fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,250 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse engine problems

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 152003

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


The caller said that his vehicle is making a noise. When accelerating the vehicle changes gears hard and he did not know if it was the transmission or the motor mounts. The problem occurs intermittently while driving between 35 to 40 mph. Right after having the transmission fluid changed. He had the motor mounts changed 8 times. The dealer did not remove the battery to get to the motor mount, but they said that they did. An independent mechanic told the contact that the problem might be the transmission. The manufacturer has not been contacted yet.

- Cohoes, NY, USA

problem #3

May 022005

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 33,000 miles
The consumer heard a knocking in the engine. This is the second time he has taken it to the Mitsubishi dealer approx. 4 months ago and they were suppose to have replaced the engine.

- Meriden, CT, USA

problem #2

Jul 292003

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 11,000 miles
When taking an exit off the freeway, the engine shut down which caused loss of power steering.

- Belmont, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 132003

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer stated while driving at highway speed, the engine shut down which caused loss of power steering. Please provide any additional information.

- Katy, TX, USA

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