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Ford 2011-2017 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Diesel Truck Emissions Defeat Device Canadian Class Action

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CONSUMER LAW GROUP is investigating a Canada-wide class action lawsuit Ford Motor Company relating to the use of defeat devices on its Super Duty 6.7-litre Power Stroke diesel trucks.

The specific vehicles involved are:

- Ford F-250 Super Duty 6.7-litre Power Stroke diesel (model years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017)
- Ford F-350 Super Duty 6.7-litre Power Stroke diesel (model years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017)

The proposed class action is based on allegations that the automaker sold vehicles equipped with an emissions system that during normal driving conditions emits many multiples of the allowed level of pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx).

To appeal to environmentally conscious consumers, compete with rival and top selling vehicles by General Motors and FCA, and comply with new emissions regulations that became effective in 2010, Ford markets its Super Duty vehicles as having low emissions, "clean" diesel technology, as being "fuel efficient" and "best-in-class" in fuel economy, all with a powerful torque and towing capacity.

Ford charges a premium of approximately $8,400 for diesel-equipped vehicles over comparable gasoline Super Duty trucks.

A class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. claims that testing has revealed that the Ford F-250 and F-350 models emit levels of NOx many times higher than (i) their gasoline counterparts, (ii) what a reasonable consumer would expect, (iii) what Ford had advertised (iv) the Environmental Protection Agency’s maximum standards, and (iv) the levels set for the vehicles to obtain a certificate of compliance that allows them to be sold in Canada. Further, the vehicles’ promised power, fuel economy and efficiency, and towing capacity is obtained only by turning off or turning down emission controls when the software in these vehicles senses that they are not in an emissions testing environment.

More specifically, the Class Action Complaint states that, in stop-and-go conditions, emissions are routinely as high as 5 times the standard. In certain common driving conditions, such as modest uphill road grades, or with the use of a trailer that adds weight, emissions exceed the standard by 30 to 50 times. Ford advertised these vehicles as having “best-in-class towing capabilities” and expected Super Duty trucks to pull significant loads. Ford failed to disclose that “best-in-class towing” came with a by-product of high NOx emissions, sometimes exceeding legal standards by 30 to 50 times. In stop-and-go driving, testing reveals that the vehicles operate 69% of the time above the emissions standard, 45% of the time at twice the standard, and 9% of the time at five times the standard.

Consumers have suffered damages as a result of their purchases of these vehicles, including but not limited to: (a) a high premium for the Super Duty diesel engine compared to what they would have paid for a gas-powered engine, (b) out-of-pocket losses and future attempted repairs, (c) future additional fuel costs, (d) decreased performance of the vehicles, and (e) diminished value of the vehicles.

If you or someone you know is or was an owner or lessee of a Ford F-250 or F-350 Super Duty 6.7-litre Power Stroke diesel truck (model years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017) anywhere in Canada, Ontario, or Quebec and you wish more information on potential compensation or to be kept advised of the status of the GM 2011-2017 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Diesel Truck Defeat Device Canadian Class Action litigation or any resulting compensation from this lawsuit, please provide your contact information to our law firm using the form below.

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