Ford has been accused of rigging its diesel Super Duty trucks to pass emissions testing.
A lawsuit filed this month by US-based law firm Hagens Berman representing Ford owners alleges that Ford used devices built into 2011-2017 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty diesel trucks, allowing them to pass emissions testing while generating twice the legal limit of harmful emissions during normal driving.
The suit also names automotive electronics powerhouse Bosch, its supplier, as a defendant.
Ford has outright stated its vehicles ?do not have defeat devices,? while Bosch has issued a more cryptic statement.
?Bosch is cooperating with the continuing investigations in various jurisdictions and is defending its interests in the litigation. 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,? the company’s statement said.
This news comes less than three years after Volkswagen?s ?Dieselgate? emissions scandal. That fiasco cost the German automaker over $30 billion, prompted legal actions by dozens of countries. It even caused the giant to halt diesel sales in the United States for over a year.
Could Ford be facing a similar fate?