Chevrolet Equinox Proposed Class Action Settlement Terms
The terms of the nationwide Chevrolet Equinox / GMC Terrain oil consumption class action have been released and, according to the documents filed by the attorneys (not Valero Law, APC), they are as follows:
If you own a 2010, 2011, or 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, you will be reimbursed for ‘prior customer-paid repairs under existing model year Special Coverage Adjustments.
A new Special Coverage Adjustment that will cover model year 2013 Class Vehicles that were manufactured prior to the production change that introduced the updated piston rings in May 2013. That coverage extends for 7 years, six months or 120,000 miles, whichever comes first.
With that, class actions are handled exactly as described - in a class. As such, individualized attention is not directed on your case. Instead, if you satisfy the terms of the settlement agreement, you are potentially entitled to the settlement terms.
(Edit 5/16/2019: The class action has been approved. Link here).
If you are in California and if you’ve experienced oil consumption issues with your Chevrolet Equinox or GMC Terrain, you are possibly entitled to much more than what you would receive under the class action. With attentive and individualized attention, you may be entitled to a vehicle repurchase or a cash and keep settlement. This could possibly be more than what you are entitled to under the class action.
The law firms that were appointed lead counsel to handle the class action are Ahdoot Wolfsoon, Coleman Law PC, and Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP.