5.3L Vortec 5300 Engine Oil Consumption
From 2010-2014 GM's Vortec 5300 engine had multiple design flaws that led to an excessive oil consumption responsible for soiled spark plugs, bent pushrods, and timing chain wear to name a few. The problem was compounded by an inadequate oi…Continue reading article "5.3L Vortec 5300 Engine Oil Consumption"
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What Tahoe Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
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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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
A GM cracked dash lawsuit alleges owners can spend thousands of dollars to replace cracked dashboards and instrument panels the automaker should have recalled.
A GM air conditioner compressor and condenser lawsuit alleges the AC systems fail and cause owners and lessees to lose cold air in the vehicles and money from their bank accounts.
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.
GM did the right thing by recalling ineffective seat belts a few years back. It just would have been so much better if they used the right replacement parts.
Now to be fair, only 2,800 of the over 1 million recalled vehicles ended up with the wrong pretensioner cable assemblies but considering the last recalls were in 2016 and 2018 this probably won't sit well with the owners driving around with the wrong seat belts for the last few years.…keep reading article "GM Accidentally Gave 2,800 Vehicles The Wrong Seat Belts in Previous Recalls"
A federal investigation wants to know if rusty connectors are preventing 2020-2021 GM airbags from deploying.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received six reports of severe crashes where the airbags didn't deploy in GM vehicles, despite those vehicles receiving "significant frontal damage." All six crashes resulted in injuries.…keep reading article "Government Investigates Airbag Failures in Full Size 2020-2021 Chevy Vehicles"
GM thinks the 3rd row seat belts in their 2021 SUVs could have been damaged during installation.
The belts were misrouted behind the seat-folding mechanism and a recall wants to inspect and replace them if neccessary. Even if the belts don't look damaged to you, this is a classic better-safe-than-sorry situation.…keep reading article "GM Recalls 2021 SUVs with Damaged 3rd Row Seat Belts"
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. 👍🏼…keep reading article "Missouri Vortec Oil Consumption Lawsuit Latest in a Series Against GM"
GM may have used the wrong bolts to secure the seat belts in certain 2020 and 2021 Chevy models.
Could the new bolts work? Maybe. But when it comes time to rely on the seat belts, it's better knowing the right parts were used to tether them to the frame.…keep reading article "Some Newer Chevy Vehicles May Have the Wrong Seat Belt Bolts"
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.…keep reading article "Another Vortec Oil Consumption Lawsuit Hits the Docket"
A lawsuit says a failed vacuum pump in GM’s brake boosters can make the brake pedal extremely hard to push, leading to longer stopping distances and accidents.
While investigating a rear-end collision involving the lead plaintiff ”GM told her she should read the manual to understand how the brakes worked.” Nothing says “we value our customers” like accusing them of not knowing how brakes work. GM promised to fix the plaintiff’s bumper in exchange for confidentiality. Obviously this didn’t go over well.keep reading article "Lawsuit Says GM Owners Should be Worried About Vacuum Pump Problems Creating Stiff Break Pedals"
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