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Recall 14V522000

Brakes May Require Extra Effort

Recall Details

The brake vacuum pump may stop working due to a software issue or corrosion from road salt. This can cause extra braking effort and longer braking distances. Dealers will reprogram the brake vacuum pump controller and if necessary replace the brake vacuum pump free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The brake vacuum pump may malfunction, resulting difficulty braking and longer stopping distances.

What Should You Do?

Mitsubishi notified owners of affected vehicles starting in October 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Mitsubishi recall number is SR-14-007.

Brakes, September 2, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 2, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,810
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V522000
Component
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.
Remedy
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.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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