Resolved Case

Navistar Pays Class Members $135 Million For Defective MaxxForce Engines

DiCello Levitt leads class action benefiting thousands of auto owners.

DiCello Levitt, along with co-counsel, achieved final approval of the $135 million Navistar class settlement on January 3, 2020. The multidistrict litigation, brought on behalf of 66,000 truck owners and lessees, alleged that Navistar, Inc. and Navistar International, Inc. sold and leased 2011-2014 model year vehicles equipped with MaxxForce 11- or 13-liter diesel engines with a defective exhaustive gas recirculation (EGR) emissions system.

Adam Levitt, Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel, filed the class action alleging the MaxxForce diesel engines in certain vehicles had a defective EGR system that caused excessive downtime and poor performance, exposing class members to dangers including engines shutting down or losing power, check engine lights remaining illuminated, and EGR coolers, valves, and turbochargers failing.

“We’re very happy with the result we reached for the class of Navistar truck owners and lessees,” Levitt told the Chicago Tribune. “We believe the settlement provides true and meaningful relief and we look forward to the ongoing claims process and being able to distribute money to class members.”