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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,046 miles

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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse brakes problems

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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #28

Jul 012015

Eclipse

  • miles

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

The car was recalled July 2015 for ABS hydaulic brake unit because it is susceptable to failure. I have called the dealer each month and till this day they tell me there is no remedy for the recall yet. What is the point of the recall if they dont fix it?

- New Windsor, NY, USA

problem #27

Nov 252015

Eclipse

  • miles
The brakes on my vehicle are not working as they should. ABS system was recalled by Mitsubishi back in July, and they have yet to fix the problem. I have been very close to getting in to accidents due to the brakes not working properly, with my young son in the vehicle. When I spoke to Mitsubishi they informed me that the remedy is not yet available. I was also told that if I got the brakes fixed myself, there is the possibility that I would not get reimbursed. I would like to get this fixed immediately before the brakes give out all together but due to a fault of the manufacturer, I am not willing to put out my hard earned money and not get it back. My car does not stop as it should while driving. The brake peddle does not function correctly. Please fix this issue or point me in the right direction.

- Hawley, PA, USA

problem #26

Apr 082013

Eclipse

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated that the brake pedal was applied and extended to the floorboard numerous times. The failure progressed for years. The vehicle was taken to more than two repair shops and they were not able to replicate and diagnose the failure. The vehicle was to be taken to the dealer to receive the recall repair, but the contact was informed that the repair would not be scheduled until the second recall notification was received. The contact was unable to determine when the second recall notice would be mailed. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The manufacturer was notified of the progressing failure, which occurred prior to notification of the recall. Until the second notice was received, the repair was unable to be scheduled because the remedy was not available. The vehicle was not repaired for months. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #25

Jun 022015

Eclipse

  • 79,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated that a bump was encountered while driving at 5 mph, and the brakes hesitated to respond. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 79,000. The VIN was not available.

- Gloversville, NY, USA

problem #24

May 102014

Eclipse

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While driving 60 mph and depressing the brake pedal, the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard and had to be depressed several times to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ABS hydraulic unit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V370000 (service brakes) however, the part to do the recall repair was not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #23

May 222015

Eclipse

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes, hydraulic) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that the parts were not available for the recall repair and that a second notification would be issued when the recall parts were available. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the brakes failed. As a result, the contact was involved in a head on collision. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 90,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #22

Jun 022015

Eclipse

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the brake warning indicator illuminated continuously. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the vehicle needed brake fluid. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (services brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #21

Sep 042015

Eclipse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated that there was a random progressing failure in which the brake pedal was depressed and traveled to the floor without warning. The contact experienced the failure more than twice and the failure was occurring more frequently. The dealer was notified of the failure and indicated that the permanent solution from the manufacturer failed. The dealer was unable to provide the part for the recall until the manufacturer had a permanent solution to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The contact was unable to determine when the permanent solution would be available to repair the vehicle. The failure mileage was not available.

- Salt Lick, KY, USA

problem #20

Jul 012015

Eclipse

  • 29,030 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes, hydraulic) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer and manufacturer stated that the parts were not available and that the contact would receive a second letter notifying when the parts were available. On two separate occasions, the brake pedal was depressed but the brakes failed to respond. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but repair was unable to be perform due to the part not being available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 29,030.

- Moca, PR, USA

problem #19

Sep 242015

Eclipse

  • 94,000 miles
For a month, I've noticed that my brake fluid level was decreasing rapidly and that I had to refill my brake fluid once a week. On 9/22/2015, suddenly my brake pedal had to go to the floor before I could start slowing down. I took my car to a mechanic on 9/24/2015. He said that my ABS pump was leaking really bad and he cannot find/buy the part anywhere and that I had to take it to the dealership. I took it to a Mitsubishi dealership that same day and told them what I was experiencing and what I was told. They kept the car that day and ran tests and confirmed with me in the morning of 9/25/2015 that it was the ABS pump, which is part of a recent recall. The service manager at the dealership told me that he would be in contact with their corporate office about what to do next to get my vehicle fixed and to give me a rental car in the mean time (I couldn't get to work on 9/24 or 9/25 because I live an hour from work). In the evening of 9/25, the service manager called me back and told me that the corporate office is not willing to provide a rental car because the recall didn't say anything about the ABS pump "leaking". the recall only mentions the valves within the pump "sticking", and because of that, cannot determine yet if my car is included in the recall and that additional tests need to be done, so they won't provide me with a rental car yet. He gave me the phone number to Mitsubishi service center to try getting a rental car. I called in the morning of 9/28/2015 and the service center explained to me what I've already been told by the service manager at the dealership about the recall, but also that Mitsubishi doesn't provide loaner vehicles due to a recall but it is up to the individual dealership. I explained to them that I've now missed 3 days of work because of a faulty part they put in my car and I'm losing money. I need help with this situation

- La Center, WA, USA

problem #18

May 222015

Eclipse

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part to do the repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Erial, NJ, USA

problem #17

Jul 022015

Eclipse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Natrona Heights, PA, USA

problem #16

Apr 062015

Eclipse

  • 87,000 miles
While driving as I went to brake, I felt the brakes had gone out. My foot went all the way to the floor, very very scary! at times it would not do this, it then became more often. I took in for repair and they repaired the master cylinder. Once I picked up the problem still existed. I did return to the repair shop and they stated they had to reset a switch, it seems okay now. My concern is since I received this ABS recall, could this have been the issue? just wanted to report this in case there is some sort of relation.

- Rossville, TN, USA

problem #15

Jun 132011

Eclipse

  • 70,000 miles
There has been intermittent brake failure for four years. Many trips to the mechanic (180 degrees auto in phoenix Arizona) included replacement of master cylinder twice and numerous brake jobs that never fixed the problem. Now we find that Mitsubishi has known about the problem, has issued a warning, but has yet to provide a fix for this issue. We will not drive this car any longer as we never know when the failure will occur and we never want anyone hurt.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #14

Sep 072015

Eclipse

  • 80,000 miles
Safety recall notice received on ABS brakes, brake stroke has increased dramatically, breaks are squishy and need to be pumped, symptoms are as described on recall notice, pads are ok, no air in lines, fluid level ok. Called local dealer......Mitsubishi(delete) and was told they were not authorized yet to make repairs on the recall. I could take it in and pay for the checks and repairs my self and submit bill for refund to Mitsubishi. Not acceptable to me at this time, ( expect several hundred dollars). Called Mitsubishi customer relations department number listed on the recall notice (888-648-7820) was told the same thing that parts are not available but I could take it in, have local dealer make repairs, pay for it myself and send bill to them. Again not acceptable. Will wait until I get the second notice to take the car in for repair I guess.

- Schertz, TX, USA

problem #13

Jul 012015

Eclipse

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes, hydraulic) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that parts were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the contact stated that that the brakes failed to engage intermittently. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Bear Creek Township, PA, USA

problem #12

May 152012

Eclipse

  • 33,000 miles
Driving into work at 35mph, light changed and pressed brakes to stop. Brake pedal went all the way to the floor and the car did not slow down. Release brake pedal and pressed again, tapping the brake pedal to slow the car to avoid going through intersection and hitting car in front. Car slowed eventually after 3 times releasing the brake and pressing it again. No accident occurred, but this type of incident has happened on multiple occasions since then, making me feel unsafe driving my own car. Now, summer of 2015, the brakes are not working properly and we have to push the the brake all the way to the floor to stop and the brakes are very insensitive where they used to respond to the slightest tap and stop. We took the car to the dealership for service and were quoted $2000 worth of repairs to replace the ABS and grand master cylinder and rear brake pads. In July, we received a recall notice for exactly this type of incident, however the dealership was not equipped to handle the repair for some weeks and just now (August 7) we were notified that they have the parts available for the first level of repair - even though they suggested to replace the entire system. However, Mitsubishi is telling us that they have to be able to reproduce the problem in order to fix the brakes and we were advised to "keep on driving until the problem occurs" - do they really want to pay the cost of a wrongful death/ dismemberment suit rather than the cost of parts and labor to repair faulty brakes which they have already recalled? we have to wait to see if the dealer can reproduce the brakes malfunction to see if they will cover the cost of repairs. This has been a nightmare and we are left without a car or even the offer of loaner vehicle during this time. I cannot wait to sell this car and be rid of Mitsubishi and their awful customer service.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #11

Feb 222014

Eclipse

  • 75,647 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While driving at 20 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,647.

- Gloversville, NY, USA

problem #10

Jan 052015

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
As many others have described; anti-lock brakes engaged in light snowy conditions. Pedal firmness was lost. Initially brakes would grab when pedal pushed, then loss of brake pressure until pedal was pushed all the way down to floor (hissing sound). Some brake pressure could be restored by tapping brake as brakes were applied, but this application was not always consistent. Took car to national chain brake/tire shop. They looked at car and determined that calipers were hung up, so adjusted and lubricated calipers. This did not fix problem so brake lines were bled, still did not fix problem. Shop determined that they needed Mitsubishi proprietary diagnostic equipment to repair (refunded money for failed repair). Recommended car be returned to dealer for repairs. Dealer had car for two weeks (waiting for parts) determined that master cylinder had internal seal failure brake fluid leaked into booster, destroying booster, also showed internal valve damage to brake module which required replacement. Repairs cost almost $2,000 for a car with 52,000 miles! hydraulic system failed before brake pads needed to be replaced! Mitsubishi does not feel that this repair is unusual so has no relief program for costs. It seems that brakes that fail while driving would be something the government and the manufacturer should be concerned about. When will you force a recall on these items" does someone have to die first" hope I'm not the one.

- Mokena, IL, USA

problem #9

Dec 182014

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
Dear representative serious anti lock hydraulic brake failure. When I had to brake the other day I had low brake pressure and brake pedal almost went to the floor when I had to come a stop. This is a serious safety item. I had my the car towed to the dealer. The service department determined the ABS(antilock brake) system is failing. ABS part is not in stock and the part won't arrive in next few days. As I search on the web, other consumers with the same model car(Eclipse 2006-2008) are experiencing the same issue. The government need to get involved before someone get killed. This is a manufacturer defect under mvss. There should be a recall!!! another concern, I have another Eclipse. 07 that can get the same issue. We need a recall so the consumer can be safe and will not have to pay ~$650.

- Monroe Twp, NJ, USA

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