Risk of Short Circuit Leads to Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Recall

Risk of Short Circuit Leads to Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Recall
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March 18, 2016

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) has announced a recall for vehicles due to a fire risk.

The manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 FEC52, FEC72, FEC92 trucks and 2012-2015 FGB72 trucks. The affected vehicles are equipped with an optional cold weather PVC heater kit. In these vehicles, the PVC pipe heater wiring may chafe on a metal clamp possibly resulting in the wire short circuiting.

A short circuit increases the risk of a fire.

The company is including about 850 in its announcement.

MFTA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PVC pipe heater, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about this recall can call MFTA customer service at (877) 711-0707.