• Dec 3, 2010

Even though U.S. production of the Think City started off well the other day, all is not fine in Think land. The company is recalling 850 City cars throughout Europe because the brakes on the electric car can weaken under "extremely humid conditions."

A Think representative told AutoblogGreen, "Major, prolonged exposure to water could cause a small malfunction in the electronics. The brakes would still work, but required increased pressure to use." This problem could appear in instances of severe rain or after intense car washes. James Andrew of Think Europe tells NRK (Google Translated) that the repair includes wrapping the pump circuit in an epoxy, which "solves the problem fully." Importantly, new models are not affected. We've driven the City in wet conditions and have never experienced this problem.

There are also stories floating around that say that Think has not provided City vehicles to the European crash testing organization EuroNCAP, like this one on VG Net (Google Translated). EuroNCAP needs three vehicles to crash, but VG Net reports that Think reportedly said it could not spare the vehicles. In fact, Think told AutoblogGreen, it will send vehicles to EuroNCAP in early 2011, adding, "We are of course supplying the vehicles. There is no story there."

[Source: NRK, VG Net (both Google Translated), Think]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      "In fact, Think told AutoblogGreen, it will send vehicles to EuroNCAP in early 2011, adding, "We are of course supplying the vehicles. There is no story there.""

      I'm wondering how the vehicle went on sale without the crash-tests???
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why is it so hard for European mfgs to think about water and electronics? Was this thing done up in jolly old England, home of lousy wiring looms? I've heard from several owners of German cars who've had issues with our cold N/A...scratch that, "Canadian" winters it makes me wonder (can't take the humidity/cold temp changes from in the garage to outdoors driving). I've never had an issue with my craptastic Fords. Used to drive my F250 through 6" to a foot of standing water about a half block long at speed just to see how far I could splash (being a kid is great) and it never died, left me stranded, or hinted at failure. Pee on a European car and everything quits...doesn't it rain there?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am really wondering why this car would even come to the US. With Nissan, Honda, Toyota, and other major players offering EV's, how is this car supposed to stand apart and sell? Think is starting at ground zero here in the US, in a niche market. I just don't see the point.