Posts tagged Chevrolet Silverado
Transmission Class Action regarding 2015-2019 Cadillac, Canyons and Camaro

There is a new class action developing for owners of the

  1. 2015-2019 Chevrolet Silverado

  2. 2017-2019 Chevrolet Colorado

  3. 2015-2019 Chevrolet Corvette

  4. 2016-2019 Chevrolet Camaro

  5. 2015-2019 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV

  6. 2016-2019 Cadillac ATS, ATS-V, CTS, CT6, and CTS-V

  7. 2015-2019 GMC Sierra, Yukon, and Yukon XL, and Yukon Denali XL

  8. 2017-2019 GMC Canyon

The transmission complaints revolve around hesitations, shakes, shudders, jerks, clunking and hard shifts that occur due to the design of the GM 8L90 and GM 8L45 transmissions. The class action goes on to suggest that the transmission defect is a safety issue and can also cost consumers extra money in repairs.

All this coupled with the fact that GM cut their power train warranties from 5 years and 100,000 miles to 5 years and 60,000 miles (which ever comes first) can definitely add up to more frustrated consumers who purchased these vehicles

A copy of the class action complaint, filed on 12/18/2018, can be accessed here. The name of it is Duffy v. General Motors, LLC

If you’ve taken your Silverado, Colorado, Corvette, Camaro, Escalade, Sierra or Canyon to a dealership for issues above, from transmission issues to any other warranty concern, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

Chevy Shake

Multiple owners of the 2014-2017 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra have noted an odd occurrence. Around 45 MPH, the vehicle will begin to shake the entire vehicle, including the floor boards, seats, bed and cabin.

The AutoGuide goes on to describe the issue as: 

Online forums and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) complaints database are flooded with posts alleging that GM’s full-size SUVs, including the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade, all exhibit the same off-putting traits: unexplainable wind buffeting and vibration. Many of the complaints allege that these problems also affect the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra.

GM issued a preliminary information bulletin (PIT) over the issue. Poorly attached roof sheet metal is the main issue that GM looked to fix and instructions for doing so are located in PIT5318B. To perform the fix, technicians have to remove the vehicle’s headliner and inspect the roof bows for proper bonding with the roof sheet metal. If there is an issue, the bonding must be completely redone, which means new panel control vibration material is packed into the roof of all SUVs that have received this fix.

The PIT is accessible here and only covers the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe and GMC Yukon.  

If you're in California and you’ve taken your Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra to a dealership for issues above, from shakes, suspension issues or vibrations, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  

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New GM Brakes Class Action filed.

A California couple has filed a class action lawsuit against General Motors (GM) alleging the company knowingly installed defective braking systems in thousands of Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC Trucks and SUVs and failed to inform consumers of the dangers posed by the faulty systems.

The suit, filed by Scott and Samantha Peckerar, cites an “irreparable and defective braking system supplied in all of the Class vehicles.” The suit alleges the defect makes it difficult to stop with the brake pedal becoming hard, requiring the driver to use much more force to slow the vehicle, severely and suddenly compromising the distance required to stop.

The class action complaint was filled in United States District Court, Central District of California, Eastern Division. It goes on to allege the defective braking systems were installed in all of the following vehicles::

  • 2015 to present Cadillac Escalades

  • 2014 to present Chevrolet Silverados

  • 2015 to present Chevrolet Suburbans

  • 2015 to present Chevrolet Tahoes

  • 2014 to present GMC Sierras

  • 2015 to present GMC Yukon/Yukon XLs

If you have any questions, you can contact the attorneys here https://www.corywatson.com/

GM recalls 1.2M pickups, SUVs for power steering problem

GMis recalling more than one million pickup trucks and SUV’s in the U.S. for a steering defect

The defect has been linked to 30 crashes and two injuries. The trucks can lose their electronically controlled power steering momentarily before it suddenly comes back on, causing the driver to have difficulty steering, GM said in a filing to federal safety regulators. The flaw causes drivers to lose control especially at slower speeds.

A GM spokesman said the company is aware of 30 accidents and two injuries but no fatalities.

GM said the defect is caused by a software problem in the electronic-power-steering module. Dealers will update the software to fix the problem for free.

The recall consists of:

  • 2015 Chevrolet Silverado

  • 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 pickups

  • 2015 Chevy Tahoe

  • 2015 Chevy Suburban

  • 2015 Cadillac Escalade

  • 2015 GMC Yukon SUVs.

If you're in California and you’ve taken your GM vehicle to a dealership for any issue, ranging from steering issues, transmission stalling, transmission failure, overheating, or any other warranty concern, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU! Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you! Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado Pretensioner Cable Recall

Vehicles Affected: Model-year 2015-16 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks are part of a recall affecting approximately 23,000 vehicles; the recall includes Tahoe Police Pursuit and Special-Service SUVs

The Problem: The flexible steel cable connecting the driver's seat belt to the outboard side of the seat may be repeatedly bent over the seat side shield as the driver enters and exits the vehicle, causing the cable to fatigue and separate. If the cable becomes fatigued or breaks, the driver may not be properly restrained, increasing their risk of injury in the event of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the pretensioner cable and seat side shield for free.

What Owners Should Do: Chevrolet manufacturer GM did immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-222-1020, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

More information can also be found at www.nhtsa.gov

2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra Shakes, aka The Chevy Shake

GM engineers can’t seem to pinpoint the cause of a systemic 'shaking' in vehicles riding on GM’s K2XX platform, such as the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.  Owners have aptly titled the issue "The Chevy Shake"

The AutoGuide goes on to describe the issue as: 

Online forums and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) complaints database are flooded with posts alleging that GM’s full-size SUVs, including the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade, all exhibit the same off-putting traits: unexplainable wind buffeting and vibration. Many of the complaints allege that these problems also affect the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra.

GM issued a preliminary information bulletin (PIT) over the issue. Poorly attached roof sheet metal is the main issue that GM looked to fix and instructions for doing so are located in PIT5318B. To perform the fix, technicians have to remove the vehicle’s headliner and inspect the roof bows for proper bonding with the roof sheet metal. If there is an issue, the bonding must be completely redone, which means new panel control vibration material is packed into the roof of all SUVs that have received this fix.

The PIT is accessible here and only covers the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe and GMC Yukon.  

PIT PIT5451A was also released and says it "This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician about vehicles that have a vibration at highway speed. Technician will need to replace the wheel for a rolled lip of aluminum in the hub opening."  That covers the following vehicles:

  • 2011, 2014 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500
  • 2011-2016 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500
  • 2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 3500
  • 2014 GMC SIERRA 1500
  • 2011-2016 GMC SIERRA 2500
  • 2011-2013, 2015-2016 GMC SIERRA DENALI

If you're in California and you’ve taken your Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra to a dealership for issues above, from shakes, suspension issues or vibrations, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  

 

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General Motors Brakes Class Action - Harris v. General Motors, LLC

A class action lawsuit was filed on October 23, 2017 in a Texas court alleging that General Motors vehicles have brake booster problems that necessitate the replacements of the boosters and master cylinders.

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Texarkana Division - John J. Harris, et. al., v. General Motors Company (5:2017cv00180). Class counsel is Wyly and Rommel and can be reached here: https://www.wylyrommel.com/

The proposed GM brake failure class-action lawsuit includes all former and current owners and lessees of the following vehicles:

  • 2015-2016 Cadillac Escalade

  • 2014-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • 2015-2016 Chevrolet Suburban

  • 2015-2106 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • 2014-2016 GMC Sierra 1500

  • 2015-2016 GMC Yukon

The lawsuit alleges GM's strategy is to engage in deception upon customers, while even technical service bulletins allegedly contain false and deceptive information about fixing the defects because the repairs do not fix the vehicles and the statements are designed to mislead dealers and vehicle owners.

According to the lawsuit, GM issued a series of service bulletins to dealers regarding the brake problems.  

If you’re in California and you own a Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Sierra or GMC Yukon and have experienced any issues related to premature brake wear or any other concern that was covered under the manufacturer's warranty, please contact us immediately at 424-299-4447 for a free consultation for information regarding your vehicle and a potential lemon law claim!