Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
STEERING - HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST - PUMP
TSB9837A00510/01/1998602933Subject regarding power steering belt alignement and troubleshooting procedures. *yc01/21/1999
STEERING - HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
6702/01/2001618250Subject regarding power steering pump replacement. *jb04/10/2001

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
STEERING
04/26/20102000001
 April 2010 while driving my vehicle a 1999 mitsubishi eclipse rs hatchback at approximately 20 miles per hour, the 1999 mitsubishi eclipse rs hatchback suddenly loss control and crashed onto the roadway. i heard a loud noise and the car instantly loss use of control in steering and the car proceeded to leave the road onto a grassy median to my left side. i discovered the front control arm was lying on the roadway detached from the axel and tire. the front driver's side wheel was wedged at an angle between the frame and the disassembled parts of the car. i had the 1999 mitsubishi eclipse towed home and replaced the faulty parts with another front control arm & lower ball joint purchased from auto zone. in 2011, the same vehicle a 1999 mitsubishi eclipse rs hatchback loses control while in motion at approximately 15 miles per hour, as i was turning left onto a two lane street. the car lost steering control skidding off the roadway in the direction on-coming traffic. the front control arm was lying on the ground detached from the front driver?s side wheel. the front driver's side wheel was wedged between the frame of the vehicle and the road. i contacted a towing service to tow the car in for repairs. i bought and replaced the faulty control arm & lower ball joints. july 2012, i was traveling at approximately 35 miles per hour, in the left lane of a four lane main thoroughfare, when the 1999 mitsubishi eclipse rs hatchback loss steering control and crashed to the ground while in motion, causing the car to leave the roadway towards the left. i got out of the vehicle to assess the damage and discovered the front control arm detached from the front driver's side wheel. the control arm was lying on the ground and the front driver's side wheel had been damaged from the impact and skidding along the roadway. i contacted a towing service to remove the vehicle. *tr
04/26/20102000001
 April 2010 while driving my vehicle a 1999 mitsubishi eclipse rs hatchback at approximately 20 miles per hour, the 1999 mitsubishi eclipse rs hatchback suddenly loss control and crashed onto the roadway. i heard a loud noise and the car instantly loss use of control in steering and the car proceeded to leave the road onto a grassy median to my left side. i discovered the front control arm was lying on the roadway detached from the axel and tire. the front driver's side wheel was wedged at an angle between the frame and the disassembled parts of the car. i had the 1999 mitsubishi eclipse towed home and replaced the faulty parts with another front control arm & lower ball joint purchased from auto zone. in 2011, the same vehicle a 1999 mitsubishi eclipse rs hatchback loses control while in motion at approximately 15 miles per hour, as i was turning left onto a two lane street. the car lost steering control skidding off the roadway in the direction on-coming traffic. the front control arm was lying on the ground detached from the front driver?s side wheel. the front driver's side wheel was wedged between the frame of the vehicle and the road. i contacted a towing service to tow the car in for repairs. i bought and replaced the faulty control arm & lower ball joints. july 2012, i was traveling at approximately 35 miles per hour, in the left lane of a four lane main thoroughfare, when the 1999 mitsubishi eclipse rs hatchback loss steering control and crashed to the ground while in motion, causing the car to leave the roadway towards the left. i got out of the vehicle to assess the damage and discovered the front control arm detached from the front driver's side wheel. the control arm was lying on the ground and the front driver's side wheel had been damaged from the impact and skidding along the roadway. i contacted a towing service to remove the vehicle. *tr
04/26/2010200000
 April 2010 while driving my vehicle a 1999 mitsubishi eclipse rs hatchback at approximately 20 miles per hour, the 1999 mitsubishi eclipse rs hatchback suddenly loss control and crashed onto the roadway. i heard a loud noise and the car instantly loss use of control in steering and the car proceeded to leave the road onto a grassy median to my left side. i discovered the front control arm was lying on the roadway detached from the axel and tire. the front driver
04/26/2010200000
 April 2010 while driving my vehicle a 1999 mitsubishi eclipse rs hatchback at approximately 20 miles per hour, the 1999 mitsubishi eclipse rs hatchback suddenly loss control and crashed onto the roadway. i heard a loud noise and the car instantly loss use of control in steering and the car proceeded to leave the road onto a grassy median to my left side. i discovered the front control arm was lying on the roadway detached from the axel and tire. the front driver
04/26/2010200000
 April 2010 while driving my vehicle a 1999 mitsubishi eclipse rs hatchback at approximately 20 miles per hour, the 1999 mitsubishi eclipse rs hatchback suddenly loss control and crashed onto the roadway. i heard a loud noise and the car instantly loss use of control in steering and the car proceeded to leave the road onto a grassy median to my left side. i discovered the front control arm was lying on the roadway detached from the axel and tire. the front driver
04/26/2010200000
 April 2010 while driving my vehicle a 1999 mitsubishi eclipse rs hatchback at approximately 20 miles per hour, the 1999 mitsubishi eclipse rs hatchback suddenly loss control and crashed onto the roadway. i heard a loud noise and the car instantly loss use of control in steering and the car proceeded to leave the road onto a grassy median to my left side. i discovered the front control arm was lying on the roadway detached from the axel and tire. the front driver
08/13/200891000
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 mitsubishi eclipse. the contact received a recall notice for a safety act that would replace the ball joints on the vehicle. the dealer replaced the ball joints; however, after he retrieved the vehicle, he noticed that it was pulling to the right due to the tire alignment. the dealer stated that he did not need an alignment with the replacement of the ball joints. an independent mechanic and another mitsubishi dealer stated that the vehicle would need a four wheel alignment following the replacement of the ball joints. the recall number was unknown. the failure and current mileages were 91,000.
11/07/20065
 Black glue substance that holds the plastic barrier film inside the driver and passenger door melts and leaks due to high summer temperatures. water enters between the trunk door, not sealed properly. vehicle pulls to the right. vehicle steering is not up to standard. *nm
05/22/2005103500109/23/1998
 Made normal turn, straightened wheels, steering locked up, ran off road (road veered left, car didn't) into tree. total loss to vehicle.
1
 While driving at 15 mph driver turned the steering wheel to make a turn, but the vehicle did not respond. as a result, driver lost control, vehicle went airborne and landed in a neighbor's yard. upon impact, none of the airbags deployed. *ak
106/12/2002
 While traveling 20 mph consumer turned the steering wheel and vehicle kept straight. as a result consumer hit a tree. *ak
06/01/1999
 While driving and trying to turn steering wheel couldn't do it. consumer lost control of vehicle. vehicle would not tunrn in the direction that consumer turned wheel. consumer contacted dealer.*ak
STEERING - HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
1
 While driving around a curve 20 mph on wet pavement vehicle lost power, causing consumer to lose control which resulted in a crash. *ak
06/15/200205/01/2099
 While turning corner, sterring goes out, very difficult to control car and make turn. once turn is completed steering seems fine again. this is a intermittent problem. have taken to the deal for repair but they state it needs to happen while they are driving the vehicle. in the last three weeks problem has happened 6 times. also complaint about drivers outside door handle fell off while opening door. again took to dealer but extended warranty didn't cover so i had to pay to buy new handle and get painted. very expensive!!! *ak s
STEERING - RACK AND PINION
04/01/1999603/01/1999
 Transmission got stuck on 2nd gear, then another occasion in 3rd gear, cause: blown circuit/sensor.... air cond. does not turn on at all at times, not even the fan, turns on by itself after driving for about 30 mins, cause: a/c fan motor..... car pulls to the right, even after several alignments and tire adjustments, cause: unknown, still exists.
STEERING - RACK AND PINION - RACK
10/15/19992
 The steering rack and and gear failed causing the vehicle to handle poorly around curves, dealer has replaced, however consumer states this one is broke too, there is a loud pinging noise coming from steering gear. nlm