really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,619 miles

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 192015


  • 170,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While veering to the left at approximately 25 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver without warning. As a result, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Apr 082006

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,946 miles
I was driving the car and went to make a right hand turn but the steering wheel locked up. The steering wheel was very tight and hard to turn. Was able to make turn. Brought car back to dealer that day. They could not find anything wrong with it but decided to replace the power steering power.

- Ellington, CT, USA

problem #2

Dec 272004

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,530 miles
I am filing a complaint regarding the steering mechanism in my 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT - on Monday, December 27, 2004 - I was going home from work and my steering suddenly became stiff and I was almost unable to steer the car enough to get to my home. The problem seems to be intermittent. The car is still under the factory warranty and I called Mitsubishi who had the vehicle towed to dealership for repair. I have not gotten my car back and it is still in the shop; however, I find this issue to be a huge safety issue in terms of consumers of this product. I did research previous complaints on your site and see the same issue was noted under the components of steering wheel and handle bar for the 2003 Eclipse product.

- Skyland, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 102003

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I would like to file a complaint regarding my Mitsubishi Eclipse gts 2003. The product has not performed well because during the six months that I have had my brand new car, I had to bring it for several repairs. First, the car went to the shop at Mitsubishi bosak Chicago for a loose bolt, second the car had a leak on the coolant system, third the wheel was no longer aligned, and fourth the rear defroster does not defrost properly. I am very disappointed of that matter because one of the reason I invested my money in buying a brand new car and choosing Mitsubishi so I donT have to spend more time in the shop for repair and spend more cash. The car was only six months old and already experiencing a lot of problems, now the car has been a year and I brought the car back to Mitsubishi bosak dealer to have the rear light fixed because water was going inside and still waiting to have the sunroof to be fix because it does not operate properly and the axle of the car needs to be replace. They wouldnT replace it right away because the mechanic stated that we have to wait for the item to be delivered. What if during that time of wait something happen to the car? (may god forbid) I have before try to complain with the Mitsubishi headquarter in California, but the person wouldnT do anything. I feel very unsafe of my car. I think that the company should check their entire product before selling it to the public. Driving my Eclipse is something that I fear because I never know something might happen because of the carS defect.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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