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2012 MITSUBISHI I-MIEV RECALL (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST)

Make: Mitsubishi
Model Year: 2012
Model: I-MIEV
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V031000
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 1,402
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 01/25/2013
Record Creation Date: 01/30/2013

2012 Mitsubishi I-MIEV DEFECT SUMMARY

Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling certain model year 2012 i-MiEV electric vehicles manufactured December 2, 2011, through September 7, 2012. The brake system vacuum pump may fail, causing the vacuum pump to be inoperable.

2012 Mitsubishi I-MIEV DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

If the vaccum 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.

2012 Mitsubishi I-MIEV RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected vacuum pumps free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820.
Mitsubisihi's campaign recall number is SR-13-001. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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