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Ford News: New Lawsuit Alleges Ford Used Cheat Software On Their Heavy Duty Diesels


William Maley

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It seems any auto manufacturer that has built a diesel in recent years is getting hit with a lawsuit. The latest one to hit the courts involves Ford and their Super Duty pickups.

According to Bloomberg, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Ford and supplier Bosch for using emissions-cheating software on the 2011 to 2017 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks. The suit alleges that Ford conspired with Bosch on developing software that would allow the company to alter engine parameters to help emission standards during EPA testing. In the real world, the engines would spew out as much as 50 times the legal limit for nitrogen oxide pollutants. The suit alleges 58 violations of state consumer law, false advertising and racketeering claims. 

“The vehicle’s own on-board diagnostic software indicates emission control system to be operating as Ford intended, even though its real world performance grossly exceeds the standard,” said Steve Berman, a managing partner at Hagens Berman in the complaint.

“All Ford vehicles, including those with diesel engines, comply with all U.S. EPA and CARB emissions regulations. Ford vehicles do not have defeat devices. We will defend ourselves against these baseless claims,” said Daniel Barbosa, a spokesman for Ford to Bloomberg.

This comes only a day after Ford announced the specifications for the upcoming F-150 Power Stroke diesel.

Source: Bloomberg


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I truly believe Ford and GM have not used cheat software. This would be a company killing idiot move and the Ford Family would not go for it. This sounds more like blood sucking lawyers just trying to get money for themselves and not really caring about the end user.

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Do not trust Ford personally, think they are entirely capable of doing this.  If found guilty, should be subject to same fines as other guilty auto makers.

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1 hour ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Do not trust Ford personally, think they are entirely capable of doing this.  If found guilty, should be subject to same fines as other guilty auto makers.

I can understand that and do agree if Ford or GM did use cheat software , then they should face the courts. I believe though that neither company would have done what VW did to sell more Diesels. I think they would know better. 

I really hope that some 3rd party or college tests and releases these results so we know if the software does have Bosch cheat software code or not.

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