Wednesday Mar 29, 2023

How Hino motors is trying to cope with a growing scandal regarding emissions data

Shares of Japan’s Hino motors Toyota’s truck and bus unit has lumped more than 6%. This after the data falsification scandal widened to small trucks as well. Hino motors president Satoshi said during a transport ministry investigation that there was additional misconduct regarding emissions. It was found that it is affecting more than 76000 vehicles. The scandal came to light in March; it was previously not believed to have impacted smaller trucks which have been sold since 2019.

Hino motors have said it will suspend shipments of small trucks. It also said engine for small trucks were supposed to be tested at least two times at each measurement point, it was only tested only once at each site. He said misconduct was due to lack of understanding of regulations and not intentional. The data falsification scandal at Hino motors has now affected all sizes of trucks bringing total number of vehicles involved in scandal to more than 640000. The latest small truck shipment stoppage means Hino motors will be pausing shipment of 60% of its vehicles it makes in Japan. The 4-liter diesel engine model “N04C (with HC-SCR system)” is one of the engine models that are subject to the wrongdoings this time around; however no wrongdoings have yet been confirmed for it. The following Toyota vehicle models, which are Hino OEM-supplied vehicle models, use this engine; 2-ton Dyna and Toyoace (Cargo, Dump).

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