Fuel Smarts

GM Calls Diesel Manipulation Claim 'Baseless'

May 25, 2017

Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.
Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

General Motors has responded to a civil lawsuit claiming that it included a defeat device in its diesel-powered vehicles by saying the claim is baseless, according to a company statement.

A lawsuit filed on May 24 by the attorneys who sued Volkswagen claims General Motors rigged thousands of trucks so they would pass emissions tests, reports Reuters.

The class-action lawsuit was filed in federal court in Detroit on behalf of owners and lessees of more than 705,000 Silverado and Sierra trucks equipped with Duramax engines from the 2011 to 2016 model years.

"These claims are baseless and we will vigorously defend ourselves," according to a May 25 GM statement. "The Duramax diesel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra comply with all U.S. EPA and CARB emissions regulations."

The lawsuit was filed by several lawfirms including Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, which was involved in similar litigation against Volkswagen that led to miltuple-billion dollar settlements.

Comments

  1. 1. Juan Robledo [ May 30, 2017 @ 12:57PM ]

    Anything can be deleted,or bypassed if know of the technology that's out there the same applies to gas engine where you can purchase an aftermarket engine boost and anyone with the knowledge and skills can override it or delete would be emissions if you the clout

  2. 2. Michael Galorath [ May 30, 2017 @ 01:30PM ]

    We have read many stories where the emissions equipment has been removed, but has needed to be re-installed on trade in's. I've worked on many pick-ups' that has had all the DPF removed. It will be interesting how this pans out. The only company that they have not gone after yet is Cummin's I'm sure they will be next. In a lot of cases here they do not want diesels of any kind. I get it. And the country will stop with outdiesel's right now

  3. 3. Michael Galorath [ May 30, 2017 @ 01:35PM ]

    Sorry I take that back the next story was fed's going after Fiat Chrysler. Here's the government taking manufactures to court with no basis or proof that's been released to the public like VW .

 

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