really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 262004

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When the consumer made a turn it was difficult to steer. The steering wheel locked and the vehicle had run off of the road into a ditch. Recall# 00V225001

- Conway, AR, USA

problem #1

Jul 252001


  • miles
We lease the vehicle from motor world, my son and myself have had accidents with the car that we feel are a direct result of the car not steering properly, or accelarating properly. I contacted Mitsubishi motors of America as well as the dealer and my insurance company several times. The dealership had the car for 3 months supposedly fixing it and when I got it home I had it for a week and the whole car felt like it was falling apart. I took it back to them and it had a cracked motor mount and they supposedly fixed that. I have the car back for 2 wks now and it is making all kinds of noises and it has to go back to the dealers again for the 5th time. There is something radically wrong with that car and that is why we had the accidents. I contacted Mitsubishi motors of America and I told them about a recall my state farm insurance said they got from you for the steering box which could cause the car not to turn to the left which is exactly what happened to my son amd myself, had we been on a hifhway we would have been killed.Mitsubishi was supposed to send someone to look at the car while it was still at the body shop but they never did. Now the car is making all kinds of noises again and noone will help me. I'm afraid my son will be hurt in that car or I will.it's a 2001 car and it feels like it's 10 years old. Now I'm taking it to another dealership in allentown pa. To see if they can at least make it safe for me to drive. When I originally called Mitsubishi motors of America they said the dealership had to give me a diagnosis as to why we had the accident, noone ever gave me a diagnosis any of the 3 times. They pretty much told me to go to hell this morning over the phone. I told them I'd have to get a lawyer and they told me to go ahead. I tried ti trade up for a 2002 just to feel safe but Mitsubishi motors of America wouldn't approve my credit for the newer car lease.ihave lots more to tell if someone calls me. Thank-you

- Hazleton, PA, USA

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