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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,311 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 062003

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 32,311 miles


Manual transmission - car seize when shifting into 5th gear. Dealer stated that someone that serviced the car must have drained the gear lube oil down to 1 pint. I had the car towed to a transmission shop. They discovered that is was not the gear lube oil but the rod that pushes out when shifting from to gear was to long and had been chipping away at the transmission. After 2 months of fighting with the dealer and Mitsubishi directly - they still refuse to pay. This was a factory defect. Would like to know if anyone else has had a similar experience. If I had let the dealer replace the transmission I would never had known the real cause.

- West Jordan, UT, USA

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