MITSUBISHI FG639 2004: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Make : MITSUBISHI Model : FG639 Year : 2004
Build Dates : 2000-04-27 - 2004-01-20
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V224000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-08-06 Date Received by ODI: 2008-05-16 Date Added to Database: 2008-05-19
Manufacturers Involved: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: C1003610
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 15549
Summary:
      MITSUBISHI FUSO IS RECALLING 15,549 MY 1999-2004 FE639, FE649, AND FG639 TRUCKS; MY 2001-2004 FE640, AND MY 2003-2004 FH210 TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. NORMAL HEAT EMANATING FROM THE EXHAUST PIPE MAY CAUSE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT LINKAGE TO DEFORM. THE EFFORT REQUIRED TO OPERATE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT CONTROL LEVER MAY INCREASE IF THE LINKAGE BINDS DUE TO THE DEFORMATION.
Consequence:
      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 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT CONTROL LEVER ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 6, 2008. 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. C1003610.CUSTOMERS MAY 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.