GM Sold Vehicles Equipped with Faulty Fuel Management Lifters, Class Action Alleges
According to a new class action lawsuit, General Motors intentionally offered vehicles equipped with faulty Active Fuel Management Lifter (AFM Lifters) that results in the Valve Train Defect.
Danny Harrison et al., v. General Motors LLC
Danny Harrison, Christopher McClave, Melissa Luster, Leon Jordan, Daniel Demarest, Mark Hayford, Ronald and Marilyn Jett, and Rebecca Prosser lodged the Faulty AFM Lifter Class Action Lawsuit against General Motors LLC on December 15 in a federal court in Michigan, alleging that the automaker omitted material facts about vehicle defects.
Plaintiffs seek to represent anyone who purchased or leased any 2014 – 2021 year model Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, or GMC vehicle equipped with a 5.3L, 6.0L, or 6.2L V8 engine.
The plaintiffs allege that GM manufactured and sold these questioned vehicles without disclosing that the Active Fuel Management lifters (AFM Lifters) equipped to the automobiles were defective in design.
According to the General Motors Faulty AFM Lifters Class Action Lawsuit, the Valve Train Defect can place drivers and passengers in risky situations. For instance, stalling, losing power when driving, and hesitating, particularly when merging, all increase the risk of a collision.
If the issue is left unresolved for an extended period of time, the lawsuit argues that the entire engine can be damaged, needing an expensive full engine replacement.
GM Only Replace Defective Parts with Identical One
Plaintiff Harrison asserts that on February 9, 2021, he purchased a new 2021 GMC Sierra 1500. However, five months later, while traveling on a 20-mile-long bridge 250 miles from his house, his vehicle started to sputter, spit, vibrate, misfire, and lose power.
Plaintiff Harrison was only just able to get the car off the bridge, at which point he phoned for assistance from his local General Motors authorized dealership, Tameron Buick GMC.
According to the General Motors Faulty AFM Lifters Class Action Lawsuit, the lifter for the No. 3 cylinder had collapsed.
It states that if the Valve Train Defect develops within the warranty term, GM authorizes its dealerships only to replace the defective parts with identical defective components.
As a result, the lawsuit claims, the Valve Train Defect reveals itself again, usually outside the warranty term.
Plaintiffs allege breach of warranty and violation of state consumer protection laws. They are seeking class action certification, damages, attorney fees, costs, and interest, as well as a jury trial.
Editor’s Note on General Motors Faulty AFM Lifters Class Action Lawsuit:
This article is written to inform you of the lawsuit against General Motors LLC for allegedly selling vehicles equipped with defective AFM lifters. We also suggest you read the Toyota Prius Stalling Settlement For $20 Million.
Case Name & No.: Danny Harrison et al., v. General Motors LLC, Case No. 2:21-cv-12927-LJM-APP
Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Allegations: Certain Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC models have a Valve Train Defect that may cause the valve lifters to malfunction and fail.
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