Mitsubishi Motors Recalls 19,000 Electric Vehicles

Economy Society

Tokyo, Nov. 7 (Jiji Press)--Mitsubishi Motors Corp. <7211> said Thursday that it will recall 19,799 electric vehicles due to faulty brake systems that could result in longer braking distances.

Subject to the recall are two models, the i-MiEV and Minicab-MiEV, that were manufactured between July 2009 and July 2019, the Japanese automaker said.

The waterproof structure of the brake system is partly inappropriate, possibly allowing water to enter the system, Mitsubishi said. The defect may harden the brake pedal, possibly resulting in longer braking distances, it said.

There have been 14 reports of problems involving the affected models, the transport ministry said.

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