CHEVROLET SILVERADO AIR-CONDITIONING PROBLEMS

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1. Typical Problems with the Air-Conditioning System 

Owners of the Chevrolet Silverado 2014-17 have experienced multiple problems with the air-conditioning system.   A class action has been filed and owners may be entitled to compensation.   The problems have included leaking condensor, blowing hot air,

The diagnosis varies,

  • Leaking condenser  with replacement needed, 
  • Faulty hose
  • air-conditioning additive.

Despite a systemic problem,   the manufacturer has periodically refused to pay for the repair.

2. Inconvenience 

Chevrolet Silverado owner have been deprived for weeks or even months of a functioning AC System.   Other consequences may include engine stalling because the AC System’s compressor is powered by the engine’s accessory drive belt.

3. Causes 

One claim explains, automotive AC systems, including the AC Systems in Class Vehicles, are “closed loop” systems that circulate a gaseous refrigerant to cool vehicle cabins. When operating as intended, AC systems should not consume refrigerant
or allow it to escape the system. Thus, a vehicle’s AC system will cease to produce cold air only if a system component ceases to function properly, or if the system develops a leak that allows the refrigerant to escape.  General Motor Air-Conditioning Complaint.

 
4. Claims

As the class action complaint says,  “GM was and remains under a continuing duty to disclose to Plaintiffs and the members of the Class the true character, quality and nature of the Class Vehicles, that the Defect results from a poor design and/or failures in the manufacturing process, will require costly repairs, poses safety concerns, and diminishes the resale value of the Class Vehicles, in addition to causing Class members to pay out of pocket to repair their Vehicles once the Defect manifests. ”

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