Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
111,500 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

Sep 222011

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • 172,000 miles


While driving northbound on 95 in Virginia (about 20 mins outside of richmond) my 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse's accelerator became stuck. The car ended up overheating and the brakes failed (the front driver rotor actually ripped apart) before I put the car into neutral.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #1

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

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