Illegal emissions-cheating Devices on Porsche Vehicles
A pair of class-action lawsuits have been filed against the luxury vehicle giant, Porsche, for allegedly using illegal emissions-cheating devices on certain models of its luxury vehicles.
The lawsuits claim that the luxury carmaker included emissions defeating devices in the 2010-2016 model year Porsche Panamera and 2009-2016 model year Porsche 911.
The devices work by allegedly switching off exhaust filters depending on the internal engine’s mode. The class action lawsuits also claim that Porsche also modified the vehicle’s hardware and software, which affects the car components used in certification testing.
Read about the case under the name: Del Barrio Jr., et al. v. DR. ING. H.C. F. Porsche AG, et al., Case No. 3:20-cv-7341, N.D. CA, San Francisco Div, and Del Barrio Jr., et al. v. DR. ING. H.C. F. Porsche AG, et al., Case No. 3:20-cv-7341, N.D. CA, Oakland Div.
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The Porsche Emission-Cheating Device
The class action lawsuits allege that consumers have lost money when they encountered issues with the vehicles and found out that the vehicles had lower mpg when they had its fuel efficiency tested, which reduced the vehicle’s resale value.
The lawsuits accuse Porsche of tampering with emissions hardware and software, thereby affecting the exhaust systems and engine components used in emissions testing. The lawsuit contends that the “scheme involves, among other manipulations, the switching of exhaust filters depending on the internal engine modes, similar in execution to the defeat devices found in the diesel engines supplied by Audi.”
The tampering was allegedly done in engines that were type-approved by various regulatory agencies, such as the German Federal Motor Transport Authority, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and California regulators.
According to the lawsuits, the carmaker and its parent company, Volkswagen, “through the sale and lease of vehicles that purported to be ‘in harmony with the environment’ that complied with emissions standards, but which actually emitted at illegal levels and were thus anything but ‘in harmony’ gasoline-powered vehicles,… unjustly and fraudulently obtained hundreds of millions of dollars from these consumers, in the form of sale proceeds for all such vehicles purchased, as well as leasing fees earned through the lease of any vehicles leased through VW and Porsche.”
Editor’s note on the Porsche Emissions Class Action Lawsuit:
This piece is written about the recent Porsche Emissions Lawsuit. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
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