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Navistar/MaxxForce Engine Overview

Navistar/MaxxForce Engine Overview

On September 27, 2012, Navistar announced that it was dropping its MaxxForce 15-liter heavy-duty diesel engine in favor of the Cummins ISX15, and that its 13-liter heavy-duty diesel engine would continue to be built but would utilize selective catalyst reduction(SCR) technology instead of its, once prominent, exhaust gas recirculation-only(EGR) engine.

This was a huge reversal in Navistar's stance. In 2008, Navistar made the decision to go its own way on diesel exhaust emissions dealing with nitrogen oxide strictly in its engines' cylinders, and resisting the use of Urea Injection, the active component of selective catalytic reduction. SCR is what all its competitors in North America and most others around the world had chosen, even though it added weight and bulk to a truck.

Navistar's EGR never met the 2010 standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since 2010, until this point, Navistar had been using stockpiled emission credits, from 2010-2012, to meet the EPA's 2010 emissions requirements on all the trucks that it had been selling. However, when Navistar ran out of credits, and was faced with a non-compliance penalty of $3,775.00 per engine sold, it decided to drop it's EGR only technology and add an SCR after treatment package from Cummins Emissions Solutions. Ironically, Navistar had been publicly criticizing all SCR technology for the past several years.

Admittedly, Navistar's EGR emissions technology did not work correctly. Unfortunately though, for those trucking companies who purchased trucks with MaxxForce engine this changed technology occurred too late.

During 2010-2012 as Navistar tried to "perfect" its EGR only technology, many trucking companies with MaxxForce powered units experienced repeated breakdowns and engine failures, many of which were related to the EGR system. Problems with components such as EGR valves, EGR coolers, EGR inlet tubes, EGR sensors, and defective ECM modules were being experienced by trucking companies throughout the United States. Not surprisingly, Navistar's International trucks and MaxxForce engines experienced numerous recalls and dozens of service bulletins during this time including to the EGR system. These problems led to increased breakdowns, downtime, repair costs, and lost profits for the companies operating the trucks. These problems continue to this day for many companies.

In addition, the repeated problems with the MaxxForce powered trucks negatively affected companies' ability to trade-in or resale the trucks for reasonable market values because of the trucks' poor service history and reputation.

If you have experienced such losses, then our law firm has the experience and expertise to help get you the recovery that you deserve.

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