A law firm in Australia is threatening a potential class-action lawsuit against Isuzu Ute Australia over historical faults including structural failures (e.g. cracking) and faulty diesel filters on Isuzu D-Max and MU-X models sold between 2017 and 2019.
Around 90,000 of the aforementioned models are the focus for legal firm Bannister Law due to reports from owners that their vehicles are experiencing faults.
The law firm is canvassing current and former owners of the previous generation models to try uncover the issue.
It is reported that 100 Isuzus have experienced structural cracking in the engine bay and inner guards. The significance of the issue is that it costs owners significant amounts of money to repair a fault that wasn’t necessarily of their doing.
Apparently, the cracks found in structural areas are associated with the fitment of bull bars or vehicles driven on corrugated roads.
Bannister Law says repairs made to the inner guards can cost up to $9722 ($NZ10,802).
Diesel particulate filter (DPF) faults on the Isuzus are also being investigated by the firm which they say can cost up to $8770 ($NZ9744) to fix.
Isuzu Ute Australia says it hasn’t been approached regarding any potential class action lawsuits but if a customer has any concerns, they should contact their local dealer or Isuzu Ute customer relations.