hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,975 miles

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse electrical problems

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 082006

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles


Failure of headlight harnesses on a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Both headlamps out on 9/12/06 after first finding was fixed. Lights would not come on until left side harness was wiggled.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #3

Feb 092006

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,900 miles
One headlight went dim a month before they both went out entirely and simultaneously. Upon inspection, discovered the plastic wiring terminal that connects to the headlight bulb had melted around the same wire on each connector. No fuses were blown and all the filaments were intact in the bulbs. Suspect that arcing occurred in the defective wire causing the connector to melt.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 122005

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Contact owns a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse gs. Contact took vehicle to dealer to have colored halogen lights enhancers put in, and the mechanic let the contact know that the wiring harness melted on the halogen lights. The vehicle is at the dealership. They would not let the contact drive it home because it was a fire hazard. The parts will be in on 10-13-05. The dealership gave the contact a loaner vehicle. The cost was going to be more than the extended warranty. T $200 deductible the contact will have to pay out of her pocket.

- Cleveland , TN, USA

problem #1

Sep 092003


  • miles
Headlights on my 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse keep going off when driving at night whether I hit a slight or major bump in the road. I pulled the plug from the back of the headlamps and found the actual plug and lead wires were melted, making contact. I tried to fix the problem by separating the touching wires where the insulation had melted and the headlight contacts were touching. Lights still go out unpredictably.

- Oxford, FL, USA

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