General Motors May Face Class-Action Lawsuit Over Defective 8-Speed Transmissions
Models affected include the Chevrolet Silverado and Colorado, as well as the GMC Sierra and Canyon
The filed class-action lawsuit affects the Chevrolet Silverado as well as the GMC Sierra. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege General Motors’ 8-speed transmissions are defective.
Certain Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC models built between 2015 and 2019 may have a defect in their 8-speed transmissions, according to a class-action lawsuit posted to ClassAction.org. GM Authority spotted the lawsuit, which says there are serious problems with GM’s Hydra-Matic 8L90 and 8L45 transmissions.
More specifically, the transmissions have a defect that cause vehicles to hesitate and jerk when accelerating or coming to a stop. The lawsuit reads, “These transmissions have a common defect…Drivers have reported that the shift is sometimes so violent, they feel as though they have been hit by another vehicle.”
It also mentions the case of an owner whose vehicle shifted from reverse to drive harshly enough that it nearly lurched through his garage door. The defect centers around the transmission itself or the torque converter. Over time, any shuddering, jerking or hestitation may cause internal issues, including metal shavings being circulated throughout the transmission.
1. Compensation and Remedies
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