Wednesday - August 3 - 2022 / News


In March this year, Hino Motors Limited (HML), the Japan based manufacturer, announced that it was suspending the sales of certain engines in Japan as it investigated non-compliance
with the certification process for emissions under the Japanese regulatory standards.

This investigation has now resulted in HML voluntarily suspending the sale of two further on-road engine types while it engages with the relevant authorities in Japan.  One of these engines is in vehicles sold in New Zealand – the AO5C / Urea-SCR engine found in some Hino 500 medium-duty trucks.

The issues concerning Japanese certification processes do not affect the drivability of the affected vehicles and raise no concerns about driving the vehicle safely.  This is not a vehicle
safety matter or a recall.

HML has informed Waka Kotahi and is committed to engaging with the relevant authorities about these matters.

If you have any questions about HML’s announcement, or how this may affect your vehicle, please contact:


Read the announcement from Hino Motors Ltd.




What vehicles contain the engines?    A05C / Urea-SCR

The A05C / Urea-SCR engine variant is used in some Hino 500 Series medium-duty vehicles, being the FC2A, FD2A, and FE2A (MDT).


Engine Type Engine Variant Vehicle Market
A05C (2016 Japanese regulation) A05C-TC (E9 Japanese) A05C-TD (E9 Japanese) A05C-TE (E9 Japanese) FC2A, FD2A, FE2A (MDT) NZ




Where can I get more information?