The “Chevy Shake” Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed in California – Should You File a Stand-Alone Claim?
Many drivers of certain General Motors, LLC SUVs across the United States have for years raised concerns of a certain abnormal violent shake in their vehicles. This problem has become so widespread, that it has become quite un-affectionately dubbed the “Chevy Shake.”
A quick online search of this term will reveal consumers widely reporting this issue to GM dealerships across the country. Unfortunately, these same consumers often report that GM dealerships have informed them that “no problems were found,” the vehicles “are functioning as designed,” and/or that the shaking is a “normal characteristic of the vehicle.”
On December 19, 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed in California related to this “Chevy Shake.” As alleged in the Complaint, GM is aware that this problem is not “normal” and that it can be attributed to problematic driveshafts in these SUVs.
The class action seeks to represent Californians who own the following vehicles:
- 2015-2020 Cadillac Escalade
- 2014-2019 Chevrolet Silverado
- 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban
- 2015-2020 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2014-2019 GMC Sierra
- 2015-2020 GMC Yukon/Yukon XL
While this is certainly good news for California consumers who drive one of these vehicles, such owners should be aware that oftentimes a stand-alone action separate from the class action may be of more benefit. No doubt, many of you have received notices in the mail at some point in time that a product or company whose services you have used has settled a class-action lawsuit and you may be entitled to $100, $10, or $1.00 or less. Given that the remedy under California’s Lemon Law is a repurchase or a replacement of the vehicle, it’s not hard to see why a stand-alone action on your behalf may be in your best interest if you own one of the vehicles listed above.
If you’re a Californian and you own one of these vehicles and have taken it in several times to the dealer for warranty repairs for an abnormal shaking or vibration while driving – known as the “Chevy Shake – the Law Offices of Michael Devlin may be able to help you. The Law Offices of Michael Devlin works to assist California consumers under California’s Lemon Law. Under California’s Lemon Law, if you have a case we can assist you at no cost to you as the Law indicates that the manufacturer shall pay your attorney on your behalf!
Contact us today and we may be able to assist.