GENERAL MOTORS TRUCK AND SUV AIR-CONDITIONING PROBLEMS

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Five class actions have been filed against GM stating that certain GM trucks and SUVs were sold with a defective air conditioning system.   Even GM acknowledges that the claims ‘share factual questions arising from the allegations of a common defect.’

 

1. Vehicles Covered

Complaints have been reported about,

Cadillac Escalade (model years 2015-2017),
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (model years 2014-2016),
Chevrolet Suburban (model years 2015-2017),
Chevrolet Tahoe (model years 2015-2017),
GMC Sierra 1500 (model years 2014-2016)
GMC Yukon (model years 2015-2017)

2. Defect and Cause of the Air-Conditioning Problem

Several of the components in the air conditioning system are “too weak to
hold the pressure of the coolant” which builds up when the system is on.  One problem is that the discharge lines and condensers are too weak to handle the pressure the coolant is under.   Parts are causing coolant to leak out and air to seep in, which causes water vapor to freeze into ice, blocking the circulation of coolant.  The fluid is forced out of the system, making the system ineffective, and creating other potential problems.

3. Claims

Claims may be filed for breach of implied warranty, lemon law, express warranty, and violation of the federal Magnuson-Moss Act.  Further, complaints  allege that GM
knew about the alleged air conditioning defect, withheld that information from the public, and continued to advertise and sell the vehicles without informing purchasers of any issue.   Service bulletins related to the air conditioning defect were issued in
October 2014 and May 2015, online forums that contained customer complaints, and there have been ae number of claims for AC System repairs and part replacements
made during the car’s warranty periods.

 

IF YOU HAVE A GM TRUCK WITH AN AIR-CONDITIONING PROBLEM, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION.    

⇒ You have options beyond endless trips to the dealership trying to convince them that your truck STILL is not fixed.

⇒ Call us at the Law Office of Howard Gutman.  The phone consultation is free, plus we work on contingency – that means we do not get paid unless you do.  Our office has been able to negotiate settlements for our clients in compensation for these types of repairs.

⇒ Call us at 973-598-1980 to discuss your claim.

 

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NISSAN ROGUE AIR-CONDITIONING PROBLEMS

Owners of the Nissan Rogue have complained of frequent and unrepaired air-conditioning problems.  Causes seem to vary,   “While there are a variety of reasons your Nissan Rogue air conditioning won’t work, the most common 3 are a refrigerant leak, an electrical climate control issue, or a problem with the air conditioning compressor.”
Nissan Rogue AC Is Not Working – RepairPal,  https://repairpal.com/nissan/rogue/ac-not-working

Broken Air Conditioning

Here are some typical reported complaints,

“I have the same problem. The dealership can’t duplicate the problem while it is at the shop. I’m under warranty but they won’t replace anything unless they see the blowers not working. I can’t take the car on long trips or drive it in conditions when the windows might fog up because it is dangerous when it stops working! Are there any technical bulletins out on this?”

“I have a 2016 Nissan Rogue with less then 10,000 miles and the air conditioning system went out. I had problems with Nissan before and thought I’d give that other chance cuz this car has good gas mileage. But I think I’m done with Nissan after this.  I have a 2015 Nissan rouge the a/c stops working after an hour. they told me this was normal.”

“I have a 2016 rogue that has 19,000 miles on it. coming home from camp I’ve notice that my ac stopped working and on that day it just happen to be 103F degrees.   They cant say we cant duplicate the problem. 3 days later they called and said the a/c compressor is the problem and they replaced it. picked up my cars drove it 3 miles down the road guess what yup it problem is still there. I was smart enough to video the problem as I was driving the car back to the dealer. walked in told the service that I have just drove my car off the lot and the problem is still there showed him the video. another 2 days in the shop now they come up with another problem they said it a intake temp sensor.”

The Law Office of Howard Gutman has negotiated compensation for clients with similar problems.  No payment is required.   Call us at (973) 598-1980 for a no obligation, free consultation on your  Nissan Rogue Air Conditioning problem.

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FORD SHEBLY ENGINE PROBLEMS

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A lawsuit has been filed claim problems with the  2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustangs.  Vehicle owns claim the vehicle overheat and malfunction in limp mode.  in as little as 15 minutes. www.motorauthority.com/news/1109557_2016-mustang-shelby-gt350-owners-suing-ford-say-track-ready-cars-overheat-too-quickly

Ford owners may be entitled to compensation for vehicle problems or diminished use.

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FREE CONSULTATION ON YOUR FORD MUSTANGE OR SHELBY ENGINE PROBLEM
Call (973) 598-1980 or email HowardGutman@aol.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Defective Artificial Turf Claims

 

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A class action alleges defects in artificial turf athletic fields including premature deterioration.
Towns and stadiums may be entitled to compensation or reimbursement.  .The class action suit follows a series of articles in early December by NJ Advance Media, which accuses FieldTurf of covering up defects with its artificial turf products while selling nearly 1,500 fields for more than $570 million.http://www.njlawjournal.com/home/id=1202774852929/Class-Suit-Claims-Artificial-Turf-Playing-Fields-Break-Down-Prematurely

Hyundai Tucson Transmission Defect

Lemon law claims ladyHyundai owners have complained about problems and malfunction in the 2016 Hyundai Tucson.  A class action is being evaluated.    Recently the company  announced a recall of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson to fix a software problem that could disable acceleration.

One article suggests, the problem is rooted in the Tucson’s transmission control module, which was supplied by Dymos Incorporated that controls controls gear-shifting on the Tucson’s seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission.

“In higher ambient temperatures and specific operating conditions, the transmission clutch application logic can result in a delayed engagement when accelerating from a stop. If the accelerator pedal is steadily depressed for approximately 1.5 to 2 seconds, the vehicle will begin to accelerate and normal driving is resumed. However, if the accelerator pedal is repeatedly cycled, the vehicle will not accelerate.”  http://www.thecarconnection.com/

Others have complained to the NHTSA and here is a typical complaint.  mber of Deaths:0

Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor America
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): KM8JUCAG8FU…
SUMMARY:

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2015 HYUNDAI TUCSON. WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED BUT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED A BRIEF LOSS OF POWER AND THE STABILITY CONTROL WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED ON TWO OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS BROUGHT TO THE DEALER WHERE IT COULD NOT BE DIAGNOSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE RECURRED APPROXIMATELY FIVE TIMES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 1,800.

FREE CONSULTATION ON YOUR HYUNDAI TUCSON TRANSMISSION Call 973 598-1980

 

Nissan Altima Transmission Problem-3

Multiple consumers have complained of various transmission problems on the Nissan Altima.  The continuously variable automatic transmission may shake, shudder, bump or vibrate during normal vehicle operation. This may be  due to either a faulty valve body inside the transmission or the CVT needing to be replaced.Lemon law claims lady

One sources suggests the NHTSA has received (512) five-hundred-twelve consumer complaints between August 2005 to May 2012 regarding transmission problems. https://www.facebook.com/Nissan-Recall-Transmission-Failure-443732829006284/
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WE ARE POSITIVE THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE OUT THERE WITH THIS SAME PROBLEMS AND HAVE YET TO FILE A COMPLAINT, THE MORE CASES THEY RECEIVE THE BEST CHANCES OF A RECALL, DO NOT LEAVE IT FOR LATER FILE YOUR CASE AND PASS THE WORD!!

Here is a typical complaint

My daughter  has a 2014 Altima while driving the engine will over rev (sometimes red lining) but lose speed especially during times of high humidity or rain events ( as a matter of fact every time ) Wright Nissan of Wexford, PA. says no code, can not duplicate. now mind you this has been in the shop now for the fourth time. even though maybe a fuel issue but this time it was full and it was recorded trying to make a left from full stop onto a side road (25MPH) and it couldn’t do it.

The continuously variable automatic transmission may shake, shudder, bump or vibrate during normal vehicle operation. This is due to either a faulty valve body inside the transmission or the CVT needing to be replaced.
Read more at https://www.cars.com/articles/2013-2016-nissan-altima-rogue-transmission-issue-1420683183828/#DRWk17Wq0JfglpSj.99
CALL 973-598-1980 FOR A FREE CONSULTATION ON YOUR NISSAN ALTIMA TRANSMISSION PROBLEM

Chevrolet Cruze Coolant Smell

FREE CONSULTATION ON YOUR CHEVROLET CRUZE ODOR PROBLEM CALL 973 598-1980 OR EMAIL HowardGutman@aol.com

Chevrolet Cruze owners have complained about coolant odor.  Owners may be entitled to compensation for vehicle problems and obtain other relief.

1. NHTSA Complaint Reports

Date Complaint Filed: 02/19/2016

Date of Incident: 02/17/2016

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1G1PC558XE7…

SUMMARY:

THE CONTACT OWNS A 2014 CHEVROLET CRUZE. AFTER STARTING THE ENGINE, A STRONGODOR OF FUEL WAS PRESENT INSIDE THE VEHICLE. WHILE IDLING, APPROXIMATELY 1/4 OF A TANK OF FUEL HAD EVAPORATED. THE CONTACT ALSO INDICATED THAT FUEL LEAKED UNDER THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT RODENTS DAMAGED THE FUEL LINES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 9,700.

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Date Complaint Filed: 01/11/2016

Date of Incident: 04/01/2014

Component(s): ENGINE

NHTSA ID Number: 10819541

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1G1PJ5SB0F7…

SUMMARY:

CRUZE HAS COOLANT ODOR OUTSIDE CAR AND HAS LOSS OF COOLANT AT EVERY OIL CHANGE. DEALER DOES NOT WRITE THIS DOWN ON SERVICE RECORDS. THIS IS SIMILAR PROBLEM AS 2012 CRUZE ECO I HAD TO TRADE IN BECAUSE GM/DEALER COULD NOT FIX THE PROBLEM OF ANTIFREEZE LOSS. UNDER SOME CONDITIONS COOLANT TEMPERATURE GETS UP TO 236 DEG F BEFORE RADIATOR FAN COMES ON AND THIS GETS WORSE IN WINTER. THIS HIGH TEMPERATURE SEEMS TO ALIGN WITH PROBLEM BUT THE ANALOG GAUGE STOPS AT ABOUT 3/8 AND WILL NOT GO FURTHER EVEN WHEN DIGITAL TEMPERATURE REGISTERS 190DEG F OR 240 DEG F. ( THEY SAID GAUGE IS DESIGNED THIS WAY) GM AND DEALER SAY SYSTEM IS WORKING AS DESIGNED BUT HAVEN’T EXPLAINED FAN OPERATION OR WHY TEMPERATURE GETS TO 236 DEG F WHEN NORMAL TEMPERATURE IS 221 DEG F. THEY CANNOT EXPLAIN ODOR OR LOSS OF COOLANT. THIS COULD BE PROBLEM IN ANY CHEVY CRUZE ECO AND IF DRIVER DOES NOT WATCH COOLANT LEVEL THE CAR COULD OVERHEAT.

Date Complaint Filed: 01/01/2016

Date of Incident: 11/19/2015

Component(s): ENGINE , FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

NHTSA ID Number: 10817297

Consumer Location: CLEBURNE, TX

 

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1G1PC5SB2E7…

SUMMARY:

FUEL SYSTEM FAILURE RESULTING IN CATASTROPHIC ENGINE FIRE. I PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE BRAND NEW IN APRIL 2014. AFTER COMPLAINING ABOUT ENGINE POWER LOSS THREE MONTHS PRIOR, I STARTED SMELLING A FUEL ODOR THE WEEK BEFORE THANKSGIVING, I IMMEDIATELY NOTIFIED THE CHEVROLET DEALER ABOUT THE ODOR, THE DEALER DID INFORM ME THAT A TSB WAS ON GM DEALER WORLD IN REGARDS TO THE FUEL RAILS POSSIBLY COMING LOOSE CAUSING A FUEL ODOR / HESITATION. AFTER CAREFUL EXAMINATION OF THE VEHICLE THERE WAS NO VISIBLE FUEL LIQUID PRESENT ON THE ENGINE OR GROUND BELOW THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE SAT PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY FOR MAJORITY OF THE DAY, UPON STARTING THE VEHICLE TO TRANSPORT TO THE DEALER THREE MINUTES AFTER THE VEHICLE BURST INTO FLAMES IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT, USING A GARDEN HOSE WHILE CALLING 911 THE VEHICLE BECAME FULLY INVOLVED IN THE ENGINE BAY SPREADING INTO THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT. ONCE WATER CONTACTED THE ENGINE BAY THE FIRE FURTHER SPREAD INDICATING THE FIRE WAS CHEMICALLY BASED. THE LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT EXTINGUISHED THE VEHICLE USING A FOAM WATER MIXTURE. THE VEHICLE WAS DECLARED A TOTAL LOSS BY INSURANCE, I CONTACTED GM CUSTOMER SUPPORT ONLY TO BE STONEWALLED BY THE AGENT. I HAD OVER 10000 DOLLARS IN PAYMENTS INVESTED IN THIS VEHICLE. GM SHOULD HAVE STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE NOT THE INSURANCE. NOT A SURPRISE AFTER THE IGNITION SWITCH DISCRETIONS AND DEATHS. GOOGLE CHEVY CRUZE ENGINE FIRES THIS HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE!!!!!!!!!!

Date Complaint Filed: 12/10/2015

Date of Incident: 10/01/2015

Component(s): ENGINE , UNKNOWN OR OTHER

NHTSA ID Number: 10809476

Consumer Location: TOWER, MN

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1G1PG5SB6D7…

SUMMARY:

VERY STRONG ODOR OF COOLANT INSIDE THE CAR, BROUGHT IT IN TO THE DEALER AND THEY HAVE REPLACED THE WATER PUMP, HEATER CORE, DID A PRESSURE TEST ON THE COOLANT SYSTEM AND DID A SCAB JOB OF RUNNING A HOSE FROM MY RESERVOIR TANK TO UNDER THE CAR. I’M STILL GETTING COOLANT VAPORS INTO THE CAR. DEX-COOL HAS A SAFETY WARNING ABOUT BREATHING ANTIFREEZE VAPORS. INHALATION: AVOID BREATHING VAPORS OR MISTS. HIGHER TEMPERATURES MAY GENERATE VAPOR LEVELS SUFFICIENT TO CAUSE ADVERSE EFFECTS.

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Date Complaint Filed: 12/04/2015

Date of Incident: 03/08/2014

Component(s): ENGINE , FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM , STEERING , VISIBILITY/WIPER

NHTSA ID Number: 10808389

Consumer Location: COLORADO CITY, TX

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1G1PK5SB2D7…

SUMMARY:

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 CHEVROLET CRUZE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 75 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER, BUT THE FAILURE WAS UNABLE TO BE DETERMINED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE RECURRED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO BE SERVICED UNDER A SAFETY RECALL RELATED TO THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND THE TECHNICIAN STATED THAT THE WATER PUMP WAS LEAKING AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE TECHNICIAN ALSO INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE WATER PUMP HOUSING WAS CRACKED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, BUT WAS NOT REPAIRED. WHEN THE HEATER WAS ACTIVATED, AN ODOR OF ANTIFREEZE AND FUEL EMITTED INSIDE THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 12,000.

Chevrolet Silverado Truck Vibration

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado trucks have a vibration problem.  The trucks are 6-cylinders, and some suggest a feature called “active fuel management” caused the engine to run erratically on 4 cylinders to achieve  fuel efficiency.    GM has issued service bulletins on the subject, including “PI1354C: Information on Vibration Analysis and Diagnostic” and PIP5228A.  We have set forth reports filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about the problem.

NHTSA Complaints

1. Vehicle Identification No. (VIN):  3GCUKREH4FG…

THE TRUCKS HAVE A VIBRATION THAT IS FELT IN THE STEERING WHEEL, FLOOR, SEATS, ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE PEDALS ETC. WHILE DRIVING. THE MAJOR CONSENSUS IT THAT THE WORST SPEED IT 76 MPH, YET IT IS FELT TO A LESSER DEGREE AT ANY SPEEDS, WITH SOME BEING WORSE THAN OTHERS. THERE ARE A LARGE NUMBER OF TRUCKS WITH THIS ISSUE, YET GENERAL MOTORS REFUSES TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. 


2.  Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 3GCUKTEC2FG…

I PURCHASED A BRAND NEW 2015 SILVERADEO ON 7/24/15 AND AT ABOUT 700 MILES OR SO I NOTICED A BAD VIBRATION AS THE TRUCK WAS IN MOTION, ALL 4 TIRE’S WERE OUT OF BALANCE, WHICH I PAID FOR OUT OF POCKET MYSELF NOT GM…. THIS DIDNOT FIX THE PROBLEM OF THE SEVERE VIBRATION GOING DOWN THE ROAD. I THEN TOOK THE TRUCK TO ANOTHER DEALER FOR THE VIBRATION, THEY TEST DROVE IT AND CONFIRMED THE VIBRATION, DID A ROAD FORCE BALANCE ON ALL 4 WHEELS, THEN REPLACED ALL TIRE’S, THIS ALSO HAS NOT FIXED THE PROBLEM,THE TRUCK IS STILL VIBRATING, THE ENTIRE SEAT JUST SHAKES, I AM PRESENTLY WAITING ON ANOTHER APPOINTMENT WITH DEALER. THE SERVICE MANAGER TOLD ME HIMSELF AFTER REPLACING ALL 4 TIRE’S THAT IT FELT LIKE A BALANCE ISSUE INSIDE THE MOTOR WHICH THERE IS NO FIX, NOW THAT IS CRAZY…I FELL THAT THIS TRUCK SHOULD BE REPLACED OR MY MONEY BACK ENTIRELY.THE TRUCK ONLY HAS A LITTLE OVER 2000 MILES CAUSE IT MAKES ME SICK TO DRIVE IT….

 

3.  Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1GC1KXE83FF…

HAS A VIBRATION AT 65, TURNS INTO A BAD SHAKE AT 75.

 

What You Can Do

If these reports of vibration sound familiar, you may have options under lemon law or other claims.  The Law Office of Howard Gutman has been handling defective vehicle claims for over 30 years.  Call (973) 598-1980 for a free consultation.  Most claims handled on contingency with no payment required unless we secure a settlement.

 

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Call (973) 598-1980, or cellphone for urgent calls, (973) 479-3185,
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Chrysler SUV Stalling Recall

Chrysler is recalling over 467,000 SUVs because of fuel pump relay problems. Owners who experienced problems may be entitled to compensation. The condition may cause the SUVs to fail to start or could cause engine stall.

Chrysler acknowledges that the 2012-2013 Dodge Durangos and 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokees may new fuel pump relay circuits. Those circuits are located inside the totally integrated power modules (TIPM) which have caused a previous recall of Durango and Grand Cherokee SUVs. Several claims have been filed regarding the TIPM Module. Chrysler admitted a pattern of repairs to deformed fuel pump relay circuits that caused the Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees to have difficulty in starting. Chrysler denies any accidents or injuries related to the defect.

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