Recalls for 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

There are currently 3 recalls for your car.

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 13V031000

Recall Date: 01/25/2013

Problem 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.

Consequence: 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.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

Recall Number: 13V031000

Recall Date: 01/25/2013

Problem 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.

Consequence: 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.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

Recall Number: 12V372000

Recall Date: 08/01/2012

Problem Summary: MITSUBISHI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 I-MIEV VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 4, 2011, AND DECEMBER 22, 2011. INCOMPATIBILITY BETWEEN THE AIR BAG SENSORS AND THE SELF-DIAGNOSTIC SOFTWARE MAY DEACTIVATE THE FRONTAL AND SIDE AIRBAG SYSTEM. SHOULD THIS OCCUR, THE SRS WARNING LAMP WOULD ILLUMINATE TO ALERT THE DRIVER.

Consequence: THE SIDE AND CURTAIN AIR BAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY IN A CRASH FOR WHICH THOSE AIR BAGS WERE INTENDED TO DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY TO THE VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.

What Owners Should Do: MITSUBISHI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE INCOMPATIBLE AIR BAG SENSORS WITH NEW, COMPATIBLE UNITS, FREE OF CHARGE. MITSUBISHI HAS NOT PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-800-222-0037.

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What Should You Do?

Bring your car to a dealer for repair. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way.
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