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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,142 miles

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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse clutch problems

clutch problem

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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 072008

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 28,529 miles


2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse spun 3 main bearings, has a worn clutch at 28,000 miles. I have never replaced the clutch in my '88 Mazda, which currently has 190,000 miles on it or any of the previous manual transmission vehicles I have owned. Mitsubishi reps denied the warranty due to aftermarket part (cold air intake) the clutch being worn and from what they claim as "spirited driving." I did not pay $30,000 for a car to take out and drive it like a maniac. This is a car that I take very good care of and change oil every 3,000 miles religiously, and have it serviced regularly. I had a dispute hearing on this matter and that was a joke, you better have someone to go with you that has in-depth knowledge of engines and cold air intakes. I know that the cold air intake does not change the parameters of the engine set by the manufacturer, since I had contacted the company that developed the intake. I will never buy another Mitsubishi in my life. They do not stand behind their warranties or their products. I will never recommend a Mitsubishi vehicle to anybody. I will also not recommend the dealership to anyone either. They was of no help to me what so ever.

- Mill Creek, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 152006

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • 33,600 miles
Clutch wore off at 33000 miles and not even one year. I've been driving manual for ten years and never had to replace clutch on my 97 Nissan truck. I still have the old car without ever having to replace the clutch and now a new 2006 Eclipse burn out after less than a year. Dealer said that it isn't covered by warranty because its wearable but I think it should be part of the powertrain warranty for 100000 or ten years.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 222006

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 8,800 miles
Re Mitsubishi Eclipse, 2006, 8,000+ miles. With no prior signs or odors, rpms fluctuated in 5th gear at 65 mph reduced to 30 mph. Vehicle was pulled over and then would not proceed in gear. Taken to dealership and told clutch was worn; parts were replaced. Failure was blamed on driver, but there is reason to believe the clutch was faulty from start.

- Liverpool, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 152006

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 9,640 miles
I have a 2006 Eclipse GT, its only 7 months old and has less than 10,000 miles on it. Im driving along and I shift gears and I heard it rev up before it caught and started to accelerate. None the less, I find out its the clutch going out already. And the dealership wont replace it because its a wear item... but what clutch goes out in less than 10,000 miles when the car isn't driven like a race car, but normal.

- Fort Bragg, NC, USA

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