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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 042006

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving 25 mph on normal road conditions, the antilock brake system did not function properly, and there was no response from both front brakes. Also, the brake pedal went to the floor when this occurred. There were no warning signals prior to the incident. The vehicle had not been inspected by a dealer.

- Knoxville, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 192002


  • miles
ABS system failed during emergency manuvers, turned onto wrong side of road to avoid an accident. Found myself on the wrong side of the island. I noticed a sharp turn and slammed on the brakes and tried to turn into the turn. The car remained going in a straight line with tires turned and braked applied. I then proceeded to hit the curb straight on and then the front of my car was on the grass. The car sustained major damage to the upper and lower control arms rim and tire. On looker saw front tires locked up and the rear tires rotating freely. Luckily this didn't happen with a person infront of me. I have pictures of the skid marks noting the ABS failure.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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