GM Paint Defect Lawsuit

GM Paint Defect Lawsuit

A class action alleges that defective paint on certain GM models causes peeling
  • By: Staff Writer
  • Published April 3, 2022

A putative class action alleges that defective paint on certain GM models causes peeling and delaminating.

The vehicles targeted in the lawsuit are the 2015-2019 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2015-2019 Chevrolet Suburban, 2015-2019 Chevrolet Silverado, 2015-2019 GMC Yukon, 2015-2019 GMC Yukon XL, and the 2015-2019 GMC Sierra. The plaintiffs contend GM painted the vehicles with paint that caused the exteriors to peel and delaminate without any external or environmental influences.

As alleged in the complaint, for example, named Plaintiff and Florida resident Tom Riley experienced this defect in his 2016 Chevrolet Suburban starting in 2019, when the paint and clear coat began deteriorating.  He claims the dealership acknowledged here was an issue with his paint but declined to provide a repair under warranty, and the dealership agreed to pay only $1,000 of a total estimated $3,000 repair costs. As of the time of the filing of the lawsuit, he believes repairing and repainting his vehicle would cost more than $10,000. 

The complaint raises claims including breach of warranty, unjust enrichment, and fraud and suppression. The remedies sought include damages and attorney fees.

The case is Tom Riley, et al. v. General Motors, LLC, case number 6:22-cv-00499, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. 

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