Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Los Angeles Times (2/5, White, 692K) reports, "Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling certain model year 2012 i-MiEV electric vehicles that were manufactured from Dec. 2, 2011, through Sept. 7, 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration." The Times notes that "the brake system vacuum pump on those vehicles may fail, rendering the vacuum pump inoperable" and "if the vacuum pump system fails, the recall notice says, it will reduce available brake power, which would result in lengthened stopping distances and could increase the risk of a vehicle crash."*
Cars (2/5, Geiger) also notes that "Mitsubishi is recalling 1,402 model-year 2012 versions of the i-MiEV compact electric car due to problems with the brakes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration."