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Mitsubishi Plagued By Faults, Japanese Plug-in Cars


is officially recalling its Japanese-market Outlander plug-in crossover as well as various i-MiEV subcompact models. To eliminate any of battery overheating in affected the company is recalling 4,313 Plug-in Hybrids, 17 i-MiEV subcompacts, and 98 minicab i-Miev

Mitsubishi will replace the battery pack of affected in its home market of Japan. The is focusing on domestic cars, but that about 50 i-MiEV overseas will also be This could include market cars, although said most of the affected are in Europe, where the Mitsubishi i is sold as the Peugeot iOn and Citroen

This follows Mitsubishi shipments of the Outlander Plug-in in March, after shipping 4,000 units of the plug-in as well as 68 i-MiEV vehicles with potentially faulty In early February, Mitsubishi U.K. officially launched the version of the new Outlander crossover promising that the forthcoming hybrid version will in the U.K. by June. The plug-in is expected in the United States in

The model is capable of about 30 of all-electric range, and another 250 or so using internal combustion. It can at speeds up to about 75 miles per strictly using electric

Mitsubishi started its investigation battery overheating in March,

after a 2013 Outlander hybrid suffered a battery in a company factory. Another car a partially melted battery caused by internal short

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Mitsubishi traced the problem to quality control and mishandling at its battery supplier, Lithium Japana joint venture battery specialist GS Yuasa and Mitsubishi. GS Yuasa supplies to Boeing, which had to ground its 787 earlier this year on-board lithium-ion battery caught fire.

As Automotive reports. incorrect battery which excessive force was to the cellscaused some battery to internally fracture and short-circuit. In poor handling practices by such as occasionally dropping cells on the floor, increased failure rates.

Mitsubishi said it is now confident new measures, including a revised screening process and better control monitoring, have the battery pack problems.

the majority of U.S. Mitsubishi i appear to be unaffected by this the recall isn’t good for Mitsubishi’s reputation, and will it difficult for the company to increase of its electric vehicle from its low rate. In 2012, Mitsubishi 588 units of the i-MiEV.

That rate has been on the in 2013, with 843 units of the electric subcompact sold year through May.

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