Hino Class Action Update - October 2022
4 October 2022
Welcome to Gerard Malouf and Partners’ (GMP Law) Hino Class Action update.
We have been working industriously with our specialist barristers and experts investigating the various significant false representations for both emissions and fuel economy.
Based on our current investigations, we believe the action has great merits and should ultimately result in a substantial award to cover your losses. We will be contacting you to identify each and every loss as the matter develops.
We anticipate the class action will take between one and three years to finalise. Given the public admissions made by Hino we are calling on Hino to resolve the claim much more sooner.
We have identified many thousands of potential affected class members who have registered with the Class Action.
Quite frankly we are absolutely appalled at the behaviour of Hino in misleading the public and authorities of the huge impact upon the worlds’ environment due to their engine emissions.
Please find attached news releases regarding developments from Hino.
HINO SANCTIONED BY JAPANESE AUTHORITIES
On 22 September 2022 Hino was notified by Japanese authorities that they are being sanctioned for their misconduct with their engines.
Japanese authorities had conducted on-site inspections and found various engine types to be “unsatisfactory with respect to Japanese emissions performance standards”
Hino has accordingly had type approvals revoked for several engine models, which is in addition to the engine models that had already had type approvals revoked that was announced back in August 2022.
For full details please visit our Resources page at: https://www.hinoclassaction.com.au/resources
ANOTHER HINO RECALL – EMERGENCY CONTROL SWITCHES
On 19 September 2022 Hino announced a recall of 300 and 500 series trucks due to issues with the Emergency Control Switches. According to Hino there is a glitch allowing the vehicle to be started whilst in gear.
“In the event of an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) malfunction, using these switches when starting the vehicle could cause unintended movement of the vehicle.”
This glitch risks significant accidents that could cause serious injuries (or even death) to drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
Hino has issued recall notices to affected vehicles for the Emergency Control Switches to be removed.