Harrison Pensa launches class action lawsuit alleging defective Navistar MaxxForce EGR Engines

LONDON, ON, Sept 29, 2014 /CNW/ - On September 8, 2014, Harrison Pensa LLP commenced an action under the Class Proceedings Act, 1992 against Navistar Canada Inc., Navistar Inc., and Navistar International Corporation ("Navistar"). The class action is on behalf of all persons and companies in Canada who purchased or leased Navistar International brand vehicles model years 2008 through 2013, which have been outfitted with MaxxForce EGR Engines.

Navistar International brand vehicles include long haul tractor trailers, regional haul trucks and heavy and severe duty trucks designed for a variety of commercial applications.

The action alleges that the emissions control system embedded into the MaxxForce EGR Engine is defective. It is alleged that the MaxxForce EGR Engine generates more heat within the engine than it can withstand, and the excess heat and pressure generated leads to broken valves and exhaust leaks that melt and destroy certain engine components. As a result, the engine's computer systems are routinely forced to shut the engine down. 

The alleged defect leads to sudden and frequent breakdowns which cause owners to incur expenses and to lose productive time while the vehicles are undergoing repairs. The defective engine can also cause coolant and exhaust fumes to enter the passenger compartment of the Navistar trucks, causing a risk of poisoning to the driver and other occupants of the vehicle.

"These are expensive and heavy duty vehicles. Class members have a right to expect that they will perform as required - for the good of their businesses which rely on them. Harrison Pensa is committed to creating results through this litigation for the owners of these vehicles. We encourage any person or company who owns or leases these vehicles to contact our office to share their experiences with us", said Jonathan Foreman of Harrison Pensa LLP.

The action seeks to recover the losses and damages that class members have suffered as a result of the defective MaxxForce EGR Engines.

If you purchased or leased a Navistar International brand vehicle with the MaxxForce EGR engine, model years 2008 through 2013, please contact Jonathan Foreman at jforeman@harrisonpensa.com.

Harrison Pensa LLP, based in London Ontario, is one of Canada's foremost class action law firms and has expertise in a full range of class action matters.

To learn more about this class action, please visit http://harrisonpensa.com/news/.   

SOURCE: Harrison Pensa LLP

For further information: Media contact: Jonathan Foreman, jforeman@harrisonpensa.com

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