DETROIT - Mitsubishi is recalling about 1,400 of its i-MiEV electric cars in the United States because a brake pump can fail.
Company officials in Canada were not immediately available and it was unclear if any recall is planned in this country.
The automaker says the recall affects 2012 models made from Dec. 2, 2011, through Sept. 7, 2012.
A defective vacuum pump can stop working., which can reduce braking power, increase stopping distances and raise the risk of a crash. However, 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.