JAPAN: DaimlerChrysler, Suzuki and Isuzu recall vehicles

By just-auto.com editorial team | 9 March 2005

DaimlerChrysler Japan will recall for repairs PT Cruiser cars and Actros trucks, while Suzuki and Isuzu will recall Swift compact cars and Erga buses, Kyodo News reported.

In a report filed with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the Japanese arm of DaimlerChrysler said it would fix a total of 2,118 Chrysler PT Cruisers imported between April 2000 and September 2001.

It said the vehicles may catch fire because improper installation of the fuel supply hose may cause the hose to crack, possibly leading to fuel dropping onto the exhaust pipe.

DaimlerChrysler Japan also said it would repair a total of 474 Mercedes Actros trucks imported between December 1997 and December 2000. Their engines may stall, as electric wires of the truck's alternator may snap due to friction with the truck body, it said.

Suzuki said it would fix a total of 983 Swifts made between September 2000 and May 2002. The car may stall because its differential side bearing may break, causing oil leakage.

Isuzu said it would recall a total of 212 Erga buses made between August 2000 and October 2004 because nuts for driving wheels may become loose.