- Mitsubishi is recalling 1,810 2010-'14 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric cars in the U.S. to fix a brake problem.
- The brake vacuum pump may stop functioning.
- Dealers will either reprogram the brake vacuum pump controller or replace the brake vacuum pump.
"Due to either software programming or corrosion caused by road salt, the brake vacuum pump may stop functioning," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the brake vacuum pump stops functioning, the distance needed to stop the vehicle may be lengthened, increasing the risk of a crash."
The affected vehicles were built from September 15, 2009 to March 25, 2014.
Mitsubishi Motors North America did not respond immediately to a query from Edmunds asking if there are any injuries, crashes or fatalities linked to the recall.
Mitsubishi dealers will either reprogram the brake vacuum pump controller or replace the brake vacuum pump. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820.
Edmunds says: Owners will have to wait for their formal recall notice before taking action. But if you are experiencing a problem with your i-MiEV, contact your dealer.