New allegations against General Motors claim that the automaker may have installed “defeat devices” in hundreds of thousands of their diesel trucks, skirting clean air laws and misleading consumers in the process. Many drivers feel as if they have been lied to and manipulated, but thankfully they may be able to seek some relief from GM through a class action lawsuit.
Which Vehicles Are Affected?
The vehicles impacted by the new GM scandal include the following Sierra and Silverado models with years 2011 through 2016:
GM Sierra 2500HD
GM Sierra 3500HD
Like Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Fiat Chrysler, and several other car manufacturers, it seems that GM has also been caught up in the growing emissions scandal.
What’s the Problem?
These automakers allegedly attempted to get around environmental regulations by installing devices on some of their vehicles that willfully cheated clean air tests. While they passed the tests with flying colors, the very same vehicles were really emitting up to five time more pollutants when actually driving out on the road.
Understandably, many drivers are upset about this problem. Their vehicle may now be recalled or subject to costly repairs. Those repairs may reduce horsepower, torque, and fuel efficiency. Vehicles may also lose value after being associated with this scandal.
Not to mention, some of these drivers feel like they were lied to by a brand they trusted. Some drivers chose to purchase or lease these “clean” diesel vehicles because they were purportedly better for the environment than regular diesels. Unfortunately, that may not have been the case.