General Motors Emissions Lawsuit
According to multiple reports, General Motors faces a proposed class action lawsuit for allegedly programming approximately 705,000 heavy-duty pickup trucks with Duramax engines to cheat emissions tests and meet emissions requirements. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit claim that certain pickup trucks produce and emit levels of nitrogen oxide anywhere from two to five times higher than allowed.
What Vehicles are Affected?
Vehicles potentially affected include:
- 2011–2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with Duramax Diesel Engines
- 2011–2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD with Duramax Diesel Engines
Vehicle manufacturers are required to demonstrate that their vehicles meet federal emissions standards and to disclose any software or programming that could potentially modify the air pollution a vehicle emits. According to a report by The New York Times, the lawsuit argues that GM “deceived customers by marketing the vehicles as ‘clean’ diesel trucks and seeks to force the company to buy the vehicles back and compensate owners for economic losses.”
Affected Consumers May Be Eligible to Pursue Compensation
According to alleged violations against General Motors Co., the actions of the car manufacturer could constitute fraud and misrepresentation, breach of warranty, breach of contract and violations of various consumer protection laws.
Potential compensation may include:
- Costs incurred by owners, including loss of value, attributable to any wrongful conduct
- Refund of the purchase price paid for affected vehicles
- Damages related to violations of consumer protection acts
- Attorneys’ fees
Affected consumers are encouraged to speak with a General Motors emissions lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies against the automakers.
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