NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,250 miles

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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012008


  • 20,000 miles


I am a current owner of a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT with a 6-speed manual transmission. I am the only owner of this vehicle. I have less than 22,000 miles on the vehicle as of today and recently I have been hearing a noise coming from my transmission while I am in ¿neutral.¿ I recently returned to the dealership for a ¿previous¿ recall situation that needed to be addressed. I questioned the ¿noise¿ and I was told that it was the ¿throw-out¿ bearing on the clutch. I asked if the part can be replaced and if it was covered under warranty. I was told it was not covered under warranty and they ¿usually¿ replaced the entire clutch due to the bearing causing damage to the clutch assembly itself. When I asked why the bearing was not covered, I was told it was a ¿wearable¿ part. I was told that this clutch replacement could cost at least $1,000. I have been driving manual transmission-vehicles for over 13 years and have never had a ¿clutch¿ problem. The previous cars I owned prior to the Eclipse purchase have been sold to family and friends and they also have not had any problems with the clutch. I currently own a 20 year old vehicle with almost 200,000 miles and I have never had problem with the clutch. I understand that the clutch is a ¿wearable¿ part, however, I have seen other complaints dealing with the same problem (complaint number: 10222679, 10224311, 10178777, 10173845, 10163231) and I believe that a clutch should not need replacing already in a brand-new vehicle. I have also E-mailed Mitsubishi over two weeks ago for any information and/or assistance and I have not received a response. I feel that this is very unprofessional being a customer. I believe due to multiple complaints of the same origin, that this part could be ¿faulty¿ and should be covered under warranty. I continue to have the "noise" coming from my transmission and no assistance and/or information from Mitsubishi. After this ordeal, I refuse to ever purchase another Mitsubishi.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 072008


  • Manual transmission
  • 16,500 miles
4 months ago I had the slave cylinder leak onto my clutch causing the clutch to go out, they replaced it basically told me I have a new clutch. So recently I've been getting on the freeway in 5th 6th gear and the car is revving but not going, so I went back to the same dealer told them what's up and without even diagnosing the problem said I need a new clutch, I then reminded them I just had it replaced 4 months ago they tried to say it was for something else when in fact I remember him clearly saying you got a brand new clutch. Anyway I asked how much to fix it he said $1,400 I then asked is it normal to have it go out so soon but he is still trying to convince me they just replaced the bearings on the clutch. Then asked if I drive it hard. Well I never race it I drive to and from work that's about it, oh and the car only has 16500 miles on it. I then called the finance department to find out about the warranty they said its not covered, I don't know im so mad about this I love the car but hate the people behind it!

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

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