Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Mitsubishi Truck of America recalling certain model year 2005-2007 trucks for fuel leak

Report Date: December 3, 2012 at 10:17 AM
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V545000

  • Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s)
  • MITSUBISHI FUSO / FE83D: 2005-2007
  • MITSUBISHI FUSO / FE84D: 2005-2007
  • MITSUBISHI FUSO / FE85D: 2005-2007
  • MITSUBISHI FUSO / FG84D: 2005-2007

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. Report Receipt Date: NOV 23, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V545000 N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM DELIVERY HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 13,644

Summary:
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 FE83D, FE84D, FE85D, and FG84D trucks; manufactured from May 27, 2004, through May 14, 2007. The fuel pipes may crack due to an improper manufacturing process. Additionally, the fuel pipe flare nuts may have been insufficiently tightened.

Consequence:
Cracked fuel pipes or loose fuel pipe flare nuts may leak fuel. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a vehicle fire.

Remedy:
MFTA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel pipes and tighten or replace them as needed, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on January 15, 2013. Owners may contact MFTA at 1-856-467-4500.

Notes:
MFTA's recall campaign number is C1006110. 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.