If the brake vacuum pump malfunctions, the driver will experience a sudden loss of braking assist. - Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi. 

If the brake vacuum pump malfunctions, the driver will experience a sudden loss of braking assist.

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi. 

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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