CFMOTO: Company has 'fully complied' with EPA, replaces consulting firm

Publish Date: 
Apr 10, 2014

PLYMOUTH, Minn. - Management at CFMOTO says the company has "fully cooperated and complied with the EPA" in relation to the agency's claim that CFMOTO vehicles were imported to the United States over several years without the required emissions certifications.

In an announcement dated March 4 and received by Dealernews on April 9, CFMOTO said it is replacing the fuel tanks on 993 vehicles as part of the agreement with EPA that also requires the company to pay a $725,000 fine for importing, according to EPA, about 12,000 vehicles without the required emissions certifications.

CFMOTO also said it has replaced its "EPA approved outside certification consulting company during the time of the claim," according to the announcement issued by Dave Auringer, vice president of sales and marketing for CFMOTO U.S.

“We will comply with all regulations and requirements to continue our commitment to our strong dealers and growing number of customers in the U.S. market. We have management systems in place to insure that this oversight will never happen again," said Mr. Lai, president of CFMOTO Worldwide and CFMOTO U.S., in the March 4 announcement.

Posted by Mary Slepicka