500,000 Trucks Recalled for Emissions Problem

500,000 Trucks Recalled for Emissions Problem

Roughly 500,000 medium- and heavy-duty trucks have been recalled due to faulty emissions control systems. The recall, announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), affects model year 2010-2015 trucks with Cummins diesel engines.

The emissions control systems in these trucks cause excess emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx). Unlike the Volkswagen emissions scandal, though, no defeat devices were used to cheat regulations. The defect was discovered during independent testing by the EPA and the California Air Resources Board.

The trucks affected by the recall range from large pickup trucks to semi trucks. Owners of trucks with heavy-duty engines received recall notifications in August, while medium-duty customers can expect notifications in March 2019.

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