Mitsubishi Fuso Recalls 40,000 Vehicles for Engine Trouble

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Tokyo, April 16 (Jiji Press)--Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. informed the transport ministry on Tuesday that it will recall 40,316 vehicles due to fears of potential engine trouble.

The recall affects five models, including the Super Great truck, produced between March 2010 and August 2017.

According to the ministry, Mitsubishi Fuso set faulty

recommendations for engine oil change intervals that could lead to oil deterioration. The oil filter could be clogged with soot, causing the engine rotation speed to rise and damaging the engine.

A total of 240 cases of defects have been reported, including a June 2017 incident in which a Super Great truck caught fire while traveling in Okayama, western Japan. An incident involving a vehicle catching fire occurred in Toyama Prefecture, central Japan, in February.

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