Mitsubishi reports two battery problems, no recalls

Mar 27, 2013

Mitsubishi Motors says a battery in a plug-in hybrid Outlander vehicle heated up and melted. No one was injured.

Separately, the Japanese automaker said Wednesday a battery for i-MiEV caught fire at an auto-, but that no one was injured.

Corp. said the problems with the lithium-ion battery occurred during production, and may be related to a change in production methods in December.

Spokesman Kai Inada said the company was investigating the cause and has not issued any recalls related to the problem.

Mitsubishi has received orders for 7,500 Outlander vehicles and delivered 4,000, all in Japan.

Both batteries were made by GS Yuasa, the Japanese supplier for Boeing Co. 787 jets, which has also had battery overheating problems.

Inada said the products are different.

Explore further: Team improves solar-cell efficiency

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Mitsubishi rolls out new electric car in Hong Kong

May 20, 2010

Japan's Mitsubishi Motors unveiled its i-MiEV electric car in Hong Kong on Thursday, its first foreign launch of the vehicle as competition accelerates in the clean-energy auto sector.

Recommended for you

Team improves solar-cell efficiency

11 hours ago

New light has been shed on solar power generation using devices made with polymers, thanks to a collaboration between scientists in the University of Chicago's chemistry department, the Institute for Molecular ...

Calif. teachers fund to boost clean energy bets

11 hours ago

The California State Teachers' Retirement System says it plans to increase its investments in clean energy and technology to $3.7 billion, from $1.4 billion, over the next five years.

Idealistic Norwegian sun trappers

17 hours ago

The typical Norwegian owner of a solar heating system is a resourceful man in his mid-fifties. He is technically skilled, interested in energy systems, and wants to save money and protect the environment.

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

nejc2008
not rated yet Mar 27, 2013
Please. Stop posting ads like this one:
http://a.tribalfusion.com/h.click/aTmPCs4WrO1WUIndiy5ABQ3cUeUVU9UcjiRmZbvWdMPWbb05bZaoVa3nVqrjSTMZaQcZbZcPrusRdjdVVr55UmumdIMYqXM4djASGJZa5PYHotXqTd790bQcYb76XaeMRFrCUb3PWHJ2orBmPbrtXTYy5aUj2ajRmTJF1FB8TdMRm6bCmcYtoW3F3ar75qiFxrhyfW/http://www.lltrifutracker.com/skin/Europe/eur1

It causes headaches.

I am serious.