Safety & Compliance

Hino Recalling Multiple Medium-Duty Models

April 30, 2015

Photo of Hino 338 courtesy of Hino Motor Sales.
Photo of Hino 338 courtesy of Hino Motor Sales.

Hino Motor Sales U.S.A. plans to recall nearly 2,000 medium-duty trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years because of a steering loss risk, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.

The recall covers 1,939 Hino 238, 258, 268 and 338 trucks manufactured from Jan. 5 to March 20 of this year. In these vehicles, the U-bolt that connects the suspension springs to the front axle may have been over-tightened. As a result, the bolt may eventually stretch and loosen or fail, resulting in a loss of steering ability.

Hino Motors is still developing a remedy and schedule for the recall, NHTSA said. Truck owners can reach Hino customer service at (248) 699-9300.

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