Lawsuit Claims Ford Cheated Diesel Emissions Testing

Lawsuit Claims Ford Cheated Diesel Emissions Testing

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".

The lawsuit is being filed for the reason that Ford Owners had paid $8,400 more, compared to other Super Duty trucks, for a truck that does not comply emission level regulation standards.

The suit - filed in the Eastern District of MI - also names the Robert Bosch company (the manufacturer of the high-pressure injection system and controlling software in the Ford turbo-diesel 6.7-liter V-8) in the suit; however, only F-250 and F-350 models are named even though the engine is available other vehicles.

Attorneys representing the plaintiffs state the impacted vehicles exhibit real-world emissions performance that "grossly exceeds" those allowed by federal and state law. "We will safeguard ourselves against these baseless claims".

The lawsuit also states German automotive supplier Robert Bosch GmbH worked with Ford to mask the inefficiencies of the vehicles. A class action lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges the company colluded with Ford to cheat emissions tests.


On Wednesday, Bosch said it took "very seriously" allegations of diesel software manipulation by Ford Motor Co raised by a USA law firm which named the components maker as a defendant in a lawsuit.

The suit, which seeks class-action status, adds Ford to the growing list of companies facing claims of cheating on diesel emissions testing.

"Bosch takes the allegations of manipulation of the diesel software very seriously".

In 2017, Bosch agreed to pay $327.5 million to USA owners of Volkswagen AG vehicles for its part in setting up illegal emissions-cheating software.

Bosch noted the "sensitive legal nature of these matters" in its response to a request for comment. Bosch is cooperating with the continuing investigations in various jurisdictions, and is defending its interests in the litigation. The full report is available here.

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