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Recall roundup: Mitsubishi electric vehicles globally

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Recall roundup: Mitsubishi electric vehicles globally

The Japanese based automaker Mitsubishi has recently announced a global recall for its electric vehicles because of a problem with their braking systems.

According to the car manufacturer, a total of 14,700 electric vehicles will be affected by this recall worldwide and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the braking systems solved. Mitsubishi says that the affected vehicles have an improperly shaped or damaged electric pump which is sending air to the brake booster, which is helping the driver to brake easier by multiplying the forces applied from the foot to the pedal.

“This is a matter of one part, and it’s too much to apply the issue to say there is something wrong with electric vehicles. The cause of the problem is identified and there were no accidents. But the problematic part is the brake, an important part for safety, and that means Mitsubishi Motors’ quality check procedure is too weak”, said a senior analyst at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities in Tokyo, Tatsuo Yoshida.

The affected electric vehicles made by Mitsubishi are the i-MiEV and the MINICAB-MiEV. Out of the 14,700 units affected, 5,800 have been sold in Japan and approximately 8,900 on the Old Continent. Owners of the models mentioned above are being encouraged to contact their local Mitsubishi dealerships.

Source: Reuters

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Thursday, January 24th, 2013 - filed under Mitsubishi, News, Safety. Image credit: .
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