Issue: Alleged defect in engine emissions system
Navistar Charged With Selling Defective Engines
Lieff Cabraser represents trucking companies in litigation against Navistar International Corporation. The trucking companies charge that Navistar actively concealed that its 2010-2013 model trucks were equipped with diesel engines that contain a defective emission system — the MaxxForce Advanced EGR diesel engine.
MaxxForce Engine Class Action Lawsuit Allegations
The complaint alleges that the MaxxForce Engine is defective and that the alleged defects lead to repeated failures, well before completion of its intended and expected useful life, requiring costly repairs often at the expense of owners and lessees. Further, when the trucks were brought in for repairs during the warranty period, Navistar didn’t properly repair the emission system and instead replaced them with another equally defective failure-prone system.
The complaint further alleges that the defect rendered the MaxxForce Engines unreasonably dangerous at the time the Navistar trucks were purchased. The defect can and has led to sudden breakdowns, forcing trucks, often heavily loaded with cargo, to attempt emergency maneuver, such as pulling to the side of the road. The defect also causes coolant and exhaust fumes to enter the passenger compartment of the Navistar trucks, causing risks of driver poisoning from the fumes.
The trucking companies seek a court order allowing them to represent a nationwide class of all current and former purchasers and lessees of 2010-2013 model year Navistar vehicles equipped with MaxxForce 11, 13, or 15 Advanced EGR diesel Engines.
Navistar sold trucks containing the allegedly defective MaxxForce Engines under its International brand name, including the following models:
- International Prostar and Lonestar, which are heavy duty, long haul tractor trailer trucks;
- International Transtar, a heavy duty, regional haul truck;
- International Workstar and Paystar, severe duty trucks used for construction applications (for example as dump trucks); and
- International Loadstar, a severe duty cab forward truck used for various applications, including as garbage trucks and airplane refueling trucks.
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