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Navistar & Ford Diesel Engine Class Action
By Kimberly Mirando


Ford Super Duty Truck

UPDATE: This case was consolidated with multiple other class action lawsuits into multidistrict litigation (In re: Navistar Diesel Engine Products Liability Litigation). See how to file a claim for the Ford Diesel Engine Class Action Lawsuit Settlement.



Navistar, Inc. has been hit with five class action lawsuits stemming from “design and manufacturing” defects in truck engines it made for Ford Motor Co. The engines in question are known as Ford’s Power Stroke V8 Turbo diesel engines, which power the diesel versions of Ford’s F Super Duty diesel trucks and Ford Excursions.


According to one of the Navistar class action lawsuits, filed by Brandon Burns in federal court in California, “The Navistar-designed and manufactured engine powering Ford vehicles has been plagued by serious and pervasive design and manufacturing defects that render the engines and vehicles unmerchantable and unsuitable for use.”


These problems are so serious that even Ford has sued Navistar for failing to shoulder its responsibility for paying its share of the warranty costs that Ford has had to pay in connection with warranty claims filed by owners and lessees of Ford vehicles equipped with Navistar’s 6.0 L diesel engine, the class action says.


Burns’ class action lawsuit also names Ford Motor Company as a defendant for not only concealing these known defects from consumers but for also distributing advertisements that “touted and boasted about the superior qualities of the very engine that Ford had privately repudiated as being plagued by ‘unprecedented problems.’” These commercials continued to be distributed even during and after Ford sued Navistar.


The Burns et al. v. Navistar, Inc. and Ford Motor Company class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all owners and lessees within California of Ford vehicles model years 2003 through 2007 equipped with Navistar’s 6.0 L diesel engine, commonly referred to as the Power Stroke V8 Turbo diesel engine.


Four other lawsuits seeking class action status have been filed against Navistar and Ford in Utah, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.


A copy of the California Navistar & Ford Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel Engine Class Action Lawsuit can be read here.



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Updated January 17th, 2010


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  • Anonymous August 5, 2011

    Navistar & Ford Diesel Engine Class Action
    About time – I one truck replaced and now the second has the same engine problem and can’t afford to spend $10,000 at minimum to fix

  • Anonymous December 22, 2011

    i just hope that with this they can help people in other states like montana it is very expensive to fix then having to deal with the dealership that treat you like shit.

  • Anonymous February 19, 2012

    Well I made another mistake – spent the $10K thinking this would fix the problem and has not. I put new head gaskets, rebuilt heads, ARP studs, new turbo, Radiator, EGR cooler, EGR, Map Sensor etc, etc – and still not working.

  • Anonymous February 26, 2012

    I own a 2004 Excursion 6.0 diesel with either leaking egr cooler and or head gasket trouble. Its is my wifes daily driver. Ford dealer said they are aware of the trouble but offered no help as the truck is out of warranty by years, not milage. It currently uses about 1.5 gallons of water a week. I need to get it fixed and have been quoted $6500 for the repairs wich do not cover the turbo that is starting to stick. Truck started having trouble around 72000 miles. Are we going to see any help from Ford as a result of the class action or am i still on my own?

  • Anonymous March 5, 2012

    phone of contact on lawsuit against ford on diesel 2007 pick-up

  • Anonymous March 14, 2012

    Here’s the fix, swap that POS Powerstroke out for a Cummins. After struggling wiht my 6.0L endlessly, getting no help from Ford and being systematically violated by the dealership I ditched that lump of garbage and put a real engine in. The only fix for a ford truck is to pitch that engine in the bin. Now I just hope someone files a class action in Canada.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2012

    My parents have a 2004 F-350 that they use to haul the mail. They have spent over $20,000 on this truck. Recently they spent $5100 , and it lasted 6 days ! Can anyone tell us how to get involved with the class action lawsuit ?

  • Anonymous October 15, 2012

    lots of problems, lots of money. is there any help? erg, injectors, hpop(high pressure oil pump)

  • Stan February 24, 2013

    This truck has been a problem from the first. This F250 has been a real hole to put your money in. In the last 2 years only on engin problem $5100, not the way to sell Fords!!!

  • Mark March 16, 2013

    Have s 6.0 power stroke and after 120,000 miles, the motor is completely trash as verified by a a Ford dealership. Had multiple lifter berrings, or follower berrings come apart and all the needle bearings trashed the entire engine. Need a long block and placed a pleading request to Ford for assistance of any kind and they told me tuff luck.

  • Donna Simon May 8, 2013

    We purchased our F-350 new and in the first 6 months the truck was in the shop fixing all kinds of issues. Now that it is out of warranty we are still fixing it. Now it lunges forward when we are stopped at a stoplight. If you don’t have your foot on the brake pedal hard you could run into the person in front of you. This truck sucks and when you take it in to Ford they know all the issues and know that it sucks. Just describe some of the symptoms and they say yes we know all about it.

  • E Backes June 19, 2013

    Original owner of 2005 F-350 6.0L diesel truck. Complete failure of turbo which also destroyed intercooler. More than $4,000 invested in engine related issues.

  • geoffrey boyd July 10, 2013

    Have had two of these POS 6.0s.
    BOTH had HPOP (high pressure oil pump) replaced, one of them TWICE !!
    Now have a 57,000 mile truck with a BLOWN head gasket. NO chips, NO trailers, NO abuse. Just one day gone and we are still trying to figure out were to get the money to fix it.

  • C. Fogal September 25, 2013

    I have a 2003 F-350 6.0 I bought used with 50K miles in Oct. of 2010. Also purchased a “so called good warranty” The turbo went out early this month and now the EGR cooler and oil cooler needs to be replaced. And yea, the warranty I have does’nt cover a damn thing. The truck now has only 80K miles on it. So the way I’m reading the settlement that was released this morning will not cover 80-85% of us out there due to age and or mileage of the vehicle,sad! So please tell me, where does this leave us now? ( See for yourself.

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