Mitsubishi Fuso recalls nearly 15,000 trucks - New York News

Mitsubishi Fuso recalls nearly 15,000 trucks

Posted: Updated:

DETROIT (AP) -- Mitsubishi Fuso is recalling nearly 15,000 small commercial trucks because the fuel lines can crack, leak gasoline and cause a fire.

Affected models include the FE83D, FE84D, FE85D and FG84D from the 2005 through 2007 model years. The trucks were sold in the U.S. and Canada.

No accidents or injuries have been reported from the problem, the Japanese truck and bus maker said in documents posted Friday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. But the company's American operations received 25 warranty service claims because of the fuel lines.

The company traced the cause of the problem to improper manufacturing. Tests also found that some nuts holding the fuel lines may not have been tightened enough.

Dealers will inspect the fuel pipes and replace them if necessary. The nuts also will be tightened.

Mitsubishi Fuso expects to start notifying customers about the recall on Jan. 15.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Man charged in theft of woman's dog on first date

    Man charged in theft of woman's dog on first date

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:47:04 GMT
    A man who allegedly stole a woman's Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV during their first date has been charged with two counts of theft.
    A man who allegedly stole a woman's Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV during their first date has been charged with two counts of theft.
  • Brooklyn deli clerk set on fire

    Brooklyn deli clerk set on fire

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:25:11 GMT
    A store clerk inside of a Brooklyn mini-mart was set ablaze when an enraged sicko threw a Molotov Cocktail into the store.  It happened just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday at the store on Fort Hamilton Parkway.The 34-year-old store clerk had his hair and coat catch fire in the attack.
    A store clerk inside of a Brooklyn mini-mart was set ablaze when an enraged sicko threw a Molotov Cocktail into the store.  It happened just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday at the store on Fort Hamilton Parkway.The 34-year-old store clerk had his hair and coat catch fire in the attack.
  • Conn. teen seeks OK for 22-year-old prom date

    Conn. teen seeks OK for 22-year-old prom date

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:07:15 GMT
    A Connecticut teenager is appealing to her local Board of Education after school officials rejected her request to bring her 21-year-old boyfriend to her prom.
    A Connecticut teenager is appealing to her local Board of Education after school officials rejected her request to bring her 21-year-old boyfriend to her prom.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices