In a news release Thursday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that Isuzu is recalling certain 2012 N-Series commercial trucks due to an issue with the vehicle speed control system that poses a crash hazard.
Subject to recall are 614 model year 2012 N-Series trucks outfitted with gasoline engines built from April 27 through July 26, 2011. The recall stems from a calibration error in the software of the Electronic Control Module that affects the break pedal switch. Because of the error, application of the break may not cause the cruise control function to turn off, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
In documents filed with the NHTSA, Isuzu said that it is unaware of any reports of crashes or injuries related to the defect. The Japanese automaker also said that it was not aware of any reports of failures of the break control switch.
Isuzu is expected to notify truck owners of the recall in late August or early September of the recall. Owners will be able to take the truck to a dealer where the ECM software will be reprogrammed at no charge.
I hope no one has been harmed or involved in a crash as a result of the ECM software calibration error. As a Fresno personal injury lawyer, I encourage truck owners to have their vehicles repaired as soon as they are notified of the recall.