Seventh class action suit filed against Caterpillar over ACERT engines


Diet Coke
Staff member
By Clarissa Hawes, Land Line staff writer

A seventh class action complaint has been filed against Caterpillar Inc. over alleged defects with its C13 and C15 engines. In its lawsuit filed in federal court in Colorado on June 24, K Double D Inc. of Parker, Colo., claims it purchased a tractor with a 2007 Cat engine. The company alleges in its complaint that it has spent thousands of dollars on costly repairs after purchasing the truck equipped with a Caterpillar Regeneration System – or CRS.

All of the class action complaints filed against Caterpillar revolve around trucks from model years 2007 to 2010 equipped with the Advanced Combustion Emissions Reduction Technology (ACERT) diesel engines. The lawsuits all claim that the CRS system, which includes the diesel particulate filter, the aftertreatment regeneration device and the electronic control model are defective, causing the trucks to suddenly shut down to regenerate or repower, stranding truckers under loads on the side of the road.

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