Toyota Diesel Defeat Device Class Action

Join one of Australia’s biggest class actions

Maddens Lawyers has launched a class action in the Supreme Court of Victoria on behalf of people who have acquired certain diesel-powered Toyota vehicles. The class action alleges that Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited supplied hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles in Australia that possess engine design features commonly known as diesel defeat devices.

The class action alleges that some diesel engines developed by Toyota, including those incorporated in some of the most popular models such as the Landcruiser and Hilux, include design elements which tamper with the vehicle’s emissions control system in order to enhance the car’s performance. It is claimed the emissions control system performs differently in test conditions compared to on road conditions, resulting in Toyota cars passing regulatory testing but then emitting unlawfully high levels of nitrogen oxide when on the road.

If you acquired one of the following Toyota diesel vehicles you could be entitled to compensation:

  • Hilux, Landcruiser Prado, Fortuner, Granvia and HiAce vehicles fitted with a 2.8 litre 1GD-FTV engine
  • Hilux vehicles fitted with a 2.4 litre 2GD-FTV engine
  • Landcruiser vehicles fitted with a 3.3 litre F33A-FTV engine
  • Landcruiser vehicles fitted with a 4.5 litre 1VD-FTV 195kW to 200 kW engine
  • RAV-4 vehicles fitted with a 2.2 litre 2AD-FHV or 2AD-FTV engine

The class action is being advanced on behalf of people who acquired an affected Toyota diesel vehicle and are encouraged to register their interest in the class action to stay informed and ensure they are eligible for compensation if the class action is successful. Maddens Lawyers is acting on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means participating in the class action is risk free because legal costs will only be charged if the claim is successful.