hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,250 miles

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 152004

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 37,500 miles


The rotors on my brakes lasted a good month and a half before they started to shake violently when I would try to gradually brake from speeds between 45-65 mph. Today I was exiting the freeway at about 65 mph and it felt like they just weren't stopping me. There was no pressure. I had the brakes checked out and the pads are like new, the rotors show some warping, however im not sure a warped rotor can cause brake failure. Id like to feel a lot more comfortable while driving my car. Im glad nothing extreme happened.

- Camp Verde, AZ, USA

problem #1

Feb 092002

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 87,000 miles
Front brakes on 1998 mistubishi Eclipse vibrate when brakes applied. Vehicle has experienced this brake failure 4 times in the last 4 years. Rotors resurfaced at 12,000 miles. Rotors replaced at 27,000 miles and resurfaced and replaced again at 77,000 miles. This is unacceptable. Exterior door handles broke twice. (plastic)

- El Cajon, CA, USA

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