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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,505 miles

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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse brakes problems

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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #11

Sep 162013

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles

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

I've had this vehicle since April 2013 and started having problems with the brakes around 6 months after. It takes way to long to stop, pinging noise when clutch lets out, and an awful screaming air sound after releasing the brakes especially when it's hot outside. Took it to the only Mitsubishi dealership here in town and was an estimate of $850 to fix the master cylinder, power brake boosters, de-glaze brake pads, and turn the rotors. I called the dealership and also Mitsubishi, but was told by both my VIN# wasn't included in recall #05V299000 or recall 05V247000. My car only had around 36,000 miles when purchased used and started having problems around 45,000 miles. The manufacturer of these parts need to pay for the repairs.

- San Angelo, TX, USA

problem #10

Mar 312014

Eclipse

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated that while driving at no particular speed, the brakes failed and abnormally traveled to the floorboard when depressed. The vehicle was not taken for inspection or repairs. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 05V299000(service brakes, hydraulic) however, the VIN was not included in the recall campaign. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Turnersville, NJ, USA

problem #9

Sep 292013

Eclipse

  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the brakes were applied but the vehicle did not immediately respond. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or an independent mechanic for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 94,000.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #8

Feb 182013

Eclipse

  • 80,000 miles

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

Brake pedal to the floor after a bump on the road. Increased stopping distance. Pedal needed to be pumped a few times to get back to normal.

- Humacao, PR, USA

problem #7

Feb 012012

Eclipse

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated that the brakes failed to engage repeatedly and the brake pedal had to be depressed several times before it would engage. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic several times for the failure. The brakes were cleaned and adjusted however, the failure was not corrected and the brakes continued to fail. The contact had to increase stopping distance when braking. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 05V299000 (service brakes, hydraulic: Foundation components: Master cylinder). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 86,000.

- Vidalia , GA, USA

problem #6

Mar 102009

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated that the brake pedal failed and the vehicle would not respond to braking attempts. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the master cylinder needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 70,000..... updated 02-20-13 the consumer was advised there was recall for this failure but the vehicle's VIN was not included. Updated 02/25/2013

- Thousand Oaks , CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 152009

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles

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

The brakes lost pressure and it took a long time for the car to come to a complete stop. As I was moving very slowly at the time and there was no-one in front of me, nothing awful happened. After that, the brakes were fine until it happened again a few months later. Because it was so quick and sporadic I thought that perhaps I was imagining it! then in 2011 it happened again and I took it to my mechanic but by the time I got to him, the problem had stopped, he couldn't replicate it and couldn't find anything wrong with the brakes. Then on November 30th, 2012 it happened again but this time I couldn't stop at a red traffic light and sailed right through the light coming to a halt eventually in the middle of the intersection. I was extremely lucky that no-one was in front of me and no-one else had started moving in the other directions. At that point I realized that there was definitely a problem with my braking system. I took it back to my mechanic. To cut a long story short, he eventually checked online and discovered that there had been a recall issued in 2005 for my make, model & year for defective brake master cylinders (recall #sr-05-003). He called Mitsubishi to see if I was covered and found out that my VIN# was not included!! at that point, they told him I would be covered under a "warranty extension". I had the car towed to the Mitsubishi dealer and they diagnosed it as needing a replacement master cylinder. They contacted Mitsubishi headquarters and I have been informed that they have declined my request to be included in the recall and have the master cylinder replaced at their cost (and now no mention of this "warranty extension" that they told my mechanic). Obviously my car should have been included in this recall and I should have been notified years ago - I have been driving around for years with a faulty braking system!!

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 052012

Eclipse

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated that when the brakes were applied, the vehicle exhibited a slight delay before the brakes engaged. The contact referenced NHTSA recall campaign id number: 05V299000 (service brakes, hydraulic: Foundation components: Master cylinder) and took the vehicle to the dealer. The dealer advised that the seals inside the master cylinder had failed, but the vehicle was not included in the recall campaign. The failure mileage was 72,000 and the current mileage was 75,000.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 152012

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • miles
Was decreasing speed to make a complete stop noticed it took longer than normal to for the brakes to kick in. Didn't feel any pressure of the brakes at first almost making me hit the car infront of me.

- Covina, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 192012

Eclipse

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated the brakes were too soft which increased the braking distance of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to have the master cylinder and the ABS system replaced. After the repair the braking distance increasing again causing the contact to braking suddenly while driving 30 mph. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer for another diagnostic test. The dealer stated the master cylinder needed to be replaced again. The contact notice a NHTSA campaign I.D. 05V299000 (service brakes, hydraulic: Foundation components: Master cylinder) and called the manufacturer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 59,000.

- Lauderhill, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 022012

Eclipse

  • 99,400 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact was driving 45 mph and applied the brakes but the vehicle would not respond. The contact had to use the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer nor a repair shop for inspection. The failure recurred several times. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer prior to the most recent failure and was advised that there were no failures within the vehicle. The brakes were replaced three times prior and the master cylinder was also replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of failure however no further assistance was provided. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 05V247000 (service brakes, hydraulic) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall campaign. The approximate current and failure mileage was 99,400.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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