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Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain Oil Consumption Class Action Settlement Nears

To California residents, as mentioned before, Berman v. General Motors, LLC (the Chevrolet Equinox GMC Terrain oil consumption class action) is very near settlement. Notice of settlement has gone out to potential class members and there are very important deadlines approaching. Most significantly, if you want to NOT be in the class action and pursue an individual lemon law claim, you MUST OPT OUT of the class action prior to the September 20, 2019 deadline. Here is a link to the Notice that went out to class members and here is the information regarding opting out:

Equinox Oil Consumption

If you're in California and you own a 2.4L engine 2010, 2011, 2012, or 2013 Chevrolet Equinox and have experienced oil consumption issues, you may be have a potential lemon law claim. If you’ve taken your Equinox or Terrain to a dealership for issues above, from engine stalling, abnormal oil consumption, high pressure fuel pump failure, balance shaft chain failure or engine failure, 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!

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Chevrolet Equinox Class Action Notice Mailed Out

Just a general FYI. Notice of the potential settlement regarding the Equinox Terrain Oil Consumption class action Berman v. General Motors, LLC has been mailed out. The address you should have received it from is:

2.4 Liter Oil Consumption Litigation

C/O Analytics Consulting LLC

P.O. Box 2003

Chanhassen, MN 55318-2003

And it should look similar to this:

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The Class Action administrator is the party one should direct all inquiries regarding the class action to. They can be found at 1.877.318.1027

Equinox / Terrain Oil Consumption Class Action Receives Preliminary Approval

The judge overseeing Berman v. General Motors, LLC class action involving 2010-2017 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrains has given preliminary approval to the settlement agreement. The court went further to set a final approval hearing on October 4, 2019. Notice will be sent to potential class members in the next few months.

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.

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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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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The Proposed Settlement can be accessed here.

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).

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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.