A U.S. law firm accused Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) of cheating emissions tests by rigging its F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks to ensure they passed tests.
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.”
The lawsuit is claiming that Ford sold consumers trucks that seemed environmentally more efficient than other models, when in reality, the automotive manufacturer was manipulating the emissions system to obtain a better performance.
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.
Ford also advertised the trucks as the “cleanest Super Diesel ever,” and also added, “proven technology and innovative Ford strategies to meet the latest federal emissions standards.”
The firm believes that Ford lied about tests in order to increase its sales and profits.