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Mitsubishi fuel labelling investigation

Bannister Law investigates class action concerning Mitsubishi MQ Triton GLS (4×4) models

Bannister Law is investigating a potential class action against Mitsubishi Motors Australia Pty Ltd for fuel labels that may be misleading consumers.

On 27 May 2019, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in the matter of Begovic v Northpark Berwick Investments Pty Ltd accepted that the NEDC results performed by the applicants expert for the vehicle are were significantly higher than the label information (26.7% combined). The tribunal accepted the applicant’s expert conclusion that the difference is unusual and excessive.

The tribunal concluded that the label was misleading and deceptive for the applicant’s vehicle. The finding was limited to the vehicle that was the subject of those proceedings.

The Tribunal found that Mr Begovic was misled by the label and was accordingly entitled to reject the vehicle and obtain a refund of his purchase price of $39,500 from the dealer.

In that case the tribunal found that the dealer and the manufacturer engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct. The Tribunal found the manufacturer was responsible for the label information and adhering the label to the vehicle knowing that the vehicle was to be sold by the dealer or at least a dealer in Australia. The dealer sold the vehicle with the label information.

Bannister Law is interested to hear from any Mitsubishi Triton GLS (4×4) owners who purchased their vehicle between 2015 to 2019 and have experienced the same issue as Mr Begovic – higher than expected fuel consumption.

Please register your interest below.