Chrysler Diesel Engine Lawsuit
It is common knowledge that the new Chrysler 2.7 LPG engine has not been manufactured to EPA specifications and has been found to have significant mechanical issues. The lawsuit claims that this flaw was caused from negligence on the part of General Motors.
This auto maker has acknowledged liability for the lawsuit and has agreed to the settlement of the case. However, in order for the deal to go through, it is important to know the dates of the cases and to watch out for the potential distractions that may affect the case. If a vehicle or an environmental issue causes a distraction, it can slow down or prevent the case from moving forward.
Chrysler 2.7 Engine Lawsuit
What is clear in the lawsuit is that the company was negligent and its emissions testing program was substandard. It is also revealed that the emissions testing was inadequate because the emissions monitor was calibrated at the very last minute before the season 3 premiere. This means that there were no guidelines or standards set in place to test for these toxic fumes and pollutants. The company’s own testing conducted at their facilities’ also found high levels of these toxins.
Another potential distraction leaks coming from under the hood of the car.
In the first episode of the new season 2, a hole is visible in the hood of the car. The next episode is supposedly going to address this issue. But it has not yet been confirmed whether the leaks will be addressed in the second season 2 episode or not.
An interesting thing that we noticed is that a scene from the season 2 episode contains a clip from inside the car with the actors from the hit television show DVR.
The scene shows the director opening up the hood of the car and looking in under the hood, where a computer is located. He walks towards the engine and peers inside, then peers again as he opens up the hood again. He then peers into the engine again, he then walks away from the engine.
When discussing the lawsuit, one of the attorneys working on behalf of the plaintiffs, Max Goldman, mentioned that this could be proof that the company knew about the toxic emissions until the late summer of 2021.
According to him, they had received many emails from lawyers representing various manufacturers saying that their client would file a complaint against Chryslers for releasing a non-compliant engine into the marketplace. He added that he had spoken to a few of these attorneys who indicated that they had been told by Chryslers that the internal review of the complaint was complete and therefore no further action would be taken.
The company had not yet decided whether or not they would go forward with a settlement or sue the parties involved in the lawsuit. The attorney also said that the timing of the lawsuit’s launch coincides with the launch of the popular TV series 24, which features an ex-cop played by James Bond.
The attorneys also noted that in the lawsuit’s discovery period, they were able to discover emails sent from an executive of Chrysler to an engineering firm in Detroit, which indicated that the company was indeed aware of the emissions issue prior to its release date.
The emails also showed that the engineer specifically recommended that the engine be released before the 2021 season 3 episode. If the investigation is true, this means that the company did know about the emissions issue way before it was made available to the public. There is no evidence to suggest that the company intentionally hid this information, but the timing of the complaint’s launch coincides with the start of the popular TV show.
However, despite all of this evidence pointing to the conclusion that the company was well aware of the danger of releasing a diesel engine into the market without fixing it, the defense could not produce any evidence that shows that there was ever a safety concern with the engines.
In response to the dismissal of the case by the court, the defense attempted to argue that because the dates in the emails do not coincide with the seasons in question (ie: 2.7 vs. 2.5), that there is no evidence to support the conclusion that the company intentionally tried to avoid fixing its diesel cars. The argument basically boils down to the fact that the dates on the emails do not actually coincide with the seasons in question.
Now, let’s put all of this together and see if there is any evidence tying the company to the lawsuit in any way.
If there is any evidence suggesting that the company knew about the risk of releasing a risky engine into the market during the time that it planned to release the iPhone 7 Plus in late 2021 and early 2021, it is highly likely that they knew about the risk long before anyone else.
However, as mentioned earlier, they had no way of actually proving that they knew. The key point here is that the lawsuit was filed so that consumers could have some sort of control over whether or not they purchase these products. In essence, they hoped that by filing a lawsuit that they might get a measure of leverage and that they might be able to prevent the company from selling cars that will inevitably be defective.