Express Freight International, et al. v. Hino Motors Ltd., et al.
Hino Emissions Class Action Settlement
1:22-cv-22483-Gayles/Torres

Welcome to the Hino Emissions Class Action Settlement Website

Purchasers and Lessees of certain Hino trucks may qualify for a payment in a $237.5 million class action settlement.

Estimated payments range from $1,500 - $15,000 per Settlement Class Truck.

 

Click here to submit your claim for compensation.

UPDATE: On January 22, 2024, Settlement Class Counsel filed a Motion for Final Settlement Approval and Award of Attorneys' Fees and Costs. You can review that motion and supporting documents on the Important Documents page of this website.

 

What is the Settlement about?

Hino Motors Ltd., Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., and Hino Motors Sales U.S.A., Inc. (together, “Defendants” or “Hino”) have agreed to a proposed class action settlement to resolve claims in a class action lawsuit called Express Freight International, et al., v. Hino Motors, Ltd., et al., No. 1:22-cv-22483-Gayles/Torres (S.D. Fla.) (the “Settlement”).  The lawsuit alleges that the emission levels in certain Hino trucks were misrepresented and exceed regulatory limits. Defendants deny the claims but have decided to settle. The Court has not decided who is right. 

Who is included?

Settlement Class Members include all persons or entities that purchased or leased a Settlement Class Truck, through October 30, 2023. Settlement Class Trucks include any on-road vehicle equipped and originally sold or leased in the United States with a Hino engine from engine Model Year 2010 through and including engine Model Year 2019. To find out if your truck is included in the Class, please enter the Vehicle Identification Number ("VIN") on the VIN Lookup page.

Eligibility for Settlement Cash Benefits will be determined by VIN, but for illustrative purposes, the Parties expect that the Settlement Class includes most or all of the following Hino trucks: 

  • Hino 155 (Model Years 2013-2020)
  • Hino 195 (Model Years 2013-2020)
  • Hino 238 (Model Years 2011-2020)
  • Hino 258 (Model Years 2011-2020)
  • Hino 268 (Model Years 2011-2020)
  • Hino 338 (Model Years 2011-2020)
  • Hino XL7 (Model Year 2020)
  • Hino XL8 (Model Year 2020)
  • Hino L6 (Model Year 2021)
  • Hino L7 (Model Year 2021)

What does the Settlement provide?

If approved, the Settlement will provide compensation and other valuable benefits to Settlement Class Members. These benefits include:

  • A $237,500,000 Settlement fund to pay Settlement Class Members who submit a valid claim. The compensation available for each Settlement Class Truck is likely to range from $1,500 to $15,000 per Settlement Class Truck, depending on the volume of claims submitted and court-awarded fees and costs (see FAQ 4 for additional details);
     
  • A robust extended warranty that covers the repair or replacement of various emission control system component parts, including the cost of any diagnostic test leading to the repair; and 
     
  • A New Parts Warranty if there is a government-mandated or government-recommended emissions system recall or repair campaign involving the Settlement Class Trucks in the next three years.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THE SETTLEMENT

These deadlines may be moved, canceled, or otherwise modified, so please check this site regularly for updates.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
PARTICIPATE BY FILING A CLAIM

To obtain compensation under this Settlement, you must submit a valid claim here. Please refer to FAQ 5 for details on how to submit a valid claim.

Under the current schedule, claims must be submitted electronically or postmarked by June 15, 2024. This schedule may change, so please visit this Website regularly for updates.

REQUEST EXCLUSION

If you wish to exclude yourself from the Settlement, you must submit a request to exclude yourself from, or “opt out” of, the Settlement, by February 22, 2024. If you do so, you will receive no compensation under this Settlement, but you will preserve your rights to sue the Defendants over the claims being resolved by this Settlement. Please refer to FAQs 14-17 here for further detail.

OBJECT

If you wish to object to the Settlement, you may write to the Court and explain what you dislike about the Settlement. You must submit your objection by February 22, 2024. If you object to the Settlement, you are expressing your views about the Settlement, but you will remain a member of the Class (if you are otherwise eligible) and you will still release the claims covered by this Settlement. If you make an objection, you must still submit a claim to receive compensation under the Settlement. Please refer to FAQ 20 and FAQ 21 for further details.

If you object to the Settlement as described above, you may ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. Please refer to FAQs 22-24 here for further details. 

DO NOTHING

If you do nothing, you will receive no payment in this Settlement and you will give up your right to sue or continue to sue Defendants for the claims in this case.

For More Information

Visit this website often to get the most up-to-date information.

Mail
Hino USA Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91473
Seattle, WA 98111