BillThompsonMIEV
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Safety Recall SR-14-007

Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:04 pm

Looks like all I-MiEV's sold in the USA through March 2014 are affected by this recall, which involves the brake vacuum pump. This recall just issued in the last few days.

jray3
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Re: Safety Recall SR-14-007

Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:58 pm

According to the following NHTSA letter, Mitsubishi had 60 days after informing NHTSA to inform all owners.
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/UCM463582/RCAK-14V522-9617.pdf
The Mistubishi notice to NHTSA was on August 29th, which would give until October 29th. It's now October 24th and I've seen nothing, and no response to an email inquiry to my dealer over a week ago.
Has anyone received notice from MMNA or their dealer?
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Re: Safety Recall SR-14-007

Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:39 pm

Yesterday I was at my dealer to have snow tires installed and to look at some minor warranty work.

I presented them a copy from the above mentioned recall.

They just looked into their computer and told me that there was no recall issued for my 2014.
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Re: Safety Recall SR-14-007

Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:42 pm

I just went in for service Saturday and was told about the recall...

( I have a 2012 imiev )

BillThompsonMIEV
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Re: Safety Recall SR-14-007

Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:50 pm

Updated information-- Received in US mail today the recall notice for SR-14-007. Interestingly, the notice does not reference SR-14-007 in the body of the notice, but it is in fact SR-14-007. Further, the notice also includes a "Satisfaction Campaign" SC-14-003, which is in regard to rusty bolts securing the Main Drive Lithium Ion battery. In summary, there are now two new recalls published in the month of October which apply to my car. SR 14-007 applies to all I-MiEV's manufactured from 2010 through Oct 14. SC-14-003 applies to all MiEV's manufactured from 10/28/2012 through 05/28/2012.

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Re: Safety Recall SR-14-007

Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:56 pm

Got my recall notice this weekend, taking the Weeble in tomorrow for the recall and coincidentally annual service. They said they're ready to do the software update, and I figure this being the desert (and with me not traveling on dirt roads), I'm not going to have the brake pump drainage/corrosion issue. We'll see. I'll report on how it goes.
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Re: Safety Recall SR-14-007

Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:03 am

Received my recall notice today (mail is slow to reach the islands). I would like to have my brake vacuum pump replaced because it wasn't included in the earlier recall that replaced these pumps. Mine remains the loud original pump. It's louder than the pedestrian warning sound. But with no salty or muddy roads to drive on, I doubt that the pump exhaust is plugged, so my pump will almost certainly not be replaced.

I will be interested in learning about the condition of the battery pack bolts. Although I don't drive on salty roads, we do have saltier than average air that is quite humid, so rust could be a problem.

I'll be making my recall appointment soon.
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Re: Safety Recall SR-14-007

Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:30 am

Vike wrote:...They said they're ready to do the software update...
Do let us know if that software update has any noticeable effect on anything 'else', as I'm always leery that such updates may affect the driveability or battery usability of our i-MiEV. I don't know if the manufacturers are allowed to slip in changes for things other than the exact recall issue. What is prompting me to ask this is, for example, my Gen1 Honda Insight programming which diminished the car's effective battery capacity.
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Vike
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Re: Safety Recall SR-14-007

Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:39 pm

Had the car into the dealer today for the recall and everything went well - software updated and brake pump inspected. Since this car has never left the high desert, there was never much chance of brake pump or under chassis corrosion.

Interesting point about vehicle behavior changes, but I noticed nothing on the drive back from the dealer (considerably longer than my 3 mile commute home), which included a bit of freeway driving and lots of suburban commercial corridor stop and go (ABQ doesn't have suburbs per se, but most of the city itself is at about that density). Given that, I guess it couldn't have been all that dramatic a change. I'll watch it with a keener eye this weekend, and mention here if I perceive (or imagine :roll:) any newish behavior.

In conversation with the service folks, the dealership's about as frustrated with Mitsu as we are regarding the Outlander PHEV's no-show this year, since "We could sure sell 'em." They're across the street from their group's Chevy dealership and are well aware of how well the Outlander PHEV stacks up against the Volt. As for the i-MiEV, even if Mitsu does resolve battery issues and starts making vehicles available, the dealer will accept orders but has no intention of stocking them, though they're maintaining their certification for servicing the existing handful of i-MiEVs and future Outlander PHEVs (unsurprisingly, it's the same certification). They have kept one 2012 i-MiEV in raspberry that they use as a shuttle, so prospective buyers could at least get a sense of the car's general appearance and configuration.

Overall, MMNA has treated the dealers at least as badly as us, and I don't think they're going to stick their necks out again unless Mitsu provides some support. As I've said so often, customers won't buy what the manufacturer won't even try to sell.
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jray3
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Re: Safety Recall SR-14-007

Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:45 am

I finally got my letter yesterday- right on the deadline day. My dealer seemed ignorant of the recall and said they'd call me back after 'the parts come in'. Must mean they'll have a pump on hand and be ready to replace rather than wax over any corroded bolts.
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2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh

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