MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 1997 : Problems
ODI ID: 10058781 NHTSA Complaint ID: 470446
Make: Mitsubishi Model: 1997 ECLIPSE 97
Component/Parts: Automatic Transmission
Failure Date: January 12, 2004 Complaint Date: February 23, 2004
City/State: LIMA, OH (Ohio)
Crash: No Fire: No Injured: 0 Deaths: 0
Complaint Description: i was driving home from work on the highway when my transmission went out of gear i was in the process of passing a long line of trucks and had to pull off into the left side breakdown lane and was nearly hit by numerous cars due to sensors in the car shutting the transmission off due to transmission failure. i have replaced 4 transmissions in the last 2 years and am getting rid of this car as soon as possible. its a very reliable car except for the transmissions, they are total junk and mitsubishi should recall all of them. they definately are a safety hazard and i have had transmissions lock up on me going through intersections just about colliding into other vehicles. im surprised that car hasnt caused a wreck yet. *ak .
More relevant links:
Note: More Mitsubishi cars information like front and side impact tests, insurance, injury, attorneys, fuel saving ratings from 'Mitsubishi Cars' or 'car information' links on left.
Last Update: August 28, 2004