Update, dated August 31, 2023:
This proposed Class Action was discontinued on May 18, 2023. Please note that as of May 18, 2023, the limitation period is no longer stayed and you should contact a lawyer in your area if you wish to proceed with an individual action against the Defendants. Please review the Notice of Discontinuance for more information about your rights.
Click here for a copy of the Order of Justice Perell, dated May 18, 2023.
This proposed class action concerns the negligent and dangerous design, manufacture and installation of the transmission shift cable in the vehicles named in the following chart:
|MAKE||MODEL||MODEL YEARS (Inclusive)|
|Chevrolet||Malibu||2004 to 2008|
|Chevrolet||Malibu Maxx||2004 to 2007|
|Pontiac||G6||2005 to 2008|
|Saturn||Aura||2007 to 2008|
On May 1, 2014, GM and GMC announced that they were recalling 2007 and 2008 Saturn Auras because the transmission shift cable may fracture. When the fracture occurs, the driver may not be able to select a different gear, remove the key from the ignition or place the transmission in park. On May 20, 2014, GMC further announced that it was expanding the recall to include the balance of the above listed vehicles. GM and GMC are aware of 18 crashes and one injury among the 4-speed Malibu and G6 population in the U.S.
The plaintiffs allege that GM and GMC were negligent in the design, manufacture and installation of the transmission shift cable in the Vehicles which was a dangerous defect.
The statement of claim was issued July 25, 2014.