A GM air conditioner class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of individuals who own certain GM vehicles that have potentially defective air conditioning systems. These allegedly defective units could lead to refrigerant leaks and pressure loss, ultimately preventing the AC units from cooling certain vehicle models made by General Motors Co. Affected consumers may be eligible to pursue a claim and pursue compensation with the help of a product liability attorney.
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Potential Defects Could Create a Safety Risks for Vehicle Owners
According to a class action complaint filed in January 2018, air conditioning systems in certain GM vehicles could be defective, causing the AC systems to leak refrigerant, lose pressure, and fail to provide cool air during normal use. The class action states that the potentially defective AC systems may create a safety risk for some vehicle owners. Vehicle occupants could possibly be subjected to unsafe high temperatures and decreased visibility due to an inability to use the affected systems to de-fog vehicle windows.
According to the class action complaint, vehicles allegedly affected include:
- 2014 – 2016 GMC Sierra 1500
- 2014 – 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- 2015 – 2017 Cadillac Escalade
- 2015 – 2017 Chevrolet Suburban
- 2015 – 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2015 – 2017 GMC Yukon vehicles
Plaintiffs in the case claim that GM knew of the potential defect with its AC systems but failed to disclose the issue with the public, particularly potential customers and owners of the affected vehicle models. Likewise, the class action alleges that GM has not provided a permanent remedy for the possible defect, and as a result, customers could incur out-of-pocket unreimbursed costs and expenses relating to the issue.
How a GM Air Conditioner Class Action Lawsuit Can Help
According to the class action, the actions of the defendants could constitute fraud and misrepresentation, fraud by concealment, breach of warranty, breach of Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, as well as violations of various state and local consumer protection laws.
Compensation may be sought for:
- Costs incurred by vehicle owners, including loss of value, attributable to any wrongful conduct
- Refund of the purchase price paid for affected vehicles
- Damages related to violations of consumer protection acts
- Attorneys’ fees
Affected individuals who own certain GM vehicle models may be eligible to pursue damages through a GM air conditioner class action lawsuit and are encouraged to seek the advice of an experienced product liability attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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