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Cummins recalling 25,013 engines over fire risk


NEW YORK (AP) - Engine maker Cummins Inc. and its joint venture Cummins Westport Inc. are recalling 25,013 engines because cold weather could cause a sensor to fail, resulting in an exhaust fire.

The recall affects Cummins Westport Model ISL G engines made between Sept. 12, 2007 through Feb. 2, 2014 and Cummins Westport Model ISX12 G engines made from Feb. 19, 2013 through Feb. 2, 2014.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that condensation in the tubes that distribute air coming into the engine may freeze during cold weather. That ice could interfere with the proper operation of the pressure sensor, potentially increasing exhaust temperatures or causing flames from the exhaust pipe, which could burn a person or cause a fire.

No injuries have been reported.

For more information, owners may call 1-800-343-7357.

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NomadBud March 01 2014 at 7:55 PM

All the old diesel had flames out the exhaust .

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markperosi123 March 01 2014 at 4:24 PM

correct error ...meant to say less need of engine repair in the future. thank you

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rickulsh March 01 2014 at 6:26 PM

This is the same thing that is happening in agriculture , The new Tier engines in recent years with all the new Tech are having problems with high temps in the air intake and cylinder heads with almost the same results !

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joeshop8 rickulsh March 01 2014 at 6:49 PM

You are 100% correct Here in Ca. We are up to tier 4 and almost impossible to maintain it, and then to have to go to DEF fluid.

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Bill March 01 2014 at 7:17 PM

Dodge tech. 38 years. New cummins is so loaded with EPA crap they are worthless! Fuel has to be microscopically pure or you are screwed. Not a setup for the real world. Maintenance costs and down time are pissing everyone off. Not just a big rig issue. Glad Im retiring

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Michael Bill March 02 2014 at 8:49 AM

True DAt, been there.

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Greg Brooks ME March 02 2014 at 7:15 AM

They have some good solid stock, a good solid company.

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darkfree March 01 2014 at 7:45 PM

All junk .
All the buildings with diesel generators that 50 % wont start up when there needed.

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Greg Brooks ME March 02 2014 at 7:15 AM

Cummins has done the right thing.

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Maxoverload March 01 2014 at 7:58 PM

Leave it to paper pushers to force emissions mandates , on manufacturers , with specifications , that do not work in the real world , its always fine on the engineers papers and lab testing , but do not work in a variety of real world conditions , they removed lead from fuel in the 70's and cost owners millions of engines due to related valve guide failures , Now its the removal of sulfer from diesel fuel , now , they dont run as well as in the past , and present fuel pump failures due to lack of lubricity are evident . All in all , Fine for the Corps , Again the public pays to survive .

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elendil3136 Maxoverload March 01 2014 at 11:40 PM

And yet, for all of your ranting, engineers have always found solutions, and the efficiency of engines continues to rise. All while ruducing polution.

Take a look at what the air in Bejing, China looks like today. I that what you want?

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rocket88coupe March 01 2014 at 8:18 PM

16 cyl.4000 hp new motor hell its bound to have a few bugs that need to be worked out,worked on cummings for over 40 years and all the new motors had some bugs ,cumming will fix em

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Dean Sutton rocket88coupe March 01 2014 at 9:54 PM

You did not read the story very well, did you!

Nothing to do with the engine in the picture!

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Lee March 01 2014 at 8:23 PM

The engines being recalled are natural gas powered not diesel hence the "g" in the model number and the fact that westport is after the Cummins name. The engine in the picture isn't remotely the same as the recalled engines. Please read before commenting.

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