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Excessive Oil Consumption

Model years 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Chevrolet Avalanches, Silverados, Suburbans, Tahoes, and GM Sierras, Yukons, and Ukon XLs have safety defects.  Several drivers have reported that the safety defects in these trucks and SUVs cause the vehicles to lose power while driving.  These vehicles are equipped with the Generation IV Vortec 5300 engine and may experience excessive oil consumption.   The oil consumption defect in these vehicles can cause a substantial drop in oil pressure levels, or result in the improper lubrication to the engine, or increase the oil in the engine’s cylinders and foul out the spark plugs.  None of these resulting conditions are good for the engine.  Moreover, these conditions can cause the vehicles to dangerously stall on the road, to force unwitting drivers to make emergency maneuvers to pull over to the shoulder without power, to stop on the highway, or to create danger to others while doing so.

Is This Your SUV?

If you purchased — new or used — or leased one of the following vehicles:

  • 2011 – 2014 Chevy Avalanche
  • 2011 – 2014 Chevy Silverado
  • 2011 – 2014 Chevy Suburban
  • 2011 – 2014 Chevy Tahoe
  • 2011 – 2014 GM Sierra
  • 2011 – 2014 GM Yukon
  • 2011 – 2014 GM Yukon XL

and have experienced any of these problems, you may have a lemon under California’s Lemon law.   If you have brought your vehicle to the dealer at least two times, and the dealer has not been able to repair the problem, duplicate the problem, or you have been told there is nothing wrong with your SUV, you may be entitled to a buyback or repurchase under the California Lemon Law.

You May Also Have a Fraud Claim

Moreover, you may also have a claim against GM motors for fraud based on GM’s intent to deceive you about these defects to induce you to buy or lease the trucks or SUVs. A feeral judge in the Northern District of California stated, “For one thing, plaintiffs have presented evidence that GM may have been motivated to withhold information about the oil consumption defect because of a desire to make profit.” “Specifically, the company was aware that many GM customers rated ‘Reliability/Durability’ as the most important factor in their decision about which vehicle to purchase.”  According to this judge, GM may have concluded that disclosing the truth about this engine’s oil consumption defects would have adversely affected buyers’ view about the reliability and durability of these trucks and SUVs and prevented sales.

For more information call the experienced trial attorneys at (833) 4MY-LEMON for a free case evaluation.

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