MITSUBISHI FM555 1988: INTERIOR LIGHTING

Make : MITSUBISHI Model : FM555 Year : 1988
Build Dates : 1985-12-30 - 1991-01-14
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V437000
Date Owner's Notified: 2005-10-28 Date Received by ODI: 2004-09-09 Date Added to Database: 2004-09-10
Manufacturers Involved: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: S3026120
Component: INTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 16101
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, THE REBOUND CUSHION MAY STICK TO THE HOOK HINGE BRACKET, DUE TO IMPROPER RUBBER COMPOSITION OF THE CUSHION. THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN THE HOOK PIN BRACKET REMAINING IN THE UP "CAB CLOSED" POSITION WHEN THE CAB LATCH IS UNLOCKED. WITH THE HOOK PIN BRACKET IN THE UP POSITION, THE CAB TILT LOCK SWITCH REMAINS CLOSED, IMPROPERLY INDICATING THAT THE CAB LATCH IS LOCKED.
Consequence:
      IF THE CAB LATCH IS UNLOCKED FOR ANY REASON, THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CAB LOCK INDICATOR WILL NOT NOTIFY THE DRIVER THAT THE CAB TILT LOCK MECHANISM IS IN THE UNLOCKED POSITION. A CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REBOUND CUSHION WITH A MODIFIED COMPONENT AND ADJUST THE CABLE TILT LOCK SWITCH AND BOTTOM BRACKET AT THE REAR CAB MOUNT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 28, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MITSUBISHI FUSO AT 1-877-711-0707.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      MITSUBISHI FUSO RECALL NO. S3026120.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.