Bus and Truck Recall
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus
Aero Queen and Aero Bus
Number Potentially Involved: 450,000
Dates of Manufacture:
Defect: Air leaks from brake hoses could reduce the effectiveness of the vehicles' brakes.
Background: Mitsubishi Fuso will be recalling 450,000 trucks and buses for 39 defects it failed to acknowledge in 2000. It is waiting for the availablity of replacement parts. This makes it 155 revealed defects for models between 1992 and March of 2004. The flaws are in fuel tanks, oil leaks from gearboxes and leaks of exhaust gas due to defects in exhaust pipes. Four accidents were caused by these defects resulting in injuries such as broken bones or whiplash. 8 vehicle fires were caused in which 13 vehicles were totally destroyed. In 56 cases smoke came up.
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(Last Updated: June 18, 2004.)
Fuel tank, oil leaks from gearboxes and leaks of exhaust gas due to defects in exhaust pipe.
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