(autoinsidernews) - Despite a legal fight between Ford Motor Co. and engine maker International Truck and Engine Corp., the automaker's 2008 Ford Super Duty pickups are expected to arrive at dealership on time this spring.
Ford's lawsuit says International has threatened to stop shipments of the new 6.4L Power Stroke engine, which would likely have an impact on Super Duty sales, according to the Chicago Tribune. Ford says that International has raised the price of the new engine and that International won't pay its share of warranty costs to repair the fuel injection system on the 6.0L Power Stroke V8, reports Trend.
Ford says that International still owes up to $500 million because of problems with International's Powerstroke engine that were reported by over 12,000 owners of Ford's diesel powered Super Duty trucks.
Ford spokesman Wes Sherwood said today that the automaker has an ample supply of trucks and engines on hand, and will launch the Super Duty on time in the first quarter.