Chevy Silverado 1500 Air Conditioning Lawsuit
Berger Montague has filed a class action lawsuit against General Motors Company on behalf of consumers who purchased or lease a 2014 – 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 because of a defective design in the vehicle’s air conditioning system. This defect causes the refrigerant hose to crack and leak coolant, which results in the air conditioning system failing to produce cool air.
What’s wrong with the Chevy Silverado 1500 air conditioning system?
2014 – 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500s have a defective bracket design that does not properly restrain the refrigerant hose, which is part of the air conditioning system.
Due to the high pressure the hose is under when the air conditioning is running, an improperly restrained hose can constantly flex back and forth and ultimately crack or break, resulting in the coolant leaking out from the cracked hose.
Once enough coolant leaks from the system, the air conditioner can no longer produce cool air and will only blow warm or hot air instead. In addition, the lack of refrigerant in the system may cause the condenser and compressor to break as well.
Is it possible to fix the Chevy Silverado 1500 air conditioning problem?
In order to repair this problem, a mechanic or dealership must replace the compressor and condenser lines and install a line bracket to properly restrain the refrigerant hose. These repairs can cost between $300 and $1,000 and sometimes may only fix the problem for a short amount of time.
Do I have to pay to consult with an attorney?
We are happy to talk with you about your potential claims free of charge. If we decide to represent you in a lawsuit, we will enter into a written contingent fee agreement with you. A contingent fee agreement means we only get paid if we win, and that we will receive our fees from the amount paid by the defendant in the case.