really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,833 miles

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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse brakes problems

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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #9

Jul 012015

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • miles


2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Consumer writes in regards to brake system issues and replacement parts not available to repair recall.

- Broussard, LA, USA

problem #8

Jul 012015

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V337000 (service brakes, hydraulic), however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 02/10/16

- Waianae, HI, USA

problem #7

Sep 162013

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
I've had this vehicle since April 2013 and started having problems with the brakes around 6 months after. It takes way to long to stop, pinging noise when clutch lets out, and an awful screaming air sound after releasing the brakes especially when it's hot outside. Took it to the only Mitsubishi dealership here in town and was an estimate of $850 to fix the master cylinder, power brake boosters, de-glaze brake pads, and turn the rotors. I called the dealership and also Mitsubishi, but was told by both my VIN# wasn't included in recall #05V299000 or recall 05V247000. My car only had around 36,000 miles when purchased used and started having problems around 45,000 miles. The manufacturer of these parts need to pay for the repairs.

- San Angelo, TX, USA

problem #6

Oct 032011

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • 72,500 miles


Brakes failed completely when coming up to a red light. Fortunately, no one was ahead of me nor in the intersection or there would have been a major accident. I checked brake fluid level and it was normal. Mechanic said master cylinder was bad. There was no prior warning of possible problems, nor any lights on the dash at or after the time of the problem. At previous red light, brakes worked normally. The failure was as described in recall 05V247000. However, my car was manufactured 10/2005 so was not part of the recall.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 092011

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
In December 2010, I had driven about 30 miles and as I was coming off of the highway, I applied my brakes but they did not work. My brake pedal was "soft", went all the way down to the floor, and it took a long time to stop. Had there been another vehicle in front of me, I would not have been able to avoid hitting it. The mechanic found that my brakes were fine and replaced the master cylinder with a new one. In August of 2011, I had the exact same problem. I had driven 30 miles to home from work and then ran a few errands around town. As I was heading home, I applied the brakes and felt a jerk or a pop and then the brakes went all the way down to the floor and I only had minimal braking power. I immediately drove about 3 miles to my shop and had problems stopping the entire time. I did have more brake power if I pumped the brakes prior to coming to a stop. My shop could not duplicate the problem but found 2 recalls - the master cylinder and the brake booster. I called Mitsubishi but they said these recalls did not apply to my specific VIN. My shop suggested I bring the car back when I had the problem again or to take it to a dealership. The mechanic said in all his years of experience, he has never had to change a master cylinder on a mits except for mine. I drove a 1995 Eclipse for about 10 years before this one and never had braking issues with it. I took my car to the dealership. They also could not duplicate the problem and suggested I bring the car back if it happened again so they could try to determine the issue when they can experience it for themselves. I have been driving the vehicle again the last fews day and haven't had any problems but I believe it will happen again. I've only had the vehicle for about 1 year and it is upsetting to me that twice in that past year I have suddenly found myself w/O brakes. I know this vehicle was in a front end impact accident before I purchased it and I wonder if the previous owner had the same problem.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #4

Jan 142011


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated while applying the brakes, the pedal would extend to the floor making the vehicle difficult to stop. The contact noticed NHTSA campaign 05V299000 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation master cylinder) recall. The contact called the manufacturer regarding the recall and was advised by the manufacturer that his VIN was not a part of the recall. The contact was concerned that the failure could result in a crash. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Perris, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 032011


  • 41,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated that when applying the brakes, the pedal was able to be depressed into the floorboard. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic and they advised her that the master cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was then towed to the dealer where they advised her that they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 41,000.

- West Palm Beach , FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 012006


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe GT. The contact stated that the brakes would fail intermittently and would not engage. On one occasion, while attempting to brake the vehicle would not respond and he crashed into the rear of another vehicle. There were no injuries. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 5, 000 and current mileage was 25,589.

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 202006

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
This is the second time that the brakes has been making noises. We took it once when we had about 6000 miles on there to the Mitsubishi dealer and they replaced it with (updated brake pads) just 5000 miles later the noise has come back.

- Rancho Cordova, CA, USA

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