From Volkswagen, to Opel and now Chevrolet. The diesel scandal has hit the American automaker on its own turf.
The Detroit News reports General Motors has been hit with a class-action lawsuit over diesel emissions in its Chevrolet Cruze diesel models. The lawsuit states GM and Chevrolet marketed the Cruze diesel as a “clean vehicle”, and alleges the use of defeat devices in software.
The lawsuit, filed in a California federal court, states plaintiffs found excessive pollution in the Cruze diesel, which occasionally did not meet U.S. emissions standards after using a portable measurement system.
The lawsuit also points to GM’s Opel, and its allegations of using software to allow higher pollution at certain speeds and temperatures.
General Motors released a statement on the matter stating, “These claims are baseless and we will vigorously defend ourselves. GM believes the Chevrolet Cruze turbo diesel complies with all U.S. EPA and CARB emissions regulations.”