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Chevrolet – Cadillac – GMC Transmission Class Actions

General Motors is facing multiple CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS regarding defective transmissions in the following models:

  • 2019-present Chevrolet Camaro
  • 2019-present Chevrolet Colorado
  • 2019-present Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2019-present Chevrolet Corvette
  • 2019-present Cadillac ATS
  • 2019-present Cadillac ATS-V
  • 2019-present Cadillac CTS
  • 2019-present Cadillac CT6
  • 2019-present Cadillac CTS-V
  • 2019-present GMC Canyon
  • 2019-present GMC Sierra

These lawsuits match our firm’s observation of numerous individual lemon law cases in which our clients have experienced jerking, hesitation, surging and lurching, which are are safety hazards because they affect the vehicle’s speed, acceleration and deceleration. Additionally, our clients have experienced a number of other issues with these vehicles, particularly related to the powertrain (i.e., engine and transmission), electrical system and infotainment system (i.e., back-up camera/navigation display).

Remember, under the right circumstances, class actions can either help and hurt the value of your individual claim. In most cases where lemon law rights are released in a class action settlement, your individual lemon law claim is more valuable than the class settlement proceeds, which may only be for a coupon toward a new purchase or an “extended warranty.” 

Even worse, auto manufacturers often place time limits or other restrictions on the class settlement proceeds that prevent people from receiving anything in exchange for their released claims. 

On the other hand, if you have a good lemon law claim you may be entitled to receive all your money back, or more, and your attorney’s fees are paid by the manufacturer because of the FEE SHIFTING PROVISION in California’s lemon law which allows us to take the case at no charge to you.  If you have a good case we will front the costs and our time, and we only get paid by the manufacturer if we achieve a recovery for you. 

If you have questions about a class action, or you think you may have a lemon, contact us today for a fast, free and confidential evaluation.


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    What are Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) and how do they affect Lemon Law?

    Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) are technical publications from an automobile manufacturer that identify commonly observed issues in a particular range of vehicles and provide diagnostic and repair instruction.

    TSBs are used to explain to dealerships and other repair facilities how to repair known issues in a vehicle.  When there are numerous TSBs for the same issue, it may show that the manufacturer is constantly assessing, analyzing and updating repair procedures for a persistent problem.  TSBs can also relate to Recalls.

    If you would like help figuring out out a TSB repair may affect your lemon law claim, contact us today for an evaluation.



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      Honda CR-V Lemon Law Issues (Engine & Transmission)

      At Goldsmith West, we have noticed a trend of consumers experiencing problems in recent model year Honda CR-V models, including 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. These problems include but are not limited to problems with the engine, drivetrain and powertrain problems, loss of power, vibration, hesitation, cooling system, problems where the vehicle will not start, problems with the powertrain control module (PCM), engine knocking and stalling.  

      There have also been a series of incidents of reported fuel in the oil, and odor of gas fumes inside the cabin of the vehicle. 

      2018 model year in particular seems to have excess concerns about problems with gasoline in the oil tank

      Attribution: ABC15 Arizona

      These vehicles are also equipped with CVT transmissions, which are known to have a litany of issues, as seen in class action cases for other models. (Links) There has been at least one recall issued for this vehicle. (Link) 

      There has also been a problem with the Electronic Brake Booster (EBB) system for which a technical service bulletin (TSB) was issued.

      Consumers may experience the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs): P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304, P0172, P0297, P2187, P2583-76, and U3003-16.



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