In a groundbreaking development, a federal judge has refused to dismiss significant claims in the Corvette Cracked Wheels Lawsuit, paving the way for justice in the ongoing legal battle against General Motors (GM). The lawsuit alleges that certain Chevrolet Corvette models suffer from cracked, bent, and warped wheels, and the recent decision by the judge ensures that many of the claims will move forward.

The class action lawsuit, which includes 2015-19 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and 2017-2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport cars, alleges GM of equipped the vehicles with cast aluminum alloy wheels unable to withstand the torque and power generated by the cars. The plaintiffs argue that the cast wheels are too weak, and GM allegedly knew that forged rims would have been a more suitable choice. Additionally, the lawsuit claims GM used insufficient material to save on suspension weight, leading to deformed and cracked wheels that could cost thousands of dollars to replace.

Michael Yarnoff, Partner with the Kehoe Law Firm, expressed his satisfaction with the judge’s decision, stating, “We are very pleased with the court’s ruling, which acknowledges the validity of our claims and allows us to continue seeking justice on behalf of the affected Corvette owners.”

The lawsuit alleges that Corvette owners experience wobbling and vibrations when the rims deform, and cracks in the wheels can lead to loss of air pressure, making the cars unsafe. The plaintiffs contend that GM replaces the defective wheels with equally defective ones, putting owners at continued risk.

GM’s attempts to dismiss the lawsuit faced resistance from the judge, who ruled against the automaker’s arguments, allowing express warranty claims, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA) claims, and other crucial claims to proceed. Despite GM’s motion to dismiss MMWA claims based on the number of plaintiffs, the judge permitted the claims to move forward with the existing eighteen plaintiffs.

The legal battle, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, is gaining momentum as the judge’s decision marks a pivotal moment for the Corvette owners seeking resolution for their wheel-related issues. Kehoe Law Firm remains committed to representing the interests of the affected consumers and seeks a fair resolution for those impacted by the alleged defects.

For more information about Kehoe Law Firm and its involvement in this matter, please contact Michael Yarnoff at [email protected] or call (215) 792-6676.