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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Problems

Brakes -- Verified

The brake pedal may pulsate when the brakes are applied. This is most commonly caused by the front brake rotors warping. Resurfacing the affected rotors may correct the problem for the short term but replacement would generally considered a longer term solution.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The sunroof may become stuck in the closed position or require "help" moving forward and backward. The common repair is to replace the guides but often the problem will resurface again.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

There have been reports of airbags not deploying in the event of a frontal impact. Some claim that a shorted airbag wire harness can cause this to occur. Unfortunately there is no diagnoses that will isolate this problem other than fault codes stored in the airbag control module. Our technicians recommend to have any airbag light issues diagnosed and repaired in order to help ensure the airbags will deploy when needed.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

It is not uncommon for wheels on these vehicles to be very easily bent or otherwise damaged, often to the point of requiring replacement. This can happen even with no apparent damage to the tire.

Drive Train -- Verified

A rattle noise may be noted from the clutch area while the car is at idle. If the noise changes or goes away when the clutch is depressed the fault is commonly with the clutch disc springs. It has be reported that a revised clutch disc is available from Mitsubishi to correct this concern.
 

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc.

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, 'OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.' THE BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH REMOVABLE AIR BAG WARNING LABELS AFFIXED TO THE DASH AND TO THE SUNVISOR DO NOT MEET THE SIZE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.

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Body, Interior & Misc., February 15, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A NUMBER OF INCORRECT DRIVER SIDE SEAT MOUNTING BOLTS WERE INSTALLED INTO VEHICLES.

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Drive Train, March 26, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. A HOSE WAS MIS-MANUFACTURED AND COULD WEAKEN OVER TIME, WHICH COULD RESULT IN LEAKAGE OF THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID.

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Engine, March 26, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A BULGE IN THE FUEL TANK CAUSED BY THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS RESULTED IN THINNING OF THE MATERIAL DURING A WELDING OPERATION, INCREASING THE RISK OF FUEL LEAKAGE.

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Suspension & Steering, September 20, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A NUT IN THE STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY WAS NOT PROPERLY TIGHTENED, RESULTING IN SYMPTOMS RANGING FROM STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION TO STIFF STEERING, AND IN THE WORST CASE, NO ABILITY TO TURN LEFT.

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Questions and Answers

integra20, 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse, V6, Cumberland, MD

think it is just the undercarriage coming loose but not sure

buzzanderson, 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Mass air flow sensor on car replaced after stalling at lights. Less than 2 months later car is doing it again. Now the mechanic says its something else - a mass air flow valve. Does that sound righ...

jmikey62, 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse, V6, Virginia Beach, VA

When I run my heater or defroster there is nothing but cold air that comes out on the drivers side. The passenger side has warm air coming out of the vents but not the driver side. Any ideas what i...

bear0558, 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Fallon, NV

My car runs fine for a while then stalls, I then need to let time past before it will start. I tried to show it to a freind, It started then stalled. I'ed disconnected the power from the fuel...

nick1974, 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Minooka, IL

I had recently asked a question about the flexplate that keeps breaking. I put a rebuilt trans in a new torque converter and a new flexplate. the car ran really good for the last 3 months. But the ...

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Just purchased a used Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0 with get this 245 Thousand mlies on it original Everything. This car must have been Garaged because of its super clean body and Interior. So far alls I had to replace is the Clutch. FUN FUN FAST car I also have a 2010 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 and I drive the eclipse most the time. UNBELIEVABLE I definetly will be checking out the new Eclipse

Great car, except mitusubishi went cheap on the interior, especially the plastics.

Love this convertible.

Excellent Car

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