Hino bus recall

Hino RN and RK buses sold between 2012 and 2014 have been recalled for repair due to a safety issue

Hino bus recall
Hino bus

Hino RN and RK bus models from 2012 to 2014 have been recalled, due to a weak bracket fixing the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) pipe to the engine.

Hino Motor Sales Australia technical and service support manager Gus Belanszky says it will be contacting all of the affected owners by phone in the coming weeks.

"The bracket fixing the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) pipe to the engine may break if the engine is frequently run at high speeds," he says.

"If the vehicle is continued to be used without repairing, the EGR pipe could then crack and cause an exhaust gas leak.

"In the worst case scenario, the intake hose may melt partially, resulting in engine power loss."

Dealers will soon start replacing the EGR pipe and the EGR pipe bracket with an enhanced one, to rectify the issue.

"This takes around two and a half hours," Belanszky says.

"The repair can be done as soon as requested, subject to dealer availability.

"Vehicles should be booked in with the dealer to ensure that the required parts are at the dealership."

Belanszky says the repairs do need to be done as soon as is practicable.

"The recall is safety related as the issue has the potential to impact drivers of the affected vehicles and other road users."

Hino has provided details of the fault to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which published a report on the issue on April 1.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up to receive the ABC e-newsletter, digital magazine and other offers we choose to share with you straight to your inbox

You can also follow our updates by liking us on Facebook