really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,295 miles

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 092009


  • 101,476 miles


Right front steering assembly (tie rod & ball joints) tore away from where it was attached to the frame resulting in the vehicle to go out of control. Vehicle struck the curb and ran into a light pole before coming to a stop.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #4

Nov 092007


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While the contact's daughter was driving 30 mph, the lower passenger side control arm failed, which caused the entire wheel assembly to separate from the vehicle. The vehicle landed onto the frame. The contact struck two parked vehicles and then slid into the third vehicle, which stopped the contact's vehicle because there was no braking ability after the assembly fell off. A police report was filed. The air bags failed to deploy and the vehicle was destroyed. The contact consulted the manufacturer and they stated that there were no recalls on the vehicle; therefore, they would offer no assistance. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were approximately 30,000.

- Laguna Beach, CA, USA

problem #3

May 112001


  • miles
Consumer states that the vehicle drifts to the left while driving, this problem has not yet been resolved.

- Wilton, CT, USA

problem #2

Jul 122001


  • miles
Clunking sound in suspension while turning and reversing at minimal speeds. Contacted manufacturer and rep test drove vehicle stating it was minor and that it is expected because new vehicles do not stay new forever. Mitsubishi attempted repair 4 times and failed all. Problem was diagnosed as bushings. Replaced bushings twice. No resolution.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #1

May 252001


  • miles
Steering wheel shakes at seventy, dealer refused to fix the problem; doors leak and dealer refuses to fix as well; rims easily bend.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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