Ford Sued for Alleged Diesel Emissions Cheating

Rodiano Bonacci
Gennaio 13, 2018

The company is Bosch, a German engineering and electronics company that supplies parts for automakers around the globe.

There's another company mentioned in the lawsuit accusing Ford of cheating emissions standards.

"Ford has joined the ranks of Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, Mercedes and GM in its scheme to rake in profits for diesels that pollute at levels too high to even legally sell in the US, all while charging a $8,400 premium over comparable gas Super Duty models", says Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman.

Another day, another claim of diesel engines not meeting federal emission standards.

The lawsuit, filed by Hagens Berman in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Michigan, says that just like VW, GM, Fiat Chrysler, and Mercedes, Ford had been intentionally selling its F-250 and F-350 trucks that have devices that mask the the release of "illegally high levels of NOx". Although the complaint says that Ford and tech partner Bosch worked in tandem to create a system that would hide the real-life emissions in order to maintain the performance promised to vehicle users.

Bosch noted the "sensitive legal nature of these matters" in its response to a request for comment.

In a statement Wednesday, Bosch stated accusations against the company "remain the subject of investigations and civil litigation" and it takes accusations of diesel software application adjustment "very seriously". "Bosch is cooperating with the continuing investigations in various jurisdictions, and is defending its interests in the litigation", according to a statement from company spokeswoman Alissa Cleland.

According to Bloomberg, the lawsuit covers at least 500,000 Ford trucks.

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