More than 100,000 SUV and pickup trucks may be affected by what is alleged to be a conspiracy with an auto supplier over a deceptive software package that improved U.S. emission tests. If a buy-back is adopted, as plaintiffs seek to achieve, Fiat could be on the hook for over a billion dollars, according to an article in Monday’s Wall Street Journal.
In lawsuit pleadings Robert Bosch GmbH is being singled out as the supplier who may have supplied the software, claiming it was a key component to deceiving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A class action in San Francisco federal court is pending.
“Robert Bosch, the German multinational engineering and electronics company that made GM’s electronic diesel controls, is also named in the lawsuit.
The class action lawsuit comes a day after the Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, accusing it of installing illegal software in some of its Dodge Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee models.” From the Detroit Patch
Chrysler denied all claims, calling them baseless. They are “vigorously defending” the alleged cheating.
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