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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,567 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 252007

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,057 miles


Check engine light illuminated-dealer scanned code PO455 - gross evap. Leak. Tech. Removed and re-installed gas cap, cleared code, ran evap. Test, drove car to set readiness test. Cost $120 because pei failed and they had to remove and re-install gas cap. No other parts or fixes offered. Engine light illuminated again 3 months after inspection and so called fix. Concerned since this had been happening for approx. 2 yrs. On and off. When first happened dealership said not to worry most likely will correct itself. Went looking and found campaign 03V442000 - same problem. Called dealer was told my V.I.N. # not included in campaign, but still have problem. Tried to change form to mitubishi-keeps coming up Mitsubishi caribbean"??"

- Kirkwood, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 212006

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,645 miles
: the contact stated the check engine light illuminated as the vehicle was traveling 40 mph. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer, where computer diagnostics reported a major fuel leak that could not be identified. When the manufacturer was notified, the contact was informed that there was a NHTSA recall, #(03V442000) on the vehicle regarding the fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump, but the vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 232004

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
My 2003 Eclipse gts has been serviced for about 10 different things in a matter of 8 months. 4 seperate times I had brought it in for a jerking automatic transmission 3 times they told me nothing was the matter and it was fine. Finally the check engine light came on and they then informed me that the transmision needed to be reprogrammed. It worked for about 4 months. Also 20 days after buying the car my check engine light came on and the fuel pump and sensor needed to be replaced. 4 times I have also brought the car in becuase when the sunroof opens it jerks really bad. Every time I went there all they did was grease it and it still doesn't work properly. At 17,000 the power mirror on the driver side door stopped functioning and that was replaced. Today 8/23/04 at 20,000 I just dropped it off for the sunroof (again) and informed them my wheel shook while braking and was just notified that my rotors were bad and needed to be replaced and the cost to me was $200 for a car with 20,000 miles and 1 year old. Mitsubishi states they have the best backed cars but when it comes down to it they do not back thier cars up when it matters.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

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