FCA USES and Cummins sued for conspiring to exceed the limits of emissions


RAM 1500 Diesel 2012.

The Group FCA, and Cummins, manufacturer of diesel engines u.s., are facing in the united States to a second lawsuit that alleges that both companies conspired to fake the emissions testing of Pick-Ups sold under the brand names Dodge and Ram with mechanical diesel.

The claim is related to a mechanical specific, a diesel engine manufactured by Cummins 6.7-liter and that was installed between the years 2007 and 2013 in these trucks. According to the lawsuit, this block would be a device similar to that employed by the engines of the Volkswagen Group. These detected that the vehicle was in a test and triggered a map of injection more benevolent with the emissions, but that it was disconnected if the vehicle was in motion.

Both this claim as well as the previous are of private initiative and the own EPA is not part of the same. In this last it is claimed that it will create a compensation program similar to that which has been faced by Volkswagen with their engines, 2.0-and 3.0-liter TDI, with financial compensation and repurchase of the vehicles affected.


The engine mentioned in the claims, a 6-cylinder 6.7-liter.

For the moment, none of the affected companies have made any statement for this new demand. With respect to the foregoing, both companies refused flatly to have committed any type of fraud or cheating, adding from Cummins that all of their diesel engines comply with the laws in force in matter of emissions and are not equipped with any type of device fraudulent.

In both cases, both companies claimed that they would answer quickly and vigorously demand, which considered to be without any basis. On the other hand, up to this time neither the EPA nor the CARB, the peak bodies related to the Environment and the quality of the air of the country, have made a statement or action of any kind.

In any of the claims explains the mode in which he supposedly
these diesel engines manage to dodge the due tests of approval,
but they claim that the actual number of emissions exceeds several times the
. So you will have to wait for more information to verify that the claim is really based.