October 27, 2017

(Information) Impact of Kobe Steel Quality Issue

We would like to extend our sincerest apologies to customers of Hino Motors for the great concern that is being caused by this issue.

We would like to report on the results of the investigations that we have carried out to date regarding the impact on Hino Motors in relation to the series of improper conducts of Kobe Steel Ltd.

We have verified that none of the materials that we purchased directly from Kobe Steel to manufacture our vehicles were reported as having had their data falsified.

We are expeditiously carrying out investigations with respect to the possible impacts of the parts that we purchased via our part suppliers.

We will be taking all actions needed with safety and peace of mind for our customers as our top priority. We would like to kindly ask for your understanding in this matter.