NHTSA — Wheels Problems

1.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
161,900 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #1

May 102013

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • 161,900 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driving on residential street (approx. 20 mph). Car shifted slightly to right as I was rounding a curve. Came to stop sign and rear right wheel fell off. The hub cracked and broke off at bearing.. it was a very clean cut as though there was a defect in the hub. Car towed to repair shop. $300 repair bill. Repairman said he has never seen this type of damage in the 40 years he has been repairing cars. Could have been very serious had I been driving at a higher speed as on an open highway.

- Madison, WI, USA

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