27 Apr '13, 11pm

Mitsubishi Identifies Source of Outlander E-Hybrid Battery Problem - EV World #ev

PHOTO CAPTION: Mitsubishi Outlander is currently sold only in Japan. Mitsubishi Identifies Source of Outlander E-Hybrid Battery Problem Tweet Company finds microscopic contaminants in battery cells that got through the material's screen process at its Lithium Japan supplier. Mitsubishi has announced that its engineers have identified what caused two of its new Outlander electric hybrids to have their batteries short-circuit and overheat. During the manufacturing process at its supplier Lithium Japan, a joint-venture with GS Yuasa Corp., microscopic contaminants of an identified nature slipped through the materials screen process. Mitsubishi has sold some 4,000 of the plug-in hybrids in Japan. While it hasn't yet issued a vehicle recall, it has asked owners to turn off the electric-drive system and to the opeSUVs on their gasoline engineers only, presumably until testing is...

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