US Sues Honda Over Excessive Small-Engine Emissions

Law360, New York (June 18, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice sued American Honda Motor Co. Inc. in Washington federal court Tuesday, accusing it of selling thousands of engines with improper air intakes, resulting in unlawfully excessive pollutant emissions.

The suit, filed at the request of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleges about 4,450 small engines imported by Honda were fitted with the wrong air intake assembly before being sold to end users, resulting in them putting out excessive levels of pollutants, in violation of the Clean Air Act and a small-engine...
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