Fuso has announced it has initiated a recall for certain of its Canter models to adjust a wire that ‘could affect the airbag deployment in severe frontal impact collisions within specific parameters’.
Fuso says that during extensive crash testing for its electric eCanter model in Japan, Fuso engineers discovered that a very specific crash impact could potentially sever a wire connected to the truck’s ECU and therefore potentially prevent the airbags from deploying.
The statement says that the recall does not relate to the truck’s airbag units, which are supplied by Daicel Safety Systems.
Fuso says the simple fix requires technicians to move the wire slightly and secure it, a process estimated to take no more than 20 minutes.
The statement goes on to say that most Fuso Canter models sold between 1 March 2011 and 30 November 2017 will be affected by the recall and that Fuso will be in contact with owners.
The company says that for a full list of models affected, owners can visit www.productsafety.gov.au
Fuso calls on all owners with affected vehicles to call 1300 426 708 for the nearest Fuso authorised dealership or visit www.fuso.com.au/dealers.