Is everyone cheating on diesel emissions? A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Ram Trucks and Fiat Chrysler Automotive. Supposedly the Cummins models spew out all kinds of garbage they’re not supposed to, per a Jalopnik report.
The law firm bringing about the suit issued a press release filled with dramatic language. Among the accusations is that Chrysler and Cummins essentially lied about having the cleanest diesel trucks out there.
The accusation is the 6.7-liter Cummins V-6 produces emissions well above the legal limit. It goes beyond that, with accusations of fraud, false advertising, and the list goes on and on. Part of the lawsuit claims the catalyst system for these trucks doesn’t filter out enough emissions and they tend to fail a lot. Replacing the system costs between $3,000 and $5,000.
Of course, Fiat Chrysler says it’s done nothing illegal or deceptive. While Cummins doesn’t work just with FCA, the diesel engines have set the Ram brand apart in the market for some time. Even if there’s some merit to the lawsuit, most truck owners likely won’t care. After all, a fair amount think rolling coal is a good idea.
Plenty of lawsuits are filed in the US and nothing ever comes of them. Or they’re settled out of court. We’ll see how this one plays out.