Hino caught up in Takata Airbag Recall

Hino caught up in Takata Airbag Recall

Hino 300 Series trucks being recalled to fix airbag issues…

The huge Takata Global Airbag Recall has spread to include potentially thousands of Hino vehicles sold in Australia.

Affecting almost every Japanese car brand, the total number of vehicle recalls across the globe has been estimated to be as high as 70 million.

Interestingly, the Hino 300 Series trucks involved won’t actually be recalled/repaired until the fourth quarter of the year – this is when parts will become available according to Hino.

Is your Hino 300 Series truck affected? Check your VIN here.

Being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the recall notice once again warns that the front passenger airbag inflator may be susceptible to moisture intrusion over time.

This is due to insufficient protection against moisture absorption into the propellant.

What are the hazards?

This may cause the inflator to rupture if the airbag is activated and this may cause injury to the vehicle occupants.

Hino/ACCC advises that when parts are available, owners will be contacted by direct mail.

Owners should then make an appointment with their nearest Hino dealer to have the passenger airbag assembly inspected and replaced.

Stay up to date with the latest Hino 300 Series News here.

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director.Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

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