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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse

2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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2003 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.
 

2003 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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Engine, December 3, 2003

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The fuel return line fitting at the fuel pump may be restricted, causing excessive fuel pressure in the fuel injection system. This may result in a fuel leak from the return hose. A fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel pump pressure. Vehicles with higher than normal fuel pressure will receive fuel pump modifications to correct this concern.

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Questions and Answers

trunks23, 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, V6, Fairfield, OH

My car has a short-circut main wireharness, it was touching metal and melted and I was wondering how much that would cost and what other problems can that cause?

trunks23, 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, V6, Fairfield, OH

Wondering if it would be difficult for me to change my own spark plugs on this model. Im no mechanic but I def dont want to pay the $300 plus for this job.

kanorris, 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 4 Cylinder, Suwanee, GA

car has 70k miles, when should timing belt be changed and what is approx cost

redcat, 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 4 Cylinder, Portland, CT

2003 GS with automatic transmission and 102,000 miles makes a droning noise (about 1 Hz or 1 cycle/sec) from front end. Is noticeable from about 35 mph and faster. Seems like you can feel it thro...

jenngorn, 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Austin, TX

My car started for 2 seconds, I heard a pop and I lost all power. No lights would come on. I tried to jump start it and was unsuccessful. Please help

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

I cannot believe this car. It is one of those hidden jems people must keep to themselves. I purchased a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS (NERO) after my 1999 Honda Accord EX V6 CPE died on me after 245,000 miles. I loved that car and thought I would never fine another used car with that kind of reliablity. With little money available I came across this. Boy was I wrong. With 98000 miles on it and well maintained inside and out I could not believe how well it drove and good power. I am 6'7" tall, slim 262 lbs and I fit it fine. Only I drive it as my daily commuter so I do not care about the back seat issues. The turning radius is not the same as the Honda but not a big deal. I am a true driver. I do not care about the electronic goodies but I have to have music. The INJEN intake and the Ractive Muffler the previous owner put on it are a great add-on get it. I use 89 octane get 410 miles to a full tank you can do the math. My Honda got 415-420. I will improve the interior lighting and get a nice dash guage face other then that I am not changing anything except brakes and tires. I prefer quality tires & brakes just my personal taste. Hope this was helpful for used buyers looking for a good driver car.

had this car for 7 yrs. never had a problem. Daughter drives it now. good car, great gas mileage. make sure you buy good tires. it does have a lot of weight on the front

Great car. I agree w/ other reviews. Cheap interior poor turning radius. However, the car drives great and is powerful. Sporty and great-looking. I get tons of compliments.

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