Lawsuits Filed Over: Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain Oil Consumption Issue

August 14, 2017 Last Updated on April 12, 2019

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Settlement talks are well underway for this lawsuit. Scroll down to learn more.

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Case Update

April 12, 2019

As we noted over in our blog post covering the settlement talks, the parties involved in this lawsuit have been granted an extension to resolve this case. The parties now have until Friday, April 19, to square everything away.

While the court’s original deadline was April 5, U.S. District Judge Robin L. Rosenberg granted an extension request after the parties reported “very significant progress” in their settlement talks. In fact, the attorneys hammering out the deal expressed to the court that “very few issues remain.”

According to the court document linked above, the parties are finalizing settlement notices for class members and a motion for preliminary approval of the deal—all very good indicators that things are moving along nicely.

We anticipate that a settlement is just over the horizon. We’ll keep you posted and have a full rundown of the settlement once we know more.

Below you’ll find general information on the allegations presented in the lawsuits.

At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Anyone who owns or leases a 2010-2017 Chevy Equinox or a 2010-2015 GMC Terrain and has had problems with their car’s oil consumption.
What’s Going On?
A number of drivers have complained that their cars are burning through oil more quickly than they should. A class action lawsuit was filed over the Equinox vehicles and now attorneys for all parties involved are hammering out the details of a settlement.
How Could a Class Action Help?
A class action lawsuit could help Equinox and Terrain drivers get back money for repairs, the extra oil they had to buy, and the loss of the value of their cars. It could also force General Motors to replace the engines in the affected vehicles.
How Can I Join This Lawsuit?
For just about every class action lawsuit, there's nothing you need to do to join the suit. Class actions generally take a good deal of time to work their way through the legal system. As for claiming your piece of the settlement, we'll update you on the specifics once a deal is reached.