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Fuel Pumps

2016 Silverado Truck

This California class action is at least the third complaint filed against an automobile manufacturer concerning the Bosch CP4 diesel fuel pump. A long list of plaintiffs files this complaint against General Motors (GM), alleging that the fuel pump was a “ticking time bomb” that simply cannot operate properly with American diesel fuel standards, leading to abrupt and potentially dangerous shutoff of the vehicle’s engine.

Ford 2018 Truck

The complaint for this class action claims that the Bosch CP4 fuel pump begins damaging American vehicles from the very first tank of gas. Ford has used this fuel pump in many of its diesel trucks, but the complaint claims that American gasoline standards don’t allow the pump the lubrication it needs.

CP4 Fuel Pump

Differences in US and European gasoline are at the heart of this class action. The complaint alleges that the CP4 fuel pump does not receive enough lubrication from US gas and that the pump’s creators and the auto makers who used it in their vehicles knew it. In fact, it claims that the use of the pumps amounts to a Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act conspiracy, in addition to other violations of the law. 

Chrysler (FCA) has just settled a lawsuit alleging that its Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles for model years 2011-2013 have internal fuel pump relays that may fail and cause the vehicle to stall, potentially leading to a crash. The complaint claims that signs of the problem include: