What’s the matter?
Just at the time when you thought that the dust (soot?) Was starting to settle after a Volkswagen TDI diesel scam called the diesel gate, a class action lawsuit was filed against General Motors for similar charges.
Like rubbing salt in a wound, this adds another level of legal trouble for General Motors, after its biggest review of faulty ignition switches. So far, GM has paid about $ 2.5 billion in fines and payments.
What is the costume about?
According to AutoBlog, the lawsuit claims that more than 705,000 Duramax diesel pickups powered by the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra diesel engines produced between 2011 and 2016 produced two to five times more NOx pollutants than allowed by law. The lawsuit itself requires compensation or compensation for lost car values and punitive damages.
GM spokesman Dan Flores declared the allegations “unfounded”, citing truck compliance with US Environmental Protection Agency emission requirements. Flores also emphasized the ability of trucks to meet California’s stringent diesel standards.
It should also be noted that Duramax trucks are equipped with urea injection systems. These systems inject diesel exhaust fluid into the catalytic converter to significantly reduce NOx emissions.
General Motors is the fifth automaker to be tested for its diesel passenger cars. They join Volkswagen, Daimler, Peugeot, Renault and FCA. The latest lawsuit against GM is not much different. Further detailed statements point to the use of the emission test for “hit devices”. This forces the truck engine computer to work in a different state than in real conditions during testing, which leads to falsification of the results.