March 22, 2018
Photo of 2018 338 class 7 vocational truck courtesy of Hino.
Hino Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. is recalling an estimated 45 2018 to 2019 trucks with engine codes NE8J, NJ8J, and NV8J because the screw lock nuts that secure the engine’s valve train may not have been properly tightened during manufacturing, and could potentially loosen within the engine and damage it.
A damaged engine could shut down, increasing the risk of a crash.
Affected trucks include the 258LP, 258ALP, 268, 268A, and 338 conventional cab models.
To fix the problem, Hino will notify owners. Dealers will inspect the torque on the valve train adjustment screw lock nuts. In the case of missing bolts, the engine will be replaced at no cost to owners.
The recall begins on April 9. Truck owners can reach Hino customer service at (248) 699-9390. Hino’s reference number for this recall is AA9Q0.