Sutts, Strosberg LLP

April 07, 2014 09:00 ET

General Motors Electric Power Steering Class Action Launched

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 7, 2014) - The law firms of Sutts, Strosberg LLP and McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP have launched a national class action in the Superior Court of Justice against General Motors Company ("GM") and General Motors of Canada Ltd. ("GMC"). The lawsuit seeks damages arising from a recall of more than 145,700 vehicles in Canada that may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering that may occur at any time while driving.

On March 31, 2014, GMC announced that it informed Transport Canada that if the power steering is lost, the subject vehicles will revert to a manual steering mode, but would require greater driver effort at low vehicle speeds, which could result in an increased risk of a crash.

Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C., one of the lead counsels in this action said: "Some of these motor vehicles are twice damned because of the electrical power steering defect, and because of the ignition switch defect. Sadly, each of these cars has lost value. GM and GMC must pay the lost value and other damages to the class."

The national class action was commenced on April 3, 2014 on behalf of all people who owned one of the following vehicles as of March 31, 2014:

Chevrolet Malibu 2004 to 2009
Chevrolet Malibu Maxx 2004 to 2006
Chevrolet Cobalt 2010
Chevrolet HHR 2009 to 2010
Pontiac G6 2005 to 2009
Saturn Ion 2004 to 2007
Saturn Aura 2008 to 2009

Harvey Strosberg, Q.C., has been recognized as one of the foremost class action litigators in Canada. Sutts, Strosberg LLP is a leading class action law firm that has recovered over $1.5 billion for its clients.

Anyone who owns one of the above GM vehicles is encouraged to contact one of the following lawyers:

Harvey Strosberg, QC
Sutts, Strosberg LLP
Jacqueline Horvat
Sutts, Strosberg LLP
Alex Constantin
Sutts, Strosberg LLP

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