Minor Fuso Canter recall over transmission hose

Automatic transmission fluid hoses could leak due to insufficient clamping

Minor Fuso Canter recall over transmission hose
Canter: hose clamp an issue in the cold


Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific has recalled 261 Fuso Canters over a transmission hose clamp issue.

The small Euro 5 trucks in question were available for sale in Australia between September 12, 2012 and July 1, 2013.

"Due to insufficient clamping force, the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) hoses fitted to the Duonic transmissions of affected vehicles may separate at the clamps to the steel pipes to which they’re connected," says a notice issued by Product Recalls Australia.

"The possibility of this occurring is greater in cold weather. As a consequence, an ATF hose could detach, allowing the leakage of transmission fluid.

"If this occurs, there is the possibility that the transmission will not operate causing the vehicle to become undriveable. This could cause a hazard to other road users." 

The notice says a letter will be sent to the owners of affected vehicles.

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