Hino 500 Series trucks recalled over software glitch

More than 1100 2011-17 Hino 500 Series trucks affected

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Owners of a large number of Hino 500 Series trucks are being urged to contact their local Hino dealership to have a potential transmission issue fixed.

The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and involves Hino trucks sold between the 30th of November 2011 and the 30th of September 2017.

Is your Hino involved? Check your VIN here.

The recall notice advising that the Automatic Clutch Unit (ACU) has two motors that operate the clutch. An ACU motor may not operate correctly, if wear occurs on the internal brush.

If one motor fails, the other can compensate for this and continue to operate the clutch system.

In this situation the ACU may not function correctly, due to the ACU control software being unable to account for changes, to the ACU motors operating characteristics.

What are the hazards?

If the ACU is unable to operate, a warning light in the vehicle may appear, and the vehicle may not operate.

This may lead to an accident risk for the occupant and other road users.

What should affected owners do?

Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Hino dealership to get their vehicle’s AMT ECU reprogrammed.

The two ACU motors will also be replaced free of charge.

Consumers can contact Hino on 1300 01 HINO (1300 014 466) or their local Hino dealer.

Stay up to date with the latest Hino News and the latest heavy vehicle recalls at heavyvehicles.com.au.

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Heavy Vehicles. With more than 20 years experience in the media, including more than 10 years heading up the car publication - Behind the Wheel, Joel is passionate about bringing a fresh perspective to the Australian road transport industry. Prior to his media career Joel worked for a number of years as a bus, truck and delivery driver.

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