General Motors Steering Problem and Recall

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If your experienced problems with your General Motors steering, you may be entitled to compensation.
Call (973) 598-1980 for a Free Consultation

Chevrolet Air-Conditioning Defect: Questions and Answers


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Class Action 

A class action sets forth problems with the air-conditioning systems on multiple GM vehicles.

See In Re Gen. Motors Air  Conditioning Litigation   Our office is presenting claims for inconvenience, repair cost reimbursement and other relief.

Is there a cost to me to present an individual claim

Our office handles Chevrolet air-conditioning claims on a contingency basis with no payment required from the consumer.

What Vehicles are Covered

Car air conditioning
Problems have been reported on GM trucks and SUVs, namely the Cadillac Escalade (model years 2015-2017), the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (model years 2014-2016), the Chevrolet Suburban (model years 2015-2017), the Chevrolet Tahoe (model years 2015-2017), the GMC Sierra 1500 (model years 2014-2016) and the GMC Yukon (model years 2015-2017).

What types of Problems Have been Reported 

According to the class action, because of the high number of failures, AC System replacement parts are on national backorder and the wait for replacement parts is long – often many months.  Components may  crack and leak refrigerant;  lose pressure within the AC System; and  fail to properly function to provide cooled air into the Vehicle’s passenger cabin.   The Silverado, Suburban, and Tahoes all have significant problems with the air conditioning system that may  break down during normal vehicle operation, with charges for repair due to factory defect.

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Chevrolet Malibu Engine



Chevrolet Malibu owners have experienced significant engine problems.   2016 and 2017 Chevy Malibu owners have experienced engine problem.  One issues is that the the  Malibu will go into Reduced Engine Power mode.  Here is one typical complaint,

“The first time the car had less than 1k miles on it!! It feels like a transmission problem. I am familiar with the system where the car will turn itself off while at a stoplight and then back on again- I’m fine with that system. What is not okay is when driving in DC rush hour traffic, accelerating, braking, or slowing down and the car will violently jerk. The first time it felt as if I was rear-ended.”  2016 Chevrolet Malibu – Consumer Review, Edmunds.

Owners of these defective vehicles may be entitled to compensation for loss of use, diminished value, or other claims.  We offer a free consultation as part of our continuing investigation into defects in these cars.  Please call the Law Office of Howard Gutman, 973-598-1980.


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Here are some additional sources, (forum compiled by owners discussing problems)

Chevrolet Malibu Engine chevrolet-malibu-engine/Engine problems continue to trouble Chevrolet Malibu owners and there are multiple reported complaints. Owners may be entitled to new vehicles or compensation, sister site. (compilation of problems)

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Chevy Silverado and GMC Steering Defect

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General Motors has recalled almost 700,000 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500s and 2014 GMC Sierra 1500s  for a steering defect following a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation (NHTSA # 17V414000).  The steering defect can cause a potentially dangerous problem driving and turning.

These trucks’ power steering assist (“EPS”) can cut out, especially during low speed turns, and then return suddenly.  This may result in a loss of control of the vehicle.  Additional symptoms of the problem may include other electrical systems cutting out and warning light indicators going off.

According to GM the underlying problem is a defect in the EPS module software, which needs to be reprogrammed.

If you are having steering problems with your 2014 Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra, call the Law Office of Howard Gutman for a free consultation on your claim.

General Motors Air-Conditioning Problems

  1. Causes 

Condensor, fluid, and the overall system have been identified as the source of problems.
As the class action explains, “The first defective component is the line leading from the compressor to the condenser. This line consists primarily of an aluminum tube connected to a rubber hose. On information and belief, this line can fail in two ways. First, the aluminum tube can become disconnected from the rubber hose, creating an opening in the line that can allow refrigerant to escape. Second, the aluminum tube itself has a material defect that can allow the tube to rupture, also allowing refrigerant to escape.   GM has recognized this defect. It no longer manufactures the compressor to condenser line that was original equipment in the Class Vehicles.

General Motors instructed mechanics that if they find a failure in this line, they are to replace it with a newly designed line and install a bracket in the system to minimize flexion and movement of the compressor to condenser line. (Exhibit A). Unfortunately, customers who suffer this failure after the vehicle is out of warranty are required to purchase and pay for the installation of these new parts, thus having to pay twice to obtain a functioning air conditioning system.

    2. Vehicles Covered 

Vehicles with the Class Defect include the 2015 to 2017 model Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV; the 2015 to 2017 model Chevrolet Suburban; the 2015-2017 model Chevrolet Tahoe; the 2014 to 2017 model GMC Sierra 1500; the 2015/2016 model GMC Sierra Heavy Duty; the 2014 to 2017 model Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the 2015/2016 model Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty

Call (973) 598-1980 for a free consultation on your claim.  No money required from client for legal fees.  

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Chevrolet Equinox Stalling and Engine Problems

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Owners of the Chevrolet Equinox have complained of engine problems and stalling.  Some typical repairs include,

replaced throttle body, relearned idle, cleared codes,
cam shaft sensor
mass airflow intake sensor replaced
replace camshaft /amf/camshaft actuator, see

Problems have continued and owners may be entitled to new vehicle or compensation.  Call for a Free Consultation.

Here are other published reports of engine problems.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox – 2.4L 4 Cylinder 50,000 mi,
Engine light came on, showing code p0014. Camshaft issue. Also burning two courts of oil every 2000 miles

Chevrolet Equinox Check Engine Light 2.4L 4 Cylinder 35,000 mi,
Engine light came on, took it to Autozone and got code P0011. Car has stalled 3x now. Looking to take it in this week.
Check engine light on,,, P0014 code, Oil consumption, ticking sound
2013 Chevrolet Equinox – 2.4L 4 Cylinder 44,800 mi,
Engine light came on and I had it checked and this is the code that came up. The dealership told me it was an exhaust camshift sensor, currently this was not covered under my warranty, however the dealership I bought it from is paying for the repair cost since I bought the vehicle this way…

P0014. Just discovered. Haven’t repaired yet.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox – 2.4L 4 Cylinder 89,000 mi,
Valve camshaft issues p0014

Reduced engine power light on. Issue with camshft timing. Engine nneds torn apart and new camshafts and timing belts not happy…

2011 Chevrolet Equinox – 3.0L V6 88,000 mi,
PCM code displayed and was repaired at no cost by dealer. However now vehicle will not start on two separate occasions since vehicle returned. Is it related? Vehicle will only start after being jumped and starts fine for about 3 weeks then has to be jumped again??????

Actually the problem happened when I first bought the car used and I traveled 3hrs. away from my home in the winter and it was snowing ungodly when the car started shutting down and stating engine power low. The dealership I bought it from replaced the gas pedal they said. Well, its happening again and I am very concerned with my children in the vehicle when this happens I have no control. The steering wheel locks up and the car just shuts down. It is doing this again, but it has been riding rough for awhile. The code states its the throttle sensor. But who knows, there a several engine recalls. I don’t know, but I think GM needs to replace these vehicles at no cost! Our lives are more important then their bank accounts being debited!

Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet owners have reported multiple problems with the Equinox.  Owners may be entitled to compensation and other relief.



One typical problem has been the transmission with lurching, jerking, erratic performance, whining noise reported.   Others have reported engine problems with the Equinox with complaints including,

Excessive Oil Consumption
Engine Stalls/Dies While Driving
Check Engine Light On3
Lost Power/ Stabiltrack Needs Servicing
Engine Jerks
Fuel In The Crankcase
Running Rough

We are actively handling Chevrolet Equinox claims.  Call for a Free Consultation on Your vehicle.

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Chevy Equinox Oil Consumption and Engine Problems

cropped-woman-with-auto.jpgOwners of the Chevrolet Equinox have reported multiple problems and consumers may be entitled to compensation, vehicle replacement, or repurchase.  Our office is actively handling defect claims.

One common problem area is the engine and here are some typical repairs,

  1. replace engine (7 reports)
  2. replaced piston rings (5 reports)
  3. have gm recall all defective 2.4 engines (requests)
  4. replaced pistons / rings / oil sesnor (2 reports)
  5. replaced cam shaft actuators, resealed (1 reports)

Excessive oil consumption is frequently reported.

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General Motors Steering Defect Class Action


1. Overview of GM Steering Class Action

A class action (Case 1:13-cv-00437-LJO-GSA)  has been filed alleging widespread steering problems on GM vehicles.  It alleges problems in:

  • 2009 through 2012 GMC Acadia,
  • 2009 through 2012 Buick Enclave, or
  • 2009 through 2012 Chevrolet Traverse vehicles.

The complaint alleges that even where Defendants (GM) agree to address consumer complaints of power steering being nonresponsive and/or completely failing, Defendants merely replace the defective rack and pinion, power steering pump, bushings, or steering gear with the same defective components.

2. Nature of Problem

The complaint says

“The class steering systems, equipped in all Class Vehicles, include the steering wheel, steering column, rack and pinion, steering pump, steering gear, steering gear bushings, and grommet at bottom, maneuvering the vehicle begins with the steering wheel, which is attached to the steering column.  From the steering column, the driver’s rotational input from the steering wheel is converted to linear motion through the rack and pinion.  A power steering pump employs hydraulic pressure to force directional movement with less action required by the driver. Clearly, the steering system is a very sophisticated system of interdependent components that are critical to the movement, direction and control of the vehicle.

The company  began to bring vehicles with the steering systems installed to the market. Unfortunately, these steering systems were plagued with numerous defects.  Dating back to 2008, if not before, Defendants were aware of the defects of the steering system. Defendants, however, failed and refused to disclose these known defects to consumers. As a result of this failure, Plaintiff and Class Members have been damaged.

3.  The Steering Defect Poses An Unreasonable Safety Hazard

Class Vehicles have habitually suffered steering system failure while in traffic, creating a very serious safety hazard. These failures often result in the steering wheel locking, loss of power steering while in motion, knocking, bumping, or grinding noises while turning, steering wheel instability, and steering wheel failure.

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You may be entitled to compensation for your GM steering defect.


For a free consultation call 973-598-1980.

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