Just under a total of 7,000 Hino 300 Series light-duty trucks sold in Australia are involved in the global Takata Airbag Recall.
An updated list of Hino vehicles affected by Takata has been released with the action being overseen (as with all other Takata recalls) by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Is your Hino affected by Takata? Check your VIN here.
The recall notice advises:
What are the defects?
Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.
What are the hazards?
In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.
What should consumers do?
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Hino dealership directly via this link to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.
Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also contact Hino on 1300 01 466.
Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by going to http://www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au.
We also recommend you visit https://www.productsafety.gov.au/newsletter/subscribe to subscribe to receive updates about current and future recalls as they are published.
Further information for consumers is available at: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall.
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