GM 8 Speed Transmission Claims

Owners of the Chevrolet Colorado and other models have been  complaining about hesitation and shifting issues on GM 8 speed vehicles.  The vehicles are equipped with GM 8L45 or 8L90 automatic transmissions that hesitate when drivers accelerate or decelerate. Drivers complain the transmissions can shift so hard it feels its almost like being hit by another vehicle.

According to the lawsuit, each fix offered by the automaker has allegedly failed to repair the shaking, shuddering and jerking, and the plaintiffs claim both the torque converters and transmissions cause problems with the hydraulic systems and gears.

1. Claims

The class action has been filed that alleges fixes offered General Motors  haven’t solved problems with hard shifting, shaking, jerking, hesitating and shuddering. The class-action lawsuit includes the following vehicles,

  • 2015-2019 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2017-2019 Chevrolet Colorado
  • 2015-2019 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 2016-2019 Chevrolet Camaro
  • 2015-2019 Cadillac Escalade
  • 2015-2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 2016-2019 Cadillac ATS
  • 2016-2019 Cadillac ATS-V
  • 2016-2019 Cadillac CTS
  • 2016-2019 Cadillac CT6
  • 2016-2019 Cadillac CTS-V
  • 2015-2019 GMC Sierra
  • 2015-2019 GMC Yukon
  • 2015-2019 GMC Yukon XL
  • 2017-2019 GMC Canyon2. GM Fixes, Service Bulletins and Recalls

     

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    According to the lawsuit, each fix offered by the automaker has allegedly failed to repair the shaking, shuddering and jerking, and the plaintiffs claim both the torque converters and transmissions cause problems with the hydraulic systems and gears.  Despite complaints, GM has not recalled the vehicle for this problem, nor has the NHTSA ordered a recall.  Instead the company has issued a service bulletin  Chevrolet Shudder Service Bulletin 16-NA-175.

    That provides for new transmission fluid, and other changes, which seems to have limited benefit for many owners.


    3. What You Can Do 

    Our office is handling claims involving the GM 8 speed transmission.  We offer a free consultation.  You may be entitled to a new vehicle, refund, or compensation to enable you to get into another car.  Claims are handled on contingency with no payment required.


    Sources 

GMC transmission review

Chevrolet Colorado Service Bulletin

 

 

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Chevrolet Tahoe, Silverado, and Suburban Air Conditioning Problem

 

Are you having problems with your Chevy Tahoe, Silverado, or Suburban A/C system?  You may be entitled to compensation.

1. Typical Problems with the Air-Conditioning System

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Owners of the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe 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 has included,
* Leaking condenser with replacement needed,
* Faulty hose,
* Air-conditioning additive.

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

 

2. Inconvenience

Chevrolet Silverado owners 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. See 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. ”

Additionally, if the compressor seizes while the AC System is in operation, it may place excessive strain on the drive belt, and thereby the Vehicles’ drivetrain, which can result in engine problems.

 

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