Caterpillar Emissions Control Class Action Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that CAT's exhaust emission control (CRS) failed to work reliably, causing its EPA Compliant Caterpillar On Highway C13 and C15 engines to lose horsepower and shut down.  The CAT-authorized dealer technicians were not able to effectively repair many of the subject engines, requiring frequent repairs.  Plaintiffs claim that they paid many different costs including diminished value of vehicles, repair invoices, towing costs, vehicle rental costs, and hotel/taxi charges for drivers.

Docket Number:


Company: Caterpillar Inc.

Filing Deadline: March 20, 2017

Class Period: January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2009

Objection Deadline: August 21, 2016

Exclusion Deadline: August 6, 2016

Final Approval Hearing: September 20, 2016

Proof of Purchase:

Must provide each engine's serial number, description of each claimed loss and the amount of said claimed loss, and contact information.


All persons or businesses in the United States who are original purchasers or original lessees, subsequent purchasers or subsequent lessees, (including but not limited to those having purchased via a TRAC option or some rights to residual purchase of vehicles at lease end) of a vehicle powered by a subject engine are eligible to be class members.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Class members who experienced no CRS related repairs are eligible to receive $500 for each engine. Class members who experienced one to five qualified CRS related repairs are eligible to receive $5,000 per subject engine. Class members who experienced six or more qualified CRS related repairs are eligible to receive $10,000 per subject engine.

Total Settlement Amount: $60,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Carella Byrne Cecchi Olstein Brody & Agnello
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll
Quantum Legal
Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah

Claim Form: Claim Form

Case Name: In re Caterpillar, Inc. C13 and C15 Engine Products Liability Litigation

Settlement Website: In re: Caterpillar C13 and C15

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Systems

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Caterpillar Engine Settlement Administrator
PO Box 4153
Portland, OR 97208-4153

Tags: Defective Automobile, Engine Defects, Your Business, Your Car