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onrdiesel -- Cleaire LongMile Particulate Matter Filter Recall Posted: 25 Oct 2012 14:15:30
The Air Resources Board (ARB) has issued a regulatory mail out advisory that addresses compliance for owners affected by the voluntary recall of the LongMile diesel particulate matter (PM) filter system. Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls, Inc. (Cleaire) is voluntarily recalling its LongMile diesel particulate matter (PM) filter system free of charge to affected owners. Cleaire is either replacing the LongMile’s existing metal filter with a certified silicon carbide core or a certified catalytic Cleaire Muffler Module (CMM) over a prescribed recall schedule, or removing the entire system from the vehicle. Cleaire is directly contacting affected vehicle owners to coordinate the replacement of the LongMile system or its components and will renew the warranty once the modifications are made. Please be sure to contact your Cleaire representative to coordinate making the modifications. As a condition of the terms of the recall, Cleaire will provide affected fleets appropriate documentation identifying the vehicle as subject to the LongMile recall. The ARB is allowing for the continued operation of affected vehicles that are impacted by the LongMile recall so long as appropriate documentation, as provided by Cleaire, is carried with the affected vehicle at all times. Additionally, this recall will not impact or otherwise affect the ability of fleets to retain early compliance credits that may have been accrued with the installation of the original LongMile system. For more information about this notice please go to: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/mailouts/msc1220/msc1220.pdf For other information about diesel vehicle regulations, or training programs, please contact an ARB diesel representative at 866-6DIESEL (866-634-3735) or visit the Truck Stop website at http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/truckstop/truckstop.htm. Background ARB has adopted a number of regulations that require diesel engine owners to take steps to reduce their engine emissions. Nearly all trucks and buses with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating greater than 14,000 pounds that operate in California are required to be upgraded to reduce exhaust emissions between now and 2023. To comply with these requirements, fleet owners can upgrade exiting engines by installing verified diesel PM filters, or by upgrading to cleaner engines or vehicles. These regulations are part of the State’s plan to meet federal ambient air quality standards and to protect public health.