Dodge Ram owners accuse Chrysler of misleading them about emissions – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A class-action lawsuit alleges that Fiat Chrysler and engine manufacturer Cummins intentionally misled owners of Dodge Ram diesel-powered heavy-duty pickup trucks about the trucks’ emission levels.

The case was filed Monday in federal court in Detroit by Seattle law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro. Four plaintiffs are named in the complaint, but Hagens Berman seeks to bring thousands of other owners into the case.

The suit alleges that the particulate emissions from the trucks were greater than Fiat Chrysler advertised. Attorneys contend that the trucks’ emissions caused catalytic converters to wear out more quickly, resulting in the vehicle burning fuel at a higher rate.

“The sheer level of fraud and concealment between Chrysler and Cummins is unconscionable, and we believe we have uncovered a deeply entrenched scheme,” Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman, said in a statement.

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