2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: What Was That?
May 11, 2012
When I first start rolling out of its parking spot next its charging station, I hear a weird "sproing" noise. It's as if I drove over some sort of metallic spring plate. I couldn't figure it out, so I went to the one place where everything you read is true.
That's right, I went to the internet.
A quick scan through some message boards turned up the theory that the source of the noise is the antilock brake system testing itself. Now, I don't believe everything I read (I'm going to try telling the officer that the next time I get caught rolling through a stop sign), so I sent a message over to Mitsubishi to get a solid answer.
I'll let you know what they say. In the meantime, what do you think it is?
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 943 miles