Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd - MITSUBISHI FUSO Heavy FP418

recall information

Recall number
REC-003218
PRA number
2008/10506
Campaign number
RC0908HVYPROP
Original published date

make and model information

Make
MITSUBISHI FUSO
Model
Heavy FP418
Affected units
72

What are the defects?

Investigations have shown that if an affected vehicle is subjected to abnormally frequent hill starts or quick take offs, the weld between the propeller shaft spine and pipe may crack in extreme cases. This is due to the weld lacking sufficient durability. If the truck continues to be driven in this condition there is the possibility the propeller shaft may break, preventing drive from being transmitted to the rear wheels.

What are the hazards?

Mechanical malfunction
Supplier details
Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.