Mitsubishi Motors recalls electric vehicles

Mitsubishi Motors recalls electric vehicles

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Japanese-based auto giant Mitsubishi Motors is recalling more than 14,700 of its i-MiEV electric cars across the globe. The vehicles have been recalled for a brake problem.

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The company, on February 5, 2013, said that the recall will affect those models which have been manufactured from December 2, 2011 through to September 7, 2012. The recall will affect the 1,400 cars which have been sold in the US market and also those which are already in dealer lots.

Mitsubishi said that it has filed documents with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which says that a defective vacuum pump will stop working. Due to this problem there are  possibilities that the vehicle’s braking power could be reduced and this will increase its stopping distance and also increase the risk of a crash.

The problem was found by the company when it got a complaint from a customer in Japan. The company will now notify the owners and replace the pumps free of charge. Mitsubishi is yet to announce a schedule for the notification or repairs of the damaged cars. The multinational automaker has its headquarters in Minato, Tokyo and in the year 2010 it was the sixth-largest Japanese automaker and was the sixteenth-largest in the world.