Defective Products

Caterpillar C18 and C32 Engine Defects Investigation

Lieff Cabraser is investigating widespread claims that defects in certain Caterpillar engines lead to repeated engine failures in C18 and C32 models. Complaints focus on the cylinder liner of the C18 and C32 Caterpillar engines. Owners and users indicate the cylinder liner is defective and cracks, letting oil and coolant leak and mix together, leading to repeated engine failures.

The Caterpillar engines are used in generators, industrial engines, locomotive engines, marine engines, OEM power packs, petroleum oil rig engines, truck engines, and mulch chopping trucks. Losses encountered by users of the allegedly defective engines include high repair costs (which can easily hit $50,000 or more for repairs and labor), machine down time, reduction in device market value, and related business losses.

Contact a Product Defect Lawyer at Lieff Cabraser

If you or your business own vehicles or devices with Caterpillar C18 or Caterpillar C32 engines and you have experienced engine problems you suspect might be related to defects in the cylinder liner, we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your experiences. There is no charge or obligation for our review of your case, and the information you provide will help us hold Caterpillar accountable for any defects in its C18 and C32 engines.


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Boats, Choppers, and Other Equipment with Caterpillar C18 and Caterpillar C32 Engine Problems

Caterpillar C18 and Caterpillar C32 engines are widely used in boats and yachts from multiple companies, such that owners and users are reporting:

  • Astonda engine problems and failures;
  • Azimut engine problems and failures;
  • Hampton engine problems and failures;
  • Maritimo engine problems and failures;
  • Hinckley Talaria engine problems and failures;
  • Hatteras engine problems and failures;
  • Canados engine problems and failures;
  • Princess engine problems and failures;
  • Horizon engine problems and failures;
  • Ocean Alexander engine problems and failures;
  • Michael Rybovich engine problems and failures;
  • French Yachts Custom engine problems and failures; and
  • Viking engine problems and failures.

Users of Rotochopper products that include Caterpillar C18 and C32 engines are also reporting breakdowns, failures, and other engine problems.

EMCP 4 generators also include Caterpillar C18 engines in which users have reported breakdowns, failures, and other problems.

Some of the applications and uses of the C-18 engine are:

Aerial Lifts
Agricultural Tractors
Agriculture
Aircraft Support
Asphalt and Concrete Paving Equipment
Auxiliary
Blender
Bore/Drill Rigs (Mining Only)
Bore/Drill Rigs (Non-Mining)
Cementing
Chippers/Grinders
Chippers/Grinders (Non-Forestry)
Combines and Harvestors
Commercial Businesses
Communications
Compactors/Rollers
Completion/Stimulation
Compressors
Construction
Cranes
Crude Oil
Crude Production
Cruise
Crushers
Datacenters
Diesel Multiple Units/Railcars
Dredge
Drilling
Energy Utilities
Feller/Bunchers
Fire Pump
Fire/Rescue Trucks
Fishing
Forestry
Forklifts
Gas Compression
Gas Processing
Govermental
Harvesters
Healthcare(Non-Datacenters)
Hydraulic Power Units
Hydraulic Pump
Inland Waterways
Irrigation Equipment
Land Drill Fire Pump
Land Production Aux Engine
Land Production Aux Genset
Land Production Fire Pump
Land Production Prime Genset
Land Production Standby Genset
Landfill
Lawn and Garden
Leisure
Loaders/Forwarders
Locomotive
Manufacturing
Mining
Mobile Drill Rig
Nitrogen/C02 Pumping
Nuclear
Oceangoing
Offshore Drilling
Offshore Emergency Power
Offshore Fire Pump
Offshore Prod Emergency Power
Offshore Production Crane
Offshore Production Fire Pump
Offshore Production Power
Offshore Support Vessel
Other Agricultural
Other Construction
Other Forestry
Other Gas
Other General Industrial
Other Material
Other Mining
Other Mobile Earthmoving (Non Mining or Quarry)
Passenger
Pleasure Craft
Public or Civil Services
Pumps
Rail Maintenance Equipment
Rail Way Head End Power
Rental
Residential Buildings
Scrubbers/Sweepers
Shovels/Draglines
Skidders
Sport Fisherman/Charter
Sprayers
Surface Hauling Units
Tactical Vehicle
Trenchers
Trucks
Tug/Salvage
Underground Mining Equipment
Workover
Yard Jockeys