Mitsubishi Recalls Electric Cars For Brake Problem
DETROIT (AP) — Mitsubishi is recalling about 1,400 of its i-MiEV ((EYE-meev)) electric cars in the U.S. because a brake pump can fail.
The automaker says the recall affects 2012 models made from Dec. 2, 2011 through Sept. 7, 2012.
A defective vacuum pump can stop working. That can reduce braking power, increase stopping distances and raise the risk of a crash.
Mitsubishi says no crashes or injuries have been reported.
The problem was discovered when the company got a complaint from a customer in Japan.
Mitsubishi will notify owners and replace the pumps free of charge.