Mercedes-Benz recalls Fuso trucks

Vehicle fault may cause cracks in a cylinder head gasket.

Mercedes-Benz recalls Fuso trucks
Mercedes-Benz has recalled the Euro V Fighter truck.


Air compressor issues have forced Mercedes-Benz Australia to recall 3,269 Mitsubishi Fuso Euro V Fighter trucks and MP Buses.

Mercedes-Benz says owners of affected vehicles will be notified by letter.

"On affected vehicles there is insufficient strength in the material which makes-up the air compressor cylinder head gasket," the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recall notice says.

"Vibration caused by the air compressor piston’s back-and-forth motion may cause cracks in the compressor’s cylinder head gasket."

The ACCC adds that "there is the possibility this could cause engine coolant or engine oil leakage into the main air pressure line."

"In an extreme case, this might lead to air pressure loss.

"This could result in insufficient brake performance or failure of other systems, posing a potential accident hazard."


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