Daimler Truck & Bus Australia Pacific Pty Ltd — Fuso Euro 5 Fighter and Heavy Duty Trucks

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
see attached VIN list

What are the defects?

On some heavy-duty trucks with rear tandem-axle and leaf suspensions, the shape of the radius rod brackets mounted to the trunnion cross member is incorrect. The input from the radius rod during driving may deform the cross member, and the bolts securing the cross member and reinforcement may become loose.

What are the hazards?

If the vehicle continues to be used in this condition, the bolts may break and the cross member and reinforcement may crack. In the worst case, the fastener for the radius rod may be disengaged from the cross member, which impairs the driving stability, posing an accident risk for the vehicle occupants and other road users.

What should consumers do?

Owners are requested to contact an authorised FUSO Truck & Bus Dealership to arrange an inspection and repair of the vehicle.

Where the product was sold
Nationally
Dates available for sale
  • 20 December 2015 - 27 July 2016

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development
Product category