The 2003 Ford F-Series Super Duty (shown above) introduced the 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel supplied by Navistar, and while that is an engine Ford would love to forget, it's now one step closer to putting that particular problem behind it. Automotive News is reporting that Ford has settled a class-action lawsuit brought on by problems with this engine that started right out of the gate and ultimately broke up the 30-year relationship between Ford and Navistar.
The days of the Power-Stroke diesel in the Ford Super Duty pickup seem to be about to end. Ford and its long-time diesel engine supplier Navistar have been bickering through their respective lawyers for the better part of the last two years. Ford has accused Navistar of building defective engines with excessive warranty costs. Meanwhile, Navistar accused Ford of breach of contract for developing its own diesel engine for light duty trucks. The dueling suits have now been settled with Ford agreei
1979; Kramer vs. Kramer was the top grossing film, Rod the Bod was riding "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" up the charts, and the late, great Fox-body Mustang was brand new. In that heady last year of the 1970s, Ford and Navistar gazed deeply into each other's corporate eyes and dreamily vowed "I do." The relationship had been one of give and take – Navistar giving engines (most recently diesel ones for Ford's heavy-duty pickups), Ford taking the motors and in turn giving cash to its supplier &ndash
And things looked so peaceful for a while...
The Ford diesel truck production shutdown that resulted from stopped diesel engine shipments from International is over. On Feb. 23, Navistar International stopped sending 6.4-liter diesel engines that Ford uses in its F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty pickups to Ford's Louisville, Ky., truck plant. That plant stopped production on Friday and operated on fewer shifts over the weekend. Now that the engine shipments are back on, a Ford spokeswoman told the AP that the plant is back up to full spee