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Brake issue leads to Mitsubishi i-MiEV recall

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Josée Paquet
On 429 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric cars from 2012-2013, vacuum pump operation could be affected by software defects and/or a blocked pump exhaust hole.

A non-operational vacuum pump would affect the power brake system, increasing brake pedal effort and potentially increasing stopping distances, which could increase the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi dealers will therefore update vehicle software and replace the vacuum pump as necessary. Note: In the event that the vacuum pump fails, the brake warning lamp will illuminate and an audible warning will be heard.

Source : Transport Canada
Josée Paquet
Josée Paquet
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