Mitsubishi Fuso Recalls Trucks Due to Potential Brake Failure

Mitsubishi Fuso Recalls Trucks Due to Potential Brake Failure
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September 9, 2015

A brake defect is prompting a recall for three Mitsubishi truck models.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 FEC52 and 2012-2014 FEC72 and FEC92 trucks.

The affected vehicles have brake pad shims that may rust or corrode after exposure to snow and ice melting chemicals that have been applied to roadways. This will result in swelling of the shims causing an increased brake pedal stroke. The extra brake travel may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

The affected FEC52 trucks were manufactured between Feb. 3, 2011 and March 31, 2015, while the FEC72 and FEC92 models were built from Feb. 3, 2011 to March 31, 2015.

More than 7,000 trucks are included in this recall.

Mitsubishi Fuso will notify owners, and dealers will replace any steel brake pad shims with stainless steel shims, free of charge. MFTA has not yet provided a notification schedule for the recall.