Mitsubishi is recalling about 1,400 of its i-MiEV electric cars in the U.S. because a brake pump can fail. The automaker says the recall affects 2012 models made from Dec. 2, 2011 through Sept. 7, 2012. A defective vacuum pump can stop working. That can reduce braking power, increase stopping distances and raise the risk of a crash. Mitsubishi says no crashes or injuries have been reported. The problem was discovered when the company got a complaint from a customer in Japan. Mitsubishi will notify owners and replace the pumps free of charge.
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