Recalls for 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

There are currently 4 recalls for your car.


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Bring your car to a dealer immediately. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way. Your nearby service center can help verify if the repairs can be performed free of charge.

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 14V522000

Recall Date: 09/02/2014

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM

Problem Summary: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 i-MiEV electric vehicles manufactured September 15, 2009, to March 25, 2014. Due to either software programming or corrosion caused by road salt, the brake vacuum pump may stop functioning.

Consequence: If the brake vacuum pump stops functioning, the distance needed to stop the vehicle may be lengthened, increasing the risk of a crash.

What Owners Should Do: Mitsubishi will notify owners, and depending on the affected vehicle, dealers will either reprogram the brake vacuum pump controller, replace the brake vacuum pump or do both, free of charge. The recall began on October 24, 2014. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-14-007.

Recall Number: 13V031000

Recall Date: 01/25/2013

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST

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

Component: SERVICE BRAKES

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

Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

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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