The Japanese based automaker Mitsubishi has recently announced a recall for the i-MiEV because of a problem with the braking system of the electric hatchback.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 1, 402 units of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV will be affected by this recall in the United States and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of the problem with the braking system. the NHTSA says that because of the braking system vacuum pump, which may fail, the stopping distance will increase, and this may lead to a possible crash or injury.
“The brake system vacuum pump may fail, causing the vacuum pump to be inoperable. If the vacuum pump system fails, it will reduce available brake power, which would result in lengthened stopping distances, which may increase the risk of a vehicle crash”, as the NHTSA is saying in its summary of the problem.
The affected Mitsubishi i-MiEV vehicles have been produced between the 2nd of December, 2011, and the 7th of September, 2012. A total of 14,700 units of the model will be affected by this recall worldwide. If you own such a vehicle, produced between the dates mentioned above, you should contact your local Mitsubishi dealership at once.