General Motors Corporation (GM) is facing a $350 Million class action lawsuit filed by LaRonda Hunter and Robin Gonzales on behalf of themselves and all other owners of several makes of GM trucks and SUVs, alleging defective emergency brakes.
According to the class action lawsuit, from 1999 through 2005, GM manufactured, advertised and sold several makes of trucks and SUVs with defective emergency brake systems, in which the design would cause them to wear out prematurely. GM recalled the vehicles, but only they ones with manual transmissions, a very small percentage of the vehicles with these brake systems.
In their class action lawsuit, the women are asking that GM replace the emergency brakes. They are also asking for damages and monetary restitution; for themselves and the estimated 4 million owners and lessees of these GM vehicles.
The General Motors vehicles covered by the class action are the: 2000-2003 GMC Yukon (1500 Series); 2000-2003 Chevrolet Suburban Tahoe (1500 Series); 1999- 2003 Chevrolet Silverado (1500 Series, trucks); 2002-2003 Cadillac Escalade XT; 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV; 1998-2003 Chevrolet Blazer; 2002-2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer ET; 1998-2003 GMC Jimmy; 1999-2003 GMC Sierra (1500 Series); 2002-2003 GMC Envoy XL; 2002-2003 Chevrolet Avalanche (1500 Series) and 1998-2003 Oldsmobile Bravada, according to court documents.