Isuzu recalls Isuzu F and FX/GX series

By: Steve Skinner


Two series of Isuzu trucks are being recalled over concerns faults in both models could pose a hazard to drivers and other motorists.

Isuzu recalls Isuzu F and FX/GX series
Certain series of Isuzu trucks are being recalled over concerns faults in both models could pose a hazard to drivers and other motorists.

The recalls have been issued by Product Safety Recalls Australia, part of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

According to the recall notices, the problems involve the Isuzu F and FX/GX series.

In relation to the F-series, the notice says the transmission oil cooler hose clamps may detach due to the inappropriate shape of the hose clamp.

"If the defect occurs, the vehicle may not select or shift into gear, preventing normal operation of the vehicle and possibly posing a hazard to the driver and other road users," the notice says.

The recall on FX/GX series trucks relates to trucks equipped with 6UZ1 engines.

"The lubrication in the power steering drive bearing may be insufficient," the notice says.

"If the defect occurs, the bearings could seize and cause damage to the power steering drive gear. In the worst case, this may cause the engine to fail, which may pose a hazard to the vehicle occupants and other road users."

Product Safety Recalls Australia says the affected trucks were sold nationally.

"A letter is being sent to affected owners," say both recall notices.

"For further information, contact your local Isuzu dealer."

In the case of the FX/FG series, the notice adds: "Return the vehicle to your local Isuzu dealer to have the fuel pump/power steering pump bearing case assembly replaced."

A spokesman for Isuzu Australia says the company is not aware of either problem surfacing in Australia, but recommends customers contact their dealers.

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