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Automatic Transmission

ODI ID: 765130 NHTSA Complaint ID: 387520

Make: Mitsubishi Model: 2001 ECLIPSE 01

Component/Parts: Automatic Transmission

Failure Date: May 15, 2002 Complaint Date: August 03, 2002

City/State: GRAYSLAKE, IL (Illinois)
Crash: NA Fire: No Injured: 0 Deaths: 0

Complaint Description: vehicle has been tested a number of times; dealership was unable to duplicate the problem. vehicle stalls when shifting from park to reverse; in may, vehicle began to kill without warning while driving between 40 and 65 mph. i was nearly rear-ended on one occasion when the car stalled on the interstate highway. i finally took the car to a different mitsubishi dealership in libertyville, illinois. in mid-july, they stated that a flash/recall was being developed and would be ready in mid-august; they informed me that i needed to pick up my car. due to the safety issues regarding this car, i refused to accept the car. they said that i would be charged for storage of the car and for all rental car costs. i filed a complaint with mitsubishi motors headquarters, and they promptly sent a factory representative to assess the situation. ultimately, a fuel pump was replaced; however, i was told to return the car in mid-august when the recall software is finally developed.*ak .

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Last Update: August 28, 2004