Hino Class Action - MEDIA RELEASE
10 October 2022
COMMENCEMENT OF CLASS ACTION
AGAINST HINO MOTORS LTD AND
HINO MOTOR SALES AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Gerard Malouf & Partners (GMP Law) has commenced a Class Action proceeding against Hino Motor Sales Australia Pty Ltd and Hino Motors Limited in the Supreme Court of Victoria on 30 September 2022.
The proceeding seeks compensation on behalf of all purchasers or lessees of affected Hino vehicles in Australia which were the subject of misconduct in relation to the certification in Japan in respect of emissions and fuel economy from as early as 2003.
Such misconduct has now been admitted by the companies in respect of numerous Hino vehicles.
Compensatory damages are being claimed against both companies with an additional claim for exemplary or punitive damages against the Japanese parent company.
It is claimed that the misconduct in relation to emissions and fuel economy of Hino vehicles has caused not only financial loss to consumers of these vehicles but also environmental damage and damage to human health through excess emissions.