really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
102,600 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace battery/alternator (1 reports)
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 022014

Eclipse Spider Gs 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,562 miles


On 12/02/14 before going to work I was driving and for some reason my radio stopped playing, but the clock was still on. My head lights, wipers and dash lights remained on. Then 10 min later my car started jerking, everything started jumping on my dashboard as if it was going to cut off which it did. The only warning lights on my dashboard that appear was TCL,ANTI-BREAK and SRS, then shut down. So I waited a while in the rain to drive it across the street to Quality Car Care. They charged me $40 to charge my battery.

After that they informed me that my alternator is over charging my battery, but I couldn't get my money back for that. So I took the alternator out, went to Auto Zone to have it checked. They said it was fine and to have my battery checked, install my alternator and took the battery and it was a new battery not even a year old and was told it needs to be charged.

On 12/3/14 I pick up my battery and they advise me they can hook it up and see what is wrong if I can get the car down there. So I installed the battery and 10 minutes later it starts doing the same thing so Auto Zone said my rpm is way to low and it can be a sensor and my battery needs charging. He suggested a swap of the battery it could be something wrong with it.

Well with the dealership I purchase this crap from just replaced the alternator, battery and battery cables 4 months prior, so the dealership had to call O'Riley Auto Parts to do a swap. The next day 12/4/14 I drove to get the battery and have them install it, mind you I only live 10 minutes away from both auto stores. As soon as O'Riley installed the new battery and had me turn my car on so they can check it the reading on his thing said bad regulator in the alternator and that's why my battery was draining so quickly. So as soon as I get home the car cut off again and I again removed my alternator and had it checked again, the test ran fine. Everything was a pass and I asked for a print out so I went ahead and purchase a new alternator anyway, now mind you this is the 4th time this has happened and 2 times the dealership fixed it.

So now it's 1/5/15 and the dealership straight told me they can't fix it once I drove off the lot because of this I lost my job, plus still paying for it and getting ripped off by the dealership all at the same time. I need help

- Shasta K., Sacramento, CA, USA

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