Caterpillar Engine Recall Less than EPA Allegation

August 9, 2011


Caterpillar says the EPA assertion that over a half million engines were to be recalled for emissions violations is inaccurate. Instead of the 590,000 mentioned in the consent decree, Caterpillar says only 925 engines will be recalled.
The complaint states that Caterpillar shipped the engines separate from their aftertreatment devices or with incorrect fuel programming software. 
"In the vast majority of cases of separate shipment, the engines were matched with the correct aftertreatment devices when installed in vehicles," Caterpillar said in a statement. Caterpillar reiterated that it denies any wrongdoing in the matter, and that all but a small percentage of the engines have been corrected.