Mitsubishi has recently issued a recall which is covering the i-MiEV because of a problem with its braking system.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 1, 810 units of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV which will be affected by this recall and their owners will be taking the vehicles back to the dealers for the necessary repairs / replacements, which will be made, of course, free of charge.
“Due to either software programming or corrosion caused by road salt, the brake vacuum pump may stop functioning. If the brake vacuum pump stops functioning, the distance needed to stop the vehicle may be lengthened, increasing the risk of a crash”, says the NHTSA in its official press release.
The affected Mitsubishi i-MiEV vehicles are from the 2010 to 2014 model years and they have been produced between the 15th of September, 2009, and the 25th of March, 2014. Owners of these vehicles will be notified by the car manufacturer and the recall is expected to begin soon. The dealers will be replacing the brake vacuum pump, reprogram the brake vacuum pump controller or do both. For more details on this recall, owners can contact Mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.