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Hino Commercial Vehicles Emissions Misconduct Investigation

Is there yet another emissions scandal? A Hino Motors internal review has reportedly found that some of the electronic emissions control systems in certain of its 2016, 2017, and 2019 vehicles were manipulated to show better fuel economy and fraudulently earn better emissions certifications. We’re investigating these reports.  Read more

2019 Hino Profia

PCC Structurals Metals on Residential Properties

Precision Castparts Corp. and PPC Structurals, Inc. are settling a class action about whether operations at PCC’s Large Parts Campus interfered with the use and enjoyment of certain residential properties in Southeast Portland. The complaint alleged the facility emitted or deposited metals, including nickel, that were used in the process of making nickel-based superalloys, titanium,  Read more

Precision Castparts Corp. Facility

Ford Underreporting of Emissions-Related Parts California Class Action

The California Code of Regulations (CCR) requires that car makers identify to the California Air Resources Board all high-cost emissions-related parts, as part of its Emission Control System Warranty Requirements, and to warrant those parts for seven years or 70,000 miles. The complaint alleges that Ford Motor Company, Inc. tries to minimize its warranty obligations  Read more

2016 Ford Focus

FCA Fails to Pay for PZEV MultiAir Actuator Repairs California Class Action

Under the California Emissions Warranty, automakers must cover repairs of emissions-related parts in what are called “PZEV vehicles.” The warranty is for 15 years or 150,000 miles. The complaint for this class action alleges that FCA US, LLC is not in fact providing this coverage for MultiAir Actuators and is making customers pay out of  Read more

Air Pollution from Cars

Nissan PZEVs California Emissions Warranty Coverage Class Action

The California Emissions Warranty requires that transmission repairs and replacements for partial zero emissions vehicles and super ultra-low emissions vehicles (PZEV vehicles) be covered for a period of fifteen years or 150,000 miles. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Nissan North America, Inc. is not properly identifying or covering these repairs.  Read more

2020 Nissan Sentra

Porsche Emissions Warranty “High-Priced” Parts California Class Action

California law requires emission control system warranties on new passenger vehicles. In particular, automakers are required to identify high-priced parts that pertain to emissions control and to provide a 7-year, 70,000-mile warranty for them. The complaint for this class action alleges that Porsche Cars North America, Inc. has improperly limited the parts it includes in  Read more

A Porsche Cayenne

Ford PZEV Vehicles and California Emissions Warranty Coverage Class Action

Since 2009, Ford has sold Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEVs), for which it has received Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) credits from the state of California. In exchange for the credits, Ford is required to extend the terms of California’s required emissions warranty to 15 years or 150,000 miles. But the complaint for this class action  Read more

Emissions from Tailpipe

Mercedes Repairs to PZEVs Under California Emissions Warranty Class Action

Mercedes Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) has received credits from California for its distribution of Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEV). In exchange, MBUSA is supposed to extend its California Emissions Warranties on the vehicles. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that the company does not pay for all the parts and labor costs that  Read more

Cars on Highway in Haze of Emissions

Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter BlueTEC II Emissions Settlement

Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH, and Robert Bosch, LLC are choosing to settle class actions against them regarding Mercedes-Benz or Sprinter BlueTEC II diesel vehicles in the US. The complaints alleged that the vehicles were equipped with improper emissions control systems that caused them to emit more nitrogen oxides (NOx) than permitted  Read more

2016 MB BlueTec E250

Ram 1500, Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Emissions Settlement

Fiat Chrysler and Bosch are settling a multi-district consolidated lawsuit that claims the companies installed auxiliary Emissions Control Devices (AECDs) in 2014-2016 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles with 3.0 liter V6 diesel engines. In addition to class actions filed by individuals, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit on behalf of the Environmental  Read more

2016 Ram 1500