General Motors Charged With A New Class Action Lawsuit For Their Vortec Engine
General Motors, an American multinational corporation, was charged with a new class action lawsuit over their alleged defect in Vortec car engines.
The New Class Action Lawsuit
The lead plaintiff, Roger Heater, filed the class action lawsuit against General Motors.
The plaintiff, a resident of West Virginia, asserts that General Motors has continued sales of Vortec despite their knowledge of its faulty engines.
The Vortec branded engines are being questioned because plaintiffs claim that it burns too much oil.
In addition to this, plaintiffs also alleged that the faulty system causes engine failures and misfires.
Roger Heater, the lead plaintiff, declares that he has purchased a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado that contains a Vortec engine.
Heater believes that the Vortec engine’s design was a failure.
According to the lawsuit he has filed, the said engine’s piston rings did not secure the crankcase’s oil.
The faulty piston rings cause oil leaks, which disintegrated the oil. The disintegrated oil then burns off after it has escaped through the ventilation.
In addition to this, the plaintiff argues that the oil pressure relief valve in the Vortec engine spits the oil along with the piston skirts.
The extra oil that did not burn off turns into carbon. It gets pushed over the piston rights, which overloads and harms the engine.
He argues that the oil leaks can cause serious harm to drivers since they can mess up the spark plugs and cause the engine to die suddenly.
The plaintiff also complains that the oil monitoring system installed on vehicles with Vortec engines is also faulty.
According to the plaintiff, he expects that the oil monitoring system will monitor oil levels in the engine. However, it only checks the engine’s revolution and temperature.
On top of this, the system also miscalculates the remaining oil. This information is vital to vehicle owners to warn them from driving vehicles that are not lubricated, which can cause vehicle damage.
The new class action lawsuit aims to represent customers who have purchased or leased the following 2011-2014 vehicle models from General Motors:
- Chevrolet Avalanche
- Chevrolet Silverado
- Chevrolet Suburban
- Chevrolet Tahoe
- GMC Sierra
- GMC Yukon and Yukon XL
The lawsuit alleges that General Motors has breached the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.
In addition to this, the lawsuit also accuses General Motors of violating the warranty of the purchased vehicles.
The plaintiff believes that General Motors has concealed and failed to inform consumers regarding the defects of the Vortec engines.
Multiple lawsuits related to General Motor’s Vortec Engine have been filed.
One of them is a class action lawsuit filed by Ron Shea and Robert Kelly in the Ohio U.S. District Court.
The lawsuit also alleges that GM has sold vehicles with defective Vortec engines. The plaintiffs assert that the defect had caused them to pay for multiple repairs to the engine.
Editor’s Note on GM Vortec Engine Class Action Lawsuit:
This article is published to inform you of the latest class action lawsuit filed against General Motors for allegedly selling vehicles with defective Vortec engines.
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