Product Liability & Toxics Law News

GM Must Face Car Owner’s ‘Chevy Shake’ Class Claims in Florida

Oct. 23, 2019, 4:20 PM

A Florida consumer’s claims that General Motors LLC sold vehicles with defective driveshafts prone to shuddering and falling off may proceed on behalf of a statewide class, the Southern District of Florida ruled.

But Chevrolet Silverado owner Douglas Weiss can’t represent a nationwide class on breach-of warranty claims, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida said.

Weiss alleges that Chevrolet Silverados, Suburbans, and Tahoes from model years 2014 or 2015 on, as well as Cadillac Escalades and GMC Sierras and Yukons, suffer from “the Chevy Shake"—a defect in the aluminum driveshift that runs the length...

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