TBS Files Class Action Complaint against Navistar International Corporation

On July 9, 2014, Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC, Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, and Caddell & Chapman filed a nationwide class action complaint against Navistar International Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of trucking companies in California, Washington, and Illinois. The complaint alleges that Navistar actively concealed that its 2008-2013 model heavy-duty trucks were equipped with Maxxforce Advanced EGR diesel engines containing a defective emission system that caused the trucks to suddenly break down.

The complaint alleges that defects in the Maxxforce engines lead to repeated failures, well before completion of its 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 also 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 maneuvers, such as stopping in the middle of a lane of freeway traffic. 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 proposed class consists of all current and former purchasers and lessees of 2008-2013 model year Navistar vehicles nationwide equipped with Maxxforce Advanced EGR diesel Engines. Navistar sold trucks containing the defective Maxxforce Engines under its International brand name, including International Prostar, Lonestar, Transtar, Workstar, and Paystar models.

Owners and lessees of Navistar trucks containing Maxxforce Engines are welcome to contact a TBS attorney HERE and report their experience with these engines. We will review your claim for free and with no obligation on your part.

Tousley Brain Stephens prosecutes major class actions throughout the United States.

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