General Motors Co. was accused in a lawsuit on Thursday, May 25, of rigging hundreds of thousands of diesel trucks with devices similar to those used by Volkswagen to ensure they pass emissions tests.
The proposed class-action lawsuit covers people who own or lease more than 705,000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups fitted with Duramax engines from the 2011 to 2016 model years.
It said GM used at least three “defeat devices” to ensure that the trucks met federal and state emission standards, even if they generated more pollution in real-world driving. The complaint was filed in the federal court in Detroit.
“These claims are baseless and we will vigorously defend ourselves,” GM spokesman Dan Flores said.
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