DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- Truck and engine manufacturer Navistar International Corp. said it is the subject of five lawsuits that could be granted class-action status stemming from “design and manufacturing defects” in truck engines it made for Ford Motor Co.
Navistar said Wednesday in a regulatory filing Brandon Burns sued last month in California seeking class-action status for owners and lessees of Ford vehicles with Navistar 6-liter power stroke engines for the model years 2003 through 2007. Four other lawsuits have since been filed seeking class status in Utah, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.
Separately, Navistar said in statement that profit in the quarter ended Oct. 31 fell to $39 million, or 54 cents a share, from $86 million, or $1.19 a share, during the same quarter last year. Sales rose 2.6 percent to $3.37 billion.