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.
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Newest reported 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse problems
A fluid leak may be noted from the one or more of the suspension struts. A small amount of fluid residue is generally not considered a problem. If the fluid leak becomes severe enough strut performance may be affected requiring replacement.
The front, lower ball joint may fail unexpectedly resulting in loss of vehicle control. Failed ball joints will require replacement. Our technicians recommend a complete inspection of related suspension components if this situation occurs. This should be done in order to determine if there is any other damage as a result of the ball joint failure.
The exterior door handles may break requiring replacement.
Is not uncommon for one or more of the support brackets on the convertible top to bend requiring replacement.
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.