Ford settles class action suit over Navistar engine woes

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Updated Oct 29, 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.