Checks will be reissued to Caterpillar engine owners

Checks sent to Caterpillar ACERT engine owners who were part of a $60 million class-action settlement are being reissued.

According to the website established for members of the class, which includes anyone who owned or leased a vehicle with a Caterpillar ACERT engine manufactured between 2006 and 2010, a calculation error resulted in checks issued for the wrong amount.

A stop payment has been issued for the checks and the settlement administrator is working to resolve this matter and promptly reissue settlement checks.

The $60 million settlement was reached in June 2016 after a several class-action lawsuits were filed against Caterpillar claiming its ACERT C13 and C15 engines were defective and that the company knew about it. The issues stemmed from Caterpillar’s exhaust gas recirculation system, which was designed to meet 2007 federal emissions standards.

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