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Class Action Lawsuit for 2007-2012 Chrysler Dodge Ram Cummins Diesel Engines

Philadelphia Class Action Lawyers: Class Action Lawsuit for 2007-2012 Chrysler Dodge Ram Cummins Diesel EnginesOwners of 2007 to 2012 Chrysler Dodge Ram trucks with Cummins diesel engines may be entitled to damages in a current class action lawsuit.

In 2001, the EPA announced changes to emissions standards. The new standards were to take effect no later than 2010. They required that nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollutants had to be recaptured then converted to harmless oxygen and nitrogen. Chrysler partnered with Cummins, developing what they termed the NOx Absorption Catalyst system (NAC). The NAC is a specialized catalytic converter which would provide cleaner emissions.

Chrysler and Dodge announced that they reached the required standards with the introduction of the 2007 Dodge Ram, three years ahead of schedule, but the lawsuit alleges that the companies were mistaken and that Dodge Rams with the Cummins diesel engines have emissions which are much higher than allowed by law.

Currently, there are 500,000 Dodge Ram truck owners included in the lawsuit. The lawsuit.

What is the Harm?

Aside from misleading truck buyers, the failure of the NAC to convert pollutants results in emissions of three harmful gases:

  • Carbon Dioxide – A leading cause of greenhouse gas, CO2 is produced when fossil fuels burn.
  • Nitrous Oxides – NOx is linked to increased smog and is a leading cause of both bronchitis and asthma.
  • DPM – Diesel particulate matter is microscopic, carcinogenic dust which is ejected by the exhaust of a diesel engine. These particles cling to the lining of the lungs and are associated with lung disease.

The goal of the EPA emissions standards was to reduce these harmful gases to an acceptable level.

The Philadelphia class action lawyers at Axler Goldich LLC represent individuals nationwide in consumer fraud cases. For more information about how we can advocate for you, contact us online or call 866-207-2920.