D ie The lawsuit, which is also directed against the German automotive supplier Bosch, was filed in Detroit on Wednesday (10.1.2018). The defendants are accused of exceeding the nitrogen oxide limit values by up to 50 times. It's about various F-series pick-up trucks from the years 2011 to 2017, which have been at the top of the bestseller list in the USA for years.
Disconnection device as at VW
The lawsuit is also directed against Bosch, since the software used for exhaust gas manipulation comes from this supplier. Similar to the VW scandal, the software should have a shutdown device to pass emissions tests. Ford knows all of the allegations back. All vehicles met the requirements of the US Environmental Protection Agency, the company said. Bosch did not want to comment on the details of the new case with reference to ongoing proceedings. In general, Bosch takes the allegations of manipulation of diesel software very seriously and cooperates fully with the responsible authorities, said a spokesman.