Harley-Davidson violated the Clean Air Act by installing a “Super Tuner” in specific models of motorcycles. This violation was discovered during a routine inspection and Harley-Davidson settled. Harley-Davidson instituted a buy-back program for the “Super Tuners” and certification of conformity on future motor cycles. Additionally, Harley-Davidson is also is funding additional clean air projects, such as the “Woodstove Project”, to help further reduce pollutants to help offset their violations.
- A settlement with Harley-Davidson requires the companies to stop selling and to buy back and destroy illegal devices that increase air pollution from their motorcycles.
- The government’s complaint, filed today along with the settlement, alleges that Harley-Davidson manufactured and sold approximately 340,000 illegal devices.
- The Clean Air Act requires motor vehicle manufacturers to certify to EPA that their vehicles will meet applicable federal emissions standards to control air pollution.
“The Clean Air Act requires motor vehicle manufacturers to certify to EPA that their vehicles will meet applicable federal emissions standards to control air pollution, and every motor vehicle sold in the U.S. must be covered by an EPA-issued certificate of conformity.”