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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
114,000 miles

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 162012

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • 132,000 miles


We were driving and car just died. But it still wanted to start just acted like didn't have gas. To but we just filled up. So we figured fuel pump. Replaced it and nothing still so then we call a dealer and he says most common thing that happens in these cars is computer gets fried.

- Dalton, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 162011

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
After checking out service engine codes P0456 and P0457 (evaporative emission control system leak detected) I found the fuel filler neck tube and all vent lines totally corroded through. The vehicle is a 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse and this assembly is located in the rear right side wheel well. Driving area is the northeast and found sand and debris packed all around assembly where tubes make a 90 degree turn through a support/protective bracket. I repaired with a new fuel neck assembly (part no. MR73836) purchased from a local dealership at a cost of $200 for parts only. No fuel had yet leaked out but would have in a short time if this part was not replaced. Dealer stated that this vehicle was not recalled for this problem but other Mitsubishi models around this same year had been recalled for this same condition.

- Sandy Hook, CT, USA

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