Ford Rigged Truck Engines to Beat Emissions Test

By Kartikay Mehrotra

Ford rigged at least 500,000 heavy-duty trucks to beat emissions tests, drivers claimed in a lawsuit, adding to the tally of car makers linked to diesel-cheating allegations worldwide that started in 2015 with Volkswagen.

Ford’s F-250 and F-350 Super Duty diesel pickups, a slice of the top-selling F-Series, are spewing emissions as much as 50 times the legal limit of nitrogen oxide pollutants, according to the complaint. The trucks sold from 2011 to 2017