A nationwide investigation into Mitsubishi Fuso trucks equipped with BlueTec® technology emission control is underway after a federal court denied the truck maker’s motions to strike class action allegations and breach of warranty claims brought by a grocery store chain. In the July opinion, the court specifically found that the plaintiff adequately alleged a state law consumer protection claim for “deceptive or unfair practices in connection with the marketing and sale of the purportedly defective trucks.”
Operating the Affected Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks: What Owners Need To Know
The truck engines have the potential to shutdown or stall, and owners might be unable to restart the engine due to the allegedly defective emission control, requiring maintenance, potential downtime and loss of business due to the truck being out of service.
Mitsubishi allegedly marketed the new BlueTec® engines as a better alternative to the systems installed by other engine makers to comply with the new EPA regulations. However, in court documents, the initial plaintiff alleges that Mitsubishi’s representations about the engines were wrong and that the technology rendered the trucks defective and caused operational failures that resulted in the engines unexpectedly shutting down for no apparent reason. The engine defect is alleged to put “extreme and harmful” pressure on the engines, resulting in regular and catastrophic failures of the engine…
Many Mitsubishi Fuso owners may not be aware that the shutdown, stalling and other performance issues are related to the emission control system.
More Information for Fuso Owners
Sheller, P.C., is investigating whether Mitsubishi Fuso owners across the United States have been affected by defects in trucks equipped with BlueTec® technology emission control.
If you own one of these vehicles and have experienced any performance issues, or if your truck has required repeated service, you should contact attorneys in Sheller, P.C.’s Consumer Protection Group at (800) 883-2299 to learn how you can protect your legal rights and potentially join a class action lawsuit.
This article originally appeared on The Legal Examiner.