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ODI ID: 10028564 NHTSA Complaint ID: 428631

Make: Mitsubishi Model: 2001 ECLIPSE SPYDER 01

Component/Parts: Clutch

Failure Date: July 06, 2003 Complaint Date: July 18, 2003

City/State: CAMBRIDGE, MA (Massachusetts)
Crash: No Fire: No Injured: 0 Deaths: 0

Complaint Description: since i purchased my car back in november of 2001, a 2001 mitsubishi spyder gt, i have had problems with my clutch slipping when starting in 1st gear, with extreme stuttering and shuttering of my vehicle and have informed my dealerships (woburn mitsubishi woburn, ma and peter fuller-watertown ma) of the problems in writing. they all blow me off telling me that nothing could be wrong this early on, with so few miles on the car. well the car is still stuttering, even has stalled out, even when giving plenty of gas. if this were to happen over train tracks, in the middle of an intersection, etc. i would be involved in a major accident threatening myself and my passenger(s). because i have brought this up to the attention of my dealer before i even hit 10k, and have brought this up at each subsequent major vehicle service time, and i now have 38k on my warranty has expired with no help. its like the dealerships haven't even called the technical support hotline to verify that this is a known problem. this is neglect on the part of the dealerships and on the part of mitsubishi trained professionals, and if no warning has been put out then it is also mitsubishi motors itself that should be held responsible for any related injuries. the stuttering of the car happens to this day, cold warm, it doesn't matter. i've been driving a stick since i was 16, and i've never seen this occur on any other vehicles. *jb .

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Last Update: August 28, 2004