Are you falling victim to the Chevy Shake?
Since early 2016, owners of General Motors trucks and SUVs have fallen victim to what is called the “Chevy Shake”.
If you were to Google the Chevy Shake right now, you’d find over 6 million results. Countless owners have experienced violent shaking while driving their vehicles at 35+ mph. The shaking has not only caused panic for the vehicle’s driver but has also caused some drivers to lose control of their vehicle. Who wants to feel powerless over their truck?
With the abundance of complaints regarding this shaking behavior, multiple class-action lawsuits have been initiated. During these lawsuits, two possible causes have been identified: the aluminum driveshaft and the 8-speed transmission.
If you are among many driving a GM vehicle 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.
Let’s chat about these lawsuits.
In the lawsuit, Francis v. General Motors, it is alleged that defective 8L45 and 8L90 transmissions were installed in some of GM’s trucks and SUVs. This lawsuit represents consumers that have experienced issues with defective 8L45 and 8L90 transmissions in Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles. The affected vehicles may experience violent shaking and shuddering while the driver is speeding up, slowing down, or even while changing gears.
The following vehicles may be covered by California’s Lemon Laws for their defective 8-speed transmissions:
- 2015–2019 Chevrolet Silverado
- 2017–2019 Chevrolet Colorado
- 2015–2019 Chevrolet Corvette
- 2016–2019 Chevrolet Camaro
- 2015–2017 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV
- 2016–2019 Cadillac ATS, ATS-V, CTS, CT6, and CTS-V
- 2015–2019 GMC Sierra
- 2015–2019 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL
- 2015–2017 Yukon Denali and Denali XL
- 2017–2019 GMC Canyon
In the lawsuit, Kim Bostick v. General Motors, it is alleged that the aluminum driveshaft or the “prop shaft”, which transfers power from the engine to the wheels, has been a leading cause for the vehicles to shake violently and deteriorate the drive shaft over time. After enough deterioration, this can cause the vehicles to no longer be driveable.
The following vehicles may be covered by California’s Lemon Laws for their defective drive shafts:
- 2015–2020 Cadillac Escalade
- 2014–2019 Chevrolet Silverado
- 2015–2020 Chevrolet Suburban
- 2015–2020 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2014–2019 GMC Sierra
- 2015–2020 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL
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 (77) 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.