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Ford settles class action suit over Navistar engine woes

Jason Cannon October 25, 2013

Ford Motor Co. has settled a class-action lawsuit over claims that diesel engines in its 2003-07 Super Duty pickups and E-series vans were defective. 

The 6-liter V-8 engines, which were manufactured by then-Ford-supplier Navistar, have since been discontinued over a laundry list of complaints.

The settlement says anyone who purchased or leased any 2003-07 Ford vehicle in the U.S. equipped with a 6-liter Power Stroke diesel engine is covered if the truck’s exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler and EGR valve, oil cooler, fuel injectors or turbocharger was repaired, replaced or otherwise adjusted before reaching 135,000 miles or six years in age.

settlementEach component has been assigned a reimbursement limit.

The settlement further allows an additional $50 reimbursement from Ford to customers who paid a $100 deductible more than once for engine repairs under the vehicles 100,000-mile/five-year warranty. There is a limit of $200, applicable toward up to four deductible payments.

The settlement resolves multiple class-action lawsuits representing more than a million claims.

In 2010, Ford replaced the Navistar diesel with a new Ford-engineered 6.7-liter diesel V-8, stubbing a relationship with Navistar that dated back to 1979.

The settlement noted that Ford agreed to reimburse consumers through a class action settlement fund to resolve the litigation, but the company denied any wrongdoing. 

Navistar was dismissed from the lawsuit. 

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  • Kyle Stan

    Since Navistar made the engines, why were they dropped from the suit?

  • Steve NJ

    The article wasn’t written well. They weren’t dropped from the suit, they were dismissed which means in legalese they were dismissed from the case because Ford agreed to settle the case.

    • Jason Cannon

      Steve, Not sure I follow you here. The article says they were dismissed, not dropped.

  • Juan Mejias

    As a school district Fleet manage I am wondering if Navistar is going to step up to the plate and help out the school districts that have paid out thousands if not millions for parts and service to keep their school buses running that have the same engine.
    If they don’t I am sure their are a few Lawers out there that migh be interested in taking this to the courts as well.

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