In October 2020, a class-action lawsuit
was filed against Porsche Cars North America, Inc. for allegedly misleadingly marketing that 2010-2016 Porsche Panamera and Porsche 911 vehicles are efficient, clean, and meet federal and state emissions requirements when, according to plaintiffs, the company alters the transmissions in test vehicles so that the test vehicles emit fewer pollutants during testing than vehicles emit during normal use. (Del Barrio et al v. Dr. Ing. H.C. F. Porsche AG and Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
, Case No. 20-cv-7341, N.D. Cal.)
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