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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,667 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.

2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 022015


  • 79,000 miles


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 #2

Nov 232013


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While driving approximately 70 mph, there were white fumes emitting from the hood of the vehicle as an unknown warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was overheated. The failure recurred on one occasion. The vehicle was taken a dealer where it was diagnosed that the unit breaker and the water pump needed to be replaced and the head gasket needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 212011


  • miles
My car suddenly stopped starting. I thought it was the battery so I had that replaced, but upon further inspection it was discovered that my starter had gone bad. I had the starter replaced in August of 2011 (that's too soon for a 2008). On July 16, 2012 I had to have another brand new starter installed in my Eclipse. Two brand new starters in less than a year is unacceptable and it makes it worse that the car is a 2008. I feel like Mitsubishi needs to do a recall on this part.

- Morrisville, NC, USA

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