Isuzu NQR trucks recalled over bearing nut concerns…
Owners of Isuzu NQR trucks sold in Australia over a six-year period are being asked to return their vehicle to an authorised service centre to have a possible wheel bearing issue attended to.
The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and affects Isuzu NQRs sold between the 21st of June 2010 and the 12th of December 2016.
The recall notice advises that in certain Isuzu NQR series vehicles, the bolts associated with the rear left side wheel bearing nut (the rear wheel bearing hub locking bolts) may not have been properly torqued during assembly.
What are the hazards?
If either of the bolts become loose or fall out, the lock washer may loosen.
If the lock washer becomes excessively loose, the bearing nut can separate and the wheel can move away from the axle housing while the vehicle is in motion.
If the wheel assembly moves outward from the axle housing, the vehicle may be more difficult to control.
Braking performance can be reduced as a consequence, increasing the risk of accident.
Isuzu Australia Limited will write to known affected NQR owners asking them to contact their local Isuzu Trucks dealer as soon as possible to discuss the requirements and to schedule the rectification.
The work will be carried out free of charge and further info is also available from Isuzu Australia Customer Care on 1800 035 640.