By Adam W. Pittman on April 23, 2019
Cory Watson Attorneys has filed a class action lawsuit against General Motors (GM) claiming the automotive giant knowingly concealed a known defect from its customers. The defect, widely known as the “Chevy Shake,” causes certain GM vehicles to violently shake or consistently vibrate at high speeds.
The suit, filed by plaintiff Douglas Weiss, claims the shaking is caused by defective drive shafts. It cites the shaking as “a major safety concern” that could cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle.
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“No consumer would knowingly buy a car that shakes and vibrates at highway speeds and General Motor’s failure to disclose this defect to unwitting consumers violates well-established consumer protection laws,” said the plaintiff’s attorney, Ryan Lutz of Cory Watson Attorneys.
The complaint charges GM with concealing the defect from the public and failing to recall the affected models. The vibration issues affect a number of GM’s most popular vehicles, including:
- Chevrolet Silverado
- Chevrolet Equinox
- Chevrolet Tahoe
- GMC Sierra
- GMC Yukon
- Cadillac Escalade
The defect, nicknamed the “Chevy Shake” by frustrated vehicle owners, may affect hundreds of thousands of these models manufactured between the years 2014-2019.
Lutz, F. Jerome Tapley, and Adam W. Pittman lead the litigation on behalf of Cory Watson Attorneys. They are joined by Nicholas A. Migliaccio and Jason S. Rathod of Migliaccio & Rathod LLP to create a team of experienced class action and consumer protection litigators.
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Cory Watson Attorneys has a successful history standing up to some of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers in class actions and product liability cases. In 2017, the same Cory Watson legal team won a verdict of $24.9 million in a major faulty brakes case against Nissan North America Inc. in the case Cruz v. Nissan North America, Inc., et al. This verdict was ranked as a 2017 “Top 50 Plaintiff’s Car Accident Jury Verdict” by TopVerdict.
So far, General Motors has refused to acknowledge the issue. Many vehicle owners are forced to pay thousands in out-of-pocket expenses in an attempt to repair their GM truck or SUV.
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At Cory Watson Attorneys, we value the safety and well-being of our clients, family, and friends above all else. General Motor’s failure to address this issue is a warning sign that should not be ignored.
If you or a loved one owns a vehicle that may be affected by the “Chevy Shake,” our attorneys can help. Contact us today by calling (877) 562-000 or complete the free online consultation form on this page.