Fuso airbag fault leads to broad recall


More than 14,000 recalled over wiring fault that could keep airbag from deploying

Fuso airbag fault leads to broad recall
The recall affects 14,342 Fuso Canters sold in Australia

 

A total of 14,342 Fuso Canters have been recalled by their manufacturer over a wiring arrangement that could prevent the vehicle airbags from working in a collision.

The fault affects Fuso Canters sold in Australia between March 1, 2011 and November 30, 2017. 

According to the Product Safety website run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the wiring harness of the SRS electric control unit could be severed if the vehicle is in a severe collision.

"If the SRS electronic control unit is severed in a collision it may stop the airbag deployment signals from being transferred to the modules," the product safety site says.

"In the worst case scenario the airbag may not deploy, posing a greater risk of injury to the vehicle occupant in an accident."

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted directly and asked to contact an authorised Fuso dealership for an inspection and repair of the vehicle.

A list of vehicle identification numbers of the affected vehicles is available here.

A list of Fuso dealers in your area is available here. 

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