General Motors Hit With New 8-Speed Automatic Transmission Lawsuit

General Motors is encountering a brand-new class-action legal action over claims the car manufacturer shipped vehicles with defective eight-speed transmissions.

This class-action suit was filed against GM in the U.S. Area Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division. According to Automobile Complaints, the complainants state the GM eight-speed automatic transmissions in certain lorries “slide, throw, kick, snag, harshly involve, suffer irregular internal wear, abrupt velocity, delay in downshifts, postponed velocity, trouble stopping the automobile, and also eventually call for substitute of the transmission or its parts.” These issues are supposedly mapped back to a problem with the torque converter that creates excess friction.

The claim likewise cites greater than 60 technical service publications and service updates put out by GM pertaining to the eight-speed transmission troubles, claiming these documents are evidence GM recognized issues with the transmission as well as made a decision to market the affected lorries anyhow. Separately, C7 Corvette owner problem submitted to Automobile Complaints back in 2015 stated they were told by a “GM insider” that the automaker was” aware some transmissions are defective and also is servicing a package to take care of the fluid malnourishment problem internally,” which is apparently the thinking for the shuddering/jerking transmissions.

Countless class-action suits have been submitted against GM over its 8L45E and also 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmissions over the last few years. The automaker sought to have one of these suits tossed out last August, declaring the transmission problems belong to a design issue and not a production defect. GM’s vehicle guarantees only cover producing issues with components and components and also not style problems. Most of these fits claim all lorries with these eight-speed transmissions are defective, which would imply a layout flaw as well as not a manufacturing issue.

This most recent class-action suit calls on GM to reform its service warranties to deal with these transmission problems and likewise provide a recall for affected cars.

The complete checklist of affected lorries in this class-action suit consists of:

2015-2019 Cadillac Escalade/Cadillac Escalade ESV
2016-2019 Cadillac ATS
2016-2019 Cadillac ATS-V
2016-2019 Cadillac carpal tunnel syndrome
2016-2019 Cadillac CTS-V
2016-2019 Cadillac CT6
2015-2019 Chevrolet Silverado
2017-2019 Chevrolet Colorado
2015-2019 Chevrolet Corvette
2016-2019 Chevrolet Camaro
2017-2019 GMC Canyon
2015-2019 GMC Sierra
2015-2019 GMC Yukon/Yukon XL