Defective Products

Navistar MaxxForce Diesel Engines

Issue: Alleged defect in engine emissions system
Result: Settlement valued at $135 million

On January 3, 2020, Judge Joan B. Gottschall of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued an Order granting final approval to the proposed $135m settlement of multidistrict litigation brought on behalf of plaintiff truck owners and lessees alleging that Navistar, Inc. and Navistar International, Inc. sold or leased 2011-2014 model year vehicles equipped with certain MaxxForce 11- or 13-liter diesel engines equipped with a defective EGR emissions system. Judge Gottschall ruled that the proposed class action settlement which had been submitted to the Court on May 28, 2019, was fair, reasonable, and adequate in addressing plaintiffs’ claims. Owners and lessees of the affected trucks have until May 11, 2020 to file their settlement claims at the official website.

The $135 million settlement provides class members with up to $2,500 per truck or up to $10,000 rebate off a new truck depending on months of ownership or lease, or the option to seek up to $15,000 per truck in out-of-pocket damages caused by the alleged defect.

Additional details about the settlement, compensation options, and timelines are all now available at the settlement website: Online claim filing will be available at that website within about six weeks. As noted, the deadline to file any claims is May 11, 2020. As soon as the window opens to file claims, the court-appointed settlement administrator will mail a notice to every person it believes to be a member of the class and for which it can find contact information.

If you have any questions about the settlement, please contact the court-appointed settlement administrator at or 1-833-222-1176. You can also use the form below to contact us with any questions about the settlement in this case.

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