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Re: Safety Recall SR-14-007

Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:46 pm


I live in Canada and have yet to receive any of the recalls in the mail although I am registered with both Mitsu NA in the California, and Mitsu Canada in Mississauga. After unsuccessfully trying to get the recalls done at Northside Mitusibishi in Edmonton, and I was told by the service department at this dealer to call Mitsubishi Canada in Mississauga for tow to a Calgary Alberta dealer authorization. Today I received a phone call from Mitsubishi in California informing me that I had a case #, and a case manager named Diedre in California and she would call me next Monday They seemed blissfully unaware of what is going on, were not interested in learning, just "We will call you next week after Thanksgiving.. ."

My wife loves her little Miev but with the ice and snow we have here in Canada she really enjoys stopping.

It is really obvious to us now that this is a great car with no love from its manufacturer or dealer network at least in Canada. We know we want the brakes checked because we can see that with any minor fender bender the car will be a write off because there will be no parts, and no place that will work on it. Just the same the Miev is a cute little orphan. My mom who is 95+ reminds me her father's first car in Toronto was an electric way back in the 1920s. The car works as advertised even in cold and snow.

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Re: Safety Recall SR-14-007

Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:02 pm

Hi Rocky49
I'm glad to hear of another Canadian i-MiEV located in a cold location. I'm in Winnipeg (Canada) and have owned my car for just over 1 year. I put 27,000 km on it my first year and haven't had any problems with it except for a lever on the rear seat back which allows the seat to be laid flat, which became loose and was fixed under warranty. Last winter I drove the car in -34c temperatures and it performed well, with the exception that the heat wasn't very good.

I also haven't heard anything from Mitsubishi about the recall. Fortunately I do have a certified dealer in Winnipeg who has a technician trained for our car.

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Re: Safety Recall SR-14-007

Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:57 am

Just to add note. Also located here in cold Quebec, Canada.

I drive a 2014 Miev but used to have a 2012

I just received the safety recall notice for the 2012.

Affected vehicles - 2012 - 2013

Reprogramming EV ECU - brake vacuum pump control
possibly replace brake vacuum pump .

Affected vehicles - some 2012

Replace or remove rust & treat for anti rust Undercarriage bolts for lithium battery

I called my dealer for the 2014, and they ran the serial number.
They found no recalls.
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Re: Safety Recall SR-14-007

Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:38 am

Well, finally got the recall completed yesterday. Mitsubishi paid to have the car trucked 115 miles to Pensacola and the truck driver elected to wait for them to do the recall and he brought it back the same day. Awesome service from Pete Moore Chevy/VW/Mitsubishi in Pensacola!

Unfortunately, it took me 3X as much time as it took them to actually do the recall and more than a dozen phone calls to get it all arranged. Then a week ago, the whole thing got delayed when a misinformed person at Roadside Assistance called to tell me they would be trucking it there, but it would be my responsibility to get it back. Anyway, all's well that ends well and it's done. More good news is that the Mitsu dealer in Mobile Alabama is getting EV certified, so I'll have a place where I can actually drive it for any further service

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Re: Safety Recall SR-14-007

Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:38 pm

Looks like my I-Miev certified dealer is no longer certified, next closest is out of range. For those who got Mitsu to tow the car to have this done, how did you talk to a human? I get trapped in phone menu hell and can't find a way to reach a human when I call 888-648-7820.


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Re: Safety Recall SR-14-007

Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:54 pm

Normally, pressing 0 will direct you to an operator. May have to hit it multiple times.
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Re: Safety Recall SR-14-007

Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:34 pm

I got my recall done in two stages- reprogramming and vacuum pump inspection right away, and then a 2 1/2 week delay to get the rust repair supplies in and the work scheduled. They gave me a loaner Kia Forte for two days. That Kia has a little delay between turning the key and engaging the starter, so I failed to crank it up at least four times- just doing a quick turn and release, as I'm accustomed to with the i-MiEV :oops: (something that never happens with my three older ICE vehicles). Guess my subconscious has been reprogrammed: new car smell= instant, silent starting!

btw- while at the dealer I also got a battery capacity check- 42.6 amp hours, or 15% loss at 30,000 miles, but I still have normal "autonomy" (16 bars, up to 81 miles RR in Summer, 56+ when freezing)
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