ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) has issued a recall for 2,273 units consisting of its D-MAX pick-up truck and mu-X sport utility vehicle models as a precautionary measure following an issue with its lower second steering shaft bolt.
The IPC said in an April 27 advisory posted on the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) site that 1,579 units of the mu-X and 694 units of the D-MAX under the production period 2020 to October 2022 are covered by the special service campaign, which will involve the re-tightening of the lower second steering shaft bolt.
“The lower second steering shaft bolt of these vehicles may have been tightened below the specified torque value. Given the road conditions in the Philippines, it may possibly loosen over time,” the IPC said.
“With this, IPC has the initiative of implementing this service campaign activity to inspect and re-tighten to meet the required torque valve as a precautionary measure,” it added.
The inspection and repair of the affected vehicles under the service campaign will be free of charge.
“Kindly note that not all Isuzu mu-X and Isuzu D-MAZ are affected by this service campaign. We will issue a notification letter to the concerned vehicle owners through registered mail for their information. This service campaign will be announced nationwide,” the car manufacturer added. — Revin Mikhael D. Ochave