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HINO Class Action

HINO Diesel Class Action 

Do you own or lease a Hino diesel vehicle? You may be entitled to compensation.

GMP Law has lodged a class action claim against Hino Motors over misreporting of Engine Performance data, particularly of Fuel Efficiency and Emissions, in relation to their diesel vehicles.

This class action is on behalf of people who own or leased the affected Hino diesel vehicles, and the compensation could potentially be a significant proportion of the purchase price of the vehicle for each owner. In some instances, there may be an entitlement to a refund. If you own or lease a Hino diesel vehicle you could be eligible for compensation if the class action is successful.

About the Claim

Hino is a manufacturer of commercial vehicles, trucks, and buses, and is a subsidiary of Toyota. Hino has been investigated by various regulators, including by US authorities over the misreporting of their Engine Performance.  On 4 March 2022, Hino announced that misconduct had occurred in applying for certification of various diesel engines under Japanese laws and regulations.

On 11 March 2022, Hino announced that a Special Investigation Committee, composed of outside experts, would be commissioned to investigate this issue, and on 2 August 2022 Hino published the findings of the Special Investigation Committee.  The Committee concluded that Hino had misreported their engine data for Fuel Efficiency and Emissions of various diesel models from 2003 onwards.

Owners and lessees of affected vehicles appear to have been misled about the performance of their vehicles. We are seeking to hold Hino accountable for its actions. We will fight for compensation on behalf of owners and lessees of affected Hino vehicles.

Risk Free

There is no risk in registering with our firm.

No Win - No Fee

We will act for class members on a 'No Win-No Fee' basis.

This means that we will only charge professional legal fees and out-of-pocket expenses if the claim is successful. At the successful outcome of the matter the Court can be expected to make an order that Hino pay the claimants’ professional legal fees and out-of-pocket expenses.

We presently intend to commence proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria and to apply for a Group Costs Order. If a Group Costs Order is made, the Court will approve a percentage of the amount of compensation or damages to be deducted and paid to the lawyers conducting the case.

In the event that the claim is not successful, you will not be personally liable for Hino’s professional legal fees and out-of-pocket expenses.

Am I eligible to be included in the claim?

You may be eligible to be included in the Hino diesel class action if you bought or leased a diesel Hino vehicle (new or second hand) that was manufactured between 1 January 2003 and 2 August 2022.

Please click here to register with our firm.

Class members who register with our firm will receive:

(a) regular updates and advice concerning the progress of the case, (b) assistance in obtaining such information as may be necessary in connection with the resolution of your individual claim if the case is successful and (c) advice as to what damages may be recoverable in respect of your individual claim.

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