Jason Truesdell turned the lights off on his class action lawsuit against General Motors LLC (GM) by volunteering to dismiss it. Truesdell filed a complaint against the auto manufacturer alleging a defect in certain 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX vehicle headlights.
The voluntary dismissal officially ends the class action lawsuit. Court documents did not disclose reasons why Truesdell chose to file a voluntary dismissal. Truesdell claimed GM was aware of its alleged headlight defect in, what court documents referred to as, the class vehicles. According to the complaint, the vehicle manufacturer’s headlights would unexpectedly and prematurely wear-out and fail as a result of a sealing issue.
“As a result of the defect the headlights emit little to no light, such that the class vehicles cannot safely be driven at night or in other conditions that require the use of the headlights,” a portion of the complaint reads.
Truesdell also highlighted a possible visibility issue as a result of the alleged defected headlights, which “can contribute to dangerous traffic conditions, including serious accidents.”
“GM has been aware of the headlight defect in the class vehicles since at least 2010, as shown by Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) that it issued and customer complaints regarding the headlight defect,” according to the complaint.
Currently this class action lawsuit has ended following the voluntary dismissal.