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FCA and Cummins named in diesel emissions class-action lawsuit

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" Chrysler is now the first United States-based carmaker to be sued for allegedly skewing emissions results. In a move that sounds eerily similar to the troubles of European manufacturers, Chrysler is claimed to have hid diesel engine characteristics causing emissions as much as 14 times higher than permitted by regulations. "

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This sounds more like a design flaw than an intentional thing.... The key is going to be if they knew the emissions system stopped working before the mandated warranty period. It kinda sounds like FCA may be just on the hook for new cats.

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8 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

This sounds more like a design flaw than an intentional thing.... The key is going to be if they knew the emissions system stopped working before the mandated warranty period. It kinda sounds like FCA may be just on the hook for new cats.

One can hope they are not forced to do buy backs....that would be pricey.

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9 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

One can hope they are not forced to do buy backs....that would be pricey.

I doubt it would come to that.  If what this article states is true, it is just the catalytic converters and other emissions equipment wearing out too quickly.  Off the top of my head and don't quote me on this, the manufacturers all have to warranty the emissions systems for something like 100,000 miles. 

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Just now, Drew Dowdell said:

I doubt it would come to that.  If what this article states is true, it is just the catalytic converters and other emissions equipment wearing out too quickly.  Off the top of my head and don't quote me on this, the manufacturers all have to warranty the emissions systems for something like 100,000 miles. 

Fair enough.  I think the VW situation could have been handled much differently.

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