Mitsubishi Recalls Electric Car to Replace Airbag Sensor

Some 261 of the company's 2012 model i-MiEV EVs are affected by the recall.

Published: 13-Aug-2012

Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors is recalling its i-MiEV electric vehicles (EV) in the US and Canada over a safety software issue leading to malfunctioning of airbags.

Nearly 261 of the company's 2012 model i-MiEV EVs are affected by the recall due to an incompatibility between the airbag sensors and the self-diagnostic software, which may cause the airbags not to deploy during a crash.

According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the deactivation of airbag system would lead to illumination of a warning light to alert the driver.


Mitsubishi prototype EV charging station in Cypress, CA.

Electric vehicles charging stations will be integrated into system designed to keep grid stable while using renewable energy from wind and solar.

Mitsubishi i-MiEVs in New Zealand will be powered by solar energy.

The 1.5 kilowatt SolarCity system is comprised of solar photovoltaic modules that produce an average of 1,900 kilowatt hours of electricity annually.

Mitsubishi traded 500 i-MiEV electric cars for Estonian carbon credits.

336 of the 507 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs offered to municipal social workers have been claimed thus far.


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