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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,000 miles

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 292015


  • 200,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While in park, the contact noticed that there were multiple fractures across the dashboard. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000.

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #1

May 312010


  • miles
The dashboard on my 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse cracked several years ago. I had no idea what had happened, as I was not involved in an accident. I had assumed that it possibly got too hot from the sun one day. I was appalled to hear that this is a common problem. Parts of a car should not break in two or three pieces. Mitsubishi should take responsibility for their issues. I have to take a bite in the value of the vehicle, the funds should come out of Mitsubishi's pocket, not mine! I also am having issues with the paint on the spoiler. The paint has strangely disappeared and the part has turned white. It's weird! again, I feel that if Mitsubishi had a problem with their paint jobs, they should fix them!

- Aurora, CO, USA

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