hole and was not immedialty concerned until I heard a weird flapping noise. I pulled into a safe location to check out the tire and wheel and the wheel was heavily dented. The tire had lost all air, but was not torn up. After putting on the spare I checked the wheel using a flashlight and noticed that the wheel was cracked. I will need to replace the 17" alloy wheel at cost of $350. I have had other alloy wheels that have stood up to pot holes before. I have read all previous complaints, as well as, the report finalization by NHTSA. I am lucky that in the rain I didn't lose control of the vehicle and be part of/cause an accident. I am a little concerned as to the structure and security of these rims for the future. If this happend at a speed of about 40 mph, what would have been the ramifications at 55/60mph on a highway? currently, I still have the cracked wheel in my possession. I am planning to purchase another wheel tomorrow March 12, 2005.

- Jamison, PW, USA

problem #55

Dec 042004

Eclipse

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Normal road conditions lead to my wheel rim cracking and requiring a new rim. This failure may have caused a severe accident if I was traveling at high speed, luckily I was only traveling at 25 mph when the failure occurred, leaving the car disabled. New rims are very costly with added repair costs ($686). Further the spare tire does not fit the front of the car" how is this legal"

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #54

Mar 172003

Eclipse

  • miles
I leased a 2001 mitsbuishi Eclipse. Within the first two years of the lease, I have had to replaced all four rims on the car. I contacted family auto Mitsubishi here in indianapolis where I leased the car and asked them to replace the rims with ones from a newer model because of the excessive problems I had. I was told that they were not faulty, that they were damaged by excessive road wear. I contacted the BBB they contacted the dealership. All they did was send me a letter stating I should take the car into the dealership and see what they would do for me. They had already stated that they would not replace the rims.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #53

Sep 022004

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
On January 2003 while driving at 40 mph, the consumer hit a small pot hole. One half month later, the consumer experienced a flat tire on the passenger front side. The vehicle was taken to Goodyear dealership to replace the tire. The dealership indicated the rim was cracked.

- Prior Lake, MN, USA

problem #52

Aug 272004

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

My experience, online testimonials and news regarding Mitsubishi Eclipse alloy wheels' faulty construction convinced me that my suspicions were confirmed. Although ODI claims all damage is cosmetic, I suspect they've never taken a 2001 Eclipse for an extended spin.

- Neptune, NJ, USA

problem #51

Feb 012002

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Bent rims. Each rim on the vehicle has/was bent, possibly due to defect in the rim material. I avoid most potholes, so the bending was not caused by hitting large holes or large objects. The bend on the rim causes the air pressure to go down or a flat tire, which caused the vehicle to vear to the right or left. Also the tires are wearing very fast do to loss of pressure. Four new rims were purchased at the price of $1100, but the handling of the car has already been affected from the suspension to the brakes.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #50

Feb 152004

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ea 02- 007/aluminum alloy wheel denting: Consumer was concerned that the original rims were denting prematurely when driving over pot holes. Dealer was notified.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #49

Dec 092001

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles
I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse and have lost all the original rims to dents from normal road driving--I had to replace all 4 rims because they we so warped they wouldn't hold a seal on the tire--that's $850!!!! on a new car!

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #48

Aug 242004

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 30 mph consumer lost the control of the vehicle. Consumer stated that passenger wheel rim was bent. Consumer found on the web page many consumers having the same problem. The wheels were made of very soft easily bent metal.

- Cliffside Park, NJ, USA

problem #47

May 022002

Eclipse

  • miles
Tires did not feel right for over 6 months, went to 3 different dealerships until someone finally realized that two of the rims were bent one in front and one in back, on two opposite sides of the car. I was told that I must have hit a pot hole, but that would be impossible if the rims bent were on two different sides. After losing the battle I paid over $600 to replace the rims.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #46

Jan 152003

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
While driving 25 mph, the consumer's vehicle hit a pot hole and the passenger's side wheel bent. As result, there was damage to the tires. Consumer indicated the wheel rims were made of very soft easily bent metal. The consumer stated the remaining rims bent and had to be replaced.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #45

Nov 012002

Eclipse

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse 17" rims - the rims are soft and bend easy. I had several incidents where I was left on the side of the road after hitting a pot hole as the rim had bent and created a flat tire. After owning the car for two years, I had to replace the rims as they were a hazard and creating driving problems. I bought off the shelf rims for half the cost of the Mitsubishi rims and have not had a single problem since (2 years later). Three of my four rims were in really bad shape from hitting the smallest of pot holes. When replacing tires, my mechanic would take the time to try and re-bend the rim to its original shape and mentioned to me that this was a common problem he saw on the Mitsubishi Eclipse model.

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #44

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

problem #43

Nov 122001

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 9,230 miles
Consumer took the vehicle into the dealership for inspection and was informed by the mechanic that all four rims were bent on the vehicle. The consumer stated that the vehicle had neither been driven off road nor hit any potholes. The rims bent during normal driving. The bends also affected the tires ( two tire failures) and the steering.

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

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