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Parking brake issues sees Hino 300 Series recalled

Parking brake issues sees Hino 300 Series recalled

Hino trucks recall will affect thousands of vehicles…

There’s been another recall of Hino 300 Series trucks in Australia, this time to fix a possible park brake fault.

The latest recall is the fourth affecting Hino 300 Series trucks announced so far in 2017, with other issues that need attention including a possible instrument panel fault and a problem with a fuel filter.

The popular small truck has also been affected by the global Takata Airbag Recalls.

The Hino 300 Series parking brake fault recall will affect just under 10,000 trucks sold in Australia, you can check to see whether your vehicle is involved here.

Being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the recall notice advises that the parking brake lever may not engage correctly when the lever is pulled up.

This is because the teeth in the ratchet mechanism may balance on the tooth tops.

What are the hazards?

The contact may be released by vibration, potentially causing the lever to be released due to inadequate spring force inside the ratchet mechanism and the vehicle may start to move, posing an accident hazard.

Parking brake issues sees Hino 300 Series recalledAffected Hino 300 Series owners will be contacted by direct mail and are being asked to return their vehicle to an authorised Hino dealer for inspection and repair.

Stay up to date with the latest Hino 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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