MITSUBISHI FG639 2001: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT

Make : MITSUBISHI Model : FG639 Year : 2001
Build Dates : 1998-04-27 - 2004-01-20
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V304000
Date Owner's Notified: 2005-09-26 Date Received by ODI: 2005-06-29 Date Added to Database: 2005-06-29
Manufacturers Involved: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: C0028810
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 15549
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN MEDIUM DUTY TRUCKS, RUST BUILD-UP ON THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION "A/T" SHIFT LINKAGE MAY CAUSE THE LINKAGE TO BIND. RUST BUILD-UP IS ACCELERATED IN GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS THAT ARE SITUATED NEAR LARGE BODIES OF SALT WATER, OR IN REGIONS WITH HEAVY SNOW/ICE MELTING COMPOUND USAGE IN WINTER MONTHS.
Consequence:
      THE EFFORT REQUIRED TO OPERATE THE A/T SHIFT CONTROL LEVER MAY INCREASE IF THE LINKAGE BINDS DUE TO RUST BUILD-UP. THE SHIFT CONTROL LEVER MAY BECOME INOPERATIVE, OR THE PHYSICAL SHIFT LEVER POSITION ON THE SHIFT LEVER HOUSING GEAR INDICATOR MAY NOT MATCH THE ACTUAL GEAR SELECTION AT THE TRANSMISSION.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSTALL A MODIFIED A/T SHIFT CONTROL LEVER ASSEMBLY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MITSUBISHI FUSO AT 1-856-467-4500.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      MITSUBISHI FUSO RECALL NO. C0028810.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.