6.7L Ford Super Duty Hit With Emissions-Cheating Lawsuit
Ford Next in Line for Emissions Fraud Accusations
Hagens Berman, the emissions vigilante law firm that has slapped similar lawsuits against fellow automakers Fiat Chrysler, Mercedes, General Motors, and Volkswagen, hit Ford and alleged conspiracy counterpart Bosch with 58 counts of violations of state consumer laws, false advertising laws, and so on. The class action lawsuit was filed Jan. 10 in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of Michigan.
According to the complaint (2:18-cv-10106-DPH-EAS), the 6.7L Super Duty trucks “emit levels of NOx many times higher than (i) their gasoline counterparts, (ii) what a reasonable consumer would expect, (iii) what Ford had advertised, (iv) the Environmental Protection Agency’s maximum standards, and (v) the levels set for the vehicles to obtain a certificate of compliance that allows them to be sold in the United States.”
Ford’s statement regarding the accusations: “All Ford vehicles, including those with diesel engines, comply with all U.S. EPA and CARB emissions regulations. Ford vehicles do not have defeat devices. We will defend ourselves against these baseless claims.”
Look, we’re certainly not emissions experts, but all of this sounds a bit ridiculous. Get your popcorn ready as we head to court to get to the bottom of this.Read the 273-page complaint here: https://www.hbsslaw.com/uploads/case_downloads/ford-emissions/ford-emissions-class-action-complaint-hagens-berman.compressed.pdf