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"Recall Alerts"

09-10-2012

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America recalls Trucks


(1) MITSUBISHI FUSO TRUCK OF AMERICA RECALLS TRUCKS

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Vehicle Make / Model:       Model Year(s):

MITSUBISHI FUSO / FEC52     2012-2013

MITSUBISHI FUSO / FEC72     2012-2013

MITSUBISHI FUSO / FEC92     2012-2013

MITSUBISHI FUSO / FGB72     2012

Manufacturer: MITSUBISHI FUSO TRUCK OF AMERICA, INC.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V424000

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,885

Summary: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) is recalling certain model year 2012 FGB72 and model year 2012-2013 FEC52, FEC72, FEC92 trucks. The low pressure fuel return hose and filter may have been improperly routed at the hose clamp near the filter. This could allow the fuel hose to slip off of the filter, causing a fuel leak.

Consequence: Leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of a fire.

Remedy: MFTA will notify owners, and dealers will correct the hose and filter routing and add a clip to the fuel return hose, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on October 19, 2012. Owners may contact MFTA at 1-856-467-4500.

Notes: MFTA's recall campaign number is C1005410. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=12V424&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=email

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

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