Mitsubishi had to notify owners of the i-MiEV electric car of potential brake problems that could be responsible for brake failure. Mitsubishi filed the recall notice with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), according to the Wall Street Journal.
The recall notice involves 1,402 i-MiEV vehicles that were built during the period of December 2, 2011 through September 7, 2012. Reports indicate that vanes within the brake system’s vacuum pump were subject to breakage, which could result in the vacuum pump failing. Should the vacuum pump break, the driver would experience difficulty stopping, thus increasing the risk of crashing.
The Virginia Injury Lawyers’ Perspective
It’s good to see an official recall notice. In far too many instances, a myriad of serious accidents and injuries have to take place before a company officially announces a product recall. Keep in mind, if you or a loved one is involved in a serous wreck while operating the i-MiEV and suspect it was due to brake failure, take a moment to contact a Virginia (VA) personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal options.
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Our firm published an in-depth article on defective product injury claims and the legal rights that may be available to you and your loved ones if you are involved in an accident due to brake failure.
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