Daimler AG has determined that on certain FUSO FJ16-230 the incorrect front tyres have been fitted, which creates a load capacity shortfall in the front axle. The rod brackets mounted to the trunnion crossmember is improper.
In the interim, we thereby advise all customers to not fully utilize the front axle weight capacity as declared on the data plate (i.e. 7000kg). With the current tyres fitted from time of production, the maximum load rating for these tyres would equate to 6300kg. If you have since acquisition of the vehicle changed tyres, and the tyre rating fitted is that of 3500kg per tyre (total 7000kg), then you will not necessarily be affected by this recall, but you are advised to contact our CAC in case of doubt.
As our top priority is the safety of our customers, Daimler AG, via its Mercedes-Benz service partners, we will, therefore, replace the front tyres on all affected vehicles.
The campaign has been launched locally and affected customers are in the process of being contacted to inform them about the campaign. A total of 276 vehicles are affected in the South African market.
If there are any questions or queries with regards to this matter, please call the customer assistance centre on 0800 133 355 for assistance.