Lawsuit accuses GM of using emission defeat devices

Add General Motors to the growing list of automakers facing accusations they tried to thwart regulators by installing software designed to cheat emissions tests. A lawsuit seeking class-action status, filed today in federal district court in Detroit, accuses GM of using so-called defeat devices in two models of heavy-duty diesel trucks, echoing similar claims against Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. GM is denying the allegations. "These claims are baseless, and we will vigorously defend ourselves," the company said in a brief statement. "The Duramax Diesel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra comply with all U.S. EPA and CARB emissions regulations." The reference was to the U.S. Environmental

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