GM Class Action Lawsuit Gets Pulled From the Courtroom

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.

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5 Responses to GM Class Action Lawsuit Gets Pulled From the Courtroom

  1. George Rudge says:

    I also have the same condition in our Cadillac SRX 2016, When we took the car in for servicing GM told us the cost was over $400.00 and that they could not do anything for us because it was under litigation. The was September 23, 2020.
    I feel strongly this is a safety issue and a defect in the headlight. Not something that was do to our using the vehicle.

  2. Chris Ward says:

    This is a huge safety issue…..I. too have this dim headlight problem. It led to a close call between my vehicle and a transport truck. I’m surprised that there are not more reports of accidents, deaths, or close calls as a result of this mistake made by GM in their products’ headlight construction. I am looking for a law office to take this on-before the injuries and or deaths are reported.

    • Althea Barnes says:

      Hi Chris I have the same problem took mines into the dealership to day $1800 to repair and was told the class action lawsuit ended last year . Really

  3. Kimberly Greene says:

    I had GM reimburse me for one headlamp. Tried to get the other one done and was told it expired July 2020. I couldn’t get there during COVID and now I have to incur the cost of 1600.00 for one headlamp again. I contacted GM to see if they will make an exception as both headlamps should have been done in 2018 but I could only afford the one that was not working. They will call me back within 2 business days. Will see what happens. Fingers crossed.

    • Esther says:

      Kimberly. Did you get any help from GM. I just took my car in and need new headlights due to this same issue.

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