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Navistar Hit With Lawsuits Over Ford PowerStroke Diesel Engine

Posted in auto industry, Diesel, Ford, Legal, Navistar, Trucks by Kurt Ernst | December 27th, 2010 | 3 Responses |

The 6.4 liter Navistar engine (above) is not included in the lawsuits.

A buddy of mine used to be a service manager at one of the country’s largest Ford dealerships. “The PowerStroke diesels built by Navistar,” he used to tell me, “will put my kids through college.” He was the first to advise people against buying anything with the Navistar-sourced 6.0 liter (or later, 6.4 liter) diesel engine, which has already been the subject of litigation between Ford and Navistar. Owners of Navistar-engined vehicles apparently agree with Ford, and have filed suit against Navistar in California, Utah, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi. The plaintiff in the lawsuit is seeking class-action status, based on the fact that Navistar knowingly built engines with design and manufacturing defects. The lawsuit covers 6.0 liter diesel engines used in Ford trucks between 2003 and 2007, and does not (yet) include 6.4 liter Navistar engined vehicles.

The relationship between Ford and Navistar turned ugly in 2007, when Ford accused Navistar of building defective engines that had exorbitant warranty costs. Navistar counter-sued Ford, alleging breach of contract because Ford had begun work on their own diesel engine (the much improved 6.7 liter Scorpion engine, now available in Ford trucks). Ford and Navistar agreed to shake hands and part company (except for a few ongoing joint ventures) in 2009.

Source: Left Lane News

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3 Responses

  1. Ron Lackey says:

    We own a 2003 6.0 diesel. Replaced all eight injectors in last three months including a lot of other repairs. In shop now for replacement of plenum. How is this not a nation wide class action suit against these guys. How do we get involved.

  2. Rchard Ridenour says:

    Purchased new a 2003 F-250 diesel power stroke. I have had trouble with this truck from the first year, and every year since. Injectors turbo, transmisssion,iddler wheels. With 83000 miles it has been in the shop nine times and now for the tenth time next week with transmission. This has been a very costly truck. FORD SHOULD BE FEELING SHAME FOR THIS PRODUCT.

  3. Tommy Diaz says:

    I have a 2006 ford f250 king ranch with the 6.0 diesel. It’s been in the shop a few times.Same problems as every body else.I would love to be involved in a class action law suit. I live in the state of New Mexico.Can somebody give me a reply on how to get involved. please