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Re: Mitsubishi recalls 14700 electric cars globally over br

Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:08 am

My Citroen c zero has no B or E mode. I do regret not to have a lighter regen mode but must admit that once you have got used to using the position of the right foot for regen level, then you are driving pretty much without brakes. I use them for emergencies, under 15 mk/h or it also seems that when you lightly press on them it increases the regen.

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Re: Mitsubishi recalls 14700 electric cars globally over br

Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:53 am

Your description of the C Zero's 'D' mode sounds like the North American 'B' mode in that one can adjust one's speed almost entirely using the accelerator pedal. If I had to choose to have only one of the three North American drive modes, I would choose 'B' mode, so you might have the "best" mode available even though you have only one drive mode.
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Re: Mitsubishi recalls 14700 electric cars globally over br

Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:53 am

alohart wrote:Your description of the C Zero's 'D' mode sounds like the North American 'B' mode in that one can adjust one's speed almost entirely using the accelerator pedal. If I had to choose to have only one of the three North American drive modes, I would choose 'B' mode, so you might have the "best" mode available even though you have only one drive mode.

That does sound like "B" mode. I think Americans have "D" mode to simulate how an ICE car drives for familiarity's sake. My dad's coming into town next week and I'm sure he'll be driving the i some, so I'll have him stay in "D" mode.
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US RECALL - Vacuum Pump may Fail/Increased Stopping Dist

Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:33 am

Here is the official US recall notice:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/Sea ... furl=email

Report Receipt Date: JAN 25, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V031000
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,402
All Products Associated with this Recall
Details
2 Associated Documents
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
SUMMARY:
Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling certain model year 2012 i-MiEV electric vehicles manufactured December 2, 2011, through September 7, 2012. The brake system vacuum pump may fail, causing the vacuum pump to be inoperable.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the vaccum pump system fails, it will reduce available brake power which would result in lengthened stopping distances, which may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
REMEDY:
Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected vacuum pumps free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Mitsubishi at 1-888-648-7820.
NOTES:
Mitsubisihi's campaign recall number is SR-13-001. 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 http://www.safercar.gov.
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Re: Brake recall

Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:25 pm

JoeS wrote:
NeilBlanchard wrote:My father just had his i MiEV in the shop and they did two software updates, but they did not know anything about the brake recall.
Yes, the brake issue still hasn't surfaced with North American iMiEVs - maybe it never will. :?:
Looks like it may well affect all of us after all

http://t.autos.msn.com/news/mitsubishi- ... ectric-car

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Re: Brake recall

Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:51 pm

Don wrote:
JoeS wrote:
NeilBlanchard wrote:My father just had his i MiEV in the shop and they did two software updates, but they did not know anything about the brake recall.
Yes, the brake issue still hasn't surfaced with North American iMiEVs - maybe it never will. :?:
Looks like it may well affect all of us after all

http://t.autos.msn.com/news/mitsubishi- ... ectric-car

Don


I picked up my vehicle in mid December 2011, which means it had to have been manufactured prior to December 2, 2011? Guess I'll just have to wait for any contact from Mitsubishi if indeed my miev is part of recall.

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Re: Brake recall

Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:03 pm

My i is at the dealer now. I will provide a further update once I have one.

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Re: Mitsubishi recalls 14700 electric cars globally over bra

Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:59 am

Just got a call from the dealership. They are ordering the part for the brake recall and will have it next Tuesday or Wednesday, and that the repair takes about 1 hour to perform. I'll report back next week with the outcome.
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Re: Mitsubishi recalls 14700 electric cars globally over br

Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:11 am

@aarond12, Do you know when your car was manufactured? It tells on the VIN plate inside the drivers door.
John - 2012 Silver i-MiEV SE model, Jan 19th, 2012 w/OpenEvse, caniOn,& OVMS.

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Re: Brake recall

Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:45 pm

I just got a call from my dealer today. Next Tuesday or Wednesday they will set up an appointment for me to come in. The service takes about an hour according to them.
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