The Mitsubishi Eclipse shares its original design with the Plymouth Laser, and the Eagle Talon, though the three have since diverged.

Truly, there's no such thing as a purely American Car anymore.

r00t advisory: Mitsubishi Eclipse (Dec 10 1997)

-- Platform:    Mitsubishi Vehicles
                  This exploit has been confirmed on '97 Spyder GS-T.
                  It is likely to exist on all Mitsubishi Eclipse vehicles
                  with the system installed.  
                  Other platforms have not been tested for this vulnerability.

-- Program:     Remote keyless entry system

-- Info:        Mitsubishi has been notified of the problem.  
                A car sales representative noted in response to this
                security hole "ok, don't do that then". 
                We have been unable to contact the vehicle security 
                representative for Mitsubishi.

-- Synopsis:    A race condition exists in the remote keyless entry system
                that can result in a denial of service attack being performed
                against the vehicle.  This vulnerability allows any user
                of the vehicle (ie passenger) to prevent remote access to
                the machine by the admin (ie driver).
-- Exploit:     The problem that is being exploited here is that the door
                locking mechanism prevents the door from being opened at
                an earlier point in the process of a door being closed
                than the point that the keyless entry mechanism is

                When logging out of the vehicle, lock the doors on inside
                using the traditional door locking mechanism.  Proceed to
                slowly close one of the doors until the locking mechanism
                triggers, but stop immediately at that point.  You will
                note that the door is now successfully locked and can not
                be opened or closed further.  

                The keyless entry system will not function, and a remote
                administrator with only keyless entry capabilities will
                be unable to access the vehicle.              
-- Fixes:       There are no known fixes to this problem at the moment. 
                Once exploited, the admin must reset the entry system
                manually using their private key.

The Eclipse had the style of severly rounded edges, and a low-to-the-ground appearence. They always wanted a good looking car, for a good price.

In 1995 it really began. The Laser, and the Eagle Talon really tried to copy it, but didn't succeed. Then in 1996 they changed the design again. That began the rounded edges. Between 1997-1998 the only real difference in the design was the small circle tail lights on the rear bumper, and a lower front grill. The 1998 Eclipse was its best year. When viewed from the rear, the car resembled a woman with a nice ass, and hips bending over.

The 2000 Eclipse is a nice car, but has totally destroyed the original style and concept of the Eclipse. It used to look sleek and smooth, now it looks like a Pontiac Grand Am. Mitsubishi seems to have taken the old (but lucious) 3000 GT, and the 1998 Eclipse, and morphed them into the 2000 Eclipse. The car has also been crippled in horse power, but that should be fixed by mid 2000.

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