2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE VIN: 4A3AC44G53E063626

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
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VIN 4A3AC44G53E063626 Decoding Mitsubishi Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

MITSUBISHI

Manufacturer Name

MITSUBISHI MOTORS NORTH AMERICA

Model

Eclipse

Model Year

2003

Plant City

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL

Series

HIGH

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

ILLINOIS

Body Class

Hatchback/Liftback/Notchback

Doors

3

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2400.0

Displacement (CI)

146.45698582735

Displacement (L)

2.4

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Multipoint Fuel Injection (MPFI)

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 4A3AC44G53E063626

Components: SEATS

July 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10196433
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A3AC44G53E****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. THE BOLT ON THE DRIVER'S SEAT HAS FAILED. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE REPAIR IS NOT EASY. THE MANUFACTURER REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IT IS A DEFECT THAT CAN CAUSE A CRASH. THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 43,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 27,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 25, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 11234926
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A3AC44G23E****

Summary of Complaint

DASHBOARD CRACKS IN MULTIPLES OF AREA'S, WHICH DOES EFFECT THE POSITION OF THE AIRBAG. THE PLASTIC IS VERY BRITTLE TO THE POINT WHEN IT CRACKS IT'S AS SHARP AS A RAZOR. I REVIEWED SEVERAL WEB SITE AND NOTED THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH SEVERAL TYPE OF MITSUBISHI'S. I HAVE A 2003 ECLIPSE THAT HAS A CRACKED DASHBOARD SO BAD THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE DASH BOARD IS SLOPING DOWNWARD, THE CRACKING STARTED 8 YEARS AGO AND CONTINUES TO CRACK MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY, CAUSING STRUCTURE SUPPORT ISSUES AND RAZOR SHARP EDGES. I HAVE CUT MYSELF SEVERAL TIMES ON THE SHARP EDGES. THERE IS OBVIOUSLY A ISSUE WITH THE TYPE OF PLASTIC THAT WAS USED TO CONSTRUCTED THESE DASHBOARDS ... I WOULD RATE THIS AS A NEED TO REVIEW ASAP ISSUE... IF MY AIR BAG EVER WENT OFF, SHARP PIECES OF PLASTIC WOULD PROBABLY BE FLYING EVERYWHERE LIKE A KNIFE...

Components: AIR BAGS VISIBILITY/WIPER

October 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11062091
Consumer Location: PEARLAND, TX
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER AIRBAG DEPLOYED CAUSED ME TO VEER OFF TO THE RIGHT FOR SAFETY.PASSENGER VISOR FLEW OFF HIT MY ARM AND FLEW OUT WINDOW. UNABLE TO SEE WITH AIRBAG IN MY FACE I ENDED UP HALF ON AND HALF OFF A CULVERT WITH CEMENT PIPE.CAR STOPPED AND THEN MY DRIVER AIRBAG SHOT FIRE AND CHEMICALS INTO MY FACE.HORRIBLE STILL AFTER A WHOLE YEAR NOONE CARES NOONE HELPS NO THERAPY FOLLOW UP NONE ONLY ER WHEN I CAN NO LONGER TOLERATE THE EXTREME PAIN.2 TITANIUM RODS N 38 SCREWS HOLD IT TOGETHER. SOME SCREWS ARE COMING OFF AND 3 BONES ARE STILL SHATTERED. SOME ARE EVEN MISSING. PLEASE HELP

Components: POWER TRAIN AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

October 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11024118
Consumer Location: PEARLAND, TX
VIN: 4A3AE35H93E****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA AIRBAG: MY INCIDENT HAS ALREADY BEEN REPORTED. I AM ADDING THE POLICE REPORT. I AM STILL REQUIRING SURGERY AND UNABLE TO USE MY LEFT ARM 10 MONTHS LATER.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 14, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11019431
Consumer Location: WINTON, CA
VIN: 4A3AC44G93E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. WHILE ROLLING DOWN THE PASSENGER SIDE WINDOW, THE CONTACT NOTICED SMOKE AND FLAMES COMING FROM THE WINDOW SWITCH AREA. THE CONTACT EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE AND CALLED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. A FIRE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT FAULTY WIRING IN THE WINDOW CAUSED THE FIRE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. A DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 114,000.

Components: AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER VISIBILITY/WIPER

October 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11001575
Consumer Location: PEARLAND, TX
VIN: 4A3AE55H93E****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL: MY VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN THE NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER 15V338000.ON OCTOBER 29, 2016, I WAS DRIVING TOWARDS MY HOME. AFTER BEING IN THE STOPPED POSITION FOR THE DURATION OF THE LEFT TURN SIGNAL AT THE INTERSECTION OF FM 518 AND FM 1128 IN PEARLAND, TEXAS, THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN AND I PROCEEDED DOWN 1128 TOWARD MY HOME. AFTER PROCEEDING ABOUT1 BLOCK, MY PASSENGER AIRBAG SUDDENLY DEPLOYED. THERE WAS NO PASSENGER IN MY VEHICLE AND NOTHING ON THE PASSENGER SEAT, EITHER.THERE WERE NO OTHER CARS ON THE ROAD. I HAD THE WINDOWS OPEN AND THE TOP DOWN. THE AIRBAG WAS BLOWING IN FRONT OF MY FACE, BLOCKING MY VISION. THE PASSENGER VISOR FLEW OFF, HITTING MY LEFT ARM, AS I WAS TRYING TO KEEP THE AIRBAG OUT OF MY FACE TO GET SAFELY OFF THE ROAD.I PULLED OVER TO THE RIGHT, INTO A PARKING LOT. MY VEHICLE STOPPED ON THE EDGE OF A DITCH AT THE SIDE OF THE PARKING LOT, DUE TO MY VISION BEING BLOCKED. MY DRIVER SIDE AIRBAG WENT OFF WHEN I HIT THE CULVERT OF THE DITCH. FIRE CAME OUT OF MY STEERING WHEEL AND I SMELLED CHEMICALS. THE FIRE PROMPTLY WENT OUT. MY LEFT ARM WAS ON THE ARMREST OF THE DOOR WITH BOTH FOREARM BONES VISIBLY BROKEN. THE ARM WAS SWOLLEN AND DEFORMED. I ONLY HAD THE VEHICLE 26 DAYS. I WAS TAKEN TO THE NEAREST TRAUMA UNIT.THE RADIA AND ULNA IN MY FOREARM HAVE BEEN PUT BACK TOGETHER WITH RODS AND SCREWS. MY VEHICLE HAS MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE FRONT END, RADIATOR, TRANSMISSION, STEERING, AXLE, ETC. 9 MONTHS LATER MY ARMIS NOT HEALED AND I AM STILL WITHOUT A VEHICLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 10, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10994220
Consumer Location: PEARLAND, TX
VIN: 4A3AE55H93E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE SPYDER. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 15 MPH, THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYED WITHOUT WARNING OR IMPACT. WHEN THE AIR BAG DEPLOYED, THE VISOR ON THE VEHICLE DETACHED. THE VEHICLE'S TOP WAS DOWN AT THE TIME AND CAUSED THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG TO BLOW IN THE WIND, WHICH HINDERED THE CONTACT'S VIEW OF THE ROAD. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO PULL THE VEHICLE OVER BUT, DUE TO THE DISTRACTION OF THE AIR BAG BLOWING, THE CONTACT STRUCK A CULVERT, WHICH CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO STOP AND THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG TO DEPLOY. WHEN THE AIR BAG DEPLOYED, IT RELEASED A SMALL SPARK AND THERE WAS A BURNING ODOR. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A AAA TRANSMISSION APPROVED SHOP WHO STATED THAT THE VEHICLE NEEDED SEVERAL REPAIRS. THE CONTACT BROKE SEVERAL BONES IN HER LEFT HAND THROUGH THE FOREARM. MEDICAL ATTENTION WAS NEEDED. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 135,000. UPDATED 10/26/17*LJ *JS

Components: ENGINE

May 24, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10918743
Consumer Location: WOODBRIDGE, VA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

SEARS AUTO CENTER IN MANASSAS, VA PERFORME AN OIL CHANGE ON MY VEHICLE ON 5/16/2016. THE ENGINE FAILED ON 5/24/2016 DUE TO THE OIL PLUG FALLING OUT OF THE ENGINE AND ALL OF THE OIL DRAINING OUT. SEARS HAS ACCEPTED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS. HOWEVER, I HAVE ALSO UNCOVERED A LONG HISTORY OF CONSUMER COMPLAINTS REGARDING SEARS AUTO CENTERS DEFRAUDING CONSUMERS OUT OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR UNNECESSARY REPAIRS, CHARGES FOR REPAIRS NOT DONE, AND FAULTY SERVICE OVERALL. SEARS WS SUED BY NJ ON 46 COUNTS OF AUTO CONSUMER FRAUD, AND I HAVE UNCOVERED HUNDREDS OF COMPLAINTS REGISTERED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERALS' OFFICES IN MANY STATES.

Components: TIRES

November 28, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10851044
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE SPYDER EQUIPPED WITH GOODYEAR ASSURANCE TRIPLETRED TIRES, SIZE P215/55R16. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE TIRE BLEW OUT AND CAUSED THE CONTACT TO DRIVE OVER A CURB. THE CONTACT INSPECTED THE TIRE AND FOUND THAT THE TIRE TREAD WAS SEPARATED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS UNABLE TO LOCATE THE CAUSE OF THE TIRE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000.

Components: TIRES WHEELS

November 28, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10851094
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, OH
VIN: 4A3AE45G73E****

Summary of Complaint

ON NOVEMBER 28, 2015 MY PASSENGER FRONT TIRE EXPLOSIVELY FAILED COMING OUT OF A LEFT TURN AT ABOUT 25 MPH CAUSING MY CAR TO DROP AND SWERVE, CRASHING INTO A TALL STREET CURB AND STORM SEWER DRAIN CAUSING $2000 DAMAGE TO MY CAR. THE OUTER SIDEWALL SEPARATED CIRCUMFERENTIALLY FROM THE TREAD. THIS PREMIUM TIRE WAS ONLY SEVEN MONTHS OLD WITH MINIMAL WEAR. I CHECK MY TIRE PRESSURE AND FLUIDS EVERY TIME I BUY GAS, OVERHAULED THE SUSPENSION THAT SUMMER AND DIDN'T BELIEVE IT WAS MY FAULT. I TOOK THE TIRE STILL ON THE DAMAGED WHEEL TO A TIRE FAILURE EXPERT WHO RULED OUT PRE-EXISTING DAMAGE, UNUSUAL WEAR OR SIGNS OF DRIVING WITH LOW OR HIGH TIRE PRESSURE; HE STATED THERE WAS A ZIPPER FAILURE RESULTING FROM A BAD TIRE. THIS WAS THE SECOND GOODYEAR ASSURANCE TRIPLETRED TO FAIL ON MY CAR. I CONTACTED GOODYEAR AND FILED A CLAIM WITH THEIR PROPERTY CLAIMS TEAM. I HAD REPLACED THE WHEEL AND TIRE AND GOT TWO CONSERVATIVE ESTIMATES. THEY REQUIRED THE TIRE TO BE TAKEN OFF THE WHEEL AND SHIPPED TO THEM FOR INSPECTION. WITHOUT EXPLANATION, IT SAT DELAYED AT THE GOODYEAR TIRE AND SERVICE CENTER FOR WEEKS. THE CLAIM, #492513, WAS QUICKLY DENIED; I RECEIVED A LETTER WHICH I FOLLOWED UP WITH A PHONE CALL TO CLARIFY. GOODRICH CLAIM'S TEAM STATED THAT THEY WERE UNABLE TO DETERMINE WHY THE TIRE BLEW OUT SO THEY REFUSED TO HONOR THE WARRANTY. THERE WERE NO SIGNS OF IT BEING MY FAULT BUT THEY ALSO DIDN'T FIND AN OBVIOUS DEFECT THAT WOULD CAUSE THE BLOWOUT SO THEY CONVENIENTLY DENIED TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR TIRE OR THE DAMAGE FROM THE CRASH THAT RESULTED FROM IT'S FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER OF A CRITICAL COMPONENT LIKE A TIRE CAN'T JUST REFUSE TO BE RESPONSIBLE WHEN IT FAILS AND THEY DON'T TO KNOW WHY. I WAS A LIFETIME LOYAL GOODYEAR CUSTOMER UNTIL THIS. I HAVE THE TIRE AND WHEEL AND PHOTOS AND WON'T GIVE UP UNTIL THEY PAY FOR THE DAMAGES.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 06, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10840127
Consumer Location: BEACON, NY
VIN: 4A3AC84H43E****

Summary of Complaint

THE MAIN ISSUE SEEMS TO BE A MANUFACTURING DEFECT IN THE WAVE/CUSHION SPRING LOCATED IN THE TRANSMISSION. MITSUBISHI HAS DESIGNED THE WAVE SPRING AS A FRAGILE TWO COIL PIECE WHICH HAS BEEN KNOWN TO REPEATEDLY BREAK CAUSING CATASTROPHIC FAILURE IN THE TRANSMISSION. THIS IN TURN POSES A THREAT ON THE DRIVER AND PASSENGERS. WHEN THIS WAVE SPRING BREAKS, ACTUAL PIECES OF THE WAVE SPRING MAKE IT THROUGH MITSUBISHI'S ALSO FAULTY TRANSMISSION FILTER AND LODGE THEMSELVES IN THE PUMP GEAR, CAUSING THE GEAR TO ACTUALLY BREAK. AFTER THE PUMP GEAR HAS BEEN BROKEN INSIDE THE TRANSMISSION, ALL FORWARD AND REVERSE GEARS IMMEDIATELY STOP FUNCTION AND IN MOST INSTANCES THE VEHICLE SHUTS OFF. THIS COULD RESULT IN POTENTIAL HARM OR EVEN DEATH OF THE DRIVER AND/OR PASSENGER AS THE VEHICLE LOSES ALL MOVING POWER WHICH CAN CAUSE AN ACCIDENT WITH OTHER VEHICLES ON THE ROAD. MITSUBISHI HAS RECENTLY CREATED AN UPDATED VERSION OF THE WAVE SPRING WITHOUT ISSUING A RECALL, WHICH NOW IS A ONE PIECE INSTEAD OF THE COIL SETUP AND HAS A LESS CHANCE OF BREAKING. TO MANY MITSUBISHI/DODGE OWNERS THIS UPDATE WAS DISCOVERED AFTER THEY HAVE HAD THEIR VEHICLE IN A TRANSMISSION SHOP WITH A HEFTY BILL TO PAY EVEN THOUGH IT WAS MITSUBISHI'S FAULT FOR ENGINEERING A FAULTY PART IN THEIR TRANSMISSION. ALL ONE PERSON WOULD NEED TO FIND OUT ABOUT THIS ISSUE IS SEARCH THE INTERNET WITH THE TRANSMISSION CODE (F4A51) AND THIS ISSUE IS WELL DOCUMENTED, EVEN RESEARCHED BY TRANSMISSION DIGEST (A SPECIALTY MAGAZINE). NOT ONLY IS THIS A LARGE INCONVENIENCE TO MOST, IT IS ALSO A HAZARD TO ONES LIFE. MITSUBISHI SHOULD RECALL ALL VEHICLES WHICH CONTAIN THE F4A51 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TO PERFORM THE WAVE SPRING AND FILTER UPDATE OR REIMBURSE THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY HAD IT DONE AT THEIR COST. THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED AS IF YOU OWN A VEHICLE WITH THE F4A51

Components: STEERING

November 19, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10795060
Consumer Location: LAS VEGAS, NV
VIN: 4A3AC44G23E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. WHILE VEERING TO THE LEFT AT APPROXIMATELY 25 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO MANEUVER WITHOUT WARNING. AS A RESULT, ANOTHER VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED AND THERE WERE NO INJURIES REPORTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 170,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10778019
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A3AC84H93E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING, THERE WAS AN ODOR OF FUEL PRESENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT ALSO INDICATED THAT WATER HAD LEAKED FROM THE FLOOR BOARD CAUSING THE BRAKE PEDAL TO BECOME SLIPPERY. IN ADDITION, THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT START. WHILE CHECKING THE BATTERY CONNECTION THE CONTACT DISCOVERED THAT THE BATTERY CABLE WAS SMOKING AND HAD MELTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE AIR CONDITIONING HOSE THAT FAILED CAUSED THE WATER LEAK. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 03, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10767489
Consumer Location: TURLOCK, CA
VIN: 4A3AC44G93E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG FAILED TO DEPLOY WHEN THE CONTACT REAR ENDED ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT BODY SHOP FOR FURTHER INSPECTION. THE CONTACT DID NOT SUFFER ANY INJURIES. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 180,845.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

August 26, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10759618
Consumer Location: TUCSON, AZ
VIN: 4A3AC74H33E****

Summary of Complaint

RECEIVED A SAFETY RECALL FROM MITSUBISHI ON THE PASSENGER SUN VISOR REQUIRING A TETHER STRAP. I CALLED THEIR TOLL FREE NUMBER TO LOCATE A DEALER TO INSTALL THE TETHER STRAP AS DIRECTED BY THE NOTICE. MITSUBISHI DOES NOT HAVE A DEALER IN TUCSON AND INFORMED ME WE NEEDED TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO A PHOENIX DEALER, OVER A 100 MILES AWAY FOR THE REPAIR. THE COST OF GAS AND THE TRAVEL TIME (OFF WORK OR MISSING SCHOOL) IS HIGHER THAN THE PARTS AND LABOR FOR .5 OF AN HOUR LABOR. THEY HAVE NOT MADE ARRANGEMENTS WITH A LOCAL TUCSON CAR REPAIR FACILITY TO PERFORM THIS RECALL, NOR DID THEY OFFER TO SEND ME THE PARTS FOR SELF INSTALLATION. THIS SEEMS TO BE A VERY POOR RESPONSE TO A SAFETY RECALL NOTICE. CAN YOU ASSIST AS I KNOW THERE ARE MORE OF THE SAME VEHICLE IN TUCSON.

Components: ENGINE

August 08, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10748383
Consumer Location: MENTOR, OH
VIN: 4A3AE45G43E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE SPYDER. WHILE DRIVING AT 70 MPH, THE VEHICLE SHUT OFF WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

Components: SUSPENSION EXTERIOR LIGHTING FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 15, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10736178
Consumer Location: MIDDLEBURY, IN
VIN: 4A3AC84H53E****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL MILEAGE IS BAD AND WHEN FILLING UP IF YOU CAN IT KEEPS CLICKING AND SMELLING LIKE FUEL INSIDE CAR. NO LIGHTING IN CAR AT ALL. HAD TO REPLACE SUSPENSION AS THE BOLTS WERE WORN. PAINT CHIPPING ALL OVER CAR. COOLING SYSTEM KEEPS FAILING AND SOMEHOW I HAVE WATER KEEPS COMING IN ON FLOOR BOARDS AND THE FLOOR IS SOAKED AND STINKS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 24, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10743320
Consumer Location: FAYETTEVILLE, NC
VIN: 4A3AE45G63E****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE HAS A BAD PAINT JOB, NEEDS TO BE REPAINTED. THE HEATER COIL IS LEAKING AND NEEDS TO BE REPLACED HAD ESTIMATE OF $1030.44 WITH NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE DASH WILL COME OUT IN ONE PIECE AND CAN BE PUT BACK INTO THE CAR WITHOUT BREAKING INTO SEVERAL PIECES. I FEEL THAT MITSUBISH PUT BAD PAINT JOBS ON THE CARS AND THEY SHOULD BE THE ONES TO REPAINT THE CAR, AND REPLACE THE HEATER COIL SO THE I WILL HAVE WORKING DEFROSTERS. MA 10/29/2015 UPDATED 12/06/2017*CN

Components: STRUCTURE VISIBILITY/WIPER

February 15, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10701095
Consumer Location: MARIETTA, GA
VIN: 4A3AC74H73E****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HATCH BACK AND SUN ROOF HAD WATER LEAKAGE. IN ADDITION, THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 109,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 24, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10523966
Consumer Location: BRADENTON, FL
VIN: 4A3AE45G93E****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT AN USED 2003 ECLIPSE AND AT THE TIME I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW BADLY CRACKED THE DASHBOARD WAS. TO MY SURPRISE, I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND AN USED DASHBOARD IN GOOD CONDITION...EVERY SINGLE 2003 ECLIPSE I'VE FOUND AND SEEN HAS THE SAME ISSUE AND AFTER DOING SOME RESEARCH, THERE HAS NOT BEEN A RECALL FOR THIS OBVIOUS MANUFACTURING DEFECT. THE ONLY SOLUTION MITSUBISHI OFFERS IS TO REPLACE IT WITH A BRAND NEW (YET SAME POOR QUALITY) PART. HOW CAN WE (ECLIPSE OWNERS) GET A FULL OR PARTIAL CREDIT FROM MITSUBISHI, EVEN IF THE TEMPORARY SOLUTION IS TO INSTALL A SIMILAR PART? *TR

Components: WHEELS

May 10, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10512693
Consumer Location: MADISON, WI
VIN: 4A3AC44G63E****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ON RESIDENTIAL STREET (APPROX. 20 MPH). CAR SHIFTED SLIGHTLY TO RIGHT AS I WAS ROUNDING A CURVE. CAME TO STOP SIGN AND REAR RIGHT WHEEL FELL OFF. THE HUB CRACKED AND BROKE OFF AT BEARING.. IT WAS A VERY CLEAN CUT AS THOUGH THERE WAS A DEFECT IN THE HUB. CAR TOWED TO REPAIR SHOP. $300 REPAIR BILL. REPAIRMAN SAID HE HAS NEVER SEEN THIS TYPE OF DAMAGE IN THE 40 YEARS HE HAS BEEN REPAIRING CARS. COULD HAVE BEEN VERY SERIOUS HAD I BEEN DRIVING AT A HIGHER SPEED AS ON AN OPEN HIGHWAY. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

April 15, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10508327
Consumer Location: GREENVILLE, AL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVERS AIRBAG DEPLOYED WHILE TURNING INTO A PARKING SPACE. AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT CAUSED BRUISING AND LACERATIONS TO NECK AND CHEST. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

March 05, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10491944
Consumer Location: PALATINE, IL
VIN: 4A3AC44G33E****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2003 STERLING SILVER METALLIC ECLIPSE WHICH I PURCHASED NEW IN 2002. I HAVE NOTICED THAT THE PAINT ON MY HOOD, ROOF AND TRUCK HAVE STARTED TO DELAMINATE AND THE PRIMER IS STARTING TO SHOW THROUGH. I ONLY HAVE 73,000 MILES ON THIS VEHICLE. I HAVE NOTICED A LOT OF OTHER 2003 ECLIPSES WITH THE SAME PROBLEM, IN THE SAME COLOR AS MINE AND ALSO IN BLACK. I WENT TO THE DEALER WHERE I PURCHASED MY ECLIPSE AND WAS TOLD THAT MITSUBISHI WAS HAVING A PAINT ISSUE FOR THIS MODEL. I AM HOPING THAT MITSUBISHI WILL STAND BEHIND THEIR NAME AND MAKE THIS RIGHT. I ALSO PURCHASED A 2003 CHEVY SILVERADO IN 2002 AND THAT PAINT JOB LOOKS LIKE THE DAY I DROVE IT OFF THE LOT. I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT 2 OF THEM. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10447784
Consumer Location: GILBERT, AZ
VIN: 4A3AC74H83E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD IDLE LOW, CAUSING IT TO STALL INTERMITTENTLY. THE DEALER ADVISED THE CONTACT TO REPLACE THE MANIFOLD. THE MANUFACTURER WAS AWARE OF THE FAILURE, BUT DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY. NO REPAIRS WERE PERFORMED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WS 95,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 99,450.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 19, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10428608
Consumer Location: JACKSONVILLE, NC
VIN: 4A3AC44G73E****

Summary of Complaint

THIS VEHICLE SUDDENLY STARTED STALLING WHETHER IDLING, ACCELORATING, OR COASTING. IT WOULD THEN HAVE TROUBLE STARTING AND RUN FINE AGAIN. AFTER TAKING IT TO THE MITSUBSHI DEALERSHIP ON WESTERN BLVD IN JACKSONVILLE, NC, THEY COULD NOT DIAGNOSE IT BUT FOUND IN THEIR DATA BASE THAT THERE IS A TINY PART IN THE CRANK SHAFT THAT COULD CAUSE THIS PROBLEM. AFTER WAITING A WEEK FOR PARTS THEY REALIZED THEY HAD THE WRONG TOOL. ANOTHER WEEK WAITING FOR THE TOOL AND THE NEW PART DDID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM. ANOTHER WEEK OF KEEPING MY CAR THEY REPLACED THE FUEL INJECTION REGULATOR WITH A USED PART, THIS DID NOT FIX IT. ANOTHER WEEK WITH A NEW FUEL INJECTOR. NOW IT DOES NOT STALL BUT I CANT GET GAS IN THE GAS TANK, THE CAR SMELLS LIKE GAS, THERE IS STILL OCCASIONAL STALLING, AND THE NEW TIMING BELT THEY PUT ON SCREECHES WITH THE FIRST START OF THE DAY EVERYDAY. THE GAS TANK PROBLEM IS FOUND TO BE THAT THE VALVE IS STUCK IN THE FULL AND CLOSED POSITION AND WHOLE NEW GAS TANKIS RECOMMENDED. ANOTHER TWO WEEKS AND STILL WAITING ON THE GAS TANK. MY CAR HAS BEEN IN THE SHOP SINCE AUGUST 22ND AND IT IS NOW OCTOBER FIRST AND MY CAR IS STILL UNSAFE TO DRIVE AND WAITING FOR PARTS. HOW IS IT THAT MITSUBISHI CAN ALLOW THEIR SERVICE DEPARTMENT TO TAKE THIS LONG, COST THIS MUCH, AND TO RETURN A VEHICLE TO THE CUSTOMER IN WORSE SHAPE THAN IT WAS GIVEN? I PAID FOR ALL OF THESE NEW PARTS AND LABOR, AND STILL HAVE A VEHICLE THAT I CANT USE. ALSO, AS A SIDE NOTE, IT IS BLACK WHICH MEANS THE CHEAP FACTORY CLEAR COAT IS COMING OFF, THE AC LEAKS ON THE DRIVERSIDE FLOOR, THE TRUNK DOES NOT OPEN WHEN YOU PULL THE LEVER...THESE ARE ALL THINGS THAT SHOULD NOT BE EXPIRED ON AN 03 VEHICLE AND ARE SO COMMON WITH THIS VEHICLE. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

August 19, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10428223
Consumer Location: JACKSONVILLE, NC
VIN: 4A3AC44G73E****

Summary of Complaint

THIS VEHICLE SUDDENLY STARTED STALLING WHETHER IDLING, ACCELERATING, OR COASTING. IT WOULD THEN HAVE TROUBLE STARTING AND RUN FINE AGAIN. AFTER TAKING IT TO THE MITSUBSHI DEALERSHIP ON WESTERN BLVD IN JACKSONVILLE, NC, THEY COULD NOT DIAGNOSE IT BUT FOUND IN THEIR DATA BASE THAT THERE IS A TINY PART IN THE CRANK SHAFT THAT COULD CAUSE THIS PROBLEM. AFTER WAITING A WEEK FOR PARTS THEY REALIZED THEY HAD THE WRONG TOOL. ANOTHER WEEK WAITING FOR THE TOOL AND THE NEW PART DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM. ANOTHER WEEK OF KEEPING MY CAR THEY REPLACED THE FUEL INJECTION REGULATOR WITH A USED PART, THIS DID NOT FIX IT. ANOTHER WEEK WITH A NEW FUEL INJECTOR. NOW IT DOES NOT STALL BUT I CANT GET GAS IN THE GAS TANK, THE CAR SMELLS LIKE GAS, THERE IS STILL OCCASIONAL STALLING, AND THE NEW TIMING BELT THEY PUT ON SCREECHES WITH THE FIRST START OF THE DAY EVERYDAY. THE GAS TANK PROBLEM IS FOUND TO BE THAT THE VALVE IS STUCK IN THE FULL AND CLOSED POSITION AND WHOLE NEW GAS TANKIS RECOMMENDED. ANOTHER TWO WEEKS AND STILL WAITING ON THE GAS TANK. MY CAR HAS BEEN IN THE SHOP SINCE AUGUST 22ND AND IT IS NOW OCTOBER FIRST AND MY CAR IS STILL UNSAFE TO DRIVE AND WAITING FOR PARTS. HOW IS IT THAT MITSUBISHI CAN ALLOW THEIR SERVICE DEPARTMENT TO TAKE THIS LONG, COST THIS MUCH, AND TO RETURN A VEHICLE TO THE CUSTOMER IN WORSE SHAPE THAN IT WAS GIVEN? I PAID FOR ALL OF THESE NEW PARTS AND LABOR, AND STILL HAVE A VEHICLE THAT I CANT USE. ALSO, AS A SIDE NOTE, IT IS BLACK WHICH MEANS THE CHEAP FACTORY CLEAR COAT IS COMING OFF, THE AC LEAKS ON THE DRIVERSIDE FLOOR, THE TRUNK DOES NOT OPEN WHEN YOU PULL THE LEVER...THESE ARE ALL THINGS THAT SHOULD NOT BE EXPIRED ON AN 03 VEHICLE AND ARE SO COMMON WITH THIS VEHICLE. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

June 15, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10425893
Consumer Location: STRYKER, OH
VIN: 4A3AC44G43E****

Summary of Complaint

THE SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. THE CAR HAS BEEN INSPECTED BY TWO MECHANICS FROM DIFFERENT SHOPS; BOTH OF WHICH SUSPECT THE PROBLEM WITH MY FUEL SYSTEM MAY BE RELATED TO THE FUEL SYSTEM RECALL FOR THE 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. *TT I CONTACTED THE MANUFACTURER TO GET MORE INFORMATION. I WAS INFORMED THAT MY VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN SERVICED FOR THE RECALL. HOWEVER, I WAS ALSO TOLD THAT MY VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL, EVEN THOUGH IT IS THE SAME MAKE AND MODEL AS THE RECALLED VEHICLE AND IS HAVING PROBLEMS IN THE SAME CATEGORY. I AM CONCERNED MY VEHICLE MAY HAVE PROBLEMS RELATED TO THE FUEL SYSTEM RECALL. IF SO, I WOULD LIKE THIS ISSUE TO BE PROPERLY ADDRESSED.

Components: STRUCTURE

July 15, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10424006
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A3AE75H23E****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER SIDE DOOR BY SIDE MIRROR WATER LEAKS IN. WATER FOULS DOWN THE INTERIOR OF THE CAR AND MAKES A PUDDLE INFRONT OF PASSENGER SEAT. THERE ARE NO CRACKS LOOSE SEALS THAT COULD BE FOUND OR SEEN. IT SEEMS AS IF THE POUNDING OF WATER ON THE SIDE CAUSES WATER TO LEAK IN. *TR

Components: TIRES

July 21, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10415435
Consumer Location: PUNTA GORDA, FL
VIN: 4A3AE75H23E****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD A NAIL IN MY TIRE AND WENT TO HAVE IT FIXED. UPON REMOVING TIRE THE TECH INFORMED ME AND SHOWED ME THAT THE INNER PART OF THE GOOD YEAR TIRE 215/50R17 WAS CRACKED. I HAD TIRE REPLACED WITH 2007 GOOD YEAR TIRE I HAD SAVED FROM MY LAST PURCHASE, THAT HAD SIDE WALL ISSUES ALSO. I REPLACED ALL TIRES WITH ANOTHER BRAND, DID NOT KEEP THE TIRES. MY PREVIOUS TIRES WHEN I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE 2003 WERE ALSO GOOD YEAR AND THEY HAD DRY-ROT ( I WAS LED TO BELIEVE AT THE TIME) I GOT THEM WITH THE VEHICLE WHEN I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE. ALL FOUR TIRES WERE REPLACED AT THAT TIME 2007 WITH ANOTHER SET OF GOOD YEAR 215/50R17. NOW I HAVE DUNLOPS 215/50R17 PURCHASED 7/21/2011 HOPING TO DO BETTER. I HOPE THAT THIS INFORMATION IS OF HELP IN POSSIBLY PREVENTING A SERIOUS INJURY TO SOMEONE. UPDATED 09/06/11 *TR

Components: TIRES

December 19, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10381788
Consumer Location: CALEDONIA, MI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE, WAS WEST BOUND ON OHIO TURNPIKE, SHE HEARD A POP THEN SAW HER FRONT TIRE COME OFF THE VEHICLE AND SHE PULLED OFF THE ROAD ONTO THE RIGHT BEAM. *BF THE LEFT FRONT TIRE SHEARED OFF. THERE WAS DAMAGE TO THE ROTOR AND SCRAPES TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE BUMPER. (OHIO TRAFFIC CRASH REPORT # 10-0898-90) UPDATED 02/15/11 *BF

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

September 02, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10355978
Consumer Location: CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL
VIN: 4A3AC34G13E****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE, THE FUEL FILLER PIPE BEGAN LEAKING, WHEN I TOOK THE CAR TO THE MITSUBISHI DEALER THEY SAID IT HAD TO BE REPLACED. I HAD IT FIXED FOR $453, I LATER FOUND OUT MANY MITSUBISHI'S HAVE DEFECTIVE FUEL FILLER NECKS AND HAVE BEEN RECALLED.THE RECALLS WERE FOR THE SAME PART I HAD REPLACED ON MY CAR BUT MITSUBISHI TOLD ME THAT MY MODEL HAS NOT BEEN RECALLED EVEN THOUGH FUEL WILL LEAK OUT OF TANK BECAUSE OF THIS DEFECT. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 05, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10353669
Consumer Location: NEWARK, DE
VIN: 4A3AE45G73E****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BATTERY CABLE DEPOSITS BURNED OFF. PERIODICALLY HIS VEHICLE WOULD NOT START. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO STATED THAT THE BATTERY HARNESS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED DUE TO HEAT DAMAGE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE DEALER ALSO INFORMED HIM THERE WERE NO RECALLS OR WARRANTIES RELATED TO THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10347294
Consumer Location: MANTECA, CA
VIN: 4A3AE75H63E****

Summary of Complaint

MY MITSUBISHI SPYDER 03 STARTED HAVING SOME WHITE/ YELLOW SPOTTING ABOUT A YEAR AGO, AND THE LAST FEW MONTHS GETTING WORSE, LOOKING LIKE THE PAIN IS ALSO CRACKING IN SOME SPOTS. I AM REAL ANAL ABOUT WAXING MY CAR, ALWAYS CLEAN, ALWAYS LOOKING NICE. AND NOW MY CAR LOOKS LIKE CRUD. PAINT FADING, AND CRACKING.. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

July 07, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10343035
Consumer Location: MOUNT HOLLY, NJ
VIN: 4A3AC44G23E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. THE CONTACT STATED THE VEHICLE ABNORMALLY ACCELERATED AND THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL INDEPENDENTLY EXTENDED INTO THE FLOORBOARD. THE CONTACT SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL, TURNED OFF THE IGNITION AND COASTED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHERE THE CONTACT WAS ADVISED THAT A BOLT DETACHED FROM THE THROTTLE CONTROL UNIT AND WAS SUCKED INTO THE ENGINE. IN ADDITION, THE FAILURE ALSO DESTROYED THE ENGINE. THE MANUFACTURER WOULD NOT ASSIST WITH ANY REPAIRS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE APPROXIMATELY 90,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 10, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10336007
Consumer Location: CONCORD, CA
VIN: 4A3AE75H43E****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE HAD THE CAR SINCE 2003 OR 04, AND KEPT THE CAR COVERED WHEN I DIDN'T DRIVE IT MUCH, BUT FOR WEEKENDS I USED THE CAR FOR ERRANDS. LAST YEAR I STARTED TO DRIVE THE CAR MORE OFTEN AND DID NOT COVER THE CAR AS MUCH, BUT CONTINUED TO WASH AND WAX THE CAR WHEN NEEDED. I STARTED TO NOTICE FADING SPOTS ON THE HOOD ON THE BLACK PAINT, BUT DID NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT, BUT CONTINUED TO WASH AND WAX THE CAR AS USUAL. THIS YEAR, AROUND MARCH, I NOTICED THE COLOR STARTED TO GET MORE WHITE AND IT WAS SPREADING HALF WAY ON THE HOOD NEAR THE WINDSHIELD SIDE. NOW THE PAINT IS ALSO CHIPPING WITHIN THE WHITE SPOTS EXPOSING THE UNDERCOATING. THE FADING ON THE PAINT IS ALSO NOTICEABLE ON THE TRUNK AND SIDE PANELS ON THE TOP. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

June 14, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10334716
Consumer Location: DANBURY, CT
VIN: 4A3AC44G23E****

Summary of Complaint

PURCHASED 2003 SILVER ECLIPSE GS WITH 5000 MILES IN JUNE 2003. WITH IN 12 MONTHS, PAINT WAS SHOWING SIGNS OF WEAR AND FLAKING OFF EXPOSING PRIMER COAT. THIS DETERIORATION PROGRESSED QUICKLY AND AFTER 5 YEARS HOOD, ROOF AND REAR QUARTER PANELS ARE ALMOST COMPLETELY DOWN TO PRIMER. I AM FILING NOW TO HOPEFULLY RAISE THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS TO THE POINT WHERE SOMEBODY REALIZES THIS IS NOT AN ISOLATED INCIDENT BUT A SYSTEMIC DEFECT FOR WHICH MITSUBISHI SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. *TR

Components: EQUIPMENT

January 19, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10279706
Consumer Location: FORT MYERS, FL
VIN: 4A3AC84H83E****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN I RUN MY AC IT LEAKS ON THE FLOOR OF THE DRIVERS SIDE. IT LEAKS SO MUCH IT RUNS TO THE BACK SEAT FLOORBOARD TOO. *TR

Components: EQUIPMENT

February 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10279524
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A3AE75H73E****

Summary of Complaint

MY AC IS LEAKING INTO THE DRIVER'S SIDE JUST ABOVE THE GAS PEDAL. THE LEAK IS OCCURRING WHERE THE AC CONNECTS TO THE FIRE WALL. THE CONNECTION IS SQUARE AND THE LEAK IS COMING FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE SQUARE. IT OCCURS EVERYTIME I USE MY AC. I JUST NOTICED IT ABOUT 7 MONTHS AGO BUT HAVE ONLY HAD THE CAR 10 MONTHS. I AM SURE I DIDN'T NOTICE IT BEFORE BECAUSE I WASN'T USING MY AC DURING THE WINTER. I AM TRYING TO DETERMINE IF THERE HAS BEEN A RECALL FOR THIS DEFECT. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM TIRES

June 02, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10277592
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A MITISUBISHI ECLIPSE 2003 100000 MILES ( MAJORITY HIGHWAY). IN THE SPRING OF 08-THE VEHICLE WAS MAKING NOISE WHEN ACCELERATING, THE VEHICLE WAS CHANGING GEARS HARD AND WAS ADVISE IT WAS THE TRANSMISSION/MOTOR MOUNDS. THE PROBLEM OCCURRED INTERMITTENTLY WHILE DRIVING AS MUCH AS 40MPH. TOOK IT BACK TO MITISUBISHI DEALER FOR SERVICE/DIAGNOSIS-TOLD POSSIBLE EVENTUALLY TRANS, TIMING BELT AND POSSIBLY RADIATOR, WHICH WAS ONE OF ANOTHER CONSUMERS RESOLVE. WELL, THEY FLUSH THE RADIATOR AND IT RESOLVE THE PROBLEM OF DRIVING BUT NOT THE NOISE. ALSO JUNE 2009-AFTER DRIVING 5 MPH I NOTICED SMOKE COMING FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT, THE CONSUMER PULLED OVER ( CALL FOR TOW AND LATER OPENED THE HOOD TO SEE ALL THE INSULATION SMOLDER). AFTER BEING STRANDED FOR OVER AN HOUR I WAS TOWED TO MY DESTINATION. THE CAR WAS LATER TOWED TO CONTRACTOR ADVISE POSSIBLE DISTRIBUTOR, REALIZED IT WAS NOT THE DISTRIBUTOR AND SUGGEST CAR IS TOWED TO MITSUBISH FOR OFFICIAL COMPUTER SERVICE DIAGNOSIS ( DUE TO CAR STARTING BUT NOT TURNING OVER). ADVISE, BY THE MITISUBISHI SERVICE TECH ALL OF THE ELECTRICAL WIRES WERE MELTED... COMPUTER FAILURE/EXTREME ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DAMAGE, HARNESS MELTED ETC; I ASK THE DEALER SERVICE MANAGER @ THE DEALERSHIP, WHAT WOULD CAUSE THIS AND HAD THIS HAPPEN BEFORE? HE STATED ?NOT SURE OF CAUSE?AND WAS REALLY SHOCKED TO THE DAMAGE "POSSIBLE FUSE, IGNITION WIRES SOMETHING" NOT SURE. DIAGNOSTIC TESTING COST $112.00 REPAIR ESTIMATE $5400. HELP!!!I THE MANUFACTURE NEEDS TO BE MADE AWARE OF THIS HAZARD OF A PROBLEM; IF NOT ALREADY. WITH RECALL/REPLACEMENT AND/OR REIMBURSE GOOD FAITH AND LOYAL MITSUBISHI CONSUMERS. I WON'T BEGAN TO EXPLAIN THE NUMEROUS BRAKE/ROTORS & TIRES REPLACED/REPAIRED WITHIN 5 YEARS OF PURCHASED IN SEPTEMBER 2002. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

April 28, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10273896
Consumer Location: CREAM RIDGE, NJ
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

CARPET ON DRIVER SIDE FRONT AND BACK COMPLETED SOAKED WITH WATER EVERYTIME IT RAINS .CAR ALWAYS SMELLS MOLDY. HAVE HAD IT CHECKED BUT NOONE CAN FIGURE IT OUT. *TR

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