Recall notices for 100 trucks in Hino 500 and 300 Series


Defects with the starter Emergency Control Switches in some Hino models of the 300 and 500 Series has caused a recall notice to be issued for 100 trucks in total.

The vehicles are not compliant with the Australian Design Rule 42/04 7.2.1- Standard Controls for Automatic Transmission-Starter Interlock.

There are 83 affected hybrid trucks in the 300 Series in the year range 2019-2022, and a further 17 AMT variants in the 500 Series, year range 2018-2019.

The starter Emergency Control Switches enables the vehicle to be started while in gear. In the event of an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) malfunction, using these switches when starting the vehicle could cause unintended movement of the vehicle.

“An unintended vehicle movement increases the risk of an accident causing serious injuries or death to vehicle occupants or/and other road users,” the notice added.

Owners of affected vehicles should contact their authorised Hino dealer to arrange to have the Emergency Control Switches removed free of charge.

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