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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 082015


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While driving at approximately 35 mph, there was a burning odor and a stream of smoke emitting from inside the passenger door. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 062013

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
In the morning, I drove this Mitsubishi Eclipse 2005 to work(35 miles away from home), it was ok. After work, I drove back to my house, entered our garage, I got off the car, I saw a small fire on the right front lighting place, then I quickly backed my car out of the garage, the fire was getting bigger and bigger, my wife and I use a lot of water to put the fire out... this fire burned out the front light, bulb, some wire, and small piece of right front bumper... then I tried this car again, I could drive it, but it has no turning signal. I drove this car to 2 different car shops, one is a local car shop, they worked on my car for 1 month, but they could not fix it. Then I drove this car to a Mitsubishi dealer, they worked on my car for 2 months, they could not figure out the exact problem... right now this car is still with no turning signal, and I can't drive it.

- Martinez, GA, USA

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