HINO NV8J 2006: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Make : HINO Model : NV8J Year : 2006
Build Dates : 2003-10-22 - 2007-04-02
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07V208000
Date Owner's Notified: 2007-04-25 Date Received by ODI: 2007-05-09 Date Added to Database: 2007-05-15
Manufacturers Involved: Hino Motors Sales U.S.A., Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: A5340
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 14588
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH BANDO BELT TENSIONER, CORROSION OR RUST MAY DEVELOP ON THE TENSIONER SPINDLE OR BUSHING CAUSING THE AUTO TENSIONER TO BECOME STIFF OR BIND. THIS CAN CAUSE THE DRIVE BELT TO SUDDENLY COME OFF OR THE AUTO TENSIONER MOUNTING BOLTS COULD SUDDENLY BREAK.
Consequence:
      IF THE DRIVE BELT COMES OFF, THE ALTERNATOR WARNING LAMP WILL ILLUMINATE. IF THE WARNING IS IGNORED, THIS CONDITION COULD ULTIMATELY RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE POWER "ENGINE STALL" INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AUTO TENSIONER, INSTALL UPGRADED MOUNTING BOLTS, AND REPLACE THE ACCESSORY DRIVE BELT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 25, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HINO MOTORS AT 248-648-6430. NOTE: THIS RECALL SUPERSEDES A PREVIOUS CAMPAIGN "PLEASE SEE 06V157".
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      HINO RECALL NO. A5340.CUSTOMERS MAYALSO 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.