MFV00001 - Fire Extinguisher May Be Clogged or Inoperable - 2004-2017 Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V047
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,153

 

Fire Extinguisher May Be Clogged or Inoperable

In the event of a fire, if the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury.

 

Summary

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) is recalling certain 2004-2017 FE84D, FE85D, FEC52, FEC72, FEC92, FGB72, FK61F and FM657 trucks. These trucks are equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button 'Pindicator' Fire Extinguishers that may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf

 

Remedy

MFTA will notify owners, instructing them to contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The recall began on January 11, 2018. Owners may contact MFTA customer service at 1-877-711-0707, or Kidde customer service toll-free at 1-855-262-3540, or online at www.kidde.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information. MFTA's number for this recall is MFV00001.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Miscellaneous Document

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RMISC-18V047-8482.pdf

Download (PDF, 409KB)


Owner Notification Letter

Febuary 5, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCONL-18V047-0779.pdf

Download (PDF, 1.15MB)


Recall Acknowledgement

January 31, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V047-2750.pdf

Download (PDF, 241KB)


 

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