HINO NV8J 2006: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Make : HINO Model : NV8J Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2005-06-03 - 2006-08-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06V360000
Date Owner's Notified: 2006-09-15 Date Received by ODI: 2006-09-19 Date Added to Database: 2006-09-20
Manufacturers Involved: Hino Motors Sales U.S.A., Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: HS001
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 746
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN CAB AND CHASSIS TRUCKS THAT WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE SELLING LOCATION OR BODY COMPANY USING A DECKING SYSTEM "VEHICLES STACKED ON THE REAR OF THE LEAD TRUCK FOR TRANSPORT", THE AIR BRAKE LINES MAY BE DISCONNECTED SO THAT THE BRAKING SYSTEMS CAN BE TIED TOGETHER WITH THE OTHER VEHICLES. WHEN THESE VEHICLES ARRIVE AT THEIR DESTINATION, THE AIR BRAKE LINES ARE RECONNECTED. THESE RECONNECTIONS WERE NOT ALWAYS BEING TIGHTENED TO THE PROPER TORQUE. ALSO, DURING THIS RECONNECTION PROCESS, SOME OF THE ABS WIRING CLIPS HAD BEEN REMOVED AND NOT REINSTALLED.
Consequence:
      LOOSE AIR BRAKE LINES CAN BECOME DISCONNECTED OR LEAK WHICH COULD CAUSE A DECREASE IN BRAKING ABILITY OR RESULTING IN APPLICATION OF THE PARKING BRAKE WITHOUT IT BEING ACTIVATED. THIS COULD RESULT IN A CRASH. ALSO IF THE DRIVE SHAFT BOLTS ARE LEFT LOOSE, THE DRIVE SHAFT COULD BECOME DISENGAGED MAKING THE VEHICLE IMMOVABLE. IF THE ABS SENSORS ARE NOT SECURED PROPERLY USING THE CORRECT CLIPS, THE ABS SENSORS COULD GO OUT OF ALIGNMENT.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE AIR BRAKE LINES, DRIVE SHAFT BOLTS AND ABS SENSOR CLIPS AND TIGHTEN AND REPAIR IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HINO AT 1-248-648-6430.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      HINO RECALL NO. HS001.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.