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Auto transmission issue sparks Hino 500 Series recall

237 Hino 500 Series trucks sold locally affected

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A recall of Hino 500 Series trucks built between 2013 and 2015 has been initiated after a possible automatic transmission issue was identified.

In total, 237 trucks sold in Australia are affected and the recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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Is your Hino 500 Series truck involved? Check your VIN here.

The recall notice advises that the automatic transmission output flange may develop wear due to torque fluctuation of the engine and as a result of frequent acceleration and deceleration.

What are the hazards?

This wear could allow the output flange bolt to come loose causing oil leakage and the transmission warning light to come on.

In the worst-case scenario, the driveshaft may detach from the vehicle while the vehicle is being operated. This may create an accident risk for the vehicle user and other road users or bystanders.

What should consumers do?

Owners will be contacted by letter and should return their vehicle to the nearest authorised Hino Dealership for inspection and repair at no cost.

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