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.
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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Problems
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.
Corrosion may develop on the fuel filler door requiring replacement of the damaged door.
The drivers power seat may not adjust properly or develop a noise issue when adjusting. This is commonly caused by a damaged drive cable which will require replacement.
One or both side airbag modules may fail resulting in illumination of the airbag warning light. Side airbag modules determined to be faulty should be replaced.
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Recalls (Recent)
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The attachment for the left fuel tank mounting strap may have been improperly formed, causing the metal to split. In the event the fuel tank is full and the vehicle is involved in a severe collision, the attachment bracket may break, allowing the fuel tank to drop down and possibly causing a fuel leak. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the mounting bracket and perform repairs as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on September 20, 2008. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-08-005.
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The power brake booster could fail due to improper crimp joints. This could result in total loss of braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and repair the brake booster assembly to correct this concern. Vehicle owners should have been notified by May 24, 2005. They were requested not to drive their vehicles and arrangements were made for a loaner car.
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The hydraulic seals in the brake master cylinder may have been installed incorrectly. As a result, the master cylinder could fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash, Dealers will replace the master cylinder to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on June 28, 2005. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-05-003.
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Questions and Answers
My car will not turn over and start a couple of hours after I parked it. All of the lights and and the radio are working just fine, it just won't start. It is even not making a clicking soun...
We have changed 3 of the 4 o2 sensors on this car, it still throws the code whenever it feels like it. Got it scanned and they said the bank 2 sensor 2 wasn't following the rest of them. Is ...
As I drive my car, it appears as though it will have a slow response time when pressing the gas pedal. A friend of mine said to me that I need to get my transmission flushed but I'm not quite...
I broke the key in the switch then broke the switch trying to get it out. How much to replace and do I have to do any computer stuff with the new key.
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews
Great car for the most part. Handling and acceleration good for a 4 cyl. Fun and comfortable on a long freeway trip from Florida to Michigan.
The driver's seat could adjust a little lower. (i keep brushing the top of the doorway when i get in.
The fabric is coming loose from the headliner in a number of places. (above the doors on either side and at the top of the windshield on both sides just where the defroster would strike) I think the glue just dried up. Also, last year, insulation (or something) started blowing through the ac/heater vents.
There is a rattle coming from the engine compartment at times. I think it is the shielding on the motor making contact with some parts of the engine/frame.
I had an issue with the antilock brakes not resetting last year, but found (through research) that if i made the wheels slide by braking hard and then pumping the pedal a bunch of times. (i did this procedure 3-4 times that the problem went away.
The headlight enclosures are sunburned on the inside. I can't think of any fix except to replace them.
The only other thing that is amiss is of course the pistons holding up the hatch. I keep a miniature hockey stick in the rear for a prop.
I have had my eclipse since 3300 miles and have had it serviced (oil, lube etc) every 3000 miles using Mobile 1.
I enjoy driving this car and other than the multiple minor issues mentioned above, would certainly buy another one IF they kept making them.
Can't believe there are NO! reviews for the new body style Eclipse (introduced 2006 model year). I bought the car new in early 2006 and it has been one of the most reliable and enjoyable small and sporty looking cars I've owned. Oh, there are some preference items I would want different if money were no object; but for the money I spent (around $22K brand new), the car is a terrific value & loaded with stuff that is optional on most other cars of its status. There have been no issues except for a water pump that was covered by the warranty just before the 5 years expired. It still has the rest of the 10 year power train warranty left. Consumer Reports didn't like it - too bad. It is a better car than probably a lot of people may think.