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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse engine problems

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 192005

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles


This complaint involves our 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The vehicle was idling in park in front of a building. When the brake was applied to shift into drive, the vehicle rpms increased to the maximum level, the tires began to spin and the car accelerated forward at a high rate of speed into a brick support pole. The brakes failed to stop the vehicle and both airbags deployed.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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