Small number of current-series Isuzu F-Series trucks recalled…
A recall of some current-series Isuzu F-Trucks sold in Australia is underway after it was found that tyres fitted to the vehicles were found to have a lower steer axle capacity.
Just 19 trucks, all sold between the 20th of July 2016 and the 5th of January 2017 are affected and you can check to see if your Isuzu FTR 150-260 is one the affected trucks here (have your VIN handy).
The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
The recall notice advises that the affected vehicles are fitted with Bridgestone steer tyres, reducing the steer axle capacity to 5880kg, instead of the advertised capacity of 6300kg when fitted with the correct Michelin tyres.
What are the hazards?
The Bridgestone tyres will be loaded past the tyre manufacturer’s rating if the vehicle is loaded to the steer axle capacity of 6300kg, leading to premature tyre wear and higher fail rate in severe conditions, increasing risk to vehicle occupants and other road users.
Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by direct mail.
Owners should contact their nearest Isuzu Truck dealer to arrange for the replacement of the incorrect Bridgestone tyres with Michelin tyres.