Gross Combined Weight Rating Focus Of Lawsuit Against GM
Class Action Lawsuit On Behalf Of Current Or Former Owners And/Or Lessees Of 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 & 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Vehicles
Consumers should be aware that a class action lawsuit was filed in United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, against General Motors, LLC (“GM”) on behalf of current or former owners and/or lessees of model year 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 (“Class Vehicles”).
According to the complaint, in April 2021, GM sent a letter to Plaintiff and Class Members informing them that the advertised gross combined weight rating (“GCWR”) on the Trailering Information Label for the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 was inaccurate. According to Defendant GM’s disclosure, Plaintiff’s 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 had a GCWR of 15,000 pounds, which is 1,800 pounds less than the GCWR that Defendant GM used to advertise and sell the vehicles to Plaintiff and Class Members. Similarly, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was affected by incorrect Trailering Information Labels.
According to the complaint, had Plaintiff and Class Members known that the Class Vehicles’ actual GCWR at the time of purchase, and in light of the safety hazard posed by towing loads in excess of a vehicle’s capacity, they would have not bought the Class Vehicles or would have paid much less. Plaintiff and Class members, according to the complaint, have not received the value of their bargain in purchasing their Class Vehicles and have suffered damages.