2011 Think City Suffers Recalls, First Production EV in US to Do So

Velmet-THINK City production
In brief: The 2011 Think City has received two recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, affecting most of the vehicles produced so far.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: 2011 City
Manufacturer: THINK

The word

THINK City in production

These recalls make the City the first production electric vehicle in the U.S. to be recalled by the NHTSA for safety reasons. The recalls affect most of the vehicles produced so far at Think's new Indiana plant.

The recalls are for 16 vehicles in which the seatbelt on the passenger side is a driver's side belt, so it will not lock when installing a car seat. The other is for a defect in the defroster system on some cars (23 in total) that causes it to work improperly, causing a safety hazard.

The two recalls affect most of the limited number of Think City cars that have been produced in the U.S. so far.

And so ...

So Think receives the dubious distinction of being the first. Recalls are a fact of life in the automotive industry and EVs, of course, will be no different.

Photo credits: Think-Velmet

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