Latest Chevrolet Lawsuits

Many of these are class-action suits that look to cover a group of owners in a particular area. Click on the lawsuit for more information and to see if you're eligible to receive any potential settlements.

  • Dismissed

    Casey, et al., v. General Motors, LLC.

    Case Number
    3:20-CV-00299
    Case Filed
    1. Dismissed

      In dismissing the GM class action lawsuit, the judge ruled the plaintiff fails to allege facts which support that GM was aware of any fuse block defects predating the sale of the vehicles listed in the lawsuit.

    2. Case Filed

      A General Motors fuse block class action lawsuit alleges certain GM vehicles have problems with the tension of the terminals that can cause stalled engines and other electrical malfunctions.

  • Tucker, et al., v. General Motors LLC.

    Case Filed
    1. Case Filed

      A GM 5.3L oil consumption lawsuit includes Generation IV Vortec 5300 LC9 engines. The plaintiffs say the engine cannot receive proper lubrication, allegedly because the piston rings fail to keep oil in the crankcase.

  • Torres, et al., v. General Motors LLC.

    Case Filed
    1. Case Filed

      A Chevy Bolt fire recall has caused a car owner to file a lawsuit alleging the Bolt recall is causing him "range anxiety." General Motors issued the Chevy Bolt fire recall after the automaker received 12 claims alleging the high-voltage batteries may have caused fires.

  • Airko, Inc., et al., v. General Motors LLC.

    Case Filed
    1. Case Filed

      A General Motors Vortec class action lawsuit alleges oil consumption problems plague the vehicles because of defective piston rings. The GM Vortec class action lawsuit includes these vehicles equipped with Generation IV 5.3-Liter V8 Vortec 5300 LC9 engines.

  • Dismissed

    Nardizzi, et al., v. General Motors LLC.

    Case Filed
    1. Dismissed

      A Chevy Corvette cracked rims lawsuit has been dismissed after the car owner failed to convince a federal judge the wheels were defective from the time the Corvettes were sold.

    2. Case Filed

      A Chevrolet Corvette bent wheel lawsuit alleges 2015 to present Z06 and 2017 to present Corvette Grand Sport cars have wheels that crack, bend, warp and eventually cost a small fortune to replace.

  • Dismissed

    Szep, et al., v. General Motors LLC.

    Case Filed
    1. Dismissed

      The judge ruled the plaintiff lacks standing to maintain nationwide class claims because “named plaintiffs lack standing to assert claims under the laws of the states in which they do not reside or in which they suffered no injury.”

    2. Case Filed

      The alleged oil consumption causes low oil levels, insufficient lubricity and engine damage due to piston rings which don't maintain enough tension to keep oil in the crankcase. In addition, the plaintiff alleges the oil life monitoring systems make the problem worse.

    Problem
    5.3L Vortec 5300 Engine Oil Consumption
    Class Vehicles
    • 2010-2014 Avalanche
    • 2010-2012 Chevrolet Colorado
    • 2010-2013 Chevrolet Express
    • 2010-2013 Silverado
    • 2010-2014 Suburban
    • 2010-2014 Tahoe
    Location
    Ohio
  • Martell, et al., v. General Motors LLC.

    Case Filed
    1. Case Filed

      The class action lawsuit alleges General Motors manufactured and sold vehicles that consume abnormally high quantities of oil because of numerous problems with the engines. The plaintiff claims the primary problem is the piston rings that don't hold enough tension to keep engine oil in the crankcase, resulting in low oil levels and inadequate lubrication of engine components.

  • Settlement

    Sanchez, et al., v. General Motors LLC.

    Case Filed
    1. Settlement

      A GM oil consumption settlement has been approved by a federal judge for customers of 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs equipped with 2.4-liter Ecotec engines.

    2. Case Filed

      Plaintiffs Patrick Sanchez, Mark Stauber, Sally Stauber, Jacob Ross-Demmin and Jennifer Herrington filed the proposed class-action lawsuit about 2010-2017 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles with EcoTech 2.4-liter engines.

  • Settlement

    Ellen Berman and Dayana Guach, et al., v. General Motors LLC.

    Case Filed
    1. Settlement

      A GM oil consumption settlement has been approved by a federal judge for customers of 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs equipped with 2.4-liter Ecotec engines.

    2. Case Filed

      A Chevy Equinox Ecotec engine lawsuit alleges the piston rings, spray jets and PCV systems all contribute to oil consumption and engine damage. In addition, owners allege the SUVs don't have adequate warning systems to protect the vehicles from negative effects of oil consumption problems.

  • Rothschild, et al., v. General Motors, LLC.

    Case Filed
    1. Case Filed

      A Chevy Malibu that allegedly suffered reduced engine power caused the owner to file a class action lawsuit that alleges all 2016-2018 Malibu cars have problems with the accelerator pedal sensors and electronic throttle controls.

  • Hutchinson, et al., v. General Motors LLC.

    Case Filed
    1. Case Filed

      A Chevy Malibu accelerator sensor lawsuit alleges the cars are equipped with defective accelerator pedal position sensors and/or faulty electronic throttle controls that cause messages that read, 'Engine Power is Reduced.'

  • Partially dismissed

    Matanky et al v. General Motors LLC.

    Case Filed
    1. Partially dismissed

      A Chevy Corvette Z06 class action lawsuit will proceed for certain plaintiffs who allege GM knew the cars overheated from faulty cooling systems.

    2. Case Filed

      Chevy Corvette Z06 overheating problems have caused another lawsuit that alleges the transmissions and rear differentials overheat and cause the cars to enter "limp mode," forcing the cars to drastically lose power and speed.

    Problem
    C7 Corvette Has Cracked and Warped Wheels
    Class Vehicles
    • 2015-present Corvette Z06
    • 2017-present Corvette Grand Sport
    Class Members
    Residents of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington
    Location
    Michigan
  • Manning, et al., v. General Motors Company, et al.

    Case Filed
    1. Case Filed

      According to the lawsuit, more than 2 million trucks and SUVs in the U.S. share the same defective air conditioning designs and were built on a vehicle platform known as GMT K2XX.

    Problem
    A/C Condenser Leaking
    Class Vehicles
    • 2015-2017 Suburban
    • 2015-2017 Tahoe
    • 2014-2017 Silverado 1500
    • 2015-2016 Silverado Heavy Duty
    Location
    Florida
  • Smith et al. v. General Motors, LLC.

    Case Filed
    1. Case Filed

      A GM cracked dash lawsuit alleges owners can spend thousands of dollars to replace cracked dashboards and instrument panels the automaker should have recalled.

    Problem
    Cracked Dashboard
    Class Vehicles
    • 2009-2014 Silverado
    • 2009-2014 Tahoe
    • 2009-2014 Suburban
    • 2009-2014 Avalanche
    Location
    Michigan
  • Jones Won, et. al, v. General Motors Company et. al.

    Case Filed
    1. Case Filed

      GM air conditioning problems are caused by condensers and discharge lines, at least according to a proposed class-action lawsuit that includes the following long list of Cadillac, Chevy and GMC trucks and SUVs.

    Problem
    A/C Condenser Leaking
    Class Vehicles
    • 2015-2016 Silverado 1500 5.3L (various)
    • 2015-2017 Suburuban (FWD/RWD)
    • 2015-2016 Tahoe (4WD/RWD)
    Location
    New York
  • Monteville Sloan Jr,, et al., v. General Motors LLC.

    Case Filed
    1. Case Filed

      The alleged oil consumption causes low oil levels, insufficient lubricity and engine damage due to piston rings which don't maintain enough tension to keep oil in the crankcase. In addition, the plaintiff alleges the oil life monitoring systems make the problem worse.

Latest Chevrolet Problems Tied to Lawsuits

These problems have class-action lawsuits

  1. 2.4L Ecotec Oil Consumption

    A series of unfortunate design decisions allow oil to end up in the combustion chamber of the 2.4L Ecotec engine. And a less-than-impressive oil monitoring system doesn't do anything to warn owners about dangerously low oil levels until it'…

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  2. C7 Corvette Has Cracked and Warped Wheels

    GM went with cast aluminum wheels over a stronger forged option for its 7th generation Corvette. Now that owners are having issues with warping and cracking, the automaker is telling them to stop hitting potholes instead of honoring its war…

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  3. A/C Condenser Leaking

    GM used leaky air conditioners that buckle under pressure in many 2014-2017 trucks and SUVs. Whether it's busted hoses or leaky condensors, thousands of GM owners are showing up to work with sweat stains down their back. It's such a widespr…

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  4. Chevy Shake

    When traveling above 35mph, GM's full size trucks and SUVs are experiencing cabin vibrations along with terribly loud noises from buffeting wind that is making owners sick. GM says these vibrations are within their acceptable vibration rang…

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  5. Cracked Dashboard

    Multiple GM vehicles from the 2007-2014 model years are developing dashboard cracks. One of the most common areas of concern is around the passenger airbag cover, leaving owners wondering about potential safety risks.

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  6. Cruze Coolant Leaks

    After years of Chevy Cruze owners complaining about antifreeze leaks along with an overwhelming smell in the cars, a class-action lawsuit was filed against General Motors in New York federal court.

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Latest Chevrolet Lawsuit News

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  1. Another owner is suing GM following their decision to cap the Bolt's battery capacity at 90%, even if that's a temporary fix to prevent fires.

    The automaker recalled the Chevy EVs last November after learning that the batteries can spark a flame as they are charging and nearing 100%. By temporarily capping them at 90%, GM can stop those fires while they search for a more permanent solution.

    But a plaintiff in Michigan says Bolt owners need to contend with range anxiety and diminished resale value while they wait. Call me crazy, but a temporary restriction on range feels a lot more desirable than a permanently charred engine.…

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  2. Toss another lawsuit onto the ever-growing pile of GM Vortec oil consumption cases.

    The Missouri based class-action is the latest in a series of suits saying the 5.3L Vortec engine churns through oil because of defects in the low-tension piston rings. The problem is compounded by GM's questionably designed oil life monitoring system which doesn't warn owners when oil levels get dangerously low.

    In fact the system doesn't monitor oil levels at all, just the quality of the oil itself. So while the engine may be dry and on the verge of collapse, rest assured that last quart of oil is still in tip-top shape. 👍🏼…

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  3. General Motors has been sued for last month's Bolt EV recall which temporarily limits the battery's capacity to 90%, bringing the car's range down from 238 miles to roughly 214.

    The plaintiff says the software update is giving him "range anxiety" and that's only heightened by the impending cold weather months which can also limit range. Last I checked, winter was going to happen regardless of the recall and it could just be me but I'd be more anxious about the possibility of my car catching on fire than losing 14 miles of range.…

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  4. A judge has granted GM's motion to dismiss one of the cases alleging the automaker should reimburse C7 Corvette owners for cracked and warped wheels.

    The lawsuit claims GM is breaching its warranty by blaming any instances of cracked wheels on owners driving habits. But the plaintiff made a few key mistakes:…

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  5. General Motors is facing a second legal challenge for problems related to warped and cracked wheels in the C7 Corvette.

    As reported by the Detroit Free Press, the consolidated class-action lawsuit was brought by eightteen 2015-2019 C7 Corvette owners, specifically the Z06 and Grand Sport trims.

    The plaintiffs are seeking millions of dollars in reimbursements for costs related to replacing wheels that are prone to deforming and cracking without impact damage because GM opted for a cast aluminum rather that a forged wheel.…

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  6. GM used heat shields that don't curve under the starters in the 5th and 6th generation Camaro, according to a new lawsuit.

    That leaves them exposed to heat and makes them completely unreliable. The plaintiff says the problem is particularly noticable on hot days or after a long drive where the engine gets hot. The car has to cool down before an owner can start it back up.

    Over time the lack of heat protection will melt the wires, damage the fuses, and create all sorts of electrical havoc to the starter's conductors.…

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  7. A new class-action is accusing General Motors of knowingly selling vehicles that consume abnormally high quantities of oil.

    It's not the first time GM has been sued for oil issues in the Vortec engine. Specifically (and stick with me here) the Generation IV 5.3L V8 Vortec 5300 LC9 engine.

    As with previous lawsuits, the plaintiffs say low-tension piston rings, oil spray from the Active Fuel Management (AFM) system, and agressive vacuuming from the engine's positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system are to blame.…

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  8. There's growing concern that GM has made a series of bad decisions about the wheels for the C7 Corvette (2015-2019).

    1) They used cast aluminum and not forged wheels. 2) They used less than the recommended amount of casted material. 3) They blame drivers when the wheels split apart after going over bumps

    Now a lawsuit filed in California is accusing GM of systematically denying warranty coverage to owners with cracked wheel problems, even if the prolem happens well within the standard 3-year / 36,000 mile warranty.

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