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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 1 of 3)

problem #48

Nov 152016

Eclipse

  • miles

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

My 2008 Eclipse had an open recall on issues with ABS for over a year. After a year I was finally notified that the parts were available to fix the issue. After much hassle dealing with the local deal I took my car in for repair. The service center claimed to have fixed the problem. However now my car is no leaking brake fluid from the ABS. I contacted customer service and was told I need to take the car to a service center to be looked at. Normally no issue that the local dealership recently closed and the next closest one is over 100 miles away. As my car is leaking brake fluid it has been deemed unsafe to drive. I was told I would have to pay to have the car towed to a service center to be looked at but they would not guarantee that it would be fixed. As this is a known problem with ABS system and an open recall this is totally unacceptable. Customer service told me it was not their concern on getting the car to be fixed and it did not matter that there were no service centers where I lived. I was also told that it was not their problem. As this product is manufactured by them and has their name I find this totally laughable. It is obvious that this company has no concerns for their customers and has no intention of fixing an know issue as it is an open recall.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #47

Feb 182015

Eclipse

  • miles
July,2015 I received a recall on my ABS hydraulic unit and before I got into warranty service. One evening I was able to stop my brakes made a gridding noise and pushed to floor. I went in in and the bleed brake and let me go. And it happen again and I went in to warranty dept.. they did the same tihing. They said they look for leaks and take picures and that it.

- Doraville, GA, USA

problem #46

Jul 142015

Eclipse

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated that the brakes were previously replaced twice due to corrosion. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #45

Jul 102015

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 there was a delayed response and a vibration when the brake pedal was being applied. The brake pedal did not fully engage. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that there was excessive air in the brakes and that further diagnostic testing was required to determine the failure. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes, hydraulic). For months, the dealer indicated that the contact would have to wait to receive a second notification letter. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Roscommon, MI, USA

problem #44

Apr 092016

Eclipse

  • 101,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While driving at various speeds and attempting to depress the brake pedal, the brakes failed and the contact's vehicle rear ended another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was previously serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes, hydraulic), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 101,000.

- Camano Island, WA, USA

problem #43

Jul 242015

Eclipse

  • miles
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 unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #42

Jul 062015

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 a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000(service brakes, hydraulic); however, the remedy or part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The VIN was invalid. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #41

Mar 052016

Eclipse

  • miles
I received a safety recall notice from Mitsubishi motors in July of 2015. The notice is regarding a defect with the antilock breaking system hydraulic unit. The letter says I will be notified when the parts are available. I have called the local Mitsubishi dealership and they say the parts are not reading I am still on a wait list. When operating the car sometimes the breaks go quite far down towards the floor. It has been too long to wait for these parts given there is a defect with the brakes.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #40

Feb 192016

Eclipse

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While driving approximately 45 mph and attempting to come to a complete stop, the brakes made an abnormal noise and the pedal was soft. The contact had to apply excessive pressure to the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. The failure occurred without warning. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes); 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 issue. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #39

Sep 292015

Eclipse

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While driving approximately 30 mph, the brakes seized. The vehicle finally came to a stop as the brake pedal extended to the floorboard. The vehicle was driven to the contact's home. The failure occurred at least a dozen times. The vehicle was previously repaired by an independent mechanic for a brake system failure. The vehicle was not repaired again. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 156V337000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #38

Feb 042016

Eclipse

  • 117,000 miles

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

My Mitsubishi Eclipse '08 during the year 2015, I have been having problems with my brakes when I drive over bumps quickly or hit a dip in the road. Each time this happens, my brakes practically lose all pressure. I had to pull over to the side of the road and pump my brakes a number of times to get the pressure back up. I have brought my vehicle three times to a private brake company and had my brake system inspected and brake pads replaced first and later had the brake system inspected in the latter visits. When I still continued to have this problem, I brought my vehicle to the dealership and was informed that there definitely has been a recall on the Mitsubishi Eclipses. They told me the problem with my brakes was because there was a fluid leak from the master cylinder into the brake booster. I paid out of my own pocket to have whatever needed fixed in my braking system fixed by them in October 2015. Approximately less than four months later, I was on the freeway (and of course people drive fast and there were cars all around me), I hit a dip in the road and my brakes almost went out. It scared me so bad! I had to pull over the side of the road and pump my brakes again to get the pressure back up. I have own other vehicles for years and never had this issue until I owned this particular type vehicle. So whatever they fixed did not work because I should not have experienced the same problem after the dealership 'supposedly¿ fixed it with new parts. I brought it back to the same dealership in February 2016 and they stated there was nothing wrong with my brake system and refused to do anything else about it. I drive this vehicle everyday so I know when something ¿just doesn¿T feel right¿. I could have been in a serious accident or died because I could not stop my vehicle and this needs to be taken seriously beforehand not after myself or some else dies.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #37

Aug 312015

Eclipse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes, hydraulic); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 04/06/16

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #36

Nov 132015

Eclipse

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owned a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While driving approximately 55 mph, the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard when depressed and the vehicle continued to accelerate. The vehicle spun out of control and the transmission shifted independently into the reverse position, which caused the vehicle to crash into a tree. The contact sustained injuries to the head, right arm, and fingers. The contact also suffered from a large hematoma on the right hip. The front passenger sustained head injuries. Medical attention was required for the injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a salvage facility. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact mentioned that the failure was related to the recall associated with NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Lumberton, MS, USA

problem #35

Feb 022015

Eclipse

  • 70,831 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While driving 10 mph, the brakes failed and traveled to the floorboard when depressed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes, hydraulics). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,831.

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #34

Jan 122016

Eclipse

  • 71,937 miles
ABS recall. Notified of recall warning of possible " reduction in braking performance, increasing a risk of crash without warning". notified of recall in July 2015. Manufacturer refuses to to provide th required repairs unless " there is problem that can be verified by a dealership". how can get the required repairs before I experience a brake failure?

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #33

Dec 162014

Eclipse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While driving approximately 40 mph, the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard when depressed and had a delayed resposne. The failure became progressively worse. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the master cylinder, brake booster, and brake switch were replaced. One month after the repair was performed, the failure recurred. The VIN was included in 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 failure. The failure mileage was unavailalbe. VIN tool confirms parts not avaiallbe.

- Daleville, TN, USA

problem #32

Jun 052015

Eclipse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While driving at an unknown speed, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to stop the vehicle. The contact had to apply the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the anti-lock brakes needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received a 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 issue. The failure mileage was unknown.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #31

Dec 092015

Eclipse

  • miles
I received a safety recall notice in July of 2015. It is now five months later and they still haven't fixed the issue. My brake pedal sometimes doesn't work properly and makes a sucking sound when the pedal is released. I called Mitsubishi and they said to bring it to a dealership for a road test and that my brakes would be flushed and checked. I made an appointment with the dealership 50 miles away and was turned away upon arriving because they can't fix the problem. My car is unsafe and Mitsubishi will not fix it.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #30

Jun 152013

Eclipse

  • 46,754 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While driving 15 mph, the vehicle required a longer stopping distance when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 46,754. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #29

Nov 152011

Eclipse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While the vehicle was approaching a stop, the anti-brake system warning light illuminated and the brakes failed to respond. The contact's vehicle rear ended another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was not filed and no injuries were sustained. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part for the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Frisco, TX, USA

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