Navistar Hit With Fla. Suit Over Engine Defect

Law360, New York (September 24, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT) -- Navistar Inc. was slapped Tuesday with a putative class action in Florida federal court, alleging the trucking giant’s MaxxForce heavy-duty diesel engines are defective and lead to engine failure because of overheating, and also don't comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations for exhaust emission controls.

The suit claims Navistar’s MaxxForce engines contain Advance EGR emission control systems that do not reduce exhaust emissions as required by the EPA. The systems actually contain a defect that causes the engines to recirculate air and subjects the engines to high temperatures and engine failure, requiring constant repairs, the complaint alleges.

“These repeated warranty...

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