Fiat Chrysler Diesel Emissions Class Action
This case alleges that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles unlawfully installed hidden devices (called “defeat devices”) in certain cars that they sold to the public.
The defeat devices allegedly shut down the cars’ emission control systems outside regulatory testing circumstances. As such, the cars were able to pass emission tests but polluted excessively when driven on the road.
Bosch and its related companies supplied the vehicles’ engine control computers that allegedly housed the defeat devices and are named as defendants in the case. Also named are the dealers which sold the vehicles.
The Plaintiffs allege that the defendants’ conduct breached Canadian environmental, consumer protection, and other laws.
The Court will decide at a later date if the case will proceed as a class action.
The case seeks to represent all persons in Canada who purchased or leased any of the following diesel vehicles: Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 (model years 2014-2016).