Exterior Door Handle May Break on Mitsubishi Eclipse

The exterior door handles may break requiring replacement.

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Average mileage: 114,818 (10,000–157,000)
6 model years affected: 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, more2003, 2005
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I have owned my Eclipse for 4 years and have had to replace the outside doorhandles 3 times on driveside and twice on passenger. My husband told me to be gentle on them when opening them because I didn't know my own strength. I must be superwoman or something for them to break this many times. lol
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse 155,000 mi,
The exterior door handles may break requiring replacement,found replacement part on ebay for $7.99, installed the new door handle.
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse 130,000 mi,
They break on all them! There is a repair kit on ebay!!! SAVED ME!!!
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 120,000 mi,
If pulled with force, the hinge(s) break. Sensitive and fragile.
Driver side exterior door handle very loose and feels like it's about to come off.
We have replaced the exterior door handles on both sides 3 times and the drivers side has just broke again
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse 117,000 mi,
Both exterior door handles are pulling away from the door surface. Tried tightening them but it does not help. Planning to replace both before they completely break off. I was able to find a replacement set on Amazon for $24.00. Also my windshield washer switch does not work anymore. The replacement part is going to cost almost $100.00 because I also have a rear wiper.
Door handle on passenger door broke off when trying to open it.