GM's 'Clean' Diesel Systems Are Dirty, Silverado Buyers Say

Law360 (May 6, 2019, 4:27 PM EDT) -- A group of more than 100 buyers of General Motors' Silverado trucks sued the automaker and parts maker Robert Bosch on Monday, saying the two companies fooled customers into buying diesel trucks advertised as clean and environmentally friendly that instead "spewed" pollutants in normal driving conditions.

According to the 248-page complaint filed in Michigan federal court, General Motors LLC installed "defeat devices" in the vehicles' emissions controls, which boost the cars' performance by shutting down processes meant to reduce the amount of harmful emissions they produce.

The car buyers, who come from Alabama, Alaska and Georgia, told the court that the...

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