'Hardware Sabotage' - Stoneridge Smart Tachos Displaying Errors
DVSA have reported that some Stoneridge SE5000 Transitional Smart 2 Tachograph devices are wrongly displaying and recording an error message.
The vehicle standards agency says that ‘hardware sabotage’ is displaying on screens and an event will be recorded in the tachograph.
In a statement, DVSA said: ‘We have received assurances from Stoneridge that this error does not affect the working of the tachograph. It will continue to operate correctly, even when displaying the message.
‘Vehicle operators can still use vehicles with these tachographs fitted. DVSA examiners can check the proper functioning of the tachograph. No action will be taken when this issue is identified in isolation.
Stoneridge have yet to publish details of a fix.
In the event of the error message, DVSA advise drivers to take a manual printout so they can present this at a roadside stop if needed.