Is your Cadillac Escalade experiencing the dreaded ‘Chevy Shake’?

A class-action lawsuit has named the 2015-2019 Cadillac Escalades a part of those GM vehicles experiencing the dreaded ‘Chevy Shake’. The issue stems from faulty transmissions that cause the vehicles to shake or jerk when shifting gears. 

It has been identified that the vehicles experiencing these problems have had one of these 8-speed transmissions: the GM 8L90 and the GM 8L45. Both are alleged to be  faulty and cause the vehicles to shake or vibrate excessively when they reach high speeds. 

These defects have made the vehicles harsh to drive and have almost caused several accidents when drivers have lost control of their SUVs. Some drivers have even said the shaking felt as if their car was struck by another vehicle.  

What causes the transmission to jerk or shake?

The jerking and shaking of these vehicles is suspected to be related to a defective aluminum drive shaft, which GM refers to as a “propeller shaft.”   This propeller shaft is intended to transfer power from the engine to the wheels to make the tires spin.  Some drivers have replaced the aluminum drive shaft with a custom steel drive shaft and have reported a complete fix.

The lawsuit claims that GM has known about the defect with these vehicles for years, but has not come up with a fix.

What do I do next?

If you are among many driving a Cadillac Escalade that’s experiencing the “Chevy Shake” and is currently a part of a class-action lawsuit, we recommend you opt-out to preserve your California Lemon Law rights. With the help of California’s premier team of Lemon Law Experts, you have the opportunity to be represented individually and maximize your individual recovery rather than settle with the masses via a class-action lawsuit.

Why should you opt-out of these class-action lawsuits?

If you would like to preserve the right to sue General Motors individually, you will have to opt-out of the class action suits. Very often, there are thousands of members in a class-action lawsuit, resulting in meager consumer settlements. When suing individually, you are more likely to receive a greater settlement as you preserved your individual right to pursue the maximum allowable remedies under the lemon laws. 

If you’d like more information on how to opt-out of a class-action lawsuit, please give us a call today at (877) 885-5366. Our premier team of Lemon Law Experts is here to help you explore your options and choose the best course of action that fits your needs.