Ford Diesel Emissions
This case alleges that the defendant car manufacturers unlawfully installed hidden devices (called “defeat devices”) in the 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.
The manufacturer defendants in the action are Ford companies. Bosch and its related companies are also defendants that supplied the vehicles’ engine control computers that allegedly housed the defeat devices.
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 cases will proceed as class actions.
The case seeks to represent all persons in Canada who purchased or leased any of the following diesel vehicles: Ford F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty diesel trucks (model years 2011-2017).
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- September 23, 2021: The plaintiffs issued the Amended Amended Statement of Claim.
- September 27, 2019: The plaintiff amended the Statement of Claim to add the Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks, F-450, model years 2011-2017. You can find the amendment here.
- January 10, 2018: Plaintiff issues Statement of Claim in Ontario Superior Court.
- January 10, 2018: Authorization Motion filed in Quebec Superior Court seeking class action status. See motion here (in French).
- Amended Amended Statement of Claim (September 23, 2021)
- Amended Statement of Claim (September 27, 2019)
- Statement of Claim (January 10, 2018)
- Authorization Motion filed in Quebec Superior Court (January 10, 2018)