A new lawsuit filed against GM for a defective valve train has resulted in a class-action lawsuit against the automaker. According to the lawsuit, GM replaced defective parts with the same or more defective parts, which in turn caused the infamous “lifter failure.” As a result, drivers are now experiencing stalling and power loss while driving, which increases the risk of traffic collisions. This is especially dangerous when drivers are in motion and may not notice the problems at first.
Class-action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
The lawsuit aims to hold GM accountable for replacing defective lifters with equally deficient ones, resulting in stalling, power loss, and hesitation while merging. These problems can make it difficult for drivers to control their vehicles and could lead to traffic accidents. This lawsuit is being filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Listed in the case is a list of the plaintiffs’ claims and the lawsuit is titled Francis, et al. v. General Motors, LLC. The case also lists other class action lawsuits filed by people affected by faulty lifters. In addition to filing a lawsuit, the plaintiffs also filed a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer. They have filed this suit on behalf of other victims. The case details the defective fuel pumps used in GMC diesel trucks from 2011-2016.
The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that the manufacturer failed to take into consideration the engine block and riser expansion rates and failed to design their lifters properly. As a result, holes in the risers do not allow the lifters to clear properly. They also claim that GM has recommended more maintenance of the valve train. In addition to this, GM offers extended warranties on lifters, which are known as Component Coverage.
Alleges defective valve train system
A lawsuit filed against General Motors alleges that the company failed to meet design specifications for their fuel management lifters and dynamic file management lifters. These components are critical to the functioning of a vehicle’s valve train system, and failure of these components can result in an engine that ticks, stalls, or experiences other issues. According to the lawsuit, GM failed to design its lifter systems to properly accommodate this pressure.
The faulty valve lifters are the target of a class-action lawsuit filed by nine plaintiffs in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The fuel management system includes a valve lifter guide and the lifters themselves. The defective lifters cause the car to lose power and stall, increasing the risk of a crash. While these lifters are designed to be replaced at regular intervals, the lawsuit contends that they can cause severe damage to the engine.
Claims that GM has not issued a recall
While GM has not issued a national recall for GM Lifter problems, many owners have been dealing with faulty lifters for years. Many of these owners have far more miles on their cars than plaintiffs in the 2021 suit. Many people have complained of “Chevy Shake,” a common problem with affected vehicles. The “shaking” can lead to uncomfortable driving conditions, poor steering, and even loss of control.
Owners of GM vehicles are filing lawsuits in federal court alleging that GM has been negligent in not issuing a recall for the faulty fuel management lifter. The company was aware of the problem since 2001 and dodged issuing a recall in 2005. Instead, it issued a service bulletin for dealers and withheld critical information from federal authorities. This led to a 13-year delay in the recall. In 2014, GM agreed to settle a case of tens of thousands of vehicles. It has paid more than $900 million in fines and penalties related to this problem.
Cadillac models affected
A new lawsuit filed against General Motors alleges that lifters on GM vehicles failed. The problem affects certain models equipped with 5.3L, 6.0L, or 6.2L V8 engines. The company has agreed to cover repairs through extended warranties, known as Component Coverage. The problems stem from the valve train and lifter failure. Cadillac issued a service update addressing these problems, but it still failed.
The Valve Train Defect has also caused problems with Cadillac vehicles. Owners of affected models have filed lawsuits alleging that GM intentionally concealed the problem and passed the repair cost on to consumers. This is contrary to GM’s pledge to repair affected vehicles free of charge. Moreover, the faulty lifter has caused more frequent oil and filter changes, which are costly. Plaintiffs are seeking class action lawsuit certification, and they’re seeking damages, costs, and interest. The Miller Law Firm is representing plaintiffs in this class action lawsuit.