2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE VIN: 4A3AC54LXYE140694

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Run & Drive
Damage
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VIN 4A3AC54LXYE140694 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

2000

Plant City

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL

Series

PREMIUM

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

Displacement (CC)

3000

Displacement (CI)

183.0712322841

Displacement (L)

3

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

2000 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%

2000 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
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 4A3AC54LXYE140694

Components: WHEELS

November 30, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10174820
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: 4A3AC54LXYE****

Summary of Complaint

GENTLY DRIVEN 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE WHEELS BENT OUT OF SHAPE, CAUSING A TIRE TO LOSE AIR/BLOW OUT WHILE DRIVING ON FREEWAY. NARROWLY AVOIDED COLLISION AFTER BLOWOUT. *NM

Components: WHEELS

September 30, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 10090690
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: 4A3AC54LXYE****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE: 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE GT, PURCHASED NEW WITH 17" PREMIUM WHEELS. ALL WHEELS WERE DENTED ON THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE RIM WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED. THE DEFECTS WERE NOT NOTICED AT THE TIME OF SALE AND WHEN THEY WERE BROUGHT TO MITSUBISHI'S ATTENTION NO RESOLUTION WAS MADE.*AK

Components: EQUIPMENT

March 10, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 10019054
Consumer Location: BRISTOL, VA
VIN: 4A3AC54LXYE****

Summary of Complaint

CD PLAYER FAILED. *JB

Components: STRUCTURE

January 01, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10008345
Consumer Location: FRIENDSVILLE, TN
VIN: 4A3AC54LXYE****

Summary of Complaint

DURING RAIN THE VEHICLE LEAKS THROUGH THE FIRE WALL AND/OR AIR VENTS INTO FLOOR OF VEHICLE.*JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 01, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 762614
Consumer Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
VIN: 4A3AC54LXYE****

Summary of Complaint

I STARTED NOTICING A RATTLE FROM THE CLUTCH/TRANSAXLE. IT OCCURS AFTER THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN DRIVEN FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES. THE RATTLE STOPS WHEN THE CLUTCH IS PUSHED IN. *AK

Components: WHEELS

April 18, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 761053
Consumer Location: PLAINVIEW, NY
VIN: 4A3AC54LXYE****

Summary of Complaint

TWO PIECE ALUMINUM WHEEL BENT SIGNIFICANTLY UNDER NORMAL CITY DRIVING CONDITIONS. *AK

Components: WHEELS

October 05, 2001
NHTSA ID Number: 760263
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4A3AC54LXYE****

Summary of Complaint

ALL 4 ALLOY WHEELS ON MY MISTUBISHI ECLIPSE GT HAVE BENT OVER THE LAST 8 MONTHS. I HAVE ONT HIT ANYTHING TO CAUSE THESE FAILURES. I REPLACED ONE I OCTOBER 2001, ONE IN FEBRUARY 2002 AND I WAS JUST INFORMED BY THE DEALERSHIP THAT 2 MORE ARE BENT. THIS TIME, THEY ARE BENT ON THE "INSIDE." I'M NOT SURE HOW THE INSIDE OF A WHEEL GETS BENT WHICH WOULD SEEM TO INDICATE TO ME THAT THIS WAS NOT THE RESULT OF AN IMPACT. I DID NOT HIT ANYTHING!*AK

Components: SUSPENSION

February 09, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11395533
Consumer Location: FOUNTAINTOWN, IN
VIN: 4A3AC54L1YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE UPPER STRUT TOWER WAS SEVERELY CORRODED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER OR AND INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 100,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 29, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11342155
Consumer Location: ABINGDON, MD
VIN: 4A3AC84L0YE****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN ATTEMPTING TO START THE VEHICLE AFTER DRIVING FOR A WHILE THE CAR WOULD NOT START. I WOULD HAVE TO MOVE THE CABLE HARNESS AND CLAMP AROUND THE BATTERY POSTS TO GET A GOOD CONNECTION SO THE CAR WOULD START. I COULD NOT TIGHTEN THE NUT AND BOLT ANY FURTHER WITHOUT BREAKING THE BOLT THAT SECURED THE CLAMP AROUND THE BATTERY POST. I COULD NOT GET MY AIR CONDITIONING UNIT TO WORK SINCE AUGUST OF 2019 WHEN PARKING MY VEHICLE, THEN REMOVING MY KEY FROM THE IGNITION, THEN OPENING THE DOOR TO EXIT THE VEHICLE, THE HORN ACTIVATED AND WOULD NOT STOP UNTIL REMOVING THE CLAMPS TO THE BATTERY POSTS. THE FRONT LIGHTS WOULD START TO FLASH IF ALL DOORS WERE LOCKED AND THE CAR WAS IN PARK AND THE TRUNK DOOR WAS OPENED WITH KEY. THE PASSENGER SIDE WINDOW WOULD NOT AT TIMES OPERATE EVEN AFTER THE REGULATOR AND MOTOR WAS REPLACED. THE KEY PHOS WOULD NOT LOCK MY CAR AND THE CAR WOULD NOT FLASH FRONT AND TAIL LIGHTS OR CHIRP TO RECOGNIZE LOCKING SIGNAL FROM THE KEY PHOS. THE DASHBOARD ILLUMINATES EXCEPT FOR THE FUEL GAUGE SIDE. THE CLOCK LIGHT DIMS WHEN THE CAR KEY IS PLACED IN THE STARTING POSITION FROM PARK AND WHILE RUNNING THEN BRIGHTENS WHEN THE CAR KEY IS PLACED IN THE OFF POSITION AND AT PARK. THE CAR WAS RUNNING BETTER BEFORE BEING INSPECTED AT JERRY'S MITSUBISHI AT 1906 EAST JOPPA ROAD BALTIMORE MD. 21234 BETWEEN 12-4 P.M. ON 29 JULY 2020. I WAS EXPECTING TO HAVE MY VEHICLE REPAIRED AT THE TIME OF MY APPOINTMENT AND WAS TOLD THAT THE PERSON WHO HAD INSPECTED MY VEHICLE HAD LEFT FOR THE DAY AND THAT SOME OF THE PARTS THAT WERE NEEDED FOR REPAIR HAD TO BE ORDERED. I SPECIFICALLY TOLD THE PERSON WHO DID THE INSPECTION THAT I BELEIVED I KNEW WHAT THE PROBLEMS WERE COMING FROM AND THAT I LOOKED INTO THE NHTSA WEBSITE AND SAW THAT THIS VEHICLE WAS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS AS THE NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER 99V333001.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 29, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11342156
Consumer Location: ABINGDON, MD
VIN: 4A3AC84L0YE****

Summary of Complaint

ALSO THE PERSON THAT DID THE SUNVISOR RECALL REPAIR GAVE ME A DIRTY AND/ OR USED PASSENGER SIDE SUN VISOR TETHER STRAP ASSEMBLY. I WAS ALSO CHARGED 130 DOLLARS FOR A MISCELLANEOUS DIAGNOSTIC WHICH STATES COULD NOT DUPLICATE CUSTOMERS CONCERN AT THIS TIME AND I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THAT SAME 130 DOLLARS REFUNDED BACK TO ME AND THE $160 DOLLARS FOR AIR CONDITIONING INSPECTION DEDUCTED FROM THE COSTS OF REPAIRS. I HAD PREVIOUSLY TAKEN THIS VEHICLE TOTOWSONTOWNE GARAGE IN TOWSON MD. FOR SERVICE AND WAS INFORMED TO HAVE THE AIR CONDITIONING UNIT SERVICED BY MITSUBISHI BECAUSE HE COULD NOT LOCATE WHERE THE WIRING WAS FOR OR LEADING TO THE COMPRESSOR. TOWSONTOWNE GARAGE NEVER MENTIONED ANYTHING ABOUT NEEDING A CONDENSER OR TIMING BELTS ON JULY 22ND 2020.

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

October 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11319608
Consumer Location: WEST HENRIETTA, NY
VIN: 4A3AC84L5YE****

Summary of Complaint

1) A COMMON ISSUE ACCORDING TO THE FORUMS AND FACEBOOK GROUPS, THE STRUT TOWERS RUST THROUGH WHICH PRESENTS A SAFETY ISSUE WHEN CONSIDERING THAT THE SUSPENSION IS CONNECTED TO THE STEERING WHICH COULD PUT AN INDIVIDUAL OR OTHERS ON THE ROAD AT RISK 2) YET ANOTHER COMMON ISSUE, THE DASH AND ASSOCIATED BEZELS CRACK OVER TIME. THERE HAS BEEN NO SOLUTION OR ALTERNATIVE TO COMPLETE REPLACEMENT FROM ANYONE, INCLUDING (I'M SURE) MITSUBISHI.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 04, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11144034
Consumer Location: BOONEVILLE, MS
VIN: 4A3AC54L5YE****

Summary of Complaint

THE 30 AMP FUSE CONNECTION THAT CONTROLS THE A/C-HEATER BLOWER MOTOR, BURNS OUT IN THE FUSE BLOCK. I HAVE REPLACED THE FUSE BLOCK 3 TIMES AND THEY END UP BURNING OUT THIS CIRCUIT. THIS COULD EASILY START AN ELECTRICAL FIRE SHOULD THE FUSE BE FAULTY AND NOT BLOW ITSELF OUT...

Components: STRUCTURE

July 01, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10899072
Consumer Location: MADISON, WI
VIN: 4A3AC44G1YE****

Summary of Complaint

CAR BODY PAINT BOTH CLEARCOAT AND PAINT SLOWLY PEELING OFF CAR BODY. THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN THE LAST THREE PLUS YEARS. THE CAR NEEDS TO BE REPAINTED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10886094
Consumer Location: LAKELAND, TN
VIN: 4A3AC44G6YE****

Summary of Complaint

RECALL NOTICE 99V305001 THE TURN SIGNALS WONT CANCEL AND WONT STAY ON AND THE HEADLIGHTS STAY ON. I CONTACTED THE DEALER AND MITSUBISHI CUSTOMER SERVICE 800 222-0037 AND BOTH SAY MY CAR IS NOT PART OF THE RECALL. THE TURN SIGNALS DON'T WORK WHEN THE CAR IS IN MOTION AND THE HEADLIGHTS STAY ON WHEN I PARKED AND TURNED OFF THE CAR.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN

April 05, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10872248
Consumer Location: CARTER LAKE, IA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

NEEDS RECALL FIXED.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 28, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10778312
Consumer Location: TUJUNGA, CA
VIN: 4A3AC8YE133****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR MAKES A SOUND IN THE REAR WHEN I MAKE A TURN.THE TURNING RADIUS IS VERY BAD.I WOULDN'T DO A U TURN WITH IT.THE OTHER ISSUE IS THAT THE A/C STOPPED WORKING ON A VERY HOT DAY.WHEN I TURNED ON THE A/C THE CAR TURNED OFF THIS ALMOST CAUSED A ACCIDENT DUE TO THE SUDDEN STOP.THE DASHBOARD IS ALL CRACKED.OTHER THAN THAT THE CAR SEEMS GOOD.EVERYTHING ELSE ABOUT THE CAR I DO LIKE.THE PAINT IS PEELING OFF AND THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME RUST.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 15, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10694478
Consumer Location: TOTOWA, NJ
VIN: 4A3AC84L3YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE REFUELING, THERE WAS FUEL LEAKING FROM THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FUEL LINES WERE RUSTED AND FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 102,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 15, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10694480
Consumer Location: TOTOWA, NJ
VIN: 4A3AC84L4YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. WHILE REFUELING, THE VEHICLE, THE CONTACT NOTICED FUEL LEAKING. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FUEL LINES WERE RUSTED AND FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,000.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

July 24, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10616237
Consumer Location: SPRINGFIELD, MO
VIN: 4A3AC54L4YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL-THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT ANOTHER VEHICLE THAT WAS DRIVING AT 70 MPH AND CRASHED INTO HER VEHICLE CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO CRASH INTO THE VEHICLE IN FRONT. THE SEAT BELT FAILED TO RETRACT AND THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACTS HEAD HIT THE WINDSHIELD AND BRUISED HER LEGS. THE CONTACT DID NOT REQUIRE MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACTS HOUSE. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 156,000. DJR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

December 17, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10490079
Consumer Location: SILVER SPRING, MD
VIN: 4A3AC44G2YE****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT ON INTERSTATE, ONE HEADLIGHT DIMMED AND THEN WENT OUT COMPLETELY. REPAIRSHOP WAS UNABLE TO REPAIR BECAUSE HEADLIGHT SOCKET WAS MELTED. REFERRED ME TO MITSUBISHI DEALER. BEFORE REPAIR COMPLETED, THE SECOND HEADLIGHT WENT OUT WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT ON INTERSTATE ON SUBSEQUENT EVENING. FOG LIGHTS WERE ALSO NOT OPERATIONAL. ONLY PARKING LIGHTS OPERATIONAL. IT APPEARS FROM OTHER COMPLAINTS THAT THIS IS A CHRONIC LIGHTING SAFETY ISSUE WITH THE MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

July 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10427205
Consumer Location: WEIRTON, WV
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBHISI ECLIPSE. THE CONTACT WAS REFUELING WHEN FUEL EMITTED FROM THE GAS TANK. THE CONTACT BELIEVED THE FAILURE COULD HAVE OCCURRED DUE TO THE BUILD UP OF RUST NEAR THE TANK. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER BUT THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 95,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

August 23, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10421293
Consumer Location: FERNDALE, MI
VIN: 4A3AC44G3YE****

Summary of Complaint

MY DAUGHTERS 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE IS LEAKING FUEL FROM THE FILLER TUBE. TUBE RUSTED OUT PREMATURELY DUE TO A DEFECTIVE DESIGN OF A TUBE COVER THAT ALLOWS DIRT AND MUD TO COLLECT AROUND THE TUBE WHERE IT BENDS AND CAUSES PREMATURE RUST THROUGH. I AM AN ASE CERTIFIED MECHANIC AND HAVE PERFORMED RECALLS IN THE PAST ON OTHER VEHICLES AND THIS IS A POOR DESIGN THAT COULD USE SOME INVESTIGATION. I AM REPLACING THE PART WITH THE FACTORY ORIGINAL AND WILL BE ADDING A COVER THAT WILL BLOCK THE ENTRY OF DIRT AND MUD FROM AROUND THE TUBE. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 22, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10415167
Consumer Location: CARROLLTON, TX
VIN: 4A3AC54L4YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISH ECLIPSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TURN SIGNAL LEVER DETACHED FROM THE STEERING COLUMN AND SHE WAS UNABLE TO USE TURN SIGNALS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE CONTACT WAS MADE AWARE OF THE RECALL ASSOCIATED WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 99V305001 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:SWITCH). THE MANUFACTURER WAS THEN NOTIFIED AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 145,000.

Components: VISIBILITY

July 15, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10378621
Consumer Location: COLLEGE GROVE, TN
VIN: 4A3AC34GXYE****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE RS. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 45-50 MPH WHEN HE ENGAGED THE WINDSHIELD WIPER LEVER IT FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 125,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 145,000. UPDATED 06/07/12

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 31, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10346531
Consumer Location: LISLE, IL
VIN: 4A3AC84LXYE****

Summary of Complaint

I AM THE TECHNICIAN WHO REPAIRED THIS DEFECT. THE VEHICLE WAS A NO START, NO CRANK COMPLAINT. ALSO VEHICLE HAD NO DASH OR ACCESSORY POWER. THE MAIN IGNITION FEED FROM THE UNDERHOOD FUSEBOX HAD NO POWER AT THE IGNITION SWITCH & TESTING PROVED IT WAS SHORTED TO GROUND. THERE WERE ALSO SEVERAL OTHER COMPONENTS WITH NO POWER SUCH AS PIN 16 AT DLC, STARTER & ANTI-THEFT RELAYS. THESE CIRCUITS ARE HOT AT ALL TIMES. AFTER EXTENSIVE TROUBLESHOOTING I FOUND A SEVERELY BURNED AND SHORTED WIRE HARNESS THAT RUBBED THROUGH THE INSULATION FROM CONTACTING THE SHARP EDGES OF THE FENDER SHEET METAL. THIS HARNESS RUNS FROM THE UNDER HOOD FUSEBOX THROUGH THE FENDER WELL TO THE JUNCTION BLOCK UNDER THE DASH. THERE WERE NO BLOWN FUSES FOUND AS A RESULT OF THIS WHICH IS HIGHLY UNUSUAL WITH THE AMOUNT OF CURRENT ON THESE CIRCUITS. THE FIX WAS TO SPLICE/REPAIR THE DAMAGED HARNESS AND RELOCATE THE HARNESS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE FROM THE FENDER SHEET METAL. THIS IS A HUGE FIRE HAZARD. *TR

Components: EQUIPMENT

May 20, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10331574
Consumer Location: TAMARAC, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR CONDITIONING CONDENSER WAS NOT DRAINING PROPERLY AND WOULD INTERMITTENTLY BECOME CLOGGED. THE DEALER ADVISED THEY COULD DRAIN AND REPAIR THE FAILURE AT THE OWNERS EXPENSE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED BUT WOULD PROVIDE NO ASSISTANCE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE AND THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 124,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 14, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10291619
Consumer Location: HUNTINGDON, TN
VIN: 4A3AC44G8YE****

Summary of Complaint

LOOKED ONLINE ABOUT SAFETY RECALLS ON MY CAR BUT THERE HASN'T BEEN ANY ACCIDENTS TO THE RECALLS I FOUND. *TR

Components: TIRES

September 08, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10286304
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. THE VEHICLE HAS BRIDGESTONE TIRES, TIRE LINE POTENZA, TIRE SIZE 205/55/R16. DURING ROUTINE INSPECTION, THE TECHNICIAN NOTICED CRACKS ON THE SIDEWALL OF ALL FOUR TIRES. THE TIRES WERE NOT REPLACED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 39,500. THE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER WAS UNAVAILABLE. UPDATED 11/04/09*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED FIRESTONE DEALER WOULD NOT REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE TIRES. UPDATED 11/05/09.*JB

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

June 02, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10272620
Consumer Location: MANKATO, MN
VIN: 4A3AC54L9YE****

Summary of Complaint

THE FUEL FILLER HAS RUSTED THROUGH, RESULTING IN A LEAK WHICH CAUSES A PUDDLE OF GASOLINE UNDER THE CAR WHEN ADDING FUEL. THERE ARE NO GAS LEAKS OTHER THAN WHEN FILLING, SO I ASSUME THE LEAK IS LIMITED TO THE FILLER PORTION OF THE SYSTEM. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

February 10, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10258213
Consumer Location: MARION, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

BLACK 2000 MITISUBSHI ECLIPSE BROUGHT BRAND NEW BY MYSELF. THERE IS SOME KIND OF DEFECT IN THE PAINT CAUSING IT TO FADE TO WHITE AND THEN FADE COMPLETELY TO THE BARE METAL. THIS IS JUST IN SPOT ALONG THE HOOD, ROOF AND TRUNK. THIS VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN WRECKED AND HAS NEVER BEEN ANYWHERE WERE AN "ACID" OF OTHER TYPE OF DAMAGE COULD HAPPEN TO IT. I HAVE SEEN NUMEROUS OTHER BLACK ECLIPSES WITH THIS SAME PROBLEM. I HAVE TALKED WITH AN OWNER OF THE SAME TYPE YEAR MAKE AND MODEL AS MINE AND SHE HAS THE SAME PROBLEM. *TR

Components: STEERING

October 23, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10248079
Consumer Location: LIMESTONE, TN
VIN: 4A3AC44G8YE****

Summary of Complaint

MY SON PURCHASED A 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE GS 1-MONTH AGO IT'S TOO LATE TO SAVE MY SONS LIFE NOW BUT IT WAS SOLD AS IS NO WARRANTY ,THE FINANCE COMPANY REFUSES TO GET ME A HISTORY ON THE SAYS THERE'S NO RECALL BUT THEY ARE OLDER ONES ABOUT THE NUT IN THE GEAR BOX BEING LOOSE AND EVENTUALLY MAKING THE CAR NOT TURN LEFT MY SON DIED 10/23/08 AND AS SOON AS ASK ABOUT THE RECALL THE FINANCE LADY TO CRUSH THE CAR I SAID NO TILL I FIND OUT ABOUT THE RECALL AND IF IT WAS EVER LOOKED AT, THE CAR SHOO BAD AND WAS HARD TO STEER I DROVE IT BEFORE THIS HAPPENED I KNOW E-Z PAY OF GREENEVILLE TN SOLD HIM THE CAR,, CAN YOU HELP? *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

September 24, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10243878
Consumer Location: DEERFIELD BEACH, FL
VIN: 4A3AC34G5YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HEADLIGHTS AND OTHER EXTERIOR LIGHTING NO LONGER WORK ON HIS VEHICLE. HIS VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 99V305001 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:HEADLIGHTS). THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 114,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 16, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10243076
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: 4A3AC84L4YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE IS BLACK. OVER A PERIOD OF TIME, THE PAINT BEGAN CHIPPING IN A VERY PROGRESSIVE MANNER. THE DEALER STATED THAT WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS MANUFACTURED IT DID NOT HAVE A CLEAR COATING, WHICH WAS CAUSING THE PAINT TO ABNORMALLY CHIP. THE MANUFACTURER DID NOT ASSIST BECAUSE THE VEHICLE EXCEEDED ITS WARRANTY. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 99,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 30, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10242475
Consumer Location: WAR, WV
VIN: 4A3AC54L3YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. WHILE DRIVING BETWEEN 45-55 MPH, THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO AVOID ANOTHER VEHICLE AND SOME APPROACHING DEER. AS A RESULT, SHE CRASHED INTO SOME TREES AND THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED AND THE CONTACT WAS INJURED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 148,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10241287
Consumer Location: SOUTH JORDAN, UT
VIN: 4A3AC54L7YE****

Summary of Complaint

LEFT HEADLIGHT DIMMED. DISCOVERED LEFT HEADLIGHT SOCKET CORROSION AND MELTED. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

July 23, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10236614
Consumer Location: SAUCIER, MS
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE STALLED IN HEAVY TRAFFIC AND WOULD NOT RE-START. UPON TROUBLESHOOTING REASON FOR NO FUEL SUPPLY, FOUND BURNT CONNECTOR PIN ON FUEL PUMP HOUSING. FUEL PUMP TESTED GOOD. HEAT FROM POOR CONNECTION HAS MELTED THE TOP OF THE FUEL PUMP HOUSING. I CAN SMELL GASOLINE VAPORS. SPARKING CONNECTIONS OR HOT, MELTED PARTS IN THIS AREA IS A PROBLEM. I HAVE PHOTOS TO DOCUMENT DAMAGE. THIS IS A FIRE HAZARD! *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

May 21, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10235057
Consumer Location: STROUDSBURG, PA
VIN: 4A3AC44G9YE****

Summary of Complaint

1. I WAS FILLING MY GAS TANK THE OTHER DAY WHEN I SPOTTED A HUE LEAK UNDER THE CAR. 2. THE FILLER TUBE ON MY MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 2000 IS TOTALLY RUSTED (DEALER REPORT) AFTER NOT EVEN 8 YEARS SINCE MANUFACTURER. THE GAS FILLER IS CRACKED. THIS IS A HIGH RISK TO BOTH MYSELF AND OTHER TRAFFIC PARTICIPANTS SINCE A LEAK IN THE GAS SYSTEM DUE TO THE INAPPROPRIATE MANUFACTURING (TOTALLY RUST IN LESS THAN 8 YEARS) COULD RESULT INTO SOMETHING VERY TRAGIC. 3 IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE LEAK HAS BEEN SEEN I TOOK THE CAR TO THE MITSUBISHI DEALERSHIP, THEY FOUND THE PROBLEM DESCRIBED ABOVE AND THEY SAID THAT THE ENTIRE GAS FILLING CIRCUIT MUST BE REPLACED SINCE IT IS RUSTED AND DETERIORATED. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

April 10, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10233753
Consumer Location: GREENSBURG, IN
VIN: 4A3AC84L2YE****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT A 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE NEW. ABOUT 3 YEARS LATER NOTICED THE PAINT WAS STARTING TO COME OFF THE ROOF. TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY SAID SORRY IT IS NOT COVERED, IT WAS PROBABLY DUE TO HOT TEXAS SUN. THEY DID NOT EVEN LOG THE COMPLAINT. THAT DEALERSHIP CLOSED LATER ON. NOW MY PAINT IS OFF OVER MOST OF THE CAR AND IS VERY UGLY. IT IS DOWN TO THE METAL. I AM EMBARRASSED TO DRIVE IT BUT TELL ANYONE WHO WILL LISTEN THAT WHILE STILL UNDER WARRANTY, MITSUBISHI REFUSED TO REPAINT IT. ALSO ALL THE DASHES CRACK IN THEM. MINE WITHIN THE FIRST 3 YEARS. THERE ARE TOO MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE BLACK PAINT ON MANY OF THE 1999-2005 FOR THERE NOT TO BE SOMETHING DONE ABOUT IT. MY CAR IS ALMOST 9 YEARS OLD AND STILL HAS LESS THE 60,000 MILES ON IT. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ALL OF US DRIVERS WITH BLACK MITSUBISHES. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER. *TR

Components: WHEELS

February 10, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10232995
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY RIMS ON MY 2000 ECLIPSE ARE ALL BENT. I HAVE HAD TO REPLACE 3 OR 4 TIRES DUE TO BLOW OUTS IN THE LAST 3 YEARS. I WILL BUY NEW RIMS AND SEND IN ALL MY OLD ONES BECAUSE THIS IS UNSAFE AND SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF ALL OWNERS. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

March 20, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10227571
Consumer Location: KANSAS CITY, MO
VIN: 4A3AC84L6YE****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT HIS TURN SIGNAL LEVER WAS BECOMING LOOSE. A MONTH LATER, THE TURN SIGNAL LEVER FRACTURED AND IS CURRENTLY HANGING ON BY THE WIRING. HE DISCOVERED NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 99V305001 (VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:SWITCH/WIRING); HOWEVER, THE DEALER STATED THAT THE RECALL APPLIED TO MITSUBISHI GALANTS. THE MANUFACTURER ALSO STATED THAT THE RECALL DID NOT RELATE TO HIS VEHICLE. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 131,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000.

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