Navistar to pay truck owners and lessees $135 million to settle class-action lawsuit over engine emissions defect

A Chicago federal judge has given initial approval to Navistar’s agreement to pay truck owners and lessees $135 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over allegedly defective engine emission systems.

The settlement, pending final court approval, ends a lengthy court battle for the Lisle-based manufacturer, which built thousands of 2011 to 2014 model year commercial trucks with an alleged emissions design flaw that resulted in breakdowns and engine damage.