Approximately 2,100 model-year 2012-17 Mitsubishi i-MiEV hatchbacks are being recalled due to issues with the brake vacuum pump. Water may penetrate the brake assist vacuum pump, causing corrosion and its eventual failure. An inoperable brake vacuum pump could result in increased stopping distances, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi will begin notifying owners on Jan. 7. Owners can call the automaker at 888-648-7820 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will replace the brake vacuum pump.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.