Two attorneys at Jones Ward PLC have filed a class action lawsuit against Detroit automaker General Motors Company over a design defect in its 2011 model year and newer Chevrolet Cruze.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Louisville today, describes how the Cruze has a serious mechanical defect that causes antifreeze to leak from the radiator. The defect can lead to mechanical troubles and/or can cause a malodorous smell in the passenger compartment. General Motors concealed and has been unwilling or unable to fix this defect plaguing all model year 2011 or newer Chevrolet Cruzes.
Attorneys Jasper D. Ward and David G. Bryant, along with their co-counsel, filed the class action on behalf of Louisville resident John Mitchell and thousands of other similarly situated Cruze owners. Here are some of the claims from the complaint:
1. That General Motors violated various consumer protection statutes by withholding knowledge of the Antifreeze Leakage Defect and misrepresenting the safety and reliability of the Chevrolet Cruze with the intent that buyers would rely on such representations in deciding whether to purchase or lease a Chevrolet Cruze.
2. That General Motors violated various express and implied warranties.
3. That General Motors violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act by selling automobiles that are not fit for their ordinary purpose and then failing to repair the defect.
4. That General Motors intentionally concealed the Antifreeze Leakage Defect and denied buyers information that would have been highly relevant to their purchasing decision.
The defect has led to a substantial decrease in resale value and has forced Cruze owners to expend time and money pursuing repairs. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages on behalf of the class of Cruze owners and demands that General Motors issue a recall of all Chevrolet Cruzes subject to this lawsuit to fix the defect.
If you own a 2011 model year or newer Chevrolet Cruze and want to learn more about the class action lawsuit, contact David Bryant or Jasper Ward at 502-882-6000 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.