really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 1
Average Mileage:
73,266 miles

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2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #8

Apr 212014

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,040 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated that there was an abnormal sound emitted from the brakes after the brakes where applied and released. The contact also indicated that the seat belt and the SRS warning lights would continuously illuminate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 25,040...updated 08/11/14

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 172014

Eclipse 6-cyl

  • 84,653 miles
I had to make a hard stop due to a deer jumping out in front of me. After that my brakes were spongy and not smooth while braking to a stop. I would almost have to press all the way to the floor board to stop. There is also a squeak noise when I release the brake pedal. Every time I took it to a mechanic they could not find anything wrong with it. While looking online I found many people with the same exact description of this issue with no real solution.

- Kokomo, IN, USA

problem #6

Feb 252014

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • 146,444 miles
Driving into a parking lot, hit bump, complete loss of brake pressure, depressing the peddle had little to no effect on speed. Had to stop vehicle using transmission and emergency brake. Took vehicle to repair station in the parking lot, car sat for several hours before technician could inspect car. Brakes returned to normal function. Mechanic found no exterior issues. No particulate in fluid, fluid within normal parameters, lines intact. Mechanic found no cause of loss of brake pressure. Brakes still slightly spongy.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 182013

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


I had to brake hard to avoid an accident and now my brakes are very soft and spongy and make a whistling noise. I have had the entire brakes and drums replaced twice and master cylinder replace and the issue is still there. I went online to see if anyone else had experienced it and there is a huge group of Eclipse owners who have experienced this problem.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 132012

Eclipse 4-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
While driving on snow as brakes were applied the ABS kicked in and the vehicle slid. At that point all brake pressure at the pedal was lost and failed to return. Braking required full engaging pedal and had little to no pressure. About 2 days later all brake pedal pressure returned. Since this incident, anytime I have to brake hard the same issue happens, and has come close to causing a collision on several occasions. It also happens when brakes are engaged and the right front passenger wheel hits a bump. Each time this happens all brake pressure at the pedal is lost, however after about 2 days it is fine again. Also each time this happens, there is a whistle sound when the brake pedal is released. There are many owners of this same vehicle with the same issue. Many have replaced several parts but still have the same issue. It is a major safety concern for owners, and some have suggested getting rid of the vehicle all together. This issue for this vehicle can be read about from many owners at several online forums: Club 4G: club4G.org/board/problem-reports/31276-spongy-brake-pedal-whistle-release.html#post1321818 car talk: community.cartalk.com/discussion/2284516/2006-Mitsubishi-Eclipse-brake-problem.

- Connersville, IN, USA

problem #3

Oct 242013


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact was driving 20 mph when the brakes were applied and felt abnormal. An abnormal siren then sounded inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where the contact was advised that the ABS modulator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Pace-Milton, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 152012


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While driving approximately 50 mph the contact depressed the brake pedal and noticed that it felt like a sponge. The contact applied additional pressure to the brake pedal, the brakes locked and the vehicle slid forward. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated the brake master cylinder had to be replaced. The failure continued to occur after the vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician replaced the brake master cylinder a second time. The failure continued after the vehicle was repaired. The technician stated the ABS system may be defective but did not perform an inspection to verify if the ABS caused the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Teaneck, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 042012


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The contact stated the driver was traveling 40 mph, when the vehicle started to make a loud popping noise whenever the brakes were depressed. As a result, the brakes failed to stop the vehicle properly. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 70,010.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

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