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Mitsubishi Fuel Labelling Class Action

Bannister Law Files Class Action on behalf of Mitsubishi Triton GLS Owners against Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation

On 25 November 2021, Bannister Law Class Action (BLCA) commenced a class action against Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (ACN 007 870 395) and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (a company incorporated in Japan) (together “Mitsubishi Class Action”) in the Federal Court of Australia.

The Mitsubishi Class Action was filed on behalf of Mitsubishi Triton GLS owners who acquired a Mitsubishi Triton Utility with Make Year 2016, 2017 or 2018 from 1 May 2015 to 25 November 2021 (Claim Period) and have experienced higher fuel consumption of their vehicle(s) than the Triton’s fuel consumption labels.

The class action alleges that:

  • the consumption labels affixed to each Affected Vehicle and brochures published by Mitsubishi made several false and misleading representations about the fuel efficiency of the Affected Vehicles. The representations were false and misleading because the fuel consumption results on the labels and in the brochures were significantly lower than the fuel consumption results the Affected Vehicles would have achieved if tested properly under the relevant Australian Design Rule.
  • the Affected Vehicles were defective and did not comply with the statutory guarantees of acceptable quality or supply by description under the Australian Consumer Law. This is because the fuel efficiency of these vehicles diverged significantly from what was represented on the labels and in the brochures.
  • persons who acquired Affected Vehicles during the Claim Period have suffered loss and damage by reason of Mitsubishi’s false and misleading conduct and by reason of the fact that the Affected Vehicles did not comply with the statutory guarantees of acceptable quality or supply by description.

The class action is being funded by Woodsford and operated as a litigation funding scheme under ASIC requirements. For any queries or to register your interest in the class action, please contact [email protected].