Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc.
Report Receipt Date: NOV 06, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V534000
NHTSA Action Number:
Component: PARKING BRAKE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,538
Summary: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 FEC52, FEC72, FEC92, and FGB72 trucks; manufactured from April 8, 2011, through October 16, 2012. The parking brake cable nut may have been insufficiently tightened during assembly. As a result, the parking brake cable could loosen with each operation of the parking brake.
Consequence: Continued use of the parking brake could result in the inability for it to hold the vehicle stationary. This may lead to a truck rollaway increasing the risk of pedestrian injury or a vehicle crash.
Remedy: MFTA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the parking brake nut, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on December 3, 2012. Owners may contact MFTA at 1-856-467-4500.