Truck owners file lawsuit against Ford, alleging diesel emissions cheating

Truck owners file lawsuit against Ford, alleging diesel emissions cheating

More specifically, the suit alleges Ford and Bosch put so-called "defeat devices" in some of Ford's Super Duty diesel trucks, which the suit says allows the vehicles to pollute at "up to 50 times legal limits".

A Ford spokesperson insists that the vehicles don't feature defeat devices - or software that disables an emissions control system outside of a test environment.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of MI, also named German auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH as a defendant.

Any persons or businesses in Canada who bought or leased one of the specified trucks can contact Siskinds LLP or Sotos LLP.

Ford truck owners filed a lawsuit against the auto company Wednesday claiming it rigged thousands of trucks to beat emissions tests.

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Bosch has reportedly been named in other cases against Fiat Chrysler and General Motors.

"The lawsuit said the trucks at issue represent a profitable and key part of the Dearborn automaker's offerings, noting that it charges about "$8,400 for diesel-equipped vehicles over comparable gasoline Super Duty trucks". "Ford not only cheated emissions in these trucks, but cheated consumers as well, playing up promises it couldn't keep".

The lawsuit against Ford, which also names the supplier Bosch as a defendant, said Ford installed "defeat devices" on about a half million 2011-17 Super Duty diesels. In a statement to the Detroit Free Press, Ford spokesman Mike Levine said that Ford vehicles, "including those with diesel emissions, comply with all USA and EPA and (California Air Resources Board) emissions regulations". "We will safeguard ourselves against these baseless claims". "As a matter of policy, and due to the sensitive legal nature of these matters, Bosch will not comment further concerning matters under investigation and in litigation".

In a statement Wednesday, Bosch said allegations against the company "remain the subject of investigations and civil litigation" and it takes allegations of diesel software manipulation "very seriously".

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