A recall of some Hino 700 Series trucks, along with Hino RN/RK model buses, has been initiated a possible speed sensor issue was identified.
The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and involves a total of 162 Hino trucks and 30 buses.
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The affected Hino 700 Series vehicles were manufactured between the 6th of July 2012 and the 28th of June 2014.
The 27 Hino RN Buses were produced between the 2nd of October 2012 and the 30th of November 2012, while the 3 Hino RK Buses were manufactured between the 30th of July 2012 and the 10th of June 2014.
The recall notice advises that in certain vehicles, the speed sensor is manufactured using materials that have different thermal expansion properties.
When the temperature increases, the materials inside the sensor expand at different rates, causing the component parts to interfere with vehicle operations. If this occurs, this may create an open circuit.
What are the hazards?
When an open circuit occurs, this results in the brake system and/or transmission warning lamp turning itself on.
The speedometer needle may also bounce during operation or stop.
The operator will be unable to correctly determine the operating speed of the vehicle. This may lead to not following the required speed limit, posing an accident risk for the occupant and other road users.
What should affected Hino truck/bus owners do?
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Hino dealership to have the speed sensor replaced free of charge.
Consumers can contact Hino on 1300 01 HINO (1300 014 466) or their local Hino dealer.
The recall comes just weeks after seperate recall action was commenced after a possible suspension issue was identified in the Hino 700 Series.
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