Japan's Isuzu Motors is to recall over 4,000 trucks the transport ministry said on Feb. 18.
The company will recall 4,286 natural-gas powered trucks in Japan. The ministry said the Isuzu trucks may suffer from a fault that could result in natural gas leaking into the interior of the vehicle and causing a fire. The company has received 14 complaints in Japan, including a case in which a man suffered minor burns after lighting a cigarette in the passenger's seat.
The recall covers four models, including those marketed under the major Japanese auto brands of Nissan Motor, Mazda Motor and Nissan Diesel, now renamed UD Trucks. Isuzu is part owned by Toyota Motor Corp.
Japan's transport ministry also said Italy's Fiat would recall 2,552 units of the Panda small hatchback in Japan due to a defective anti-lock braking system, which could also result in a fire.
Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2010