Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Hino is recalling certain model year 2005 through 2013 medium duty trucks

Vehicle Make / Model:

   

Model Year(s):

     HINO / NA6J

   

2005-2013

     HINO / NB6J

   

2005-2013

     HINO / NC6J

   

2005-2013

     HINO / ND8J

   

2005-2013

     HINO / NE8J

   

2005-2013

     HINO / NF8J

   

2005-2013

     HINO / NJ8J

   

2005-2013

     HINO / NV8J

   

2005-2013

Manufacturer: HINO MOTORS SALES U.S.A., INC.

Report Receipt Date: DEC 03, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V555000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 35,168

Summary:
Hino is recalling certain model year 2005 through 2013 medium duty trucks, models NA6J, NB6J, NC6J, ND8J, NE8J, NJ8J, NF8J, and NV8J, manufactured from August 18, 2003, through November 16, 2011. Over time, the main B+ circuit from the battery to the starter could potentially short to ground due to wear that accumulates as a result of interference between the B+ circuit and its convoluted tubing sheath.

Consequence:
If the B+ circuit shorts to ground, it may lead to a fire.

Remedy:
Hino will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, January 15, 2013. Owners may contact Hino at 1-248-699-9390.

Notes:
Hino's recall campaign number is A8310. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.