If you’ve been following the news lately, you may have heard about the Hino Class Action lawsuit that has been making headlines across Australia. This legal action has been initiated on behalf of individuals who own or leased the affected Hino diesel vehicles.
In this article, we’ll explain what the Hino Class Action claim is about, what the eligibility requirements are to join the Hino class action, and answers to other frequently asked questions.
Hino is a subsidiary of Toyota that manufactures buses, trucks, and commercial vehicles. Hino has been investigated by several regulatory bodies, including US authorities, over their misreporting of their engine performance, particularly of fuel efficiency and emissions. The Hino class action claim is seeking compensation for people who own or leased the affected diesel vehicles.
Hino made an announcement on March 4th, 2022, acknowledging that they had engaged in misconduct when applying for certification for a number of their diesel engines under Japanese laws and regulations.
Hino declared on March 11th, 2022, that an external team of experts, known as the Special Investigation Committee, would be appointed to investigate the matter. The Committee’s findings were later released on August 2nd, 2022, and outlined that Hino had provided incorrect engine data concerning fuel efficiency and emissions for several diesel models manufactured from 2003 onwards.
As a result of Hino’s misreporting of the fuel efficiency and emissions, individuals who owned or leased the vehicles that were affected were misled and provided false information regarding the performance of their vehicles.
If you have purchased or leased a diesel Hino vehicle (pre owned or new) that was manufactured between January 1st, 2003, and August 2nd, 2022, you could be eligible to join the class action.
There are many benefits that come with joining GMP’s Hino Class Action, these include the following:
GMP Law aims to obtain compensation for owners of Hino vehicles by legal proceedings taken against both Hino Motor Sales Australia Pty Ltd and Hino Motors Limited.
The amount of compensation can possibly constitute a substantial portion of the vehicle’s purchase price for each owner. In certain cases, a refund may also be provided.
According to GMP Law, the wrongdoing in regard to the emissions and fuel efficiency of Hino vehicles has resulted in not just financial harm to consumers who purchased these vehicles, but also environmental harm and adverse effects on human health caused by excessive emissions.
If you owned or leased a Hino diesel vehicle ( used or new) that was manufactured between 1 January 2003 and 2 August 2022, click here to register for the GMP Hino Class Action.
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