IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER OWNER OR LESSEE OF A GM VEHICLE THAT WAS SUBJECT TO CERTAIN 2014 RECALLS, YOU MAY HAVE RIGHTS AND CHOICES IN A PROPOSED SETTLEMENT.
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Important Update: The Court issued Final Approval of the Settlement Agreement.
The deadline to submit a Claim Form was April 20, 2021.
The deadline to perform the Recall repair (the “Final Recall Repair Date”) was June 19, 2021.
Settlement payments will be sent to eligible Claimants after the conclusion of the Settlement Claims Process, which is still underway.
Settlement payments are expected to be issued in the Fall of 2021.
What is the Settlement About?
A proposed class settlement of economic loss claims by persons who owned or leased GM vehicles that were recalled in 2014 has been submitted for approval to the Federal District Court. The recalls involved the ignition system, key rotation, electronic power steering and/or side airbag wiring. Plaintiffs claim that consumers overpaid when they bought or leased these vehicles. General Motors LLC (“New GM”), the Motors Liquidation Company GUC Trust (“the GUC Trust”) and the Motors Liquidation Company Avoidance Action Trust (“the AAT”) deny these allegations. Plaintiffs, the GUC Trust, New GM and the AAT have agreed to a settlement to avoid the risk and cost of further litigation.
Who Is Included in the Settlement?
The Class, which is for Settlement purposes only, is defined as:
All Persons who, at any time as of or before the Recall Announcement Date of the Recall(s) applicable to the Subject Vehicle, own(ed), purchase(d), and/or lease(d) a Subject Vehicle in any of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all other United States territories and/or possessions.
The Class is comprised of five Subclasses. If a Class Member owned and/or leased more than one Subject Vehicle, they may be in more than one Subclass. More information on the five Subclasses can be found in FAQ 3.
Some persons, however, are excluded from the Class, including daily fleet rental companies, governmental entities, authorized GM dealers and persons who already released their claims as part of a different settlement.
How Do I Get a Payment?
A Class Member must have filed an eligible claim in order to receive a payment. Class Members may have completed a claim form online, by mail, or email to the Class Action Settlement Administrator. Claims must have been postmarked, emailed, or submitted online by April 20, 2021.