Mitsubishi Fuso Medium Duty Trucks: Sheller, P.C. Law Firm Investigation Underway for Class Action Relief

Aug 06, 2015, 13:24 ET from Sheller, P.C. Law Firm

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal court in New Jersey has cleared the way for further nationwide investigation of inherent and irreversible defects in Mitsubishi Fuso trucks equipped with BlueTec® technology emission control.

On July 30, 2015, a Florida grocery store chain's putative class action, alleging claims related to defective emission controllers in Mitsubishi Fuso truck engines, survived as a judge denied most of the truck maker's motion to strike class allegations and breach of warranty claims.

The court held that the plaintiff had 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.

WHAT SHOULD OWNERS KNOW ABOUT THE OPERATION OF THE AFFECTED MITSUBISHI FUSO TRUCKS?

Owners of the defective trucks may experience stalling or shutdown of the engine and the inability to restart due to the allegedly defective emission control, requiring maintenance, potential downtime and loss of business while the truck is out of service.

Owners may not be aware that the stalling, shutdown, or other performance issues are related to the emission control system.

HOW CAN MITSUBISHI FUSO OWNERS FIND MORE INFORMATION?

The Sheller, P.C. law firm is investigating whether Mitsubishi Fuso owners across the United States have been affected by the alleged defects in trucks equipped with the BlueTec® technology emission control. 

Owners who have experienced any performance issues or who have had to have their trucks repeatedly serviced should contact the attorneys in Sheller, P.C.'s Consumer Protection Group now to learn their legal rights by calling 800-883-2299 or emailing info@sheller.com

THE 'BlueTec® EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM'

According to the complaint filed with the court, Mitsubishi Fuso announced a new series of engines that include "proven, easy-to-use technology" designed to boost fuel economy and protect the environment following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcing the new 2010 emissions standard. Trucks equipped with a BlueTec® technology engine have an exhaust emission control system designed to reduce air pollutants to comply with US EPA 2010 emission standards. The "Electronic Control Unit" (ECU) software is supposed to monitor and ensure the exhaust was sufficiently reduced to meet the 2010 standards.

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, including power loss, stalling and failure to restart.

If you own a Mitsubishi Fuso truck equipped with BlueTec® technology, you may be eligible to join the potential class action. Call Sheller, P.C. for more information now, as the investigation is underway: 800-883-2299.

The original complaint is captioned Q+Food LLC v. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc., case number 1:14-cv-06046, and is pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

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