Hino releases emissions certification findings

The global Hino brand has discussed the findings of its investigations into emissions problems

Hino releases emissions certification findings
Hino has released findings about its emissions scandal in Japan

Hino Motors has released the findings of the Special Investigation Committee (SIC) which has been investigating misconduct concerning engine emissions certification in Japan.

The investigation was commissioned in March 2022, following Hino identifying past misconduct in relation to its applications for certification concerning the emissions and fuel economy performance of its engine for the Japanese market. 

The SIC report has identified misconduct in relation to Japanese emissions certification tests that have been relied on for the sale of a number of engine variants in Hino 500 Series Standard Cab FC, FD & FE medium-duty trucks and Hino Poncho buses sold in Australia.

The misconduct concerning engine certification does not affect the drivability of the affected vehicles and raises no vehicle safety concerns.

Hino says it is treating these matters seriously and is committed to continuing to review and improve its emissions certification procedures.

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Hino has voluntarily put on hold the shipment of vehicles fitted with affected engines while it engages with the relevant authorities in Japan.

Hino Motor Sales Australia (HMSA), as the distributor of Hino vehicles in Australia, will also suspend imports and deliveries to dealers. 

HMSA will also not accept any new orders for the affected vehicles pending the outcome of Hino’s engagement with the authorities in Japan.

HMSA is committed to working with dealers and customers about these issues and engaging with the relevant authorities in Australia.

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