1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse

226 problems have been reported for the 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic with 35 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's suspension (31 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse

small car iamge Problem Occurrence Trend

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse in 1996.

Table 2. Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
0
  2018
0
  2017
1
  2016
0
  2015
0
  2014
0
  2013
0
  2012
0
  2011
3
  2010
2
  2009
0
  2008
0
  2007
5
  2006
2
  2005
7
  2004
8
  2003
7
  2002
12
  2001
15
  2000
10
  1999
22
  1998
7
  1997
23
  1996
48

small car iamge Compare the 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Mitsubishi Eclipse, the following table can be used to compare the 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse with the Mitsubishi Eclipse from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 1996 Eclipse is 226 while the average number of problems reported for the 17 model years of the Mitsubishi Eclipse is 133.

Table 3. Compare the 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2012 Eclipse
7
  2011 Eclipse
1
  2010 Eclipse
1
  2009 Eclipse
50
  2008 Eclipse
90
  2007 Eclipse
135
  2006 Eclipse
104
  2005 Eclipse
9
  2004 Eclipse
22
  2003 Eclipse
196
  2002 Eclipse
107
  2001 Eclipse
390
  2000 Eclipse
369
  1999 Eclipse
161
  1998 Eclipse
200
  1997 Eclipse
206
  1996 Eclipse
226


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