A Tennessee judge has upheld a jury’s decision reached in August to order Navistar to pay a trucking company more than $30 million for knowingly selling the company trucks with defective MaxxForce engines. Navistar plans to appeal the decision.
From July 2011 to March 2013, Milan purchased 243 International ProStar trucks with model years ranging from 2012 to 2014. Those trucks were purchased from Navistar through Volunteer International. At the time of purchase, Navistar guaranteed the trucks were void of defects.
Despite assurances of trucks in perfect working order, trucks purchased by Milan began experiencing issues not long afterwards. Specifically, the trucks experienced issues with the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system, EGR coolers, EGR valves and other engine components. Even after several repairs by Volunteer International, the trucks continued to be defective.