Mitsubishi Fuso offers engine protection system

Sept. 11, 2014

An engine protection system (EPS) developed by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America for fleet customers is now being made available on all new 2015 Fuso models. It is also being added to all 2012-2014 model-year Canter FE and FG Series work trucks as a no-cost upgrade.

The EPS will shut down the engine in the event of critically low oil pressure and regulate fuel flow to reduce engine heating upon sensing elevated coolant temperature, the company said. This system acts as an automatic back-up in the event that the driver fails to respond if the instrument cluster indicates low engine oil pressure or rising coolant temperature.

“New 2015 model Canters will come from the factory with the EPS installed. But now that we have this set of protections available, we want all of our Fuso Canter owners to take advantage of the benefits. So we will also be installing the EPS on all of the Canters in inventory at our ports-of-entry before they’re shipped to our dealer network, and we’ll retrofit this system for Fuso owners who request it from a local authorized Fuso dealer,” said Leighton Good, MFTA’s manager, product and applications. “This is a software upgrade that takes advantage of the sensors already installed on the truck. It can be performed easily during a normal maintenance visit and it requires no hardware changes.”

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