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[June 23, 2014]

Hagens Berman Announces Investigation into New GM Recalls Affecting more than 3.7 Million Vehicles

SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--

Consumer-rights law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP has announced an investigation into recently issued recalls by General Motors (News - Alert) (NYSE: GM) and urges consumers who have leased or owned one of the following vehicles to contact the firm by emailing GeneralMotors@HBSSlaw.com or calling 206-623-7292.

Vehicles defects include:

  • Defective key slots in approximately 3.16 million GM vehicles, including:
    • 2005-2009 Buick Allure
    • 2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse
    • 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne
    • 2004-2005 Buick Regal (LS & GS)
    • 2006-2014 Chevy Impala
    • 2006-2008 Chevy Monte Carlo
    • 2000-2005 Cadillac Deville
    • 2004-2011 Cadillac DTS (News - Alert)
  • Defective key fob in approximately 460,000 GM vehicles, including:
    • 2010-2014 Chevy Camaro
  • Shift cable defect in approximately 90,000 vehicles, including:
    • 2013-2014 Cadillac ATS
    • 2014 Cadillac CTS (News - Alert)
  • Steering pump clamp defect in approximately 57,000 vehicles, including:
    • 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500/3500 HD
    • 2015 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD

Additional information about the firm's investigation and suits against GM is avilable at www.hbsslaw.com/cases-and-investigations/cases/General-Motors-Diminution-of-Value.


This week, Hagens Berman filed its seventh class-action complaint against GM since the automaker's ignition switch defect was made public in February. The newest lawsuit seeks $10 billion in damages on behalf of consumers affected by GM's vehicle defects and recalls nationwide.

The suit alleges that all vehicles sold by GM following its bankruptcy and reincorporation in 2009 have suffered a loss in value due to GM's recall of approximately 20 million vehicles worldwide, involving more than 40 different defects in just the past six months.

Hagens Berman was the first firm to file class allegations against GM that did not implicate any bankruptcy claims. The McConnell complaint filed on March 31, 2014, seeks statutory damages for GM's fraudulent concealment of the ignition switch defect affecting between two to three million vehicles. The firm believes that GM is liable for its conduct post-bankruptcy because it continued to conceal the ignition switch defect from consumers between 2009 and the recalls initiated in 2014, as stated in the complaint.

About Hagens Berman

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP is a consumer-rights law firm with offices in nine cities. The firm represents investors, whistleblowers, workers and consumers in complex litigation. More about Hagens Berman and its successes can be found at www.hbsslaw.com.


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