Clean Diesel scams coming to light in Arizona, multiple lawsuits and settlements on the horizon.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today, Thursday, that settlements have been reached Fiat-Chrysler and Bosch with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. The settlement resolves claims against the auto companies saying that the company harmed Arizonans by installing unlawful defeat devices in vehicles marketed as “clean-burning.” Bosch supplied and helped program the illegal emissions “defeat device” software. The deceptive devices caused the cars to appear to be more environmentally friendly than they actually are. The combined restitution and civil penalties from Fiat Chrysler and Bosch total more than $200 million dollars nationwide. The settlement is similar to a 2018 settlement with Volkswagen in their clean diesel scandal. Brnovich also announced this week that he is now suing Mercedes-Benz to seek restitution for consumers harmed by Mercedes’ alleged similar use of “clean diesel” defeat devices. That lawsuit is ongoing.


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