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FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:16 pm

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. is recalling an estimated 2,106 2012-2017 i-MiEV vehicles because water may penetrate the brake assist vacuum pump. This scenario can cause corrosion and result in failure of the brake vacuum pump.

If the brake vacuum pump malfunctions, the driver will experience a sudden loss of braking assist. This lengthens the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the likelihood of a collision.

To fix the problem, MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake vacuum pump, at no cost to owners.

The recall begins Jan. 7, 2020. Owners can reach MMNA customer service at (888) 648-7820.

MMNA’s reference number for this recall is SR-19-002.

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Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:37 am

Another vacuum pump recall ? :?

There was already a recall for the brake vacuum pump (at least in the EU/UK) many years ago...
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Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:32 am

DBMandrake wrote:Another vacuum pump recall ? :?
There was already a recall for the brake vacuum pump (at least in the EU/UK) many years ago...

Yes, here's the link to the previous one -

http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1333&start=10#p7179
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Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:59 am

According to Green Car Reports, this latest recall affects about 1% of all iMiEV's built. Any affected owners will be notified in January

Don
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Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:44 am

Don wrote:According to Green Car Reports, this latest recall affects about 1% of all iMiEV's built. Any affected owners will be notified in January

Don


And here's the Green Car Reports link: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... rake-issue
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Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:19 pm

Just got the notices in the mail for both of my cars. Maybe now I'll get the airbag fixed in Bear while I'm at it. :mrgreen:
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC - 2/21/2013
"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC - 1/5/2015
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Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:36 pm

I too got notification today, for our 2014.

Hopefully the non-EV dealer that is 25 miles away can do the work, and I don't have to do the 78 mile trip to the EV-certified shop.

Thanks and good health, Weogo

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Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:45 pm

Don wrote:According to Green Car Reports, this latest recall affects about 1% of all iMiEV's built. Any affected owners will be notified in January


Well, looks like both of my cars are part of the 1% - Go figure! Got my letters yesterday

Don
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Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:11 pm

Wow, MR BEAN is also a one-percenter! Impressive for a 2012 that already had the previous vacuum pump replacement... :roll:
I'd love to see some detail on this fix versus the previous fix.
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Re: FYI brake vacuum pump recall for early 2020

Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:56 am

Maybe it affects all but 1%... i got the notices for kiev and kiev2, and Paul said he got one for piev. Not sure about the other two that he passed thru to family members. And i haven't checked with my pharmacist yet, who recently bought an excellent silver 2012 that i found for him.
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