Hino Motor Sales Australia has issued a recall notice for certain variants of its 700 Series due to a wiring harness issue.
The recall affects 119 units among the variants FS1A, FS1E, FY1E and SS1E between the year range 2020-22.
Due to a manufacturing defect, there is a possibility that the wiring harness retaining bracket on the front drive (R1) axle housing may interfere with the suspension lateral rod in certain severe operating environments, the notice said.
The lateral rod may sustain damage due to frequent impact with the wiring harness boss.
“In the worst-case scenario, the lateral rod could fail due to this damage, resulting in vehicle instability. This could cause reduced stability while driving and result in a loss of vehicle control,” said the notice filed with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts.
“A loss of vehicle control will increase the risk of an accident which may potentially cause injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users.”
It is recommended that owners/operators contact their local Hino dealer to arrange an appointment to have the harness retaining bracket on the front drive (R1) axle housing relocated.
At this time, the lateral rod and/or R1 axle housing will be inspected and replaced, depending on the damage condition.
For more information, ph 1300 014 466, or email email@example.com.
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