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Mitsubishi Fuso Issues Truck Recall

July 14, 2010

WASHINGTON - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) is recalling more than 3,600 MY 2008-2010 FE83D, FE84D and FG84D trucks. 

The trucks covered by the recall were all manufactured from April 13, 2007 through Dec. 24, 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. 

The ground wire on these trucks equipped with an anti-lock brake system is positioned in such a manner that water could enter the wire casing and travel to the ABS hydraulic unit connector. If water permeates during normal truck operation, the connector terminals could become corroded. This corrosion could affect the hydraulic motor circuit, resulting in the motor operating continuously. This condition could cause the motor to overheat, posing a fire risk. 

MFTA will notify affected truck owners of the recall and replace the ground sub harness with a waterproof harness free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin late this month. 

MFTA can be reached at (856) 467-4500.

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