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General Motors Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Radio Issues May Cause Collisions

Radio Problems May Increase Potential for Collision; Says GM Lawsuit

General Motors faces a class action lawsuit alleging the company’s Infotainment System in some of their more famous vehicles, including GMC and Chevrolet models, have vehicle defects that pose serious safety risks such as a potential for collision.

According to the class action lawsuit, the defect involves an unexpected blast of the radio volume to the maximum level which startles drivers and increases accident risks. This is made even worse with a rearview image display delay that also causes some safety issues. The defect makes the vehicles “inherently unsafe.”

The March 2020 Technical Service Bulletin lists the affected vehicles to include:

  • 2020 Chevrolet models:
      • Blazer
      • Camaro
      • Colorado
      • Equinox
      • Silverado 1500
      • Silverado 2500HD/3500HD
      • Sonic
      • Trax
  • 2020 GMC models:
      • Canyon Sierra 1500
      • Sierra 2500HD/3500HD
      • Terrain
  • 2020 Holden Equinox

 You can read about the case under the name: Boddison v. General Motors LLC, Case No. 8:20-cv-02139-WFJ-AEP, M.D. FLA.

Do you or a family member own a GM vehicle with radio problems and rearview image display delays? If you think you are affected by this lawsuit, contact us today for help.

On GM Vehicle’s Defects and Radio Problems

The class action lawsuit alleges that specific Class Vehicles with an “IOR 7-inch in-dash Audio System” have a defect that causes a sudden blast with the radio’s volume which can cause drivers to become disoriented, distracted, and lose focus.

Furthermore, GM failed to comply with the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration safety regulation concerning the duration of the rearview image display when the back-up camera system fails to disengage despite shifting from “reserve” to “drive.”

According to the class action lawsuit, when a consumer encountered these problems just two months after purchasing one of the affected models, she had the vehicle looked by technicians and a diagnostic was run which revealed what Chevrolet referred to as a “software anomaly” for which at that time there were no software updates available yet to make repairs.

Chevrolet denied requests for warranty repairs and was informed that no repairs were available for the defect despite repeated incidences of GM radio problems during driving.

The lawsuit went on to assert that the software update “only reduces, but does not eliminate, the dangerous and disorienting volume spikes” from GM radio problems.

The class action lawsuit accuses GM of violating Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, Breach of Express Warranty, Breach of Implied Warranty of Merchantability, Fraudulent Omission, Unjust Enrichment, Negligence, and Violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act for failure to comply with the written warranties.

Editor’s note on the General Motors Class Action Lawsuit:

This piece is written about the recent GM Lawsuit. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.

If you believe that what is alleged in the General Motors Radio Defect Class Action has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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We’d be happy to help you take a step in the right direction, fight this issue, and better enable you to join in on any potential consumer class action. If interested, please send an email to Outreach@ConsiderTheConsumer.com, find us on Twitter or Facebook, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from you all.

Similarly, please check out our current list of Class Actions and Class Action Investigations, here.

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