Navistar Canada settles class action lawsuit

by Today's Trucking

A $14.5-million settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Navistar over the sale and performance of its MaxxForce engines in Canada.

The defendants in the suit are Navistar Canada, Navistar, Navistar International Corp., and Harbour International Trucks.

The MaxxForce 15
(Photo: International Trucks)

“To be a member of the class action, individuals or businesses must be resident of Canada (excluding Québec), who on or before Feb. 24, 2022 purchased or leased one or more Class Vehicles for more than 30 days,” Foreman & Company said in a release. “Class Vehicles include 2011-2014 model year Navistar vehicles equipped with a MaxxForce 11-, 13-, or 15-liter engine using EGR technology. This includes the following Navistar truck brands: PayStar, WorkStar, TranStar, 9900i, LoneStar, and ProStar.”

The settlement must be approved by the Court before it becomes effective. A hearing has been set to approve the settlement agreement on Nov. 30, 2023.

Class Members have the right to submit comments or objections to Class Counsel for consideration by the Court in respect of the Settlement and the fee request of Class Counsel. The deadline for those comments is Nov. 17, 2023.

Updates and information about how to make a claim will be posted at

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  • Why aren’t all of the truck engine manufacturers suid ? Volvo, Cummins, Detroit, and Paccar engines were all a very costly and downtime not to mention owner operators and small fleets who lost their shirts over the issues we all had between 2008 to 2011 .

  • I had six Prostar trucks with MaxForce Engines back in 2012-2013. I had lots of mechanical breakdowns due to their EGR coolers failures and turbo related failures of those units.

  • I owned six Prostar trucks with MaxForce Engines in them back in 2012-2013. I have had lots of EGR and Turbo related failures with those engines.