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GM Faulty Transmission Litigation

Francis et al v. General Motors LLC
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Case No. 19-cv-11044

Case Status

Keller Rohrback, along with their co-counsel, filed a Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint against General Motors, alleging vehicles equipped with certain 8-speed transmissions are defective and pose serious safety concerns. Class vehicles include several popular models of Chevrolet, Cadillac, and GMC trucks and SUVs with the defective 8L90 and 8L45 transmissions. The case is currently being litigated before Judge David M. Lawson.

Case Overview

Keller Rohrback filed suit against General Motors, LLC regarding Chevrolet, Cadillac, and GMC models from 2015-2019 with faulty eight-speed transmissions. Drivers have stated that defective eight-speed transmissions can cause their cars and trucks to jolt or hesitate, sometimes to the degree that the drivers feel like they’ve been hit by another car. These defective transmissions—GM’s Hydra-Matic 8L90 or 8L45—create safety hazards that are unacceptable and unreasonably dangerous to Plaintiffs, Class members, their passengers, and the other drivers and passengers with whom they share the roads.

Despite numerous service bulletins and attempts, GM has not repaired the defective transmissions or remedied the danger they pose. Owners and lessees of the affected vehicles should not be forced to continue to drive their defective vehicles or spend their own money to fix GM’s mistakes.

Keller Rohrback has a track record of success in holding car manufacturers accountable for selling vehicles that don’t live up to the promises made at the time of sale. If you or someone you know owns or leases any of the affected vehicles, please contact attorneys Gretchen Freeman Cappio or Ryan McDevitt at 866.560.4043 or via email at to discuss our investigation and your potential claims against General Motors.


2015-2019 Chevrolet Silverado
2017-2019 Chevrolet Colorado
2015-2019 Chevrolet Corvette
2016-2019 Chevrolet Camaro
2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade
2015-2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2016-2019 Cadillac ATS, ATS-V
2016-2019 Cadillac CTS, CTS-V
2015-2019 GMC Sierra
2015-2019 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL
2017-2019 GMC Canyon

Case Documents

Complaint– 08/19/2019

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